Leasing & Asset Management Associate - Granite Properties

February 15, 2018
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Granite Properties

Orange, California 92868

Who we are:

Granite Properties is one of the country’s leading privately held commercial real estate investment, development and management companies with more than 160 team members across five national offices. Since 1991, we have developed or acquired over 26 million square feet of Class A office space worth $6.1 billion, achieving returns of more than double the NCREIF index for our investors. The company’s current portfolio includes 8.9 million square feet of office and retail property with more than 100 acres for future development. At the heart of our success is the extraordinary customer experience that we create in each and every asset through our mixed-use environments rich in amenities and our concierge-level service. This commitment to excellence extends to Granite’s corporate culture, which has been recognized as one of Fortune Magazine’s Great Places to Work for 5 years running. The Granite senior leadership team is unusual for its depth and longevity, having been together for over 17 years and has combined real estate experience of over 100 years. Granite Properties was established in 1991 by Michael Dardick, CEO of the firm, and the Schusterman family, a long-time leader in the oil and gas industry.

Essential Functions:

  • Primary contact for 3rd party leasing team(s) and Granite lead in the analysis of all lease transactions (new, renewals and expansions);efforts to include participating in tours and lease negotiations, leading bi-weekly leasing meetings, preparing financial analysis (Lease Analysis Model or LAM) and coordinating credit analysis and internal approvals, if required

  • Confirm lease documents and approval forms are complete and have been distributed to appropriate departments/personnel

  • Ensure compliance with internal and external joint venture lease review and approval processes

  • Assist in the coordination and execution of marketing efforts and broker events

  • Under the guidance of City Leader, assist with the asset management and analysis of major decisions related to assets (value enhancements, financing, cap ex projects, leasing, sales) and work with property management and project management teams in implementing strategies and provide quarterly updates to Portfolio Management

  • Support the research, underwriting and execution of acquisition, development and disposition opportunities (compiling market analyses, lease and sales comps, etc.)

  • Perform market and lease rollover analyses for submarkets and distribute to appropriate departments/personnel

  • Lead preparation of quarterly reports – including market updates, company metrics, & updated financial models when appropriate

  • Coordinate the preparation of annual asset plans and semi-annual lease benchmark reviews with appropriate departments/personnel

  • Lead preparation of Benchmark updates, leasing assumptions, market comp studies, etc.

  • Assist in the annual valuation process (leasing assumptions, velocity, major tenant activity, and local market asset/investment activity)

  • Assist in the annual budget process and compliance

  • Assist with the semi-annual disposition review process

  • Update broker lists


Other duties as assigned:  Candidates for this role will differentiate themselves by articulating how they have flourished in a fast-paced, high-performing, and collaborative culture.  In addition, they will convey energy and enthusiasm for continued improvement of themselves and their team members.



  • Undergraduate degree

  • Minimum of three years relevant experience, commercial real estate experience required

  • Real estate license

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Excellent financial and analytical skills (highly proficient in Excel and Argus)

  • Detail-oriented, organized and self-directed