Careers

  • Senior Vice President, Carolinas Region
  • Technical Administrator, Rosemont
  • Operations Analyst, Rosemont
  • Senior Vice President, Asset Management, Rosemont

Senior Vice President, Carolinas Region

Privately-held industrial real estate investment firm headquartered in Rosemont, IL seeks an entrepreneurial-minded professional to identify and execute real estate investment opportunities in our business region spanning the North Carolina and South Carolina markets. This is an exciting opportunity to work in the real estate industry for one of the top 20 global industrial real estate owners: In both 2017 and 2018 the firm executed over $1B in transactions. This regional Senior Vice President will lead the “value-add” investment strategy for the Carolinas region of the firm, which achieves outstanding risk-adjusted returns through acquiring, developing and operating industrial properties on a national platform. The firm’s portfolio spans about 30 states and encompasses over 44 million square feet.

The Senior Vice President is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and closing new acquisition and development opportunities to increase the firm’s overall portfolio. S/he will have access to the firm’s multiple capital methods for acquisitions and developments. The SVP will also have full property and asset management responsibility for properties acquired in the Carolinas region. Compensation includes equity, management fees, and deal fee participation in sourced transactions. The SVP will work closely with the firm’s Chief Investment Officer but will have full access to the firm’s operational organization including underwriting, analysis, legal, and marketing support.

 

Responsibilities
  • Acquire and/or develop industrial real estate property in North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Analyze, structure, and evaluate potential transactions and build a deal pipeline
  • Conduct market research and utilize industry network to develop new leads on investment opportunities
  • Assume full property and asset management responsibility for properties acquired in NC and SC
Qualifications
  • Minimum of ten years’ demonstrable business development experience in the industrial real estate sector
  • Insider’s knowledge of the NC and SC markets
  • Strong connections within the industrial brokerage communities spanning NC and SC
  • Strong negotiation skills, with ability to close deals effectively and successfully
  • Financial modeling skills (with proficiency in Argus, Excel) a plus
  • Willingness and ability to travel

Technical Administrator, Rosemont

We are seeking a Technical Administrator to work onsite at our headquarters in Rosemont, IL. The Tech Administrator will serve as a ‘utility player’, lending first/second level technical support across multiple areas of our business. We are seeking a junior-level resource with a few years’ experience working in a small to midsize company who demonstrates a good understanding of the hardware, software, and web applications it takes to operate a business effectively. The Tech Administrator will serve as the “go to” for our entire user base as it relates to technology and applications and will be our external point-of-contact for all business-related technologies.

The Tech Administrator will liaise both with our third-party IT support provider who manages our cloud computing platform as well as with our voice/data infrastructure provider, serving as our company’s point of contact and service coordinator. Additionally, the Tech Administrator will support our company’s major business applications, including our property accounting software, our investor CRM portal, and various other apps.

The ideal candidate is one who takes initiative, is always willing to help, and demonstrates the ability to see projects through to successful completion. This ideal candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills, strong critical-thinking and analysis skills, and the desire and aptitude to learn new systems and technologies quickly and effectively to support the success of the company.

Responsibilities
  • Serve as on-site technical liaison for our third-party IT vendor: Troubleshoot day-to-day user computing and application issues in hosted environment, and provide support and/or escalate to IT vendor as necessary for issue resolution
  • Serve as on-site technical liaison for our voice and data service provider:  Troubleshoot and escalate connectivity and hardware issues as necessary, provide onsite support for outages, and coordinate tech support for equipment improvement/replacement instances
  • Ensure optimal cyber security across the organization
  • Coordinate set-up of new user virtual desktops and deactivation of terminated employees’ desktops with IT company
  • Partner with IT company and voice/data service provider to ensure systems are running as optimally and efficiently as possible
  • Manage technology equipment inventory, upgrading and ordering additional equipment as needed
  • Serve as technical point of contact for organization’s property accounting application:  Troubleshoot user issues and escalate to third-party support as necessary; manage system maintenance and coordinate software upgrades; manage system security, user access and permissions; provide system training to new employees; coordinate integrations with other internal and external third-party business applications
  • Provide technical support for organization’s investor management system, consulting with end users to identify issues accessing electronic content
  • Provide functional expertise for investor management system:  managing the database content, creating and distributing documents via DocuSign and utilizing marketing opportunities within the system to appeal to investors
  • Serve as point of contact for organization’s various other third-party business applications, managing user installations, subscriptions/licensing, and security
  • Continually assess IT applications for optimum performance, stay abreast of current and new technologies, and provide relevant recommendations to senior leadership for IT application improvements
  • Manage website domain registration and hosting
  • Manage office surveillance system
  • Obtain and provide requested IT computing environment information for regularly occurring business audits
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or business administration
  • Strong familiarity with Windows-based cloud-computing environments
  • At least 1-2 years’ experience providing technical support to a small-to-midsize company
  • Relevant knowledge of software, hardware, and network systems
  • Experience with enterprise property accounting software preferred
  • Ability to customize, navigate, and provide support at the enterprise level for third-party applications
  • Ability to investigate and evaluate new technologies and understand their viability against business requirements
  • Familiarity with customizing and optimizing CRM applications for functional business use
  • Excellent critical-thinking and analysis skills, with the ability to assess situations and offer tactical expertise for resolutions
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on providing excellent customer service and coordinating across multiple parties with effectiveness and professionalism
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and multitask effectively
  • Strong communicative ability including effective written, verbal, and listening skills
  • Resourcefulness and tenacity to obtain information, solve problems, and complete projects
  • Comfort in presenting technology concepts and recommendations to senior leadership

