Director, Asset Management

October 16, 2017

Confidential

New York City, New York


We are representing a well-capitalized privately held real estate firm based in New York City. They are seeking to hire a Director of Asset Management to oversee their portfolio of real estate assets, with a particular focus on retail shopping centers and other commercial asset classes.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the asset management of a portfolio of real estate assets, with a particular focus on retail shopping centers and other commercial asset classes.
  • Continuously evaluate performance for the portfolio and develop property specific plans to ensure that the portfolio’s operations are being maximized.
  • Implement short, intermediate and long-term strategies, designed to sustain or improve the value of the portfolio to maximize short-term distributable cash flow and increase long-term economic value.
  • Monitor performance on a “hands on” basis, visit assets as frequently as required in order to be fully aware of and effectively oversee property performance.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of all factors affecting markets and submarkets associated with assets in the portfolio.
  • Develop a working knowledge of leases, loan documents and other agreements for general responsibilities.
  • Communicate frequently with the asset’s property managers to understand property operations, tenant matters and anticipated budget deviations.
  • Interface with loan servicers and ensure loan compliance.
  • Report on performance, budget variances and significant changes in market and property conditions.
  • Prepare property business plans, operating and capital budgets.
  • Create financial models to help support sell/hold, refinance, and recapitalization thesis as well as assist in annual valuation of assets.
  • Review and critique operating statements, annual marketing plans and annual capital plans among other regular and special reports.
  • Analyze and monitor capital improvement and renovation programs, as required, for property maintenance, competitive positioning or market re-positioning.
  • Assure owner funded projects are completed on time and within budget in cooperation with the design and construction group. Owner funded projects may include comprehensive property renovations, expansions, and property repositioning.
  • Communicate continually with the senior members of the firm to apprise appropriate individuals on issues/decisions impacting assets.
  • Monitor lease administration, tenant renewals, and operational requirements. Interface with tenant representatives as necessary.
  • Oversee the sale processes of assets by reviewing broker book, handling due diligence requests, reviewing legal and consultant work-product, and executing the sale.
  • Participate in company and department-wide initiatives that may include evaluation (due diligence) of properties for acquisition or disposition among other recurring and non-recurring events.

 

KEY ATTRIBUTES/EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of seven to ten years of relevant real estate asset management experience with particular focus on retail and other commercial asset classes.
  • Substantial experience with equity investments as a principal, across all property types in multiple geographic regions, with a particular focus on retail.
  • Must have a granular knowledge of retail shopping center operations.
  • Ability to create and implement asset repositioning strategies and manage execution of same.
  • In-depth understanding of property operations and leasing.
  • Ability to operate as an owner.
  • Strong valuation, due diligence, and real estate financial analysis skills.
  • Market analysis skills to support decisions concerning rent rates, capital improvement programs, leasing strategies and property repositioning.
  • Prior experience working with investments managed through operating partners.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, strong presentation, and process management skills.
  • Strong work ethic. Ability to multi-task, problem solve, and work independently with minimal guidance.
  • Well-organized. Strong administrative skills.
  • Team player with maturity, intensity and perseverance, comfortable working in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Fluent in ARGUS and Excel.
  • Appropriate educational credentials.