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Commercial Property Management experience that required strong financial reporting duties
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Assistant Real Estate Manager
TX - Lewisville


Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Digital Realty
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Join a close-knit team and build a progressive career home where high tech meets real estate

If you combine your commercial real estate background with solid skills in financial reporting, this position offers you some very compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Make an impact as you provide financial and operational support for multiple data center properties in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area.
  • Grow your skills in a broad role that includes financial reporting, variance analysis, recoveries and more. You'll also learn the data center industry, and gain exposure to other areas of our business. Quick question for you - click here
  • Enjoy the close-knit atmosphere of a smaller team as well as the stability and resources of a thriving global corporation.
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance in the world's largest provider of full-service data center solutions.
  • Earn competitive compensation, including bonus potential, and comprehensive benefits.
Digital Realty: Where the cloud lives and business thrives. We built the global standard for technical real estate, developing a unique capability to acquire, manage, and scale data center campuses. Now, Digital Realty is building a unique ecosystem of open solutions that power customer growth through exceptional service on a foundation of unrivaled data center expertise. The new Digital Realty combines unparalleled data center services, carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create a unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.

Pictured: Our Alpha Road, Dallas location – one of the properties for which you'll be responsible. This building comprises a 125,000 SF corporate headquarters-quality asset located near the junction of the LBJ Freeway and the Dallas North Tollway in Dallas.
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Spotlight Your Financial Talent and Expand Your Experience at a Growing Global Industry Leader

The Requirements
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To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Assistant Real Estate Manager opportunity, you will have:
  • A bachelor's degree in Business, Real Estate, or Finance (highly preferred), or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • 3 to 5 years of related experience in commercial property management and financial reporting (general ledger, budgets, etc.). Quick question for you - click here
  • Solid analytical skills, including the ability to identify variances.
  • A proven track record of providing superior customer service.
  • Computer proficiency, including familiarity with MS Office and intermediate Excel skills. Quick question for you - click here
  • Experience with property management software is strongly preferred (we use Yardi), but at a minimum, you will need to be able to learn new programs quickly.
Just as important will be the following competencies and characteristics:
  • Excellent customer-facing skills.
  • The ability to express ideas clearly in written and verbal communications, including the capability to create complex financial and business-related documents.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and a detail orientation.
  • Solid interpersonal skills.
  • A self-starter mentality and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
For the time being, we are working remotely. When it is safe to do so, we will return to the office. Post-COVID, you may visit various central and north Dallas data center sites, and even work at some locations on occasion. In general, you'll work a regular Monday through Friday schedule, although there will be some overtime work as well.
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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Reporting to the Real Estate Manager, you will join a team that includes a property assistant. In addition, you'll interact with on-site engineering and security resources, as well as with regional and corporate staff as you work on a portfolio including four sites. An additional site could be added as you become acclimated to and skilled in your role.

As you can see from the responsibilities below, this is a broad role. However, you can expect to spend a good deal of time supporting the Real Estate Manager in financial reporting and variance analysis, including truing up information for quarterly and year-end reporting.

A sampling of your responsibilities:
  • Support the preparation of budgets, forecasts, true-ups, reconciliations and periodic financial reporting.
  • Support the control of OPEX and CAPEX through recurring meetings with the Data Center Manager and Real Estate Manager.
  • Support purchase order and invoice register processes, including accruals and payment of expenses, compliance with lease terms, and preparation of all related documentation.
  • Support construction accounting functions.
  • Administer property electric coding to Property Assistants for expense processing.
  • Administer sub-meter calculations and submit customer billings to Accounts Receivable.
  • Process customer bill backs and submit to Accounts Receivable.
  • Support the compliance of all Customer lease agreements to ensure all obligations of the landlord and customer are being met.
  • Work closely with the Real Estate Manager and Lease Administration Team to support the review of recovery setups for tenants, ensuring the accuracy of expense recoveries and maximizing recovery revenue.
  • Administer required lease administration forms such as holdover, termination and colocation order forms.
Non-financial responsibilities will include helping customers resolve issues, coordinating with and scheduling vendors, performing administrative tasks, supporting audits and more.

Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Pictured: Another portfolio property. Midway Road, Carrollton, TX. Conveniently located near the George Bush Turnpike and North Dallas Tollway, this facility of more than 100,000 sq. ft. was built in 2000, renovated in 2008, and provides an ideal data center location.
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Why Join Us
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Professional development
We place a strong emphasis on helping people grow, and are committed to promoting from within whenever possible. Success in this role could set you up to advance to a Real Estate Manager position or follow another career path in our organization.

Integral role
We'll look to you to take ownership of your responsibilities as an important part of the real estate management team. You will work with and learn from talented managers and also interact with a wide array of contacts in other areas of our organization.

Growth without limits
We're growing fast and growing smart, including acquiring businesses that complement and strengthen our core offerings. We're already one of the largest players in our space, and ongoing growth will create opportunities for strong performers.

Entrepreneurial culture
We value collaboration and encourage innovation, and the organization is committed to providing employees the tools they need to excel and develop professionally.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive wage and discretionary bonus potential, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes all you would expect plus some pleasant surprises, like multiple flexible spending plans, a generous company match on the 401(k) plan, and more.
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Road to Success
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It should be clear by now that this role is heavily weighted toward financial reporting. While you'll have other operational responsibilities, you must truly enjoy working with the numbers. To excel here you will be a motivated go-getter with a proactive approach to getting up to speed quickly. Ours is a fast-paced environment and we're looking for a professional who takes pride in their abilities to handle pressure, multi-task and remain flexible and adaptable as priorities change.

In addition, in order to be an outstanding Assistant Real Estate Manager, you will:
  • Pay close attention to details while also grasping the bigger picture.
  • Demonstrate a results orientation, a high level of professionalism and an upbeat personality.
  • Be resourceful, accomplish tasks autonomously, but also know when to ask for help.
  • Build relationships with regular contacts.
  • Bring a customer-service approach and also manage expectations as necessary.
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Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at jdibenedetto@engage2excel.com.