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Property Assistant
IL - Chicago

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

If you have strong organizational skills, the ability to balance multiple priorities and a desire to learn, the job of Property Assistant offers you some compelling opportunities. In this role, you will:
  • Expand your skills and experience in both office administration and property management. No two days will be the same! Quick question for you - click here
  • Learn the data center side of our business; in addition to being a leading global REIT, we are one of the world's largest providers of full-service data center solutions. 
  • Gain broad exposure to different areas in this diverse role including basic bookkeeping and finance activities, administrative tasks and more.
  • Enjoy the welcoming and friendly culture of the Chicago team,  the stability and resources of a thriving, global corporation, and the convenience of a hybrid schedule.
  • Showcase your potential to take on wider responsibilities and advance your career along several paths in our organization.
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.
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Join a skilled team and grow your skills at a global leader in data center solutions

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 Property Assistant opportunity, you will have:
  • 2-3 years of related administrative experience, including an understanding of office workflow.
  • A background in property management is preferred but not required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • The ability to learn new processes and tools.
  • Exposure to bookkeeping and annual budgeting is a plus. Quick question for you - click here
  • An associate's or bachelor's degree, ideally in Business, Accounting or a similar field is preferred (some promotional opportunities will require a degree).
Just as important will be the following qualities and characteristics:
  • Strong organizational skills and a detail orientation.
  • The ability to multitask and manage multiple activities and priorities.
  • A friendly people-oriented approach and the ability to interact effectively with customers and coworkers.
  • The ability to express ideas clearly in written and verbal communications.
  • Resourcefulness and the ability to achieve goals independently.
  • Reliability and punctuality.
You will work typical business hours Monday through Friday, with occasional overtime on an as-needed basis. Currently, we work a hybrid schedule with three days in the office and two at home, although that is subject to change.

Pictured: Digital Realty's Colocation Data Center at 44480 Hastings Drive is one of the most efficient and cost-effective data centers in the world, built from the ground up to deliver maximum power and reliability. The facility is sited on 17 acres of our Ashburn Corporate Center campus in Loudoun County, a Virginia area known as Data Center Alley.
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The Role
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Reporting to the Senior Real Estate Manager, you will join a team that also includes an Assistant Real Estate Manager, and support two data centers in Chicago. You will handle the majority of the administrative work -- essentially a combination of bookkeeping and office/administrative support -- and play a key role in keeping the team on track. Quick question for you - click here

Specific activities will include:
  • Supporting the planning, budgeting, and control of operating and capital expenditures.
  • Assisting in the preparation of annual budgets, forecasts, monthly reports, and variance reports.
  • Assisting with accounts receivable and accounts payable, including collection of rent, accruals, payment of expenses, common area maintenance estimates, true-ups, reconciliations, compliance with lease terms and preparation of all related documents.
  • Responding to customer requests and needs and coordinating with the Property Management Team to assist in resolving issues.
  • Assisting in the selection and performance of vendor services, including preparation of requests for proposals and service agreements. You'll also monitor vendor performance to ensure compliance and standards established in the service agreement are being met.
  • Scheduling and facilitating maintenance with vendors and customers.
  • 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: Construction on 350 E Cermak began in 1912, and it was ahead of its time in both stability infrastructure and fire safety then. Modernization means it continues to be as strong, safe and beautiful as it was over 100 years ago.
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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.

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