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Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Financial Reporting: Accruals, Variance reports, budgeting, and forecasting, true-ups, reconciliations, monthly reports, lease management
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Have you used Yardi? If not, what type property management software have you used?
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Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Overseeing selection and performance of vendor services, including preparation of RFP's and monitoring vendor performance
Assistant Real Estate Manager
TX - Dallas

Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Digital Realty.
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Build Your Career at the Intersection of High Tech and Real Estate

If you combine a background in commercial real estate with strong financial reporting skills and the drive to own your responsibilities and work to advance your skills, the role of Assistant Real Estate Manager offers you some compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Make an impact as you provide operational and financial support for a six data center properties in the Dallas area.
  • Expand your experience in a diverse role including AP processing, financial reporting and analysis, reconciliations and much more. Quick question for you - click here
  • Have outstanding training as you support and learn in one campus data center while the new building is completed.
  • Enjoy the best of both worlds: the supportive atmosphere of a strong team as well as the stability and resources of a thriving, rapidly growing global corporation.
  • Gain exposure to other teams and other areas of our business. You'll work with a group of talented peers and mentors in Dallas and across other Digital Realty sites.
  • Build a career home at a global organization that supports employees' long-term career goals.
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 unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.
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Expand Your Property Management Skills at the Largest Wholesale Data Center Provider in the World

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:
  • An associate or bachelor's degree (preferred) in Business, Real Estate, Finance or similar, or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • 3 to 5 years of related experience in commercial property management including responsibility for financial reporting, accruals and budgeting. 
  • The ability to understand leases and lease abstracts.
  • A proven track record of providing superior customer service.
  • Strong understanding of financial terms and principles and the ability to analyze financial statements.
  • Computer proficiency, including familiarity with MS Office programs and intermediate Excel skills; SharePoint and/or Yardi, or similar property management software experience preferred.  
  • The ability to express ideas clearly in written and verbal communications, including the capability to create complex financial and business-related documents.
  • Strong Property / Construction accounting backgrounds are preferred. Data center experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-volume environment.
  • Strong organizational skills, time management and detail orientation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter mentality and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Technical understanding such as rudimentary knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems.
Top candidates also will have experience with MOST of the following:
  • Accounts receivable, accounts payable and purchase order creation. 
  • Preparing service contracts and/or lease agreements.
  • Recoveries.
  • Budget review and variance analysis.
  • Reviewing operating statements.
  • Basic accounting.
We are currently working remotely, with tentative plans to return to on-site work in September. In general, you'll work a regular Monday through Friday schedule, although there will be some overtime work as well. 

All candidates chosen for consideration must submit to and pass Digital Realty's background check.
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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 (REM), as the Assistant Real Estate Manager, you will work to support your supervisor in all aspects of management for the assigned portfolio, with a specific focus on the financial piece. Initially, you will play a key role in learning, assisting and supporting the operations and financial responsibilities for a 54-megawatt property supporting large enterprise clients. Upon its 2022 completion, you will support an even larger 64-megawatt facility with a mix of data center and colocation customers. You will provide various financial reports and accruals, re-forecasts, budgeting and reconciliations.  Managing our customer ticketing system and conducting property walk-through inspections will also be a central component of your role. Additionally, we’ll look to you to help organize tenants’ events and oversee other special event coordination as needed.

You will regularly work with Security, Engineering, Shipping and Receiving and other teams, serving as a liaison for the REM and helping build a collaborative environment, as well as with vendors, such as landscapers. As part of your specific responsibilities, you will:
  • Support the planning, budgeting and control of operating and capital expenditures. 
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets, forecasts, monthly reports, and variance reports, including accruals, journal entries, heavy financial reporting.
  • Assist with accounts receivable and accounts payable, including the collection of rent, accruals, payment of expenses, common area maintenance estimates, true-ups, reconciliations, compliance with lease terms, and preparation of all related documentation.
  • Respond to customer requests and needs; coordinate efforts with Property Management and Technical Operation teams to resolve issues.
  • Oversee selection and performance of vendor services, including preparation of requests for proposal and service agreements; monitor vendor performance against service level agreements. Quick question for you - click here
  • Schedule and facilitate maintenance with vendors and customers.
  • Perform property inspections on a regular basis; make recommendations to maintain and enhance the assigned property portfolio.
  • Maintain a strong relationship with the Asset Manager and Technical Operations team for the assigned portfolio to ensure that all corporate objectives are being met.
  • Document and track all certificates of insurance from vendors and customers.
  • Maintain accurate and pertinent information for vendors and customers.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers and vendors.
This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.
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Why Join Us
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Ownership and Impact
You will play an integral role in managing the financial and operational aspects of your assigned portfolio/building. You will leverage your in-depth experience to assist with a variety of financial and operational responsibilities including financial reporting, budgeting, accruals, property inspections and customer ticket requests.

Professional Development
Not only will you learn the data center industry, but you will also be able to expand/enhance your experience in diverse accounting and finance areas. We are proactive about helping our people grow and develop, and as Digital Realty continues to grow, we'll be looking for proven players to move up.  Success in this role could set you up to advance to a Real Estate Manager position or follow another career path in our organization.

People-Focused Culture
We are a collaborative, people-focused group dedicated to quality and continuous improvement. We strive to promote a friendly, fun and open work environment, and our dedication to this is reflected in the tenure of our employees. People like it here and tend to stay and build successful careers. 

Global Reach
Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of customers across the Americas, EMEA and APAC, ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products.  

Green Standard for Sustainability
At Digital Realty, we are committed to improving our data centers' performance and energy efficiency through the creation, adoption, and promotion of industry-leading best data center practices and experience. We are pioneers in thinking about green data centers and adopting and building to LEED and BREEAM certification requirements. We are also a contributing member of The Green Grid.

Excellent Compensation
In addition to competitive compensation, 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.

Pictured: While you won't get hands-on with the technical assets, you will learn about data center operations, including both the leading-edge telecom/Internet infrastructure and mission-critical systems such as cooling, power, security and more. Each of our data campuses is part of the largest ecosystem of world-class US, European, and APAC carriers, hosting physical connection points for the world's telecommunications networks and Internet backbones.
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Road to Success
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To excel in this role, you’ll need to have an outstanding ability to work under pressure and shift priorities quickly, depending on the current needs of the business. This is a fast-paced environment where you may be called upon to produce a report or work on a new task with a tight deadline. We’re looking for a professional who excels in this type of environment and takes pride in their abilities to work under pressure and multi-task.

We have a close-knit team at our office, so we’re really looking for someone who can come in and seamlessly become a part of our group. You’ll enjoy taking part in our team-building events, group lunches and much more.

Additionally, in order to be an outstanding Assistant Real Estate Manager, you will:
  • Bring outstanding communication skills to all of your interactions, including reporting up to and keeping your supervisor informed.
  • Be a team player with an easygoing and adaptable personality.
  • Be a motivated go-getter with a proactive approach to getting up to speed quickly.
  • Be resourceful and able to accomplish tasks autonomously but know when to ask for help or clarification.
  • Seek help beyond your supervisor, including reaching out to Assistant Real Estate Managers and other peers at other sites.
  • Take a proactive approach and leverage common sense.
  • Keep an eye on the details, question as needed, and share your strong ideas.
  • Have an outstanding work ethic.
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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 sgaskill@engage2excel.com.