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Asset Manager - Multifamily

Posted August 21, 2021

The Widewaters Group
East Syracuse, NY
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The Multifamily Asset Manager will be responsible for maximizing the value of Widewaters multifamily assets. This individual will help develop and execute an asset management strategy for the multifamily portfolio. Property strategy should encompass property operations, capital expenditures, and renovation/redevelopment programs, where applicable. The Multifamily

 Asset Manager will also collaborate as necessary, with Widewaters representatives on regional investment activities, including due diligence efforts, investment market assessments and property underwriting assumptions, and Development and acquisition growth. He/she will be a member of the asset management team and will have a significant responsibility for, and impact on, the portfolio's financial performance.

Development/Oversight of Property Budgets and Financial Performance

  • Coordinate with 3rd party property management team(s) to develop business plans by taking an active role in creation of annual operating and capital budgets. 
  • Establish oneself as the subject matter expert on property and market knowledge enabling the creation of targeted investment strategies to achieve strategic objectives. 
  • Provide oversight to ensure the implementation of the property business plan, create monitoring metrics, and communicate plan status.
  • Analyze property financials and performance metrics highlighting risk and opportunities with recommendations to enable property value maximization. 
  • Assist with acquisitions, investor relations and special projects, as needed
  • Assist in the development/monitoring of strategies to maximize asset portfolio value.
Oversight of Property Management/Regulatory Agreements
  • Monitor and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) on each asset and collaborate with property management and creating action plans to address concerns, issues, and opportunities.
  • Assist in developing Company process and procedures oversight 3rd party property management partners.
  • Oversee 3rd party property management firms to ensure optimal property performance through best in class process and controls.
  • Develop and implement a process for property inspections to insure continuous monitoring of property performance, execution of actions, consistency of quality and property capital plans.
  • Serve as the primary interface for HUD REAC inspections and coordinate all necessary preparation and actions required for successful passing.
  • Leverage monthly and quarterly financial statements, business intelligence software, and analytical tools to identify property and portfolio underperformance to budget and/or market benchmarks and collaborate with relevant team members and make improvement recommendations.to make necessary improvements.
Capital Needs Assessments and Planning
  • Provide recommendations and implement changes for property improvements based on thorough market analysis and competitive positioning.
  • Incorporate a value-oriented approach to each asset by analyzing revenue opportunities and providing direction supported by financial models to justify major capital investments and financial decisions.
  • In collaboration with leadership team, assess the capital needs/expenditures by property and develop a long-term capex plan for the portfolio that corresponds to stated strategy.
  • Implement and monitor capital improvement projects.
Support Development/Acquisition Activities
  •  Financial and feasibility analysis, assisting in all phases of investment management. This will include feasibility studies and other research for potential investments, investment underwriting, due diligence, managing documentation, site visits and investment closings.
  • Market, economic and demographic research to assist in evaluating markets for existing or potential investments.
  • Assist in conducting due diligence and financial modeling for new acquisitions and dispositions.
  •  Identify and oversee repositioning opportunities. Monitor market trends for opportunities to add value through renovation, expansion or repositioning of the assets and make recommendations accordingly. Supervise scope development including: recommendations on rent premiums, cashflow maximization, and ongoing implementation to ensure achievement of ROI target.
  • Financial modeling and analysis related to the monitoring of assets and preparing sell versus hold analyses.
General                                                                                                
  • Ability to understand and interpret market trends, third party market reports, and operator market competitor surveys.
  • Ability to define, develop, and execute asset management strategy, by leveraging and managing 3rd party property management teams.
  • Familiarity with investment due diligence process along with the ability to provide local market asset performance assumptions and competitive intelligence.
  • Ability to think and act strategically along with a track record demonstrating sound business judgment when delivering an asset’s peak market value. 
  • Strong negotiation, analytical and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task, while maintaining accuracy and quality of work product.
  • Strong self-starter that thrives in a fast paced, dynamic environment with multiple and evolving priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively problem solve and work both collaboratively and independently as warranted.
  • Professional ability to communicate, facilitate presentations with owners, investors, bankers, government agencies, etc. 
Communication and Professionalism
  • Must demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, confidentiality, integrity, and respect with internal and external business partners.
  • Build a strong, credible relationship with senior leaders, owners, managers third party professionals and other critical stakeholders; operate as trusted and subject matter expert.
  • Ability to present data in a clear, concise, and professional manner to the level of understanding of the targeted audience.
Other 
  • Asset management of existing portfolios of properties under construction, in lease-up or stabilized. This will include preparation and update of quarterly asset reports, preparation of property valuations, market research and analysis, and site visits.
  • Conduct frequent physical inspections of each property in assigned portfolio to develop a thorough understanding of each property and its challenges, assess implementation of strategic initiatives, assess operational and management performance, and identify opportunities for improvement and communicate those opportunities among relevant internal and external teams.
  • Become an expert on assigned markets through on-site visits, in-depth analysis of industry trends and economic drivers, and maintenance of industry network then collaborate with executives to implement adjustments to property strategy to account for market shifts.
  • Participate in evaluating, and make recommendations for the implementation, of various new products and services intended to grow ancillary income, reduce operating expenses, or create operational efficiencies.
  • Perform financial analysis and ensure budget to actual variances are favorable and/or identify solutions to correct deviations to plan.
  • Forge strong relationships with vendors, site staff and leadership to work through challenges and communicate concerns internally/externally when expectations are not met. 
  • Travel required with short notice.
Educational and Experience Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business, Finance or Real Estate.  
  • Five to seven years of Asset Management experience, preferably in multifamily real estate.  
  • Familiarity with general principles of real estate, including operations and analysis, budgeting and financial reporting.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Company Overview

Widewaters is a vertically integrated real estate organization with over 30 years of development, construction, management and investment experience. Leveraging its entrepreneurial instincts, capital and expertise, Widewaters continues to develop and acquire quality real estate across North America.

Widewaters has developed or acquired over 11.2 million square feet of retail, office, residential, and hospitality projects totaling over $1.29 billion in value. Widewaters develops and manages all of its properties through its operating and management companies, The Widewaters Group, Inc. and Widewaters Hotels, LLC. Construction is performed through its affiliate Widewaters Construction, Inc.

Widewaters is based in Syracuse, New York with additional operations in the Charlotte, North Carolina and Salt Lake City, Utah areas. In house capabilities include: acquisitions, site selection, entitlements, feasibility, legal, leasing, financing, accounting, construction, property management, hotel management, and asset management.

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The Widewaters Group

5845 Widewaters Parkway
East Syracuse, NY 13057

(315) 445-2424

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widewaters.com

Key to Widewaters success has been the ability to develop and construct high quality projects that create long-term value.

Widewaters is a vertically integrated real estate organization with over 30 years of development, construction, management and investment experience. Leveraging its entrepreneurial instincts, capital and expertise, Widewaters continues to develop and acquire quality real estate across North America.

Widewaters has developed or acquired over 11.2 million square feet of retail, office, residential, and hospitality projects totaling over $1.29 billion in value. Widewaters develops and manages all of its properties through its operating and management companies, The Widewaters Group, Inc. and Widewaters Hotels, LLC. Construction is performed through its affiliate Widewaters Construction, Inc.

Widewaters is based in Syracuse, New York with additional operations in the Charlotte, North Carolina and Salt Lake City, Utah areas. In house capabilities include: aquisitions, site selection, entitlements, feasibility, legal, leasing, financing, accounting, construction, property management, hotel management, and asset management.