VP of Operations - Hartman Income REIT

October 05, 2017

Hartman Income REIT

Houston, Texas 77057

Hartman Income REIT is looking to hiring dynamic Associate COO. The position is in Houston, Texas. The ideal candidate may not currently be “titled” as a VP or COO but will have a minimum of 7-10 years’ experience within the commercial real estate community as a Property Manager, Senior Property or Vice President and is ready to enhance their career path.  The candidate will possess a large amount of grit (see definition below), will be hungry, humble and smart. The candidate will be a natural born leader that attracts followers. The Associate COO will work side-by-side with the current COO of the company for training purposes as part of the succession planning for the company.


Grit in psychology is a positive, non-cognitive trait based on an individual's passion for a particular long-term goal or end state, coupled with a powerful motivation to achieve their respective objective. This perseverance of effort promotes the overcoming of obstacles or challenges that lie within a gritty individual's path to accomplishment, and serves as a driving force in achievement realization. Commonly associated concepts within the field of psychology include perseverance, hardiness, resilience, ambition, need for achievement and conscientiousness.


About Hartman Income REIT: At Hartman, we are focused on creating career paths for all team members. As is defined in one of the company’s core values: The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.  The company currently has an annual revenue of 75 million, 52 office and retails properties located throughout the State of Texas and employees 150 team members.  The company will fulfill its vision of busting a billion in assets in 2018 with a successful launch of its IPO; triggering 25 million in stock awards to its employees.


Hartman has a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.



Job purpose:


The Associate COO provides the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure the company achieves production goals, profitability targets, and business objectives. Ensures proper operational controls, strategic plans, and robust processes to deliver superior value to key stakeholders including clients, executive officers, and the Board of Directors. Drives best practices across the organization, and ensures effective communication at all levels of leadership.


Core Competencies:


Leadership -- confident and energetic, self-directed with superior interpersonal skills. Effective as a persuader and negotiator, inspiring the trust of others. Demonstrates and requires accountability, exhibits sound independent judgement. Upholds highest ethical standards with integrity.


Strategic Thinking & Decision Making -- makes logical decision based on metrics and analytics, proven problem solver with deep understanding of manufacturing and distribution operations. Uses data, experience, and intuition to lead process improvement.


Innovation -- incorporates continuous improvement methodologies throughout manufacturing and distribution services to drive productivity and process improvements. Implements best practices, reduced cost / waste and exceeding customer service levels. Meets challenges with creativity and resourcefulness, effectively deploying technical resources to solve complex issues.


Operational Focus and Results Oriented -- creates operational strategic plans to optimize the processes, systems, and personnel to deliver growth and service level objectives to our manufacturing and distribution clients. Responsible for the measurement and effectiveness of key performance indicators, client requirements, performance and quality standards. Champions safety and ensures compliance with regulatory agencies and internal standards.


Communication -- exhibits excellent oral and written communication skills, strong presentation skills, and confident public speaking ability. Demonstrates skills in collaborative discussion of problems and resolution of issues. Exhibits a high degree of diplomacy, respect and trustworthiness. Excellent at developing and nurturing relationships with clients, community business leaders, and other stakeholders.







  • Undergraduate degree
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of progressive responsibility in operations management within the commercial real estate community
  • Must be a problem solver
  • Decisive and results oriented leader with a high sense of urgency Proven track record of operations excellence by lowering costs and improving service levels
  • Solid understanding of financial performance indicators
  • Proven ability to manage a budget of $10 Million or greater
  • Ability to develop, coach and manage potential high performance leaders
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of time, relocate to Houston, Texas
  • Champion and reinforce exceptional ethical standards through personal actions creating a culture of professionalism, honesty and integrity




Hartman Core Values:


  • We Create Value For  Investors
  • The Growth And Development Of People Is The Highest Calling Of Leadership
  • We Are Accountable And Honor Commitments
  • We Recognize And Celebrate Our Achievements
  • We Honor God In All We Do By Operating The Company In A Manner Consistent With Biblical Principles
  • We Play To Win
  • We Care About The Customer


Hartman Management, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.