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citizenM operations holding B.V.

Planning & Entitlement Associate

Full Time
Real Estate Field
  • Technology / Market Research
New York
Postal Code
United States

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citizenM is a new and innovative lifestyle hotel tailored to the modern-day traveler’s needs. Our approach focuses on delivering high-design, technological integration, and inspiring art, all at an affordable price. We call it ‘smart luxury’.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, with additional offices in London, NYC, and Seattle, citizenM currently operates 19 hotels across 3 continents, with 20 hotels in its development pipeline in prime locations throughout metropolitan cities around the world.

citizenM is looking for a Planning & Entitlement Associate to join the North American Development & Investment Team and support the team’s efforts to acquire, develop and evaluate a growing portfolio of citizenM hotels in target markets.



The primary focus of the role will be to support the Development & Investment team with managing the land planning and entitlement efforts for citizenM’s secured sites in target markets across North America. The candidate would also support the broader objectives the Team, which include shareholders presentations, competitor analysis, business development, and site acquisition.


key responsibilities

  • primary lead in coordination with design and construction teams for planning / entitlement processes
  • managing local community assessment and meeting with private and public assessment
  • preparation and presentation of land and entitlement Due Diligence
  • entitlements and planning applications to local jurisdictions and property owners
  • attend and present at local public municipal hearings, preapplication meetings, etc.
  • develop and manage relationships with municipal staff and officials
  • understand and clearly communicate the needs of different jurisdictions to internal and external stakeholders
  • support with negotiating and finalizing entitlements from municipalities
  • performance of other duties in support of the D&I team’s objectives, including analysis related to acquisitions, asset management, and shareholder correspondence.


qualifications / skills

    • commitment to embodying citizenM’s core values of:
      • genuine touch – you treat people as you would treat your best friend
      • passionate attitude – you have an optimistic and positive attitude
      • smart thinking – you like to turn traditional thinking on its head
      • contemporary style – you are inspired by design and creativity
      • real caring – you want to do the right things for our guests, colleagues, community, and the planet
    • academic degree in urban planning or a real estate -related discipline; graduate degree preferred but not necessary
    • real estate and financial modelling skills required
    • 2 to 4 years of relevant working experience in real estate
    • work experience with West Coast environmental impact analysis preferred
    • excellent quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills
    • proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Google applications
    • excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; fluency in other languages a distinct advantage
    • a broad interest in the hospitality industry
    • able to work independently and manage time efficiently and effectively
    • high attention to detail
    • a team player with a resourceful attitude


This position will be based in New York City (32nd St. & Madison Ave.)

compensation & benefits

  • competitive salary package and remuneration in line with experience and background
  • full health, dental, and vision insurance
  • matched 401-k plan to help you invest in your future
  • paid time off to support you in having an active life outside of work
  • access to mentor programs, career development classes, and personalized career advancement support


  • full-time employment
  • travel expected – 35%

about citizenM

citizenM is an award-winning hotel group known for its revolutionizing approach to the hospitality industry. It has been recognized twice as ‘Trendiest Hotel in the World’ by users of Tripadvisor, in addition to numerous other accolades from Business Traveler, Conde Nast,, among others.

citizenM is uniquely positioned in the industry as a true developer, owner, operator, and lifestyle hotel brand. Through its vertical integration, citizenM has pursued innovation and efficiency at each stage of the value creation process, from pioneering modular construction to heavily integrating technology to enhance its guest experience.

citizenM is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Job Functions

  • Planning/Entitlement
  • Research/Market Analysis
  • Due Diligence

Job Sector

  • Hospitality / Entertainment


2+ to 5 years

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