MANAGER ASSET SERVICES
The Hampshire Companies is a full-service real estate operating company offering a diversified platform that manages targeted real estate private equity funds and select direct investment vehicles based in Morristown, NJ. The Hampshire Companies is a vibrant, dynamic organization that combines creative vision and superior execution, thereby enabling it to create and enhance value in real estate investments. The firm has more than 60 years of hands-on cycle tested experience in acquiring, developing, leasing, repositioning, managing, financing and disposing of real estate.
Hampshire has over 100 real estate professionals dedicated to creating value on behalf of its investors and currently owns and operates a diversified portfolio of hundreds of properties in multiple states – a total of more than 20 million square feet.
The investment strategy of The Hampshire Companies, with over $2b of assets under management, is twofold; (I) acquiring value add and opportunistic assets where significant appreciation is the near-term goal through multiple repositioning, redevelopment, marketing and capital enhancement strategies and (II) core and enhanced core assets where asset management strategies are focused on capital preservation, cash flow and enhancement of net operating income over time. The primary real estate sectors favored by both the value add and core strategies are retail and industrial properties located primarily in New Jersey and markets within the Mid-Atlantic Region and along the Eastern Seaboard. Hampshire also has significant investment in the Self-Storage, Office, Medical Office and Residential Sectors. Risk is balanced by employing yield-oriented and capital-enhancement strategies.
MANAGER ASSET SERVICES
The Manager Asset Services will report to the Portfolio Manager and will oversee the day-to-day financial management of an assigned portfolio of real estate comprised of retail, industrial and office assets. These responsibilities will include revenue and margin maximization, valuation support, reporting, asset performance, debt compliance, and leasing. Additionally, the MAS will play an active role in the acquisition and underwriting of potential investment opportunities.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITES
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE - The MAS financial focus should be in productively driving the NOI of assigned portfolio to meet /exceed overall fund performance. The position will require the use/review/monitoring of portfolio cash flow reports and identify significant variances and make recommendations for correction. The MAS will also be intimately involved with the budgeting process and monthly review of property operations and will be required to provide quarterly management reports and yield projections for the assigned portfolio. Primary areas also include budget oversight as previously mentioned, research and market information to support strategic lease and asset decisions, capital expenditure projects and long-term asset strategies such as hold/sell and financing decisions. The role requires both qualitative and quantitative analysis of leasing and valuation matters with involvement in investment underwriting.
PORTFOLIO STRATEGY - The MAS will be responsible for communication of portfolio goals/strategy/transaction activity to drive property management operational team to achieve desired results. Furthermore, the MAS will work with the portfolio team to support the preparation of the annual business plan for the portfolio and be an integral part of the execution of same. Upon plan completion, the MAS will perform financial analyses and develop processes that will allow optimization of the portfolio results in accordance with the strategic plan. The MAS is to develop and implement short term, intermediate and long term strategies to improve the value of the portfolio. Through this process, the MAS will work directly with the Portfolio Manager in all aspects of managing the portfolio (accounting, due diligence, asset management, reporting, valuations, etc.).
LEASING AND MARKETING - A major focus of the MAS will be to work in concert with the Portfolio Manager to deliver the leasing and marketing strategy to exceed occupancy and financial targets, coordinating productive cross functional interfaces to enhance the marketing effort and outperform market peers. As part of the leasing process, the MAS will be required to read, analyze, comprehend and summarize the lease agreement and associated documents. Other components of the leasing function will be to evaluate value added opportunities through upgrading tenant mix and/or repositioning tenants within the portfolio.
CAPITAL PROJECTS - The MAS will be responsible for execution of capital projects not handled directly by the development team (base building and TI). There will be ongoing collaboration with Property Management and/or other outsource providers to facilitate proper execution. As a result, the MAS will be required to have a thorough knowledge of the leasing/construction/TI process including but not limited to specifications, contractors selection, bidding/bid leveling, lien and payment processing, etc.
OPERATING PARTNER RELATIONSHIPS - This position will require considerable cross collaboration with multiple business units/teams including dispositions, development, capital markets/debt, property management, and finance.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
A Minimum of 3-5 years of Real Estate/ Asset Management experience
Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA or Master’s preferred
Real Estate License a plus
Knowledge of ALL Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word and Powerpoint)
Demonstrated practitioner’s knowledge and skills in: leases, expense escalation practices, financial management reporting, financial analysis, budgeting and expense management, business planning, risk management, tax assessments, and tenant relations. construction and tenant finish activities, engineering and preventative maintenance
Strong communication skills; Oral and Written
Ability to work in teams and across departments
PERFORMANCE AND SUCCESS METRICS
Revenue and margin enhancement at the asset level
Occupancy trending and benchmark goals
360 degree peer review
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS - The Manager Asset Services reports to the Portfolio Manager. There is a general fund administrator assigned to the fund teams for support.
CRITICAL OPERATING RELATIONSHIPS
Director of Operations
Director of Property Management
STAFF - As stated above there is no direct report to this position. There is administrative support to be provided for the fund team.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Competitive base salary, and annual performance bonus
401k with match
Medical, Dental, Vision, LIFE, LTD, Flex Spending Account (FSA)
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Child Care Program (Special Rates, Close Proximity, Free Covered Parking)
Discounts with Local Fitness Centers