25 Jul

Happy National Intern Day!

In celebrating National Intern Day, here’s a look back at some of the fun and memorable experiences from DLC’s 2019 Summer Leasing Internship.

Meet Our Interns

Josh studies Finance and Investment Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has just completed a semester abroad in London before joining DLC. Josh loves cooking and grills a mean burger to perfection. He enjoys sports especially baseball with a goal to attend each of the 30 MLB stadiums. John attends Bentley University in Waltham, MA where he studies Economics and Finance. He recently returned to NY from Hong Kong where he completed a semester. John is President of the Bentley University Real Estate Group. Outside of school, he enjoys Urban Exploring and architectural photography.

Creative Canvassing

For his market research, we challenged Josh to use an atlas to find his way around Newburgh, NY. This task allowed Josh to gain an understanding of the surrounding landscape of properties spatially, not just the small section shown on a phone screen. Writing notes down on a map also helps in remembering important things about DLC’s real estate assets. Can you remember the last time you used an actual atlas to navigate through a town?

Learning and Networking

DLC’s Leasing Team took our interns to the CUNY Graduate School: Young Leaders in Real Estate Breakfast and Networking event where they had a chance to hear from panels on what’s happening in capital markets, lending, and the commercial real estate business.
Since the event was held in NYC, the team took the opportunity to tour Brookfield Place and new retail concepts like Amazon Go and Van Leeuwen Ice Cream.

Managing Properties

Josh and John paid a visit to four DLC shopping centers in Connecticut with our Property Management and HR Teams. Onsite, they discussed landlord/tenant responsibilities and operational challenges. At Tri-City Plaza in Vernon, CT, they had the opportunity to go up to the roof to learn about different types of commercial roofing and equipment.

Wellness Wednesday

On a bright beautiful day, Josh enjoyed a change of scenery and stretching by participating in DLC’s Wellness Wednesday yoga class.

From the Ground Up

Josh and John checked in on one of DLC’s most anticipated projects – Big Y World Class Market in Derby, CT. The tour was led by the Construction team and highlighted how client satisfaction is a guiding principle DLC emphasizes from square one to completion.

A Visit to Boston

A day before the 2019 ICSC New England Conference and Deal Making event, our interns enjoyed Boston at its best by watching the Red Sox play at Fenway Park. Our interns represented DLC at 2019 ICSC New England Conference and Deal Making event while meeting with different industry players such as retailers, brokers, and investors.