Maintenance Technician

Operations

Southlake, TX

JOB SUMMARY

The Maintenance Technician works as a team member to effectively operate and maintain the Dallas-Fort Worth area Shopping Centers by providing safe, secure and clean environments for our shoppers and tenants.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for overall maintenance and appearance of the physical centers (see attached job summary of typical property repair and maintenance assignments.)

  • Perform large and small commercial painting projects in conjunction with a maintenance team.

  • Ensure all operational aspects of the center are working and functioning.

  • Maintain customer friendly service while working throughout the property with tenants, customers, and vendors.

  • Follow direction and complete assigned projects in a timely way.

  • Perform various preventative maintenance tasks of facilities.

  • Assist various contract services in day-to-day operations.

DETAILED WORK RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drywall, stucco repair, painting and ceiling tile installation. Replace ceiling exhaust fans, sinks, toilets and toilet flush valves. Install and replace new doors (including glass doors), adjust and repair door closures as well as panic bars for hollow metal doors. Grounds maintenance includes: pressure washing, striping of curb, arrows, stop bars and bollards. Replace curb stop-plastic, stop-concrete, stop signs and disability parking posts (whether set in ground or concrete). Conduct minor concrete patch work to curbs or smaller sections of sidewalk. Replace lights under canopy, inspect roofs, riser rooms and vacant retail spaces as well as the inspection of lighting at night and tenant lighting.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Background and experience in plumbing, electrical, handyman, drywall, carpentry, etc.

  • Significant experience in commercial painting in both large and small projects.

  • Must have good communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Must have excellent customer service skills.

  • Dependable & able to manage time and projects efficiently.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once while prioritizing work assignments.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED – Vocational Training required
  • One to three (1-3) years of experience in related fields
  • Valid Driver’s License required

Senior Auditor

Internal Audit

Oak Brook, IL

JOB SUMMARY

The Senior Auditor is responsible for performing various financial, operational and compliance audits, as well as consultative projects designed to add value and identify potential control enhancements and process improvement opportunities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the execution of financial, operational, compliance (including SOX) and risk‐based audits and projects.

  • Direct the development of audit objectives, scope and audit programs through a risk assessment of the business process being reviewed.

  • Communicate progress of audits to department management on a timely basis.

  • Escalate audit findings and budget concerns to department management.

  • Prepare written communications that are clear and concise, including the audit report, client correspondence, memos, and other working papers that document the scope, procedures performed, findings, and conclusions.

  • Assist in post‐audit follow up to determine adequacy of corrective actions taken.

  • Interact with client personnel and demonstrate a commitment to continually improve client satisfaction.

  • Coordinate internal audit activities with external auditors to ensure proper audit coverage and reduce duplication of efforts.

  • Work productively on complex projects with general directions and minimal guidance.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to RPAI values.

  • The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.

  • The position requires less than 10% travel.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Have a working knowledge of GAAP, risk & control frameworks (i.e. COSO), and internal control concepts and practices.

  • 3-6 years of experience required in public accounting or other internal audit experience.

  • CPA/CIA desired.

  • Knowledge of risk, controls, and testing techniques for internal controls and compliance.

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or related field.

  • Experience with data analysis tools (ACL / Idea) a plus.

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Number Sense
  • Written & Verbal Communication Skills
  • Self-Starter
  • Attention to Detail
  • Decision-Making Skills
  • Ability to Multi-Task
  • Flexible & Adaptable
  • Analytical & Problem-Solving Skills
  • Customer Focus

Property Manager

Property Management

Houston, TX

JOB SUMMARY

RPAI is looking for a Property Manager to lead our property team in meeting tenant needs and overseeing the management operations and financial aspects of multi-site, lifestyle, power and grocery anchored shopping centers. The Property Manager initiates all necessary services to maintain and enhance the value, the operating efficiency and the physical appearance of the properties.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and manage multiple budgets for shopping centers that are under construction and fully stabilized as well as for various anchor tenants.
  • Conduct periodic on-site inspections, including tenant interviews and work with vendors and construction companies to handle warranty, various maintenance and repair, and capital projects.
  • Complete and answer monthly/quarterly/annual budget variance reports, accrual reports and other ad hoc financial reporting.
  • Achieve budgeted net operating income for property and manage properties’ capital to budgeted levels.
  • Direct the preparation and submission to asset manager of all monthly/quarterly financial reports, forecasts and sales reports.
  • Monitor the collections of all rents and execute appropriate collection process.
  • Accounts payable processing, accounts receivable and collections efforts experience including court appearances where necessary.
  • Fully understand and interpret OEA’s/REA’s.
  • Enforce all tenant lease requirements.
  • Work in conjunction with property’s Leasing Specialist to execute new and renewal leases to meet or exceed client objectives.
  • Develop and maintain an effective working relationship with the property’s leasing specialist to ensure budgeted leasing activity occurs.
  • Work collectively with Marketing, Accounting, Leasing and Asset Management on internal reporting and deadlines.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with external parties, such as tenants, joint-venture partners, construction companies, vendors and outside consultants.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • 3-5 years’ retail Property Management experience. Experience in multi-site, lifestyle, power, and grocery anchored centers.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred.

