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Director, Lease Administration

Job ID 330
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 with approximately $10 billion in assets under management. We create a work environment where you can advance shared goals and be recognized for your contributions, expertise, and dedication.

ARA is seeking an experienced lease administration manager for its commercial real estate portfolio whose responsibilities include tracking and maintaining all lease information and coordinating with various internal departments and third parties to ensure lease compliance across the organization. Based in ARA’s Los Angeles headquarters, you will review a large volume of lease packages and related management and service agreements.

The qualified candidate will be an energetic person, ready to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. The Director, Lease Administration will assist in the final review before the execution of leases and will oversee all related communication. High attention to detail and the ability to decipher information within commercial leases is critical.

What You Will Do

  • Support the asset management team in the review and negotiation of Leases, Property Management Agreements, Leasing Services Agreements and other Asset Management related documents.
  • Ensure compliance with ARA’s lease process through review of lease packages prepared by outside counsel or by ARA’s asset management team.
  • Manage document flow, legal tracking, and legal document intake. Responsible for drafting lease notices and letters; estoppels, SNDA’s, landlord consent letter, requests, renewal notices, and other documents.

Your Background

You have a business or legal degree and over three years of demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: real estate, paralegal, legal administration, contract management, asset management, or lease administration. A successful candidate thrives on challenge and significant responsibility and can take critical feedback and make it actionable.

What We Offer

ARA creates opportunities for professional development and collaboration. We provide a competitive base compensation and incentives package as well as a mix of other benefits to help plan for retirement, stay healthy, and maintain a positive work-life balance.

If you want to be a part of a dynamic and passionate team and learn from some of the most talented real estate professionals in the industry, click Apply Now!

American Realty Advisors is an equal opportunity employer.

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Senior Accountant

Job ID 334
Los Angeles, CA

Position Summary

American Realty Advisors (ARA) is a private equity real estate firm which acts as the sponsor of various commingled funds which invest in real estate assets throughout the United States. Our strategies include value add, core, structured finance, mezzanine debt and other types of investments. ARA also acts as the investment manager for separate accounts tailored to our investor’s goals. All our institutional investors are tax-exempt.

The Senior Accountant is responsible for general accounting functions at the corporate level including reporting and analysis for ARA. Responsibilities include preparing the month-end closing, semi-monthly payroll accounting, maintaining fixed asset tracking and depreciation, assisting in the preparation of annual budgets, quarterly financial statement package, quarterly tax projections, and annual tax return preparation. The Senior Accountant is a part of a team that evaluates and maintains policies and procedures to identify, resolve, and document accounting controls.

ARA is a registered investment advisor under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and an ERISA fiduciary with approximately $10 billion in assets under management. ARA, through its funds and separate accounts, acquires real estate investments throughout the United States.

Essential Functions

General Accounting

  • Participate in and make recommendations for the implementation of corporate policies and procedures such as invoice processing, cash management, and calculation of fees due to ARA.
  • Ensure that policies and procedures follow GAAP.
  • Analyze the applicable accounting standards and prepare monthly financial statements and related footnotes consistent with relevant provisions thereof.
  • Execute the monthly close process, including analysis of monthly operating results. 
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of accounting records.
  • Organize and prepare work papers supporting the monthly close process and month-end balances.
  • Review, analyze and record journal entries required to reflect monthly activity.
  • Review expenses incurred on behalf of multiple entities accounting services, analytical services, etc.
  • Participate in the preparation of annual budget.
  • Implement, document, and maintain adequate internal controls to improve the close and reporting cycles to ensure timely and accurate reporting.
  • Cross-train and be available for backup assistance regarding treasury, accounts payable, and accounts receivable responsibilities.
  • Compile the Quarterly Executive Summary Report.
  • Assist accounts payable processes in ARA’s corporate office, including corporate payables, payables for Title Holding Entities, and allocations of costs incurred on behalf of multiple entities.
  • Assist with monthly and quarterly billings for asset management fees, incentive fees, acquisition fees, disposition fees, QPAM services, and other fees according to their respective agreements.

Payroll Accounting

  • Manage workflow to ensure all accounting related payroll transactions are processed timely and accurate fashion.
  • Reconcile payroll before transmission, validate reports, and prepare the payroll journal entries.
  • Update and reconcile monthly bank statements for payroll account.
  • Review quarterly and year-end payroll tax return filing prepared by Paychex.
  • Create ad-hoc reports from Paychex as needed.

Tax Accounting

  • Prepare work papers supporting the annual tax return.
  • Participate in preparation of the annual tax return with outside CPA firm.
  • Extract data and analyzes tax codes, supporting the annual tax return.
  • Ensure compliance by maintaining fixed asset records for ARA and coordinates quarterly inventory of fixed assets with IT.
  • Any other responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.
  • Advanced degree or professional designation preferred (i.e., C.P.A.).

Experience

  • Minimum three years of experience in the accounting and finance sector.
  • At least three years in a position equivalent to a Senior Accountant or higher responsibilities.
  • At least three years of payroll experience, processing multi-state payroll, and expertise with Paychex is preferred but not required.
  • Minimum three years of experience working as a Senior Accountant for a service provider such as a management service, preferably in the real estate industry.
  • “Big Four” or national accounting firm audit experience is preferred but not required.
  • Substantial experience in both the private and public accounting sectors is preferred but not required.

