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Privately-held real estate investment firm, headquartered in Rosemont, IL, seeks a full-time Investment Analyst to join our expanding team in our Houston, TX office. This is an exciting opportunity to work in the real estate industry for one of the top 20 global industrial real estate owners: Since 2010 our firm has acquired over $5 billion in industrial real estate. Our current portfolio spans 27 states and encompasses nearly 46 million square feet, and our organization demonstrates a proven track record as well as an entrepreneurial spirit and vision for the future.

The Investment Analyst role supports the real estate investment function of a privately-held industrial real estate investment firm which acquires, develops, and operates industrial properties in select major metropolitan markets throughout the United States. The Investment Analyst will assist in the discovery, underwriting and organization of various pending property acquisitions in the Texas, Mountain West, and West Coast regions of the firm.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the underwriting of new acquisitions and dispositions including ARGUS and Excel modeling
  • Assist in the creation of Investment Memorandums for new acquisitions:
    • Work with deal team on creation of new Investment Memorandums
    • Gather market intel and comp support for new acquisitions
    • Assist in tenant credit analysis
  • Organize acquisition, disposition and war room folders
  • Update pipeline for new acquisitions and dispositions:
    • Reach out to Market Officers for new pipeline information
    • Update and distribute Excel spreadsheet for bi-weekly pipeline call
  • Review property financials and other property related documents to verify the accuracy of the information being reported by the seller or broker package
    • Review operating statements to confirm correct expense information is inputted into ARGUS models
    • Review leases to confirm correct terms are inputted into ARGUS models
    • Research property taxes and compare to underwriting
  • Assist with the closing process for both acquisitions and sales
  • Assist with leasing negotiations and analysis as well as market research and analysis
  • Interact with brokers at events, property tours, and market tours
  • General assistance with other areas of the Investments team as needed

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1-3 years’ experience, including the qualifications noted below
  • Bachelor’s degree required; BS degree with concentration in finance and/or real estate highly preferred
  • Master’s degree in real estate, business administration, or related field, a plus but not required

Compensation/Benefits: We are an organization focused on the wellbeing and growth of our employees. We place importance on a great work-life balance. Our comprehensive benefits offerings include highly competitive compensation (with annual bonus), full medical benefits, Safe Harbor 401(k) plan with employer match, paid maternity/paternity leave, and a hybrid work schedule.

Private real estate investment firm headquartered in Rosemont, IL seeks a Senior Property Accountant to join our expanding team in our Rosemont, IL office. This is an exciting opportunity to work in the real estate industry for one of the top 20 global industrial real estate owners: Since 2010 we have acquired over $5 billion in industrial real estate. Our current portfolio spans 27 states and encompasses 46 million square feet with 10 offices nationwide and our organization demonstrates a proven track record as well as an entrepreneurial spirit and vision for the future.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reporting packages for external distribution to investors and joint venture partners
  • Complete month end property accounting close including:
    • Recording necessary journal entries to ensure accurate financial results
    • Updating monthly workpaper supporting each balance sheet account
    • Calculating and recording of all accruals
    • Reviewing income statement activity
    • Preparing depreciation/amortization schedules
  • Provide support to development accounting team: prepare and maintain all construction cost reports, lender and equity draw requests, associated documents and schedules, and entering construction and development accounts payable invoices
  • Review bank reconciliations prepared by Accounts Receivable team to ensure proper balance sheet reporting and provide support for tenant receivables issues
  • Support Accounts Payable team on an exception basis to provide clarity on invoice, coding, timing, etc.
  • Coordinate with Operations team to ensure accurate preparation of Executive Summary and variance report
  • Review rent roll information, tenant charges and receivables ensuring proper recording of revenue against tenant leases and leases abstracts
  • Prepare annual escalation and settlement reconciliations for CAM, RET and any other applicable charges and support Operations with tenant review
  • Support property acquisition and disposition process through recording of opening and closing entries and creating related MRI entities and GL accounts
  • Support yearly tax preparation process
  • Assist with annual budget process including:
    • Tracking of budget tasks being completed by various departments
    • Reviewing revenue, TI and LC against leasing assumptions for reasonableness
    • Inputting various line items including debt service, depreciation/ amortization
    • Completing cash flow analysis
  • Support annual audits (where applicable)
  • Meet all accounting deadlines
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent experience/education
  • 5+ years of previous property accounting experience
  • Prior real estate experience required
  • CPA a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptionally strong qualitative and analytical skills
  • Must be a self-starter and have a strong desire to learn
  • Prior employment history that demonstrates resourcefulness and the ability to produce accurate work in a detailed, timely and organized manner
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft based software
  • Solid organizational skills with the ability to work efficiently and independently
  • Experience with accounting systems required. Experience with MRI highly desirable.

Privately-held real estate investment firm headquartered in Rosemont, IL seeks a full-time Property Coordinator to join our expanding team in our Rosemont office. This is an exciting opportunity to work in the real estate industry for one of the top 20 global industrial real estate owners. Our current portfolio spans 27 states and encompasses over 52 million square feet, and our organization demonstrates a proven track record as well as an entrepreneurial spirit and vision for the future.

 

Under the general supervision of the Midwest Region’s Managing Principal and day-to-day direction of the Property Managers, the Property Coordinator will collaborate with the Operations, Accounting and Leasing teams to help manage a portfolio of assets located in the Midwest Region. The Property Coordinator will be responsive to customer, investor, and lender needs while completing multiple administrative tasks daily. The position will be fast-paced, requiring the Property Coordinator to handle time-sensitive and/or confidential issues.

Responsibilities

  • Process A/P invoices (coding, entering and obtaining proper approvals).
  • Assist in A/R process, updating tracking spreadsheets for tenant rent collections.
  • Arrange for utility transfers upon acquisition and/or disposition of an asset; also, arrange for transfers upon tenant move out or move in.
  • Review vendor statements, obtain outstanding invoices for processing.
  • Be the first responder to tenant calls and requests. Utilize Building Engines work order software to respond and review to work order requests and follow up with tenants upon completion.
  • Utilize Building Engines software to input, update and verify tenant and vendor certificates of insurance, coverage, and additional insured.
  • Assist with tenant relation activities (email blasts, events, gifts, surveys, etc.).
  • Complete expense reports for property managers and submit for approval and processing.
  • Prepare vendor contracts, manage/organize the completed documents and enter into Building Engines upon execution.
  • Collaborate with Operations team on property tax appeal documentation and other administrative tasks related to property tax appeals.
  • All other administrative duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Requires 1-3 years’ experience in Administration or related field and/or training.
  • Ability to use computer software and web-based applications.
  • Proficient knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Ability to carry out specific oral and written instructions.
  • Execute responsibilities with a sense of urgency and follow-through.
  • Ability to collaborate with operations, accounting and leasing team members to complete various projects and assignments.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Proven ability to communicate via email with customers, vendors, and internal team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and tasks daily with efficiency and accuracy.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments to meet deadlines.
  • Positive, proactive work ethic and approach.
  • College degree preferred.

Compensation/Benefits: Our comprehensive benefits offerings include highly competitive compensation (with annual bonus), full medical benefits, and a Safe Harbor 401(k) plan with employer match.

 

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