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Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate & Corporate Operations

Job ID 277
Los Angeles, CA

Position Summary:

The Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate & Corporate Operations will serve in a highly visible capacity as the lead corporate and litigation counsel reporting to the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer.

This role will have primary responsibility for all corporate matters including litigation, employee relations, risk management, contracts, and entity formation and maintenance. As the legal team is small and the company is fast-moving, the Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate & Corporate Operations should expect to handle a wide variety of issues, including negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements.

This position will support all areas of the firm and work directly with the members of senior management and each department including, Asset Management, Portfolio Management, Human Resources, and Accounting on a variety of operational and administrative matters. The position requires an individual with a high degree of personal accountability, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and ability to manage multiple moving parts efficiently.

The Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate & Corporate Operations will work closely with members of the Management Committee, Investment Committee, Operations Committee, and the Chairman & CEO in the operations and administration of the firm.e firm.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee legal issues related to insurance coverage disputes and resulting litigation.
  • Negotiate and draft investment management agreements with new clients.
  • Supervise firm activities to ensure compliance with existing investment agreements including legal oversight of required periodic reporting to clients.
  • Negotiate service contract terms and ensure continued compliance with contractual obligations with the firm’s key service providers.
  • Manage ARA’s contracts including renewal versus termination decisions; responsible for legal input on the E&O/D&O insurance renewal and policy review.
  • Provide strategic guidance on tenant default matters, including tenant bankruptcy, and to outside counsel pursuing eviction matters, seeking possession and monetary judgments.
  • Oversee the selection of outside counsel and manage the direction taken by counsel on asset- related matters. Negotiate engagement letters. Manage and monitor outside counsel scope of work, billings, and quality of legal services provided.
  • Supervise ARA’s corporate formalities and outside counsel in the formation and maintenance in good standing of over 100 entities formed to hold title to real estate. Review authorizing resolutions for acquisitions, dispositions, loan transactions, and ensure timely dissolutions of entities no longer needed.
  • Provide legal oversight of ongoing REIT compliance for several REITs under ARA’s management; oversee the formation of new REITs as needed.
  • Offer guidance on employment law matters to ensure compliance with new and existing laws; oversee human resource matters involving the firm’s employees including employee-related litigation.
  • Assist with the training and education of firm personnel on certain issues outside of the area of Compliance.
  • Assist senior leadership in the administration and operation of ARA, including the various segments of the firm’s real estate investments.

Education:

  • Juris Doctorate from a top-tier law school
  • A current member of the California State Bar

Experience:

  • Eight to fifteen years of experience in the legal field with demonstration of increased responsibilities over time.
  • Prior work experience with a major law firm and in an in-house legal role is preferred, particularly within a professional services environment.

Skills:

  • Position requires someone who is self-reliant, self-confident, adaptable and flexible.
  • Must be able to work effectively in teams and individually.
  • Must be open to critical feedback and learn from it and adjust course.
  • This position thrives on challenge and significant responsibility.
  • Possess strong drafting and negotiating skills.
  • Unquestioned integrity.
  • Passionate and driven by learning and growth driven by an internal zeal to achieve.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, external partners, clients and other industry professionals.
  • Excellent writing, spelling and grammar skills.
  • Capable of proactive problem solving and sound decision-making.
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to be independently effective.
  • Adaptable to various competing demands and desire to demonstrate the highest level of responsiveness and client service.
  • Forward-looking thinker who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions to current and future business needs.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to interact with diverse personality types to contribute to a positive team-oriented work environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Job Specifications:

  • Position type: This position is considered exempt under the Federal Labor Standards Act.
  • Expected work hours: 8:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday. There are evenings and weekends where responses to communication are necessary although it is not mandatory to be in the office those evenings and weekends.
  • Travel: May be required to drive a personal vehicle for business (on occasion).
  • Work environment and physical demands: General office environment includes periods of sitting at a computer, standing at a copier and carrying files.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties responsibilities and activities may change at any time with, or without, notice.

