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Akridge's employees are our greatest asset. We devote careful attention to finding, hiring, training, and retaining the best people in our industry. We offer a competitive compensation package with a wide range of benefits.

We provide all our employees opportunities for professional development. We encourage our employees to take ownership of their careers and foster an environment where people are able to maximize their potential.

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If you are an experienced real estate professional looking for an outstanding work environment please send your resume to careers@akridge.com.

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Information For Recruiters
Akridge's Human Resources department is responsible for the company's recruiting and hiring. If your placement agency is interested in establishing a relationship with Akridge, please send company information, including the firm's standard search agreement and references, to: Stephanie Brown at sbrown@akridge.com or mail to: Akridge, Attn: Human Resources, 601 Thirteenth Street NW, Suite 300N, Washington, DC 20005.

Any resume received from any placement agency by anyone outside of Human Resources or in the absence of an agreement with Akridge will become property of Akridge, and Akridge shall have no obligation of payment with respect thereto.

Building Engineers

Date Posted: 07/24/2019

Contact:

Contact email: careers@akridge.com

Description:

Akridge is seeking Building Engineers and Lead Engineers for our downtown commercial properties. Applicants should have three to five years’ hands-on experience with building operating systems and obtained Universal CFC certification.

The Building Engineer is responsible for maintaining the mechanical, life safety, electrical, plumbing and hardware systems. The Building Engineer, in conjunction with the Chief Engineer, is also responsible for the preventative maintenance program for the property.

Duties will include repairs and preventative maintenance tasks including locksmith services, painting, basic electric, plumbing, mechanical, energy management systems and sustainability mandates. 

The successful candidate will perform duties in a timely, conscientious manner and  maintain good communication with the Chief Engineer, Senior Chief Engineers, Property Manager and all building Clients. 

Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook and a strong aptitude for technology is required and knowledge of the AWARE software is a plus.  Akridge offers a competitive benefit and compensation package and is strongly supportive of the professional development of employees.

 

Financial Analyst

Date Posted: 07/24/2019

Contact:

Contact email: careers@akridge.com

Description: The Financial Analyst is responsible for assisting the CFO in overseeing the project finance activities, strategic management, and general asset stewardship of the Akridge real estate portfolio. 

Strategic Planning – The Financial Analyst will play a material role in the annual business planning process and will be responsible for preparing long-term cash flow projections and help to develop the long-term business strategy for each portfolio asset.

Valuation Analysis – The Financial Analyst will develop and maintain asset and partner valuation models for each portfolio asset, and prepare related sensitivity analyses.

Portfolio Reporting – The Financial Analyst will compile and track historical portfolio level statistics, including occupancy percentages, client retention levels, average rental rates, etc.  In addition, he/she will be responsible for tracking and reporting partner level historical and projected returns.

Transactional Support – The Financial Analyst will assist with various refinancing, recapitalization, and disposition projects and will help evaluate and identify potential transactions.

Interdepartmental Support
– The Financial Analyst will from time to time assist the various Akridge departments in ad hoc analyses, including leasing strategy analysis, building repositioning analyses, property management cost-benefit analyses, etc. 

The ideal candidate will have the following background and skillset: 

  • 3+ years of commercial real estate experience, preferably with office properties
  • A bachelors or masters degree in an accounting, finance, business, or real estate related field
  • Expert level proficiency in Excel and Argus 
  • Excellent business communication skills, both written and oral
  • A detail oriented mindset
  • And most importantly, a “can do” attitude and the ability to multi-task and work in an unstructured environment

Senior Project Accountant

Date Posted: 06/18/2019

Contact:

Contact email: careers@akridge.com

Description:

Senior Project Accountant

The Senior Project Accountant is responsible for all accounting aspects of a select number of operating and/or development real estate projects including financial statement preparation; investor, owner and lender reporting; variance analysis; budgeting; forecasting; lease administration; management of audits and tax return preparation; oversight of bill payment and rent collection; and various ledger analysis and reconciliations. The Senior Project Accountant works as part of a team that also includes members of the property management, asset management, construction/development, and leasing divisions. 

 Ideal candidates will have a degree in accounting, a CPA designation, audit experience in a public accounting firm, and two to five years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Prior Yardi and MRI experience is a plus. A Senior Project Accountant must possess strong organizational and communication skills and be fully competent in Excel, as well as have the ability to produce under pressure with a strong sense of detail, accuracy and cooperation. 

 

 

 

Junior Project Accountant

Date Posted: 05/17/2019

Contact:

Contact email: careers@akridge.com

Description:
Akridge is seeking a candidate with an aptitude and affinity for numbers to join the Accounting team. A degree in accounting is required, and couple of years of real estate experience is desired, though applications from recent college graduates will also be considered. Applicants must be able to learn quickly; possess strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills; be at ease working efficiently and independently; have a positive demeanor; and maintain keen attention to detail and accuracy. Strong opportunity for professional development and career growth.

