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The Habitat Company Regional Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Job Scope:

The Regional Manager is responsible for the supervision of the on-site managers as assigned, and the enforcement of company policies including, but not limited to, collections, preventive and corrective maintenance programs, purchasing, processing of payables and personnel administration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administer ownership directives;

  • Make recommendations to the owners and executive management regarding policy and property management;

  • Hire and terminate community managers in accordance with company policy

  • Train and supervise the work performed by the community managers;

  • Perform written evaluations of team members making recommendations for salary increases, transfers and/or advancements;

  • Maintain an atmosphere conducive for individual motivation for growth within the company

  • Maintain a program of ongoing education of the managers and janitorial staff;

  • Negotiate contracts for bulk purchases and common service contracts utilizing the company’s volume;

  • Negotiate and supervise major contracted work as may be necessary for building alterations and improvements;

  • Review all payables processed by the building managers;

  • Establish and maintain relationships with community stake holders beneficial to the property and residents

  • Maintain a program for owner relations beneficial to the property;

  • Perform weekly on-site inspections; review office procedures and files, preventive and corrective maintenance, housekeeping and personnel performance;

  • Review all hiring, terminations, and training of all building personnel;

  • Review budget preparations and submittals

  • Monitor budget performance;

  • Anticipate budget variances;

  • Help prepare monthly Variance, Executive Summary, and Key Performing Indicator Reports;

  • Enforce company directives;

  • Comply with local authorities regarding building code compliances;

  • Support each community in preparing for annual REAC inspections;

  • Maintain an open communication conduit between the buildings and the central office

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm; other hours as needed; 24 hour on-call

  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration or related field preferred

  • At least five years’ experience in multi-family property management overseeing multiple properties

  • Subsidized and affordable experience required

  • Knowledge of financial management

  • Experience with Yardi Property Management Software

  • Ability to manage change, solve problems and make decisions

  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with internal and external clients

  • Ability to train and develop team members

  • Ability to manage effective teams

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite

  • Ability to delegate work appropriately

  • Willing to provide stellar customer service to our residents and clients

  • Must have current Illinois Leasing License or the ability to obtain within 120 days of hire

  • Must obtain TCS within 6 months of hire

  • Industry standard designations such as TCS/HCCP, COS, BOS preferred

  • CPM/ARM designation preferred

  • Broker License preferred

We operate in an environment where diversity is valued and individual initiative is rewarded. The scale of our portfolio offers challenges and opportunities for individuals who are looking to further their careers with an innovative company. We offer competitive compensation and benefit package along with development and growth opportunities.

The Habitat Company is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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