Last Friday, workers in a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee rejected a vote to unionize. The United Auto Workers vote had far greater implications then just for the plant. It was a sign of the further erosion of the US labor movement.
In 1983, 20% of all workers were represented by unions. Today, representation is 11% and heading south.
Many feel that unions are combative and potentially damaging to the goal of cooperation between labor and management. The fact of the matter is, conditions that led to the labor movement have evaporated over the past 30 years, leaving the unions scrambling to maintain their role within labor.
Associate, Investor Relations
(LOS ANGELES, CA) The Investor Relations Associate will be responsible for supporting existing and prospective investor requests. Candidate will work with various internal groups including Client Service, Investments, Development, Financial Reporting, Property Management and Legal to ensure timely and accurate client deliverables. Candidate will also be tasked with managing a workload including both individual responsibilities and collaborative assignments alongside and/or as support for others in the group.
ROSS STORES, INC.
Real Estate Law Attorney/Director
(DUBLIN, CA) Position provides or obtains legal services for the departments of the Property Development Division of Ross Stores, Inc., its subsidiaries and related companies. Objective is to negotiate and prepare legal documents and perform other real estate legal services on an in-house basis in order to minimize outside legal fees, while building in-house expertise. Duties include: preparing documentation for new and existing store, office and warehouse facilities; negotiating and drafting leases; supervising and reviewing the preparation of memoranda of lease and other related documents by paralegals; reviewing due diligence lease materials and analyze the impact on the lease and transaction; preparing lease amendments and letter agreements, as requested by Management; and approving change of Landlord entities.
Director of VP of Corporate Finance & Investor Relations
(LOS ANGELES, CA) Position will be responsible for financial planning, analysis and investor relations. Specific duties include overseeing budgeting and re-forcasting processes; corporate finance; overseeing corporate finance modeling; competitive analysis and research; corporate positioning, strategy and marketing; investor relations; and related corporate level initiatives.
Compliance Manager, Contracts and Vendor Management
(CHARLOTTE, NC) Duties include: implementing and managing Account Compliance Program to ensure Property, Project and Engineering Management teams are complying with requirements of the General Services Agreement between CBRE and Bank of America; and ensuring Account team members, contractors, suppliers and vendors are in compliance with CBRE and Bank of America sourcing and procurement policies and that procedures are being followed. Position will act as a senior resource who will partner with the Regional Directors and other Platform Leaders to ensure and influence training, auditing, reporting and full contract compliance.
PIEDMONT OFFICE REALTY TRUST
Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis
(JOHNS CREEK, GA) The Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis will perform and manage all activities relevant to the responsibilities of the Planning and Analysis role, to include completing corporate forecasts and budgets, identifying trends and variance drivers (performance measurement), preparing corporate presentations, responding to queries from the investor community, and other portfolio management activities. Additional responsibilities include coordinating with and gathering information from various departments in the Company (primarily accounting and asset management) for use in financial projections and data analysis, reviewing financial reports, and preparing strategic financial planning presentations and models for the Board of Directors.
Investment Analyst Commercial Real Estate
(TAMPA, FL) Investment Analyst will be responsible for the following: Responsible for providing support to regional offices through underwriting, loan request/investment report packaging, due diligence, closing, servicing and various support functions; preparing underwriting of commercial real estate properties based on historical financial statements, projections, and market standards to determine a projected income, value and loan amount; preparing investment reports in compliance with company guidelines and investor requirements; gathering site, neighborhood, and city data including demographics, sales and rent comparables, absorption surveys and occupancy studies; and providing loan closing coordination including collecting due diligence items.
(NEW YORK, NY) Acquisitions Associate will play an active role in supporting the Acquisitions team during the investment process. Responsibilities include market analysis, financial modeling, cash flow analysis, lease review, and due diligence activities for new acquisitions. Candidate will have experience in preparing investment summaries for potential acquisitions. Must have an in-depth understanding of financial modeling including cash-on-cash returns, IRR analysis, and discounted cash flow.
(CHICAGO, IL) The Senior Associate will research economic, capital market, and property market trends in support of the firm’s investment strategies in private equity and debt and real estate securities; collect and analyze data on property markets, capital markets and economic trends in North America; work alongside the acquisition team on prospective property acquisitions, including assessments of local market conditions and trends, competitive properties and identification of risks/opportunities; write the market section for annual business plans for properties within the Heitman-managed North American portfolio; and contribute analysis and text for white papers and articles for the Heitman Perspective series on market trends and their investment implications.