International Development Manager (Real Estate) 🇩🇪

  • Berlin
  • Full-Time
  • Start Date: 01 December 2021
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Colonies’ mission is to create tomorrow’s housing experience.

People are progressively adopting new lifestyles as independence, flexibility, community and sharing are becoming key values. Meanwhile, traditional housing offer has not evolved over the past decades and is still complex and inflexible. This is why we set out to bring flexible urban housing, making the most of what careful design, state of the art technology and a bustling community can provide.

Created in Paris in 2017, Colonies designs and operates housing buildings located in large cities.
Our places are fully furnished and equipped, mixing private studios for intimacy and common spaces for sharing. Our offer is all-inclusive to make sure our tenants can focus on what really matters to them. Moving to a new place can be challenging and intimidating, which is why we foster community through regular events and activities.

After raising €41 million with investors such as Idinvest Partners, Global Founders Capital, Kima Ventures and Financière Saint James, Colonies is accelerating its growth and will start launching developments and operations across Continental European markets with a focus on Germany, Benelux and Switzerland.

Job Description


In order to offer as many opportunities as possible to these new urbanites, Colonies aims to develop its portfolio of residences in operation on a large scale. Faster to set up, apartments and houses are a real growth driver for Colonies, which has made the strategic choice to focus part of its development on this new type of asset.

As part of the Development Team, your mission is to lead new co-living residences (apartments / houses) on the German market - piloting projects from the sourcing phase until their opening.

You lead the progress of projects in interface with our partners (e.g., real estate agents, investors, architects, brokers, lawyers) and will play a real role of “conductor” by coordinating the various internal teams of Colonies (architecture , construction, operations, etc.).


You are responsible for the opening of new residences, in particular by contributing to the following activities:

  • Sourcing: you continuously analyze the real estate market and collect as much information as possible to identify new opportunities by relying on online ad sites, using your own network (e.g., agents, investors, developers, town halls). As soon as you identify an opportunity, you go there to visit and confirm your intuition.

  • Feasibility: you define the necessary adaptations to the Colonies product and work with our internal Architecture team on the plans for the future residence. You carry out the financial modeling of the project, you coordinate the relationship with the investor, the architect...

  • Contractualization: you make sure to secure Colonies’ position. You are responsible for negotiating letters of offer, leases or management contracts, promises and deeds of sale in order to guarantee the interests of Colonies.

  • Execution follow-up: you are responsible for the delivery of the project in accordance with the financial and calendar objectives, you follow the sites with our Project Manager and resolve any contingencies.

  • Pre-opening: you prepare the launch of new residences in coordination with the Operations team (e.g., monitoring pricing, support for marketing, photo shooting).

Preferred Experience


Your skills 🛠

  • Passionate about real estate, you ideally already have a first experience in this sector on a professional or personal basis and have a real appetite for real estate hunting!
  • Endowed with excellent interpersonal skills, you know how to build a network quickly and you are ready to step out of your comfort zone to actively contribute to the success of Colonies!
  • You are analytical, result oriented and master the financial, accounting and tax issues of real estate.
  • On a daily basis, you pay attention to the smallest details and show great rigor in your work.

Your profile 🌟

  • You are caring and ambitious and you expect the same from your colleagues.
  • You are excited to participate in an entrepreneurial adventure.
  • You have a good sense of humor and know how to take a step back.
  • You want to change the world.

Recruitment Process


1️⃣Intro call with Justine, Talent Acquisition Manager
2️⃣Business case and technical interview with Nicolas, Head of Development Germany
3️⃣Fit interview with the team in Germany

If you have any question, feel free to contact Justine, our Talent Acquisition Manager:

Please note, that for organisational reasons, all applications received on this email will not be considered. If you are interested in this position, please apply directly on this page 🤗

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Start Date: 01 December 2021
  • Location: Berlin, Germany ()
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Experience: > 2 years
  • Occasional remote authorized