Design Associate

TPS Corporate Office

TPS Corporate
Design Associate
TPS Corporate Office

Tarragon Property Services L.L.C. (“TPS”) provides property management services for a portfolio of properties owned and developed by its principals that includes over four million square feet of commercial property, primarily industrial and retail, and more than 4,000 multi-family units in the Great Seattle Region. Every person at TPS is a unique and valuable asset who brings their own special energy, personal values and work ethic to the team. At TPS, you will find inspiration and support for developing your career as well as your character.


Position Requirements:

Tarragon Property Services is seeking a Design Associate who will manage conceptual designs and execute design efforts, including interior design, building renovation, exterior curb appeal, space planning, apartment interior specifications, model home design, branding, and signage for a growing apartment portfolio located in the Greater Seattle Area. This is an exceptional opportunity to use your creative talents in a business environment in which you will make and execute multi-million-dollar renovation plans at both urban and suburban apartment communities. In addition, you will also have exposure to the retail, office, and industrial properties. This position will be based in either the company’s Seattle or Sumner office.

The Design Associate will be responsible for the project management of design efforts from start to finish and create design standards for the portfolio’s existing 4,000 apartments and commercial buildings. Your vision will define the future of the property, and the brand, unit interior and common area improvements that you select will transform the property into a community which our residents will be proud to call home.

The Design Associate should be a confident, dynamic and creative professional with a thorough understanding of design, and ability to work with the internal management team and business affiliates with strong project management capabilities to get each project implemented.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide design services and manage third-party consultants for a multifamily portfolio of properties located in the Greater Seattle Area. The role will occasionally support industrial and retail properties in a limited role.
  • Develop, present, and execute design plans for each asset.
  • Be the primary point of contact with third-party designers, consultants, and architects on assigned projects.
  • Must be able to manage projects independently.
  • Create design materials using various software, such as CAD, PhotoShop, Revit and Sketchup.
  • Research, source, price and communicate project specifications for both renovation projects and the apartment interior replacements.
  • Research industry “best practices” and new design trends that we can incorporate into our portfolio of properties.
  • Work directly with the marketing and construction management teams and provide assistance as needed for special projects.
  • Present to the company’s internal Design Review Board (DRB) to discuss programming, schematic designs, trends, and      progress on a regular basis. Members of the DRB will include leaders from TPS and owner representatives.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree: Design or other creative degree preferred.
  • 2-5 years of previous work experience in the implementation of design projects, including the technical delivery of design elements into a completed project.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record; Travel required to company properties including Sumner location.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and other software including CAD and PhotoShop required.
  • Management of outside consultants and firms. In addition to selecting designs and finishes yourself, some of the work will be coordinating outside architects, color consultants, interior designers, suppliers, furniture companies, etc.
  • Understanding of interior design, architecture, and color selection; Experience in the real estate industry a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work with internal and external business partners, consultants, and clients.
  • Ability to communicate complex issues effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing to senior management.
  • Proven ability to manage a project’s installation and execution.


Why Work for TPS?

  • Health Insurance including Dental & Vision Insurance + FSA
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Support employee development and professional organizational memberships
  • We encourage career growth


Tarragon Property Services will require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This requirement extends to all exempt and nonexempt employees. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination by time of hire is a condition of employment – not a condition of applying or interviewing for jobs with TPS.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Full Time
TPS Corporate
EOE Statement:
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.