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Senior Vice President, Asset Management

Job ID 302
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 private equity 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 Senior Vice President, Asset Management you will be responsible for the overall asset management of a portfolio of multifamily real estate assets, which are a part of ARA’s core and value-added separate accounts and commingled funds. The assets are located throughout the country. You will work in a collaborative team environment and will provide leadership to asset manager(s) and 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.
  • Conduct in-depth market research to fully understand the position of each asset in its respective market from a leasing and investment perspective and all underlying factors which may influence it.
  • Support the acquisition/due diligence process for multifamily assets, including the selection of appropriate property managers, initial capital and operating budgets as well as review and approve acquisition underwriting assumptions.
  • Collaborate with onsite leasing teams to attract, qualify and maintain residents and achieve favorable effective lease rates.
  • Prepare annual portfolio review materials including preparing and delivering written and oral reports to trustees, consultants, and client staff.

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 fifteen years of related real estate and multifamily asset management experience as well as an undergraduate degree in business, real estate, finance, or accounting.

Overview

ARA is a premier private equity real estate 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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Summer Analyst Intern, Investments

Job ID 309
Los Angeles, CA

Your Path to Success Led by ARA

ARA's Acquisitions Summer Analyst Internship is a rotational program designed to expose interns to ARA’s national portfolio of real estate assets providing opportunities to gain real-world knowledge and experience.

The internship will be divided up into six weeks in the Investment Group and two weeks each with the Asset Management and Portfolio Management groups.

The intern will gain broad exposure to institutional real estate investment including Acquisitions, Asset Management, and Portfolio Management through participation in several activities within each department. This position will help the intern develop fundamental real estate skills that will enable them to demonstrate experience and competency in a broad range of institutional commercial real estate.

What You Will Do

Under the guidance of the acquisitions team, the intern will:

  • Assist the Investment Group with the market research, financial analysis, and underwriting of prospective investments in institutional quality core and value-added real estate in addition to other special projects.
  • Serve as the point-person for the analysis of one or more live acquisitions to provide real-world, broad-based, applicable learning experience.
  • Build on core-competencies of an ARA Acquisitions Analyst through immersion in Argus and Excel modeling, market analysis, and formal business writing.

Your Background

  • Undergraduate student currently in their junior year or entering their senior year in the fall of 2018.
  • Demonstrated interest in either real estate, finance, or investment management through a combination of coursework, volunteer, and academic clubs/societies.

Program Details

Summer Internship 40-hours per week starting June 3, 2019, and ending July 26, 2019, in our Los Angeles office.

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. 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.

Follow us on Twitter @amrealtyadvisor and LinkedIn for the latest news, insights, and career opportunities.

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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Summer Analyst Intern, Asset Management

Job ID 313
Los Angeles, CA

Your Path to Success Led by ARA

ARA's Summer Analyst Internship is a rotational program designed to expose interns to ARA’s national portfolio of real estate assets providing opportunities to gain real-world knowledge and experience. This program offers internships to undergraduate students who are interested in a career in commercial real estate.

The intern will work in the Asset Management Group and rotate between each asset type (Office, Industrial, Retail and Multifamily). Rotations will be divided up into two-week assignments.

The intern will also gain exposure to other areas of the business, including Investments, Portfolio Management, Investor Relations, and Valuations through participation in activities within each department. This position will help the Intern develop fundamental real estate skills that will enable them to demonstrate experience and competency in a broad range of institutional commercial real estate.

What You Will Do

Under the guidance of the asset management team, the intern will:

  • Learn about the acquisition lifecycle from allocation, underwriting, and due diligence to asset management.
  • Work with real estate industry software such as CoStar, Real Capital Analytics, VTS, Yardi, and MRI.
  • Shadow asset management teams during on-site visits and market tours to develop a deeper understanding of property types and competitive landscape.

Your Background

  • Undergraduate student currently in their junior year or entering their senior year in the fall of 2018.
  • Demonstrated interest in either real estate, finance, or investment management through a combination of coursework, volunteer, and academic clubs/societies.

Program Details

Summer Internship 40-hours per week starting June 3, 2019, and ending July 26, 2019, in our Los Angeles office.

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. 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.

Follow us on Twitter @amrealtyadvisor and LinkedIn for the latest news, insights, and career opportunities.

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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Vice President, Asset Management

Job ID 315
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 private equity 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 assisting with the overall asset management of a portfolio of office and industrial real estate assets, which are a part of the firm’s core and value-added separate accounts and commingled funds. These assets are located throughout the country. This position is based out of our Chicago Office.

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.
  • Complete asset valuations (hold/sell analyses and annual and quarterly valuations) in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Conduct in-depth market research to fully understand the position of each asset in its respective market from a leasing and investment perspective and all underlying factors which may influence it.
  • Support the acquisition/due diligence process, including the selection of appropriate property managers and leasing agents, establishing initial capital and operating budgets, and review of acquisition underwriting assumptions.
  • Work with Leasing to create a strategic and tactical marketing plan for each asset.
  • Prepare annual portfolio review materials including preparing and delivering written and oral reports to trustees, consultants, and client staff.