Operations Analyst, Rosemont

Brennan Investment Group, a privately-held real estate investment firm headquartered in Chicago, acquires, develops, and operates industrial properties in select major metropolitan markets throughout the United States. Since 2010, Brennan Investment Group has acquired over $4 billion in industrial real estate. The company’s current portfolio spans 29 states and encompasses 44 million square feet.

The Operations Analyst will work on a collaborative team directly supporting the operations of the Midwest region, and will report to the Senior Vice President, Asset Management (SVP). The Analyst will work closely with the Managing Principal of the Midwest Region (MP), Asset Management/Leasing Team, Property Management Team, and occasionally with the Acquisition Team. The role will leverage the Analyst’s experience and expertise in financial analysis, market research, data tracking and analysis, project management, and communication/organization skills. This is both a qualitative and quantitative position, so strong math and written skills are necessary. This is a great career opportunity for a junior-level professional to grow with one of the top 20 ranked global industrial real estate owners.

Responsibilities
  • Prepare and update financial models in Excel and/or Argus for existing assets and portfolios including a) analysis of leasing, financing, budgeting, joint venture/lender and hold/sell decisions and b) internal rate of returns, sensitivity analyses, cash-on-cash returns and various other return metrics.
  • Assist in preparation and review of asset and portfolio-level annual budgets and portfolio-level annual strategic business plans for joint venture partners and lenders.
  • Prepare executive summaries and portfolio analyses/reports for Senior Management for company-wide quarterly asset management meetings.
  • Analyze lease transactions and assist in the leasing process including coordinating with the Leasing and Property Management teams.
  • Assist in the preparation and review of monthly/quarterly reports including rent rolls, investment returns, operating statements, distribution estimates, capital expenditures, and other qualitative aspects of the asset/portfolio.
  • Assist MP and SVP in disposition/refinance/recapitalization process, including preparation of return metrics and sales rational for Investment Committee review.
  • Work closely with Executive Director of Investment Underwriting during the recapitalization, refinance, and disposition marketing/closing processes.
  • Work with the Accounting, Leasing, and Property Management Teams to ensure that operating results and other reporting requirements are completed and communicated accurately and timely for Senior Management, joint venture partners, and lenders.
  • Assist Leasing Team with gathering supply/demand data including obtaining information on competitive properties, recent sale and lease transactions, tenants in the market, and new development projects.
Qualifications
  • BA or BS degree from an accredited institution, preferably in real estate, finance, business, accounting, economics or related area. Must have strong academic credentials.
  • Two to three years of real estate industry experience is ideal, and preferably in the industrial real estate industry.
  • Proficiency with Argus Enterprise
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Experience with financial modeling with an understanding of basic finance concepts such as NOI returns, cash flow returns, internal rate of return, and present value/discounted cash flows.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and professionally across multiple internal departments.
  • Organizational skills and high attention to detail, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to function both in a team-oriented setting and independently.
  • Strong sense of personal motivation, responsibility, and entrepreneurship.

Qualified candidates may submit resumes (cover letters strongly encouraged) to [email protected] for immediate consideration.