Skills

The 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, learn from it, and adjust course,
  • Thrives on challenge and significant responsibility,
  • Can work well under pressure with compressed project time frames,
  • Is an exceptionally well organized and detail oriented individual,
  • Is analytical and resourceful with the ability to monitor and adhere to detailed processes and procedures,
  • Is equipped with strong writing and oral communication skills,
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with diverse personalities, and
  • Good GAAP and financial reporting technical skills.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Job Specifications

  • Status: This role is considered exempt under the Federal Labor Standards Act.
  • Expected work hours: 8:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday with occasional weekends.
  • Travel: May be required to drive a personal vehicle for business occasionally.
  • Work environment and physical demands: General office environment includes but not limited to periods of sitting at a computer, standing at a copier, and carrying files.
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Vice President, Asset Management

Job ID 332
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 with approximately $10 billion in assets under management. We create a work environment where you can advance shared goals and be recognized for your contributions, expertise, and dedication.

ARA is seeking a Vice President, Asset Management is 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. Based in ARA’s Los Angeles headquarters, you will work on assets located throughout the country.

The qualified candidate will be an energetic person, ready to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

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.
  • Oversee management of property operations for office and industrial assets through effective coordination of third-party property managers, leasing staff, construction managers, and others.
  • Support the development of strategic business plans for each asset, which governs its daily operations and position in the marketplace.

Your Background

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

What We Offer

ARA creates opportunities for professional development and collaboration. We provide a competitive base compensation and incentives package as well as a mix of other benefits to help plan for retirement, stay healthy, and maintain a positive work-life balance.

If you want to be a part of a dynamic and passionate team and learn from some of the most talented real estate professionals in the industry, click Apply Now!

American Realty Advisors is an equal opportunity employer.

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Analyst, Real Estate Research & Strategy

Job ID 337
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 with approximately $10 billion in assets under management. We create a work environment where you can advance shared goals and be recognized for your contributions, expertise, and dedication.

ARA is seeking an analyst to support ARA’s Research & Strategy team in conducting property markets, capital market, and macroeconomic data research and analysis. Based in ARA’s Los Angeles headquarters, you will provide the research needed to generate presentations and thought leadership pieces in support of Investor Relations activities.

The qualified candidate will be an energetic person, ready to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment and has a strong interest in commercial real estate research and analysis.

What You Will Do

  • Contribute to specialized research for quarterly and ad-hoc thought leadership pieces in support of investor relations.
  • Manage and update research and data sources used in the development and presentation of the firm’s House View, including macroeconomic, capital market, and property market variables.
  • Respond to ad hoc internal and external requests for specialized graphs and data.

Your Background

You have an undergraduate or graduate degree in business, real estate, economics or statistics, and one year of experience working in commercial real estate research. You’ve worked with data sources such as CoStar, Real Capital Analytics, NCREIF, Moody’s, and the U.S. Census Bureau. A successful candidate thrives on challenge and significant responsibility and can take critical feedback and make it actionable.

What We Offer

ARA creates opportunities for professional development and collaboration. We provide a competitive base compensation and incentives package as well as a mix of other benefits to help plan for retirement, stay healthy, and maintain a positive work-life balance.

If you want to be a part of a dynamic and passionate team and learn from some of the most talented real estate professionals in the industry, click Apply Now!

American Realty Advisors is an equal opportunity employer.

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Senior Analyst, Real Estate Research & Strategy

Job ID 338
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 with approximately $10 billion in assets under management. We create a work environment where you can advance shared goals and be recognized for your contributions, expertise, and dedication.

ARA is seeking a senior analyst to drive the research needed to continue positioning ARA at the forefront of real estate research and investment strategy. Based in ARA’s Los Angeles headquarters, you will perform the critical research needed to develop and execute ARA's investment strategies.

The qualified candidate will be an energetic person, ready to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment and has a passion for commercial real estate research and analysis.

What You Will Do

  • Conduct high-value research in support of the firm’s research and investment strategy activities.
  • Develop and maintain proprietary economic, capital market, and property fundamentals research that inform the firm’s investment strategies.
  • Undertake specialized research addressing evolving research and investment strategy questions and opportunities.

Your Background

You have an undergraduate or graduate degree in business, real estate, economics or statistics, and at least three years of experience working in commercial real estate research. You’ve worked with data sources such as CoStar, Real Capital Analytics, NCREIF, Moody’s, and the U.S. Census Bureau. A successful candidate thrives on challenge and significant responsibility and can take critical feedback and make it actionable.

What We Offer

ARA creates opportunities for professional development and collaboration. We provide a competitive base compensation and incentives package as well as a mix of other benefits to help plan for retirement, stay healthy, and maintain a positive work-life balance.

If you want to be a part of a dynamic and passionate team and learn from some of the most talented real estate professionals in the industry, click Apply Now!

American Realty Advisors is an equal opportunity employer.

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Vice President, Asset Management

Job ID 339
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 with approximately $10 billion in assets under management. We create a work environment where you can advance shared goals and be recognized for your contributions, expertise, and dedication.

ARA is seeking a Vice President, Asset Management is responsible for assisting with 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. Based in ARA’s Chicago office, you will work on assets located throughout the country.

The qualified candidate will be an energetic person, ready to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

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.
  • Oversee management of property operations for retail assets through effective coordination of third-party property managers, leasing staff, construction managers, and others.
  • Analyze financial terms of lease proposals, using effective lease/rent calculations and net present value for leases. Determine if leases are consistent with current market conditions and meet with long-term asset expectations from a financial perspective.

Your Background

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

What We Offer

ARA creates opportunities for professional development and collaboration. We provide a competitive base compensation and incentives package as well as a mix of other benefits to help plan for retirement, stay healthy, and maintain a positive work-life balance.

If you want to be a part of a dynamic and passionate team and learn from some of the most talented real estate professionals in the industry, click Apply Now!

American Realty Advisors is an equal opportunity employer.

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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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