Technology Innovation Intern

1 month ago
# of Openings
Information Technology


Role Overview


At Cortland Partners, you map the story of your success. We don't adhere to the status quo, we love outside industry perspective, and we thrive on exploring possibilities and reimagining solutions. As an innovative leader in multifamily, our high performance continues to drive exponential growth – and we invite you to join us on our journey towards real estate excellence.  With tools and guidance to sharpen your skills, you can forge your own career path, love what you do, and let it show.


As a Technology Innovation Analyst, you identify and adopt technology-based solutions to ensure Cortland remains the top innovative leader of the multifamily real estate industry, delivering modern homes and amenities to our residents.  


The Role You'll Play



  • Research and stay on top of the latest consumer-facing technology trends
  • Bring clarity to ambiguous areas with thorough investigations that lead to sound solutions
  • Drive conversations with different stakeholders, ask probing questions, glean relevant information, and assess market technology choices
  • Use findings to determine a technology’s fit and translate the client’s complex business requirements into technology solutions
  • Complete research while networking with internal Cortland customers and external 3rd party technology vendors
  • Work with the Cortland leadership team to understand business goals, provide subject matter expertise, and communicate powerful insights




  • Serve as an internal champion for new game-changing product ideas and facilitate the ideas/concepts/projects through the development phases
  • Launch and actively manage pilots across the organization
  • Showcase the latest creative uses of technology to the wider company and introduce emerging technologies into the design process
  • Provide direct leadership to prove new concept desirability, feasibility, and viability
  • Provide input and guidance around new technology design and innovation
  • Provide scalable and adaptable solutions in synchronization with changing business needs
  • Develop program to identify and leverage existing technology skills within our community associates to aid in the deployment and support of technology initiatives.

What You Will Enjoy


  • We’re reimagining the multifamily industry.
  • As rentership demand grows and renters expect more from their apartment living experience, we seek to differentiate our living choices through the unique products and services we offer.
  • You will have the opportunity to make a significant difference in lives every day.
  • Every work day is diverse – you will never be bored.
  • We’re an in-house company. Property Management, Architecture/Interior Design, Marketing, Training, Construction Management, IT Support, you name it -- we do it in-house!


What You Will Love About Cortland Partners



  • Networking opportunities and significant exposure to senior leadership.
  • Formal and informal personal and professional development activities.
  • Career exploration.
  • Project-specific training.
  • Accountability for work.
  • Competitive compensation.
  • Community involvement.
  • “Lunch with the Leader” forums.
  • Project presentations to senior leadership.
  • Fun social events to create a larger group of peers and build new relationships.
  • Direct links to all the groups we encompass as an in-house company (Property Management, Supply Chain, Architecture/Interior Design, Marketing, Talent, Construction, IT, Facilities and Services, Investments, Operations, Accounting – you name it!).


Your Building Blocks of Success


  • Currently enrolled as a full-time student, or completed a degree in Entrepreneurship or Innovation Program or other relevant fields
  • Expected graduation prior to June 2019
  • Problem solving in technical areas including computers, hardware, software, and information systems
  • Solid ability to serve as a technical lead on new technologies
  • Savvy intelligence to functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straightforward solutions
  • Endless curiosity about innovation.  You’re an early adopter of new technology and trends.
  • Keen understanding of emerging technology with the ability to tinker and experiment with new systems and devices
  • Strong communication skills to share your technical expertise, your sharp business insight, and your creative thinking


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