Senior Vice President, Asset Management, Rosemont

Brennan Investment Group, a privately-held real estate investment firm headquartered in Chicago, acquires, develops, and operates industrial properties in select major metropolitan markets throughout the United States. Since 2010, Brennan Investment Group has acquired over $4 billion in industrial real estate. The company’s current portfolio spans 29 states and encompasses 44 million square feet.

The Senior Vice President of Asset Management (SVP) will report to the Managing Principal of the Midwest Region (MP) and lead all aspects of property-level operating activities and strategies for the Company’s portfolio of properties in the Midwest, the Company’s largest region.  The SVP will be primarily focused on developing and executing property-level strategies to enhance portfolio value throughout the Midwest Region. The properties will be predominantly multi-tenant and single-tenant industrial buildings throughout the top markets in the Midwest including Chicago, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Columbus, and Cincinnati. Responsibilities include the development and execution of asset repositioning, operating and leasing strategies, as well as budgeting, financial reporting, investor relations and reporting and tenant relations. The SVP will be supported by an Operations Analyst and will also manage and direct a team of property management and leasing professionals.

The ideal candidate is an effective leader who has experience in asset management, leasing, property management, and financial budgeting within the industrial real estate sector. The candidate should be a self-starter with the ability and expertise to decipher financial and market data to effectively assess the performance of individual assets in the Company’s Midwest industrial portfolio. The ideal candidate can work independently with minimal supervision and is able to thrive in a dynamic environment that is highly entrepreneurial, both strategic and creative, and which requires rapid learning, multitasking and prioritizing under tight deadlines.

Responsibilities
  • Work closely with MP to develop strategies and tactics necessary to achieve Leasing and Property Management department goals
  • Engage with MP to develop asset and portfolio-level business plans and oversee the execution on property operating and capital budgets
  • Regularly review, analyze and monitor the financial performance of individual assets and portfolios
  • Develop and execute on asset strategies including leasing, sell/hold analyses, and physical improvements
  • Collaborate with MP and Executive Director of Investment Underwriting (ED) to develop and execute on capital transactions, including property and/or portfolio dispositions, re-financings, and recapitalizations
  • Work collaboratively with MP, Leasing team, and Property Managers to implement asset strategies, manage lease negotiations, and approve leasing transactions
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly updates and reports for lenders and joint-venture partners in an efficient and timely manner on asset performance and valuations
  • Serve as the primary conduit between joint-venture partners and lenders and the Company’s Senior Management on each asset and portfolio
  • Manage and direct the Property Management and Leasing teams to ensure strategy and tactics are executed, as well as foster professional growth and opportunity for career advancement of team members
  • Manage and monitor Property Management team on tenant improvement and capital construction progress, budget, and cost overruns, along with approving and facilitating any change orders
  • Produce ad-hoc analyses to evaluate the performance of assets – identify and analyze opportunities for value enhancement and cash flow improvement, including lease transactions, refinancing and property dispositions
  • Oversee any tenant legal proceedings. Help identify problems and opportunities to formulate and execute plans on uncovering cases related to non-payment, illegal, and fraudulent activity at the property and/or tenant level
  • Assist Senior Management in developing, creating and delivering business development presentations to existing and/or potential joint-venture partners
  • Develop strategies/initiatives to enhance the Company’s relationships and reputation within the industrial brokerage community
  • Investigate software/technology to enhance operational efficiency in the Leasing and Property Management departments
  • Collaborate with MP to develop tactics and goals to further enhance the Company’s focus on customer service
  • Special projects as assigned by MP and/or Senior Management at the Company
Qualifications
  • BS/BA in Finance, Real Estate, Economics, Business, or a related field; MBA preferred.
  • Progressive career within the commercial real estate industry, with relevant institutional experience. Target experience level is 10+ years in functions including asset/portfolio management, leasing, and property management, with a demonstrated track record of increasing responsibility. Industrial experience is a plus.
  • Effective leadership capabilities and a team-oriented mindset
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint. Experience with Argus Enterprise is a plus
  • Proficiency in understanding discounted cash flow models, variance analyses, net effective comparative analyses, and Argus Enterprise outputs
  • Ability and willingness to travel to Midwest Portfolio assets and portfolios
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to liaise effectively between Senior Management, joint-venture partners, lenders, and internal teammates

Qualified candidates may submit resumes (cover letters strongly encouraged) to [email protected] for immediate consideration.