American Realty Advisors is committed to equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate based on an individual's race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment at American Realty Advisors, including hiring, assignments, training, promotion, compensation, employee benefits, employee discipline and discharge, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

ARA considers for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance No. 184652

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Investor Relations Specialist

Job ID 288
Los Angeles, CA

Your Path to Success Led by ARA

A career at ARA offers you the opportunity to be a part of a growing national commercial real estate investment manager. We are built on a standard of excellence that defines everything we do. Our purpose and core values reflect how we engage with our work, our relationships, and our clients. We create an environment where you can advance shared goals and be recognized for your contributions, expertise, and dedication. You will be part of a dynamic and passionate team and will learn from some of the most talented real estate professionals in the industry.

As the Investor Relations Specialist, you are responsible for implementing the Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Responsibilities include coordinating and executing the collection, writing, editing, calculating, and maintaining of quantitative and qualitative marketing proposal response information to respond to the client, consultant, and other requests for information on the firm.

What You Will Do

  • Respond to RFP’s received from consultants and potential clients by drafting and completing investment proposals. 
  • Utilizing software solutions, create and maintain an accurate and persuasive firm, investment process, and product language for sales and consultant relations documents, including RFPs, RFIs, and DDQs. 
  • Coordinate the consolidation of data from the Portfolio Management, Asset Management, Investment, and Accounting Departments for utilization in the RFP/Database process. 
  • Deliver reports under strict deadlines, balancing the need for speed and efficiency with quality analysis and crisp writing that enhances ARA’s institutional brand.

What We Offer

ARA’s structure creates opportunities for professional development and collaboration. We provide a competitive base compensation and incentives based on experience and performance as well as a mix of total rewards to help plan for retirement, stay healthy, and maintain a positive work-life balance.

Your Background

A successful candidate thrives on challenge and significant responsibility and can take critical feedback and make it actionable. You have at least three years of relevant professional experience, preferably in the investment management industry as well as an undergraduate degree in business administration.

Overview

ARA is a premier investment manager of institutional quality commercial real estate portfolios focused on providing superior risk-adjusted returns for our clients and investors, consistent with the objective defined by their investment guidelines. ARA has provided real estate investments solutions to institutional investors for over 29 years. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, ARA is one of the largest privately-held real estate investment management firms in the U.S.

American Realty Advisors is an equal opportunity employer.

ARA considers for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance No. 184652.

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V.P., Asset Management - Generalist

Job ID 293
Los Angeles, CA

Your Path to Success Led by ARA

A career at ARA offers you the opportunity to be a part of a growing national commercial real estate investment manager. We are built on a standard of excellence that defines everything we do. Our purpose and core values reflect how we engage with our work, our relationships, and our clients. We create an environment where you can advance shared goals and be recognized for your contributions, expertise, and dedication. You will be part of a dynamic and passionate team and will learn from some of the most talented real estate professionals in the industry.

As the Vice President, Asset Management you are responsible for the overall asset management of a portfolio of real estate assets, which are a part of the firm’s core and value-added separate accounts and commingled funds. You will work in a collaborative team environment and will provide leadership to a growing analytical team.

What You Will Do

  • Oversee management of property operations by supporting the strategic planning, management, leasing, financial analyses, operating and capital budgets, returns on an IRR and time-weighted basis, and reporting on a quarterly and annual basis with regards to the performance of each asset.
  • Review demographic and market information for each asset area for strategic planning and reporting purposes.
  • Conduct analysis of assets that are to be acquired by the firm. This work will occur during the initial evaluation of the property and during the due diligence of the asset to ensure that each asset can be managed to the level as outlined in the acquisition, underwriting, and long-term budget.
  • Maintain an understanding of the property’s position in the context of its market and primary competitive set to ensure the property is priced appropriately and is consistent economically with its peer group.
  • Manage general property level analysis functions (i.e., property management contracts, RFPs, construction contracts, and vendor contracts).

