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Do you hold a bachelor’s degree in business, real estate, or finance; or the equivalent combination of experience?
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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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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
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Assistant Real Estate Manager
VA - Ashburn


Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Digital Realty
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Build a progressive career home at the intersection of high tech and real estate

If you combine a commercial real estate background with strong financial reporting skills and the drive to fully own your responsibilities, the Assistant Real Estate Manager position with Digital Realty offers you some compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Make an impact as you provide operational and financial support for three data center properties in Ashburn, VA.
  • Expand your skills and experience in a broad role supporting everything from back-end accounting, including purchase orders, invoices and financial reporting, to vendor setup and interactions, to special initiatives. If you're hungry to grow, this is a role where you can learn as much as you want -- including cross-functionally -- and set yourself up for future success.
  • Take advantage of solid training and a strong support network as you work with a group of talented peers and mentors and gain exposure to other teams and other areas of our business.
  • Enjoy the best of both worlds: the supportive atmosphere of a collaborative team, as well as the stability and resources of a rapidly growing and thriving global corporation.
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and/or advance here in Ashburn or at other sites across the nation and around the globe.
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.  Quick question for you - click here
  • 3 to 5 years of related experience in commercial property management including responsibility for financial reporting, accruals, budgeting, and customer service.  Quick question for you - click here
  • Strong understanding of financial terms and principles and the ability to analyze financial statements.
  • Computer proficiency, including familiarity with MS Office programs, including intermediate Excel skills; Yardi, or similar property management software experience preferred; SharePoint preferred.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
In general, you'll work a regular Monday through Friday day-shift schedule, although there may be some overtime. You'll be in the office most days, but there is some flexibility and you may be able to work from your home office one day per week. 

Pictured: In the heart of Northern Virginia’s data center hub known as Data Center Alley, 21625 Gresham Drive is minutes from Washington, D.C. and stands as a premier example of data center performance, reliability and energy efficiency. This is one of the three locations that you will support.
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The Role
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Reporting to and taking direction from two Real Estate Managers (REMs) responsible for the three buildings to which you'll be assigned, you will support all aspects of the management of your assigned properties, including both financial and operational tasks. You'll provide various financial reports and accruals, re-forecasts, budgeting and reconciliations. Managing our customer ticketing system will also be a central component of your role. Additionally, you'll help with service agreements, AR and AP, and more.  Two of the buildings are located on the Ashburn campus, where you'll spend the majority of your time, and one that is 25 miles away. You'll go to the furthest building approximately once every two weeks.
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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/buildings. You will leverage your experience to assist with a variety of financial and operational responsibilities including financial reporting, budgeting, accruals, property inspections and customer ticket requests. You'll work closely with approximately a dozen people, as well as with a number of vendors and contracts.

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.

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.

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.
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More Insight
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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More About the Requirements
In addition to the basics described under The Requirements tab, you will need:
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; 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. Quick question for you - click here
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-volume environment, and support two leaders.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with a strong detail orientation; a sense of urgency and responsiveness.
  • 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.
More About the Role
In addition to the responsibilities described in The Role tab, you will regularly work with Security, Engineering, Shipping and Receiving and other teams, serving as a liaison for the REMs and helping build a collaborative environment. You'll also work 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.
  • Support creation of new purchase orders and AP accounts.
  • Schedule and facilitate maintenance with vendors and customers.
  • Perform property inspections on a regular basis (once it is safe); 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.
More About Your Success
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 multi-task and deliver accurate material quickly.

To be clear, this role includes a wide range of responsibilities. You should be comfortable taking on any task or assignment, from responding to customer requests to ordering lunches. While there are career opportunities available to all Digital Realty employees, we'll expect you to invest a couple of years in this role, developing a strong understanding of our organization.

Additionally, to be an outstanding Assistant Real Estate Manager, you will:
  • Bring outstanding communication skills to all 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 supervisors, including reaching out to Assistant Real Estate Managers and other peers at other sites.
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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 acalisto@engage2excel.com.