Business Development

  • Sales
  • New York, United States

Business Development

Job description

We are seeking a high energy, collaborative individual to join our Escape & Ascent team. The perfect fit for this position will have Commercial Real Estate experience, quickly master the “right fit” for an Escape or Ascent attendee, can maintain and build strong external relationships and will keep up with our fast-paced environment.

Who are we?

Bisnow is the largest producer of news and events within the commercial real estate industry across North America, Canada, the UK and Ireland. Like any other industry, executives within CRE need to be informed and connected to do their jobs well. And in CRE, doing your job well means doing smarter deals and more of them.

Our mission is to inform, connect and advance the commercial real estate community to do more business. We aspire to be the most data-driven and humanizing digital media, live events and intelligence platform in the galaxy — and through this effort, drive the industry to do smarter business. From events and news to branded content and video, our singular voice, attitude and perspective reaches 18 million all-digital readers and more than 100,000 industry insiders who attend our 300+ Bisnow events each year. Operating in more than 50 cities across North America and Europe, we tend to think globally, but strive to connect people hyper-locally.

At Bisnow, we believe the interview process is a two way street. We ask that you interview us during this process as much as we plan to interview you. At Bisnow, we expect people to believe in our mission, our vision and our values. We don’t simply put these words on a wall. We hire, we fire, we promote, we demote, we bonus or don’t bonus, based on our mission, vision and values. So please, take them as seriously as we promise to take your application. Thank you.


So.... What is Escape and Ascent?
Escape & Ascent are Bisnow's invite-only retreats for the top 250 investors and developers from across the nation. The traditional format for real estate events today is: panels, bagels and business cards. For the past five years, the Escape retreat has evolved the way real estate investors and developers gather and connect.

How does it work?
Our Escape curators are responsible for forging relationships with the most significant real estate players in the nation. We don’t sell tickets to just anyone, we curate a community of thoughtful and prolific entrepreneurs and real estate tycoons. The retreats are forty-two hours long in South Beach, Miami and combine three different elements we’ve found have delivered the highest value to our attendees: non-real estate content, activities and executive-level group discussions. We’ve taken the CEOs of publicly traded companies skydiving and we’ve driven race cars with top CRE investors & developers.

What does the role entail?

  • Targeting top commercial real estate executives through extensive research and prospecting
  • Working closely with senior curators to connect with said prospects through multiple channels
  • Curating a top-notch list of potential attendees and inviting them to the most exclusive and influential retreat for the industry in the United States
  • Assist in organizing each get-together, building out our Escape/Ascent community in a meaningful way
  • Developing, leveraging and managing the relationships of the influential power-players and constantly seeking referrals to create a network of commercial real estate game-changers


Tools you already have:

  • 3-4 years of work experience
  • A knowledge of CRE or a strong interest/desire to be involved in the commercial real estate community
  • Sales experience: know how to handle objections, how to research prospects, how to push someone to taking a meeting and most importantly, how to close the deal
  • Being able to talk to prominent and aggressive professionals with ease and tact
  • Excellent follow up, documentation skills, and persistence.


Here's why you should apply to work at Bisnow:

  • We invest in talented, driven and self-motivated employees who want to invest in our company’s growth. Because of that, we put maximum focus on investing in each employee’s development. Here, you are not just another number.
  • We believe in fun. Our employees work in collaborative spaces that are laid-back, not partitioned, stodgy and uninspiring. Our offices have comfortable couches, a TV and a stocked fridge.
  • At Bisnow, work and life are easily integrated because we love what we do. If you are competitive and want to work with like-minded individuals in a fast growing company, then, well done! You’ve found us.
  • We offer a full benefits package which includes healthcare, vision, dental, 401k and unlimited vacation policy.