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 ten years of related real estate and asset management experience as well as an undergraduate degree in business, real estate, finance, accounting, or equivalent is required.

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.

Follow us on LinkedIn for the latest news, insights, and career opportunities.

American Realty Advisors is an equal opportunity employer.

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Associate General Counsel

Job ID 317
Los Angeles, CA

Position Summary

The Associate General Counsel serves as corporate, real estate and litigation counsel for ARA, its real estate commingled funds, and the various separate accounts which ARA manages. The Associate General Counsel reports to the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and works directly with the Investment Committee, Operations Committee, the senior management team, and the Chairman & CEO in the operations and administration of the firm.

ARA is a registered investment advisor under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and an ERISA fiduciary. ARA, through its funds and separate accounts, acquires real estate investments throughout the United States. Knowledge of the private equity real estate market and how such investments work and are structured is an essential part of this position.

This role has responsibility for corporate matters for ARA, its funds, and its separate accounts. Such matters include real estate related legal matters and agreements, litigation, and contracts. As the legal team is small and the company is fast-moving, the Associate General Counsel handles a wide variety of issues, including negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements.

This position supports all areas of the firm and works directly with the members of senior management and each department including, the Acquisitions, Asset Management, and Portfolio Management teams, along with the Human Resources and Accounting teams on a variety of operational and administrative matters.
 

Essential Functions

  • Guide and assist senior management in the oversight of ARA’s corporate legal matters.

- Negotiate terms of service contracts and other commercial agreements. Ensure continued compliance with contractual obligations with the firm’s key service providers.

- Manage ARA’s contracts including renewal versus termination decisions.

  • Oversee legal matters relating to ARA’s clients, and the assets ARA manages for those clients

- Supervise firm activities to ensure compliance with existing investment agreements.

  • Oversee legal issues related to insurance coverage disputes and resulting litigation.
  • 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 and manage and monitor outside counsel scope of work, billings, and quality of legal services provided.
  • Assist the General Counsel in ensuring ARA meticulously fulfills its fiduciary obligations to its clients under ERISA.
     

Education

  • Juris Doctorate.
  • A member (in good standing) of the California State Bar.
     

Experience

  • Eight to fifteen years of experience in the legal field with a demonstration of increased responsibilities over time.
  • Prior law firm experience 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 about learning and growth and 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.
  • A 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.

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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Associate General Counsel, Fund Matters

Job ID 318
Los Angeles, CA

Position Summary

The Associate General Counsel, Fund Matters serves as the lead counsel for ARA’s real estate commingled funds. The position reports to the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and works directly with the Investment Committee, Operations Committee, the senior management team, and the Chairman & CEO in the operations and administration of the firm.

ARA is a registered investment advisor under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and an ERISA fiduciary. Knowledge of ERISA, the ‘40 Act, Federal Securities Laws, tax laws, REIT compliance, and entity formation is an important part of being successful in this position. ARA, through its funds, acquires real estate investments throughout the United States. Knowledge of the private equity real estate market and how such investments work and are structured is an essential part of this position. 

This role is primarily responsible for all matters for ARA’s funds. Such matters include oversight of compliance with the fund documents and updating such documents to address new laws, compliance with U.S. and foreign securities laws in the sale of interests in the funds, fund formation and dissolution, side letter negotiations with investors, side letter compliance oversight, legal oversight of entity structuring in connection with new investments to minimize federal, state and local taxes as well as upon disposition,and oversight of entity formation and maintenance. As the in-house legal team is relatively small and the company is fast-moving, the Associate General Counsel, Fund matters will oversee a wide variety of outside counsel to ensure such matters are addressed in the best interests of the firm’s investors.

This position works directly with the members of senior management and will play a key role in the future success and growth of the firm. 

Essential Functions

  • Oversee legal matters relating to ARA’s clients, and the assets ARA manages for those clients.

- Supervise firm activities to ensure compliance with existing fund investment management agreements including legal oversight of required periodic reporting to investors.

  • Working with outside counsel, negotiate the terms of investment management agreements for new funds.
  • Supervise 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.
  • Oversight of tax, ERISA and securities law areas that are unique to ARA and the real estate investment management industry.
  • Assist the General Counsel in ensuring ARA meticulously fulfills its fiduciary obligations to its clients under ERISA.
  • Develop an understanding of prohibited transactions under ERISA and how to avoid and structure around such transactions.
  • Develop an understanding of tax and other laws that affect REIT operations and REIT compliance.
  • Develop an understanding of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and ARA’s obligations under the Act.
  • Develop an understanding of Regulation D and other securities law that impact ARA; it’s management of existing accounts and products, and the formation of new investment funds and products.
     

Education

  • Juris Doctorate.
  • A member (in good standing) of the California State Bar.
     

Experience

  • Eight to fifteen years of experience in the legal field with a demonstration of increased responsibilities over time.
  • Prior law firm experience 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 about learning and growth and 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.
  • A 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.

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.

Apply for this Position

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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