Assistant Real Estate Manager
IL - Chicago

Opportunity Snapshot
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Build a progressive career where high tech and real estate meet.

If you combine experience in commercial real estate with strong financial reporting skills and the drive to fully own your responsibilities, the position of Assistant Real Estate Manager with Digital Realty offers you some compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Expand your skills in a broad role that includes providing financial and operational support for the world's largest data center and our growing Franklin Park campus.
  • Enjoy both autonomy and support; we'll train you at a reasonable pace, but you should be motivated to get up to speed and work independently in short order.
  • Build a career in the dynamic data center industry at one of the world's largest providers of full-service data center solutions.
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and/or advance along diverse career paths in an organization committed to promoting from within whenever possible.
  • Earn competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, including a variety of insurances, a company match on the 401(k) plan, an employee stock option program, and more.
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.

Pictured: 350 East Cermak, one of the properties you will support, is one of the largest data centers in the world at, with over 1.1 million square feet of space and over 100 MW of utility power. Built in 1912, 350 East Cermak is a registered historical landmark with beautiful architecture.
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Expand Your Property Management Skills at the Largest Provider of Data Center Solutions in the World

The Requirements
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To be a good fit for the Assistant Real Estate Manager opportunity, you will have:
  • An associate's or bachelor's degree (preferred) in Business, Real Estate, Finance or similar, or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • 3+ years of related experience in commercial property management including responsibility for financial reporting, accruals, budgeting, and customer service.
  • 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.
  • The ability to work effectively and independently in a fast-paced environment, and under deadline pressure.
  • Interest in the data center industry and a passion for what you do.
  • The ability to pass a background check.
  • Legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer.
Pictured: Our secure 40-acre master-planned Digital Franklin Park campus (the other property you will support) is in proximity to all the metro's network, cloud, and content ecosystems and offers a wide array of design options from single cabinet to complex multi-megawatt deployments.
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The Role
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Reporting to and taking direction from the Real Estate Manager (REM) you will be responsible for 350 E. Cermak, in downtown Chicago, and our Franklin Park campus, near O'Hare airport. 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. Additionally, you'll help with service agreements, AR and AP, and more. Managing our customer ticketing system will also be an important component of your role. You’ll divide your time fairly evenly between the two sites.

In addition to the responsibilities described above, 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. You'll also work with vendors, such as landscapers. Specifically, you will:
  • Support the planning, budgeting, and control of operating and capital expenditures.
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets, forecasts, monthly reports, variance reports, and heavy financial reporting.
  • Assist with accounts receivable and accounts payable, payment of expenses, common area maintenance estimates, 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 more.
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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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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