What We Offer

ARA’s structure creates opportunities for professional development and collaboration. We provide a competitive base compensation and incentives based on experience and performance as well as a mix of total rewards to help plan for retirement, stay healthy, and maintain a positive work-life balance.

Your Background

A successful candidate thrives on challenge and significant responsibility and can take critical feedback and make it actionable. You have at least seven years of related real estate and asset management experience as well as an undergraduate degree in business, real estate, finance, or accounting.

Overview

ARA is a premier investment manager of institutional quality commercial real estate portfolios focused on providing superior risk-adjusted returns for our clients and investors, consistent with the objective defined by their investment guidelines. ARA has provided real estate investments solutions to institutional investors for over 29 years. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, ARA is one of the largest privately-held real estate investment management firms in the U.S.

American Realty Advisors is committed to equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate based on an individual's race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment at American Realty Advisors, including hiring, assignments, training, promotion, compensation, employee benefits, employee discipline and discharge, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

ARA considers for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance No. 184652.

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V.P., Asset Management - Retail

Job ID 294
Chicago, IL

Your Path to Success Led by ARA

A career at ARA offers you the opportunity to be a part of a growing national commercial real estate investment manager. We are built on a standard of excellence that defines everything we do. Our purpose and core values reflect how we engage with our work, our relationships, and our clients. We create an environment where you can advance shared goals and be recognized for your contributions, expertise, and dedication. You will be part of a dynamic and passionate team and will learn from some of the most talented real estate professionals in the industry.

As the Vice President, Asset Management you are responsible for the overall asset management of a portfolio of retail real estate assets, which are a part of the firm’s core and value-added separate accounts and commingled funds. You will work in a collaborative team environment and will provide leadership to a growing analytical team.

What You Will Do

  • Oversee management of property operations by supporting the strategic planning, management, leasing, financial analyses, operating and capital budgets, returns on an IRR and time-weighted basis, and reporting on a quarterly and annual basis with regards to the performance of each asset.
  • Review demographic and market information for each asset area for strategic planning and reporting purposes.
  • Conduct analysis of assets that are to be acquired by the firm. This work will occur during the initial evaluation of the property and during the due diligence of the asset to ensure that each asset can be managed to the level as outlined in the acquisition, underwriting, and long-term budget.
  • Maintain an understanding of the property’s position in the context of its market and primary competitive set to ensure the property is priced appropriately and is consistent economically with its peer group.
  • Manage general property level analysis functions (i.e., CAM reconciliation’s, property management contracts, RFPs, construction contracts, and vendor contracts).

What We Offer

ARA’s structure creates opportunities for professional development and collaboration. We provide a competitive base compensation and incentives based on experience and performance as well as a mix of total rewards to help plan for retirement, stay healthy, and maintain a positive work-life balance.

Your Background

A successful candidate thrives on challenge and significant responsibility and can take critical feedback and make it actionable. You have at least seven years of related real estate and asset management experience as well as an undergraduate degree in business, real estate, finance, or accounting.

Overview

ARA is a premier investment manager of institutional quality commercial real estate portfolios focused on providing superior risk-adjusted returns for our clients and investors, consistent with the objective defined by their investment guidelines. ARA has provided real estate investments solutions to institutional investors for over 29 years. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, ARA is one of the largest privately-held real estate investment management firms in the U.S.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties responsibilities and activities may change at any time with, or without, notice.

American Realty Advisors is committed to equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate based on an individual's race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment at American Realty Advisors, including hiring, assignments, training, promotion, compensation, employee benefits, employee discipline and discharge, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

ARA is committed to equal employment opportunity and applies the principals of openness and diversity to all aspects of employment including hiring, assignments, training, promotions, compensation, employee benefits and issue resolution, employee discipline and discharge, and any other terms and conditions of employment. We do not discriminate on any basis protected by local, state, or federal law including, but not limited to, race, sex, gender, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, citizenship status, or any other basis.

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