A Capitalist Tool
Last week, during a meeting in my Park Avenue office, I glanced at my favorite wall decoration, a framed tie imprinted with “Capitalist Tool,” the motto of Forbes that Steve Forbes was kind enough to send me after we jointly presented to a New York real estate crowd in 1988.
Since that day in ’88, I have enjoyed the tie, and relished the biweekly delivery of Forbes magazine. Alas, I learned this weekend that the Capitalist Tool, Forbes Media made a deal to sell a controlling interest to a Hong Kong investor group for $300 million.
My sadness to see the Forbes family depart from control of Forbes was more sentimental than practical. Our economies are global, and Forbes’list of the richest people on earth is increasingly global.
So, I am glad that Forbes majority interest is in the hands of Chinese capitalists, with Steve Forbes remaining as Chairman & Editor in Chief. Best wishes, Steve!
ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
Land Management Officer
(ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO) Position will manage a number of properties, including commercial, residential and industrial, entrusted to Transport Canada along the Welland Canal and the surrounding areas. Responsibilities include communicating with federal, provincial and municipal agencies about the diversified portfolio ranging from heavy industrial, light commercial, to industrial and renewable power to ensure that the assets are utilized in an efficient and profitable manner.
Senior Financial Analyst/Finance Manager
(Los Angeles, CA) Duties include preparing quarterly and annual reports for executives, board of directors, and investors; coordinating the annual budget and long term forecast process; reviewing budget and forecast information provided by the Regional Finance teams and the different business lines; identifying the key drivers of variance to prior periods and help present findings to senior executives; modeling investor returns under different scenarios; assisting with conducting transaction analysis and compiling loan packages; and maintaining detailed financial models including forward looking cash flows by property.
AIRPORT INDUSTRIAL PARK
Director of Leasing, Management and Tenant Operations
(HONOLULU, HI) Position will oversee a mixed-use office/light industrial facility with over 800,000 square feet, 1,800 parking stalls, and 110 tenants in Honolulu, Hawaii. Position will require a strong background and a broad range of experience with: commercial leasing, tenant negotiations, construction, facilities maintenance and leadership; and possessing a thorough understanding of project schedules, budget coordination, cost effective construction and project management is required. Significant experience in commercial real estate and also required.
PARK MADISON PARTNERS
Real Estate Capital Advisory, Distribution Analyst
(NEW YORK, NY) Duties include assisting Distribution Bankers in their responsibilities, including but not limited to: confirming investor meetings, preparing investor profiles, and following-up on investor meetings; maintenance and update of CRM database; and network and represent Park Madison Partners amongst real estate professionals. Position requires 2 years of relevant prior work experience in real estate, private banking, consulting, cap intro, leasing brokerage and/or investment sales; strong academic credentials; and ability to travel extensively.
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Investment Director, Latin America Portfolio Analytics
(MADISON, NJ) The Director, Latin America Portfolio Analytics will be responsible for the oversight of PREI’s Latin American funds’ portfolio-level reporting, forward looking projections, and marketing activities associated with the account’s day-to-day transaction activity, and marketing requirements. Candidate will work closely with Portfolio Management on the oversight of the funds’ operations, performance and strategy, and structuring of new investments and their impact on the current portfolio leverage/financing status. The candidate will also provide direct oversight to the staff within the Latin American Portfolio Analytics team, who are responsible for the aggregation and production of day-to-day reporting. Role involves direct interaction with multiple internal PREI partners/groups, including but not limited to Asset Management, Fund Operations, Business Development, Legal, Valuations, etc.
NEW YORK LIFE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC
(CHICAGO, IL) Primary duties include assisting Assist Chief Architect in providing Real Estate Dept. with technical advice relative to proposed and existing investments, including mortgages, construction loans, acquisitions and new development. Responsibilities include physical and environmental due diligence including property inspections and condition assessments, plan and budget review, selection and management of outside consultants. Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Engineering, with a minimum of 15 years experience with broad knowledge of building systems, construction and design, cost estimating and environmental consulting required.
Director of Operations – Midwest Region
(DETROIT, MI) Role will partner with Market and LOB leadership in a defined region to develop and implement strategic priorities for operations. Position will be responsible for directing all business operations, office services and client support services activities, in alignment with local business strategy; driving operational excellence, efficiency and collaboration by allocating resources to the most productive uses; monitoring staffing levels, structure, workflow and competencies to effectively support the business; and partnering closely with leaders in Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Research and Marketing to integrate operational support for all shared services.
USAA REAL ESTATE COMPANY
Construction Accountant/Senior Construction Accountant
(SAN ANTONIO, TX) Construction Accountant will be responsible for all aspects of Accounting and Reporting as it relates to development and construction projects. Duties include job cost tracking, balance sheet reconciliations, research, and communication with project managers on project status and payment approvals. Additional duties include reconciling projects costs to the general ledger; working with project managers or 3rd party development partners to obtain information to book monthly draw accruals; providing corporate reporting with capital forecast requirements; and interpreting interpret development and operating agreements to make sure we are in compliance with requirements.
CORPORATE OFFICE PROPERTIES TRUST
(COLUMBIA, MD) Position will be responsible for the overall management of assigned regional property management office(s) and properties including (but not limited to): tenant relations, budgeting, operations, etc. Through subordinate managers, position will ensure that quality customer service and all properties operate within the economic operating constraint of the operating budget. In addition, this position will be responsible for overall staffing issues and management of multiple projects and/or sites and ensuring that company physical assets are maintained in good condition.