Properties Manager

The Donaldson Group
Upper Marlboro, MD
Sep 10, 2021
Sep 17, 2021
Full Time
We Are Growing! Our dynamic organization is looking for an exceptional Property Manager to oversee residential apartments located in Prince Georges County, MD. A minimum of 3 years related experience and/or training in residential property management to include LIHTC (Low Income Housing Tax Credit) is required. Applicant must have the ability to maintain property standards, maintain the property budget, have knowledge of financials, supervise the office/leasing team and oversee the maintenance department. Strong customer service skills, organizational skills, leasing skills and being a team leader are required. The ability to maintain a professional appearance is a must. Computer literacy is essential. Knowledge of business systems and software such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and on-line database systems such as RealPage (one-site)windows-based software is required. General accounting and marketing experience are preferred. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. EOE Job Description Job Title: Property Manager Reports To: Regional Property Manager FLSA Status: Exempt SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES The primary role of the Property Manager at The Donaldson Group is to supervise the implementation of the approved management plan for each of the properties assigned to include: Maintain the physical appearance of the property. Maintain budgeted occupancy. Manage resident relations and retention. Lead, coordinate and supervise all site personnel at the community. Meet federal, state and local property rules and regulations. Maximize the Gross Potential. Monitor and control operating costs according to the approved budget. Reduce excessive fuel and utility consumption. Manage vacancy day loss, bad debt and delinquency. Assist in the preparation of the annual budget. Prepare monthly variance report. Telework possible upon approval from Regional Manager. Supervising The Property Manager directs the activities of all personnel in accordance with the Regional Manager's instructions and guidelines. Reporting The Property Manager reports directly to the Regional Property Manager. The Property Manager has direct oversight of all on site personnel, with the exception of construction personnel. The following people report directly to the Property Manager unless otherwise directed by the Regional Property Manager: Assistant Property Manager/Bookkeeper Leasing Consultant/Leasing Manger Maintenance Technician/Service Manager Customer Service Keep the Donaldson Group Promise, providing the best possible customer experience for clients, residents, vendors, internal associates, etc. Conduct all business in adherence to Fair Housing Law. Follow-up on routine service calls to ensure resident satisfaction. Show apartments in accordance with federal, state, local and company policies. Answer the telephone professionally and in a timely manner. Complete tasks in a prompt and professional manner. Greet prospects, residents, vendors and all customers utilizing excellent customer service. Build and maintain a positive rapport with all applicants and residents. Conduct follow-up with prospective residents. Respond to and resolve resident complaints as needed. Plan and execute resident functions as allowed by the budget and resident retention needs. Communicate with, listen and respond to co-workers and customers. Lead by example, motivating the entire team to keep the Donaldson Group Promise. Take advantage of opportunities to go above and beyond for all customers. Employee Management Supervise, train, coach and schedule all team members. Ensure team members have necessary safety and skills training. Establish goals for staff. Conduct daily staff meetings to review goals, objectives, and team assignments; lead problem solving sessions as needed. Regularly inspect work of staff for quality control purposes. Investigate and report employee injuries in accordance with Workers Comp policies and procedures. Ensure adequate property coverage during and after business hours (on-call). Make staffing recommendations regarding subordinate positions. Manage staff schedules to ensure adequate site coverage. Conduct outreach to fill open positions. Interview and consultation with Regional Property Manager, hire the best applicant. Prepare new hire documentation in accordance with Human Resources policies and procedures. Perform employee reviews and recommend salary increases for all property personnel. In coordination with Regional Property Manager replace, reassign, promote and conduct disciplinary action or termination, as necessary. Prepare and submit monthly leasing commissions and quarterly team excellence bonus submission. Ensure employee training requirements per company guidelines are met. Lead staffing, training and development initiatives for the property to ensure the best talent is part of the property. Maintenance of Physical Asset Maximize the value of the property with systemized operations. Assist in the preparation of annual property budgets. Maintain the physical appearance, curb appeal and upkeep of the property. Work closely with contractors and vendors to remain up-to-date on all prices, equipment and services. Prepare and lead all property inspections. Review service requests logs to identify patterns and to ensure service requests are being completed in a timely manner. Safety, Compliance & Emergency Planning Ensure adherence to federal, state, local and company policies. Meet OSHA safety standards, by maintaining: SDS Book and adhering to "Right to Know" standards. First aid kit and eye wash stations. Availability & functionality of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Lock-out/tag-out kit. Other safety programs, training, and equipment as assigned. Know and document location of all utility shut-offs, fixture shut-offs, and sewer clean-outs. Assist in prompt correction of lighting deficiencies in common areas. Assist in ensuring that key control measures are strictly followed. Assist in ensuring prompt removal of snow from all designated areas. Planning & Inspection Make recommendations for capital improvement projects. Investigate products, services and vendors for the benefit of the property. Evaluate service, quality and price of services, product and equipment. Obtain and recommend contracts for services and materials as directed. Ensure that contracts and approval comply with company policies and procedures. Review project conference reports (eg owners meeting notes, property inspections) and ensure that corrective action is taken, if necessary. Ensure implementation of preventative maintenance program. Perform regular inspections of common areas and grounds. Ensure leasing office, tour path, vacant apartments, amenities and general curb appeal of community meets or exceeds company expectations. Perform quality control inspections to ensure The Donaldson Group standards are being met. Directing Conduct staff meetings as necessary to review policies and procedures, discuss goals and objectives, staffing, review reports and assist in problem solving. Ensure the completion of lease paperwork in accordance with company policies and have a comprehensive knowledge of lease procedures and processing for federal, state and local jurisdictions. Ensure execution of resident retention plans . Investigate and respond to all resident complaints in a timely manner. Review all advertising for accuracy and recommend advertising needs to Regional Manager. Attend all meetings, events, and trainings, as directed. Attend scheduled Owners' meetings, as directed. Complete weekly site inspections with written documentation. Plan and execute resident functions in accordance with the budget and resident retention needs. Coordinate evictions with local authorities. Investigate and report employee injuries in accordance with Workers Comp policies and procedures. Prepare an emergency plan for the property and review it regularly with the site staff. Inform Regional Property Manager or other corporate employees of emergencies, injuries, incidents, or accidents as needed. Controlling Prepare weekly rental reports and ensure accuracy and timeliness. Prepare monthly property lease renewals. Prepare resident notices as needed (eg preventative maintenance, fire alarms). Prepare cash reports in accordance with policies and procedures. Prepare petty cash reconciliation. Processing of payables, payroll and bonus submissions. Represent property in court for rent and civil issues. Analyze weekly reports for trends and goal achievement. Approve purchase of materials and services within authorization level. Prepare all invoices for payment within authorized level. Forward any invoices over authorized amount to proper level for approval. Ensure that timely and accurate monthly close-out procedures are completed. Monitor and maintain the operations of the rent collection system to include control of delinquent rents. Ensure accurate and timely recording of notices to vacate, move ins/move outs. Review and approve all lease packages and sign all lease agreements. Review all denied lease applications with Regional Manager prior to rejection notification. Control lease accuracy in compliance with established procedures and provisions of the lease agreement. Ensure timely completion of unit preparation for occupancy and compliance with standards. Inspect all vacants to ensure they are in rent-ready condition. Provide follow up to ensure resident satisfaction with routine maintenance services. Ensure timely processing of former residents' security deposit dispositions in accordance with policies and procedures. Ensure that outreach and other marketing tools are being employed, as needed. Maintain current knowledge of the market and competitor properties. Assist the Regional Manager with special projects or other duties as assigned by supervisory personnel. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE A bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university is preferred. Three years related experience and/or training in residential property management experience is required. Previous supervisory experience is also necessary. The ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment is crucial, as well as maintaining a professional appearance and demeanor at all times. General accounting and budget experience is required. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND/OR REGISTRATIONS The Institute of Real Estate Management's Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) or The National Housing Association's Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation is preferred. IREM's Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation is desirable. SKILL SET Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. The ability to read and interpret documents, write routine reports and correspondence, and speak effectively before groups of residents or employees is needed. Outstanding interpersonal skills are needed. The ability to solve practical problems and employ rational decision making skills is a must. Also necessary is the ability to think and react quickly where only limited standardization or direction exists and work well under pressure. Mathematical skills, such as the ability to apply concepts like fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions are necessary. The ability to keep records of a site's financial transactions is mandatory. The ability to understand and/or compile reports regarding cash receipts and expenditures, accounts payable and receivables, and profit and loss is also a must. Computer literacy is essential. Knowledge of Windows-based software is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is necessary. Knowledge of MRI and other accounting/property management software is desired. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the primary duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: Communicate with and listen and respond to co-workers and customers. Frequently walk the properties to show the property to prospective residents and inspect apartments and/or the physical asset. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

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