  • Adept at financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting.

  • Strong Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) proficiency required.

  • Hands-on experience with JD Edwards, Argus, and Avid is a plus.

  • Ability to confidently lead and positively influence a diverse group of people.

  • Experienced in creating budgets for shopping centers that are under construction, for fully stabilized shopping centers, and for various anchor tenants.

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Financial Acumen
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Self-Starter
  • Attention to Detail
  • Decision-Making Skills
  • Ability to Multi-Task
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Communication Skills

Associate Counsel, Real Estate

Legal

Oak Brook, IL

JOB SUMMARY

The Associate Counsel will provide support to RPAI’s divisions and departments across the US with respect to Retail leasing, Construction, Development and Property Management activities. Primary responsibilities include reviewing, negotiating and drafting agreements and contracts as well as advising the business with sound, legal counsel.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

  • Related legal issues, including preparation and negotiation of property-level contracts;

  • Interpreting, advising and providing counsel on appropriate actions under governing retail leases, REAs, OEAs, CCRs and other relevant property-level documents

CONSTRUCTION

  • Prepare, review and negotiate construction agreements, including those agreements on AIA forms;

  • Advise on mechanic liens

TITLE DISPUTES AND CONDEMNATION

  • Review and advise on proposed or existing easements, property line disputes, trespass, nuisance and other title disputes;

  • Review, advise and manage eminent domain, condemnation, valuation and partition matters

BUSINESS PARTNER

  • Act as partner to the business by providing sound, thoughtful counsel, understanding the commercial business implications of such advice;

  • Provide counsel and guidance on such other issues as may otherwise arise

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Top-tier training and prior experience working for a real estate company preferred

  • Barred in State of IL

  • 3-5 years’ legal commercial real estate experience. Retail Experience Preferred.

  • JD from an accredited university with strong academic performance;

  • Leasing and construction experience beneficial

  • Strong project management skills

  • Microsoft Office Proficiency Required

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Detail Oriented
  • Excellent Work Ethic
  • Financial Acumen
  • Self-Starter
  • Decision-Making Skills
  • Ability to Multi-Task
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Strong Communication Skills

Senior Portfolio Analyst

Asset Management

Oak Brook, IL

JOB SUMMARY

The Asset Management group is looking for an organized, detail‐focused candidate with sound knowledge of accounting and financial concepts to support asset managers, the transactions team and senior management. The ideal candidate must be able to multi‐task, work well under deadlines with high attention to detail and require minimal direct supervision. The position will interact with many business functions as well as senior and executive management.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with the preparation of annual property‐level budgets and monthly cash flow reforecasts for assigned portfolio
  • Conduct regular variance analyses to ensure property performance is consistent with business plan and budget
  • Develop and maintain financial models to forecast leasing activity and other portfolio‐level metrics
  • Review and abstract various legal documents including leases and operating agreements
  • Prepare ad hoc strategic financial analyses in support of asset and senior management
  • Interact with several departments including Leasing, Property Management and Legal on various asset and portfolio management projects
  • Maintain monthly reporting packages deliverable to Asset Manager’s

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree with strong academic performance (preference for real estate, finance or accounting)

  • 3‐5 years’ experience in institutional real estate

  • Above‐average proficiency in Excel with Argus experience a plus

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Articulate and comfortable interfacing with professionals at all levels

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Detail Oriented
  • Dependable
  • Self-Starter
  • Financial and Business Acumen
  • Decision-Making Skills
  • Ability to Multi-Task
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Communication Skills

Senior Project Manager

Operations

Seattle, WA

JOB SUMMARY

To assist and support the functions and responsibilities of the Regional Operations Manager in Tenant Improvement / Landlord Work / Capital Improvements, Site expenditures and construction activities. Work and communicate effectively with internal personnel, external vendors and service providers to ensure opening and ongoing tenant satisfaction as well as cost effective asset preservation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrate integrity, respect, innovation, job dedication, and excellence. 

     

  • Effectively present information and respond in a timely manner to all stakeholders. 

     

  • Manage and prioritize tasks effectively.

     

  • Tracking and prioritization of projects within the assigned region.

     

  • Schedule and maintain timelines for project completions.

     

  • Scope development, bidding and supervision of capital improvement and construction projects.

     

  • Assist in the research, organization and submittal of cost estimates on various projects.

     

  • Read, review and provide comment to construction drawing sets.

     

  • Interpret and summarize lease obligations related to construction, track deliverables and turnover criteria.

     

  • Manage and coordinate RFP processes through final contract preparation.

     

  • Responsibility for entire construction process from budget preparation through close out documentation.

     

  • Monitor Tenant and Landlord’s work in progress in the field as required.

     

  • Review Tenant Improvement and contractor draw submissions.

     

  • Cultivate and expand relationships with construction community

     

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

     

  • Up to 25% Domestic travel as required.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Four-year college degree in Building Construction Management or similar.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ total experience in commercial building construction or project management experience, shopping center construction preferred.

  • Must be able to multi-task, work well with deadlines, be organized, possess problem solving abilities, be able to communicate effectively and work independently.

