Steve Jobs Vs. Cuddly Tim
When Steve Jobs returned to Apple, the company was broken, under siege and a serious underdog in the world of computer technology. By the time he passed away, Apple has grown to become an iconic brand that represented creativity, innovation and breakthrough products.
In a Wall Street Journal article on Tuesday, a former Steve Jobs employee was quoted to say, “The only thing that Steve cared about was creating great products. The company, the employees, were only there to facilitate that goal”.
His successor, Tim Cook, is focused on creating a “kinder, gentler workplace.” He is a “consensus builder” among the senior development team, creating a more collegial and collaborative environment and reducing the “chaos” that sometimes surrounded Job’s management approach.
As an iPhone loyalist, I grumble that Tim Cook created so much harmony at Apple, yet his team forgot to notice that a simple win would have been to produce a large-screen iPhone.
Alas for Apple, Cuddly Tim is gearing up to launch a large-screen format in the fall, a day late and dollar short. So much for creativity and innovation.
Acquisitions & Development Analyst
(MIAMI, FL) Senior level real estate acquisitions and development associate to assist with all aspects of its acquisitions and development opportunities, including financial analysis and modeling, due diligence, entitlements, design, legal oversight, budgeting, construction, and asset management. Specific duties include performing financial analysis and due diligence for new development opportunities by assisting in underwriting and cash flow analysis; assisting with all aspects of acquisitions and development; and assisting in the preparation of business plans, financial forecasts and strategic plans.
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Curator of the Loeb Fellowship
(CAMBRIDGE, MA) The Loeb Curator, in addition to providing leadership to and management of the Loeb Fellowship, will also be expected to contribute to the School through teaching and service to the GSD. The Loeb Curator will be appointed for an initial term of five years, and the position is renewable, contingent upon review and reappointment by the School. Full time residence in, or relocation to, the Boston metropolitan area is required. A Master’s degree in a field of study taught at GSD is preferred. A concurrent faculty appointment in one or more Departments within the GSD, as appropriate to the curator’s disciplinary and professional background, is provided with the Loeb Fellowship curator position.
STARWOOD HOTELS AND RESORTS, INC.
Manager, Real Estate Investment Management
(STAMFORD, CT) Starwood's Real Estate Investment Management team (REIM) will be responsible for the Company's global owned real estate portfolio, from initial investment/acquisition, through capital investment / renovations and disposition. Manager will report to Vice President of REIM, and will play an integral role on all project types undertaken by the team, spanning both investment/acquisition and disposition transactions. The REIM Manager will have broad ranging responsibilities: financial analysis, research, due diligence (buy-side and sell-side), opportunity assessment, presentations, etc., and must be comfortable liaising with leadership, cross-functional colleagues, clients, and advisors.
SITUS CO. LLC
Chief Marketing Officer
(NEW YORK, NY) The Chief Marketing Officer will support all aspects of the Situs strategic plan and will support Senior Management, HR and field office teams to strengthen client and employee brand. Role will develop and execute a marketing strategy that aligns with business goals and objectives. Position will work closely with the Business Leaders to identify new marketing channels such as social media and new brand campaigns as well as speaking engagements and other existing channels for additional business development opportunities. Additional duties include providing leadership and marketing innovation, oversight, implementation and evaluation of the strategic plan; providing oversight of the marketing budget and communicate the impact marketing has on Situs’ overall financial goals; and overseeing the development of partnerships to leverage niche marketing needs for to benefit Situs’ awareness and engagement efforts.
WORLD CLASS CAPITAL GROUP, LLC
(AUSTIN, TX) The Asset Manager will be responsible for managing the operations of the Company’s commercial real estate portfolio, including guiding on site personnel and collaborating with in-house management and construction teams to ensure efficient execution of property and portfolio level investment plans. Principal responsibilities include preparing and maintainingadherence to budgets; monitoring income and expenses; calculating direct expense reimbursement and common area maintenance fees; liaising with and managing 3rd party property management companies and leasing teams; managing in-house property management staff and maintenance crews; and negotiating leases.
GRUBB PROPERTIES, INC.
Senior Analyst, Investments
(CHARLOTTE, NC) Senior Analyst position will be responsible for providing support for commercial acquisitions, as well as general support for dispositions, development, and financing. Essential duties include preparing pro forma financial models and analysis in Argus and Excel for real estate acquisition and development opportunities and evaluation of existing portfolio assets; gathering market information including sales and rent comparables, replacement costs, supply/demand fundamentals, capitalization rates, and other underwriting assumptions; assisting with real estate transaction presentations, packages, and analyses for the Company’s internal investment committee, outside investors, partners, lenders, and tenants; and preparing monthly and quarterly reports of portfolio assets for the internal investment committee and outside investment partners, including evaluating historical property performance relative to proforma and interfacing with property and asset management teams to obtain any requisite information.
Director, Real Estate Management
(WASHINGTON, DC) The Director will be responsible for directing, coordinating and integrating the management of the organization’s real estate and property management portfolio of 92 sites, and budget of $22 million with mission critical functions. The responsibility, organizational complexity, volume and sensitive nature of these activities requires a high level of consistency and control which is necessary to develop and negotiate contractual obligations, business terms and conditions, avoid material and consequential damage, maintain credit worthiness, mitigate financial and legal risk, and act in best interest of the organization to maintain corporate financial position and reputation affecting the 1.1 MM square foot real estate portfolio. Due to the magnitude of transactions and volume of property managed, real estate strategy and solutions will be complex and require an advanced level of technical and logistic expertise as well as proven ability to build and maintain strong interpersonal relationships, both internal and external.
NEWMARK GRUBB KNIGHT FRANK
(MEXICO CITY, MEXICO) Duties include assuming overall responsibility for the overall operations and maintenance of assigned property(ies). He/she will provide guidance, training and support to ensure that his/her direct reports are carrying out their responsibilities in a manner consistent with high-quality maintenance and economical operations. Specific job duties include ensuring operating personnel are capable of handling assigned tasks, and that OSHA and EPA standards are being followed; developing effective project plans which result in project outcomes meeting costs, schedule, quality, functionality objective and compliance with business controls; preparing annual capital plan for building systems, structure, parking, grounds, etc.; and remaining updated on state of energy technology in the area, as related to building system.