Lonely At the Top
Last week, Equilar, the executive compensation data firm, reported that of the 200 top-paid chief executives in the United States, there were just 11 women. By my count, that’s just 5.5% of the total, a shocking statistic.
Although, once a woman reaches the pinnacle of success—the CEO’s corner office—her compensation is not too far out of line when compared with her male counterparts. That being said, getting there is another matter.
There are a whole host of reasons posited as to why the extraordinary imbalance exists, such as the difficulty of balancing career and family, but the bottom line is that there are all forms of discrimination afoot that are road blocks to women’s ability to progress to the top job.
I do not have statistics for real estate, but I reckon that our performance lags behind stats indicated in the Equilar report. Sad but true, and regrettably there is little being done to correct these sorry statistics anytime soon.
MARQUETTE MANAGEMENT, INC.
(ROMEOVILLE, IL) Position will be accountable for hiring and development, overall profitability of assigned portfolio, development and execution of marketing strategies and focused on achieving occupancy goals, maximizing rental rates, controlling expenses and promoting extraordinary customer experiences. Duties include managing deadlines, owner commitments and co-invest partner expectations; working with Corporate office staff and on-site teams to maintain and improve the value of the assets; building strong on-site management teams through coaching and development; developing strategies to improve performance at the property level; and increasing portfolio occupancy and income while monitoring operating expenses.
Facilities Manager – Corporate Properties
ROSS STORES, INC.
(NEW YORK, NY) Role will primarily support the day-to-day facility operations and manage the office services functions, as well as support the long-term strategic direction for Ross’ NYBO site, which will be fully occupied by more than 1,200 Ross associates in early 2014. Responsibilities include establishing and managing all facilities processes, policies and procedures (ex: internal/external work orders, MAC requests, space planning, preventative maintenance, supplies, workplace safety, KPI’s, SLA’s, etc.), vendor management for all third parties (ex: food service, janitorial, furniture, HVAC, etc.), oversight of projects, project management, management of non-Ross building tenants, budgeting for capital and operating expenses and managing and maintaining internal relationships with process partners and key business contacts.
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DETROIT SYMPONY ORCHESTRA
Director of Facility Management
(DETROIT, MI) Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Facility Management will organize, direct and oversee facilities management services. These services include engineering, maintenance, building safety and security, asset management, space optimization, identification and coordination of facility maintenance and capital projects, and development of overall property and building strategy. Additional duties include evaluating the capital needs of facilities and recommending current and future improvements; overseeing the maintenance and repair of varied and, diverse facilities; and overseeing the security function to ensure the safety of employees and physical assets.
Senior Director, Head of Commercial Mortgage Investments
(CHARLOTTE, NC) The Senior Director will help execute and implement the commercial mortgage investment program and policy; oversee all commercial mortgage acquisitions; manage a national team of origination professionals in four regional offices; managing and developing borrower, correspondent and mortgage broker relationships; increasing loan volume, development of new loan products, and assisting in developing new third party capital sources; working with portfolio managers to develop business plans and investment strategies; and managing a significant amount of investment opportunities/property financings/activities/assets.
EMPIRE STATE REALTY TRUST
Vice President of Design/Construction & Sustainability
(NEW YORK, NY) Vice President of Design/Construction & Sustainability will report to the Senior Vice President of Design & Construction. Position will provide direct oversight of construction and plan implementation for all ESRT buildings and will be responsible for providing construction/design expertise to property managers and supervising all Project Management teams, in house and third party, for ESRT’s portfolio. Additional duties include supervising all aspects of project management portfolio-wide including planning, design development, budgeting and scheduling; leasing; property management; annual and ten year capital improvement plans and budgets, preparation, and compliance.
AIG GLOBAL REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT CORP.
Real Estate Associate
(NEW YORK, NY) Associate will be assigned to various areas of the business working on a variety of projects and transactions across several asset types which could include: asset management of existing portfolios of properties under construction, in lease up or stabilized. This will include preparation and update of asset reports, preparation of property valuations, market research and analysis and site visits; financial and feasibility analysis, assisting in all phases of property investment, financing and development activities; market economic and demographic research to assist in evaluating markets for existing or potential investments; and due diligence, financial modeling and analysis, preparing design briefs for development projects, monitoring of operating and construction budgets.
NATIONAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST
Director of Originations
(COLUMBUS, OH) Duties include oversight, management, training and participation with Origination department; facilitate NAHT originations efforts with Developers; develop and implement policies and procedures for the originations processes; oversee in the evaluation, structure and negotiation of terms for new tax credit acquisitions for NAHT sponsored tax credit funds; work with Directors and other NAHT departments to assist, evaluate, train and resolve necessary negotiations of partnerships; develop annual marketing plans as a guide in marketing toward existing and prospective clients; cultivate relationships with organizations and agencies involved in the affordable housing industry; and represent NAHT to all clients, investors and industry leaders.
NEWMARK GRUBB KNIGHT FRANK
Director of Tri-State Research
(NEW YORK, NY) Director will lead a team of analysts, responsible for the Company’s real estate market data. Additional duties include conducting research through identifying, analyzing, organizing, presenting, and communicating findings in support of the company’s business initiatives; design and management of internal database, ensuring integrity of the data and the ability to meet business objectives of the firm; and coach a team of research associates.
MOHR PARTNERS, INC.
Portfolio Account – Transaction Manager
(SCOTTSDALE, AZ) Portfolio Accountant will manage negotiations for multiple transactions on an ongoing basis including relocations, acquisitions, dispositions, renewals and expansions in multiple markets throughout North America and globally for national/international corporate service accounts; complete negotiations in accordance with client timelines; adhering to client’s standard operating procedures and portfolio account manual documentation; and day-to-day administration, file maintenance and compliance as related to client’s real property.