  • Commitment to a high level of ethical standards and a strong sense of loyalty.

  • Strong Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) proficiency required.

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Detail Oriented

  • Excellent Work Ethic
  • Financial Acumen
  • Self-Starter
  • Decision-Making Skills
  • Ability to Multi-Task
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Strong Communication Skills

Chief Engineer

Property Management

Bronx, NY

JOB SUMMARY

The Chief Engineer will support RPAI in an effort to operate and maintain the Fordham Place in providing a safe, secure and clean environment for our shoppers and tenants.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the day to day activities of the engineering staff.

  • Perform various repairs:

     

  • Mechanical repairs to building facilities

     

  • Electrical repairs including replacement of light bulbs, ballasts, etc.

     

  • Plumbing repairs; carpentry repairs; cleaning, painting

     

  • Perform some HVAC repairs and maintenance and oversight of the Building Management System (BMS).

     

  • Coordination of the contractors maintaining the infrastructure including: HVAC, fire alarm, emergency generator, fire pumps and sprinkler systems.

     

  • Assist the Property Manager with contract specifications and bid packages.

     

  • Responsible for all preventive maintenance activities as well as record keeping.

     

  • Manage the efficient operations of chillers, air handlers, pumps, ice bank and the Energy Management Systems (EMS).

     

  • The Chief Engineer must have or obtain in the first 60 days of employment, Sprinkler/ standpipe, Fuel oil storage, and Low pressure boiler operating certificates.

     

  • The Chief Engineer must obtain his Fire Safety Director License as soon as permitted to do so by NYFD.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • 7-10 years of Facilities Maintenance experience, preferably in an Office or Retail space.

     

  • Shopping center industry experience preferred.

     

  • Must be able to climb ladders and lift 50 lbs.

     

  • Walk or stand for extended periods of time

     

  • Able to work in hot and cold environments

     

  • Knowledge of computer based building automation systems.

     

  • Ability to use Microsoft Outlook and additional office suite applications

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Numbers Sense

  • Dependable
  • Self-Starter
  • Attention to Detail
  • Decision-Making Skills
  • Ability to Multi-Skills
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Strong Communication Skills 

Portfolio Analyst

Asset Management

Oak Brook, IL

JOB SUMMARY

The Asset Management group is looking for an organized, detail‐focused candidate with sound knowledge of accounting and financial concepts to support asset managers, the transactions team and senior management. The ideal candidate must be able to multi‐task, work well under deadlines with high attention to detail and require minimal direct supervision. The position will interact with many business functions as well as senior and executive management.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with the preparation of annual property‐level budgets and monthly cash flow reforecasts for assigned portfolio
  • Conduct regular variance analyses to ensure property performance is consistent with business plan and budget
  • Develop and maintain financial models to forecast leasing activity and other portfolio‐level metrics
  • Review and abstract various legal documents including leases and operating agreements
  • Prepare ad hoc strategic financial analyses in support of asset and senior management
  • Interact with several departments including Leasing, Property Management and Legal on various asset and portfolio management projects
  • Maintain monthly reporting packages deliverable to Asset Manager’s

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree with strong academic performance (preference for real estate, finance or accounting)

  • 0‐3 years’ experience in institutional real estate

  • Above‐average proficiency in Excel with Argus experience a plus

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Articulate and comfortable interfacing with professionals at all levels

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Detail Oriented
  • Dependable
  • Self-Starter
  • Financial and Business Acumen
  • Decision-Making Skills
  • Ability to Multi-Task
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Communication Skills

Digital Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Corporate Communications

Oak Brook, IL

JOB SUMMARY

The Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to develop and implement content to support the Company’s corporate branding initiatives through the use of digital, web, video and print. The Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator will work closely with the AVP, Director of Digital Marketing and Communications to support the execution of the Company’s goals as they relate to corporate branding, internal communications, leasing, corporate finance and investor relations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design concepts to support the Company’s advertising initiatives, tradeshow schedule, internal/external events, and collaborate with our Investor Relations team to provide additional creative support in the development of our quarterly presentations

  • Develop and implement content on RPAI.com, the RPAI intranet (SharePoint) and provide additional creative support to a select number of shopping center consumer websites

  • Maintain and manage accurate and timely content for RPAI.com and the RPAI intranet (SharePoint) including: quarterly updates and notable company highlights

  • Research, review and manage the Company’s web analytics, metadata, SEO, page descriptions, etc., to maximize the visibility of RPAI.com

  • Assist in the content development and research for RPAI’s corporate social media campaigns to further promote our brand internally and externally

  • Support the Corporate Communications team with the execution of the overall digital marketing and communications strategy

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Strong knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (e.g., InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects and Premier) and WordPress

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills

  • Basic understanding of Microsoft SharePoint is preferred

  • Submission of a graphic design portfolio is recommended, but is not required

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Organizational Skills

  • Creative

  • Self-Starter

  • Attention to Detail

  • Ability to Multi-Task

  • Flexible and Adaptable

  • Communication Skills

  • Problem-Solving Skills

  • Dependable

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