Development Manager - North Carolina

Date Posted: 04/23/2019

Contact:

Contact email: careers@akridge.com

Description:

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – NORTH CAROLINA 

Akridge is seeking a Development Manager to assist in the acquisition and development of complex commercial and mixed-use real estate projects in the Charlotte/Raleigh/Durham /Greenville, NC markets.  Under the direction of Development and Acquisitions executives, the Development Manager will oversee and coordinate key elements within the acquisition and development cycle on multiple projects, and be responsible for identifying and pursuing new investment opportunities for the firm.  The position requires exceptional spoken and written communication skills, strong abilities in financial analysis and presentation, and knowledge of the North Carolina real estate market.  The Development Manager will report to the Senior Vice Presidents of Development and Acquisition. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

A.      Acquisitions

1.       Identify and source new investment and fee generation opportunities in the North Carolina market for the firm.  Development Manager will represent the firm in all aspects in the North Carolina market, keep abreast of market trends and notable transactions, and make investment recommendations to executive leadership.

2.       Work in conjunction with the Acquisitions Department as necessary - particularly in assembling and analyzing due diligence on prospective properties and preparation of business plans, budgets and static proforma cash flow analysis of prospective acquisitions. 

 

B.      Design Management

1.       In conjunction with the Senior Vice President of Design and Construction, interview and select architect and all design consultants for the project.

2.       Manage entire design process including pre-construction services of general contractor and coordinate the hand-off of design management and construction management to in-house or contract Construction Manager.  This hand-off should occur no later than the end of the design development stage when all the planning of project is essentially completed.

3.       Emphasis will be on ensuring that the cost and quality of the building design meets the needs and price point of the target market. 

4.       Responsible for all governmental relations for the project including site plan approvals, entitlements, historic preservation approvals, building permits, certificates of occupancy, etc.  Project Manager will draw on the services of the Construction Manager and consultants to obtain these approvals.

 

C.      Construction

1.       Supervise the activities of and provide back-up to the Construction Manager during the construction phase of the project. 

2.       Attend requisition and progress meetings as necessary to keep a “pulse” on the status of the project and to be able to step in for Construction Manager during his absence.

3.       Coordinate between Leasing Agent and Tenant Work Construction Manager on budgeting, bidding and completing tenant work for building clients.



D.      Marketing and Leasing

1.       Direct the Akridge Marketing Department and third party marketing consultants in the preparation of the marketing plan and budget for the project.

2.       Interview, select and manage leasing agent (either in-house or contract).  Responsibility for leasing will continue until initial leasing is complete or project leasing is otherwise handed over to the Asset Management Department.

3.       Prepare all financial analysis required to justify each lease transaction Akridge partners and investors.

 

E.       Reporting and Financial Analysis

1.       Responsible for direct preparation of  Proforma Cash Flow and Development Cost Budget analyses and prompt notification of any changes to the DCB to Senior Vice President - Development with justification.

2.       Responsible for preparation of project narrative and review of financial reports generated by Akridge Accounting Department which will compose the monthly investor status report.

3.       Utilizing the services of a Project Accountant, prepare and approve all invoices for development costs and draw requisitions for submission to lenders and/or partners.

4.       Manage the preparation of additional more detailed financial analysis, eg long term cash flow, deal structuring sensitivity analysis with assistance of Financial Analyst.

5.       Prepare monthly project status reports for internal parties and investors.

F.       Finance

1.       Manage all phases of the procurement of construction and permanent loans with the assistance of the CFO’s Department.

2.       Manage investor and lender relations. 

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Five to ten years of full-time experience in a related field or discipline
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (see Key Competencies below)
  • Knowledge of the local real estate market
  • Experience with some of the following areas: approvals and zoning, architecture, engineering, construction, capital markets, leasing or sales brokerage, marketing and advertising, transportation, urban planning, economic development, or financial analysis
  • Ability to create and manipulate pro forma financial analyses in Excel and concisely present findings is required (Argus a plus)
  • Bachelor’s degree 

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Communication Skills: On a daily basis, the employee must employ negotiation, persuasion, active listening and other skills in order to motivate others to achieve project or company objectives.  A successful applicant for this position will demonstrate a track record of success in motivating individuals and groups to achieve objectives by multiple communication methods.
  • Multi-tasking: The employee will require juggling and prioritizing many tasks, across multiple projects involving different teams and different deadlines in a highly collaborative and fast-paced work environment.  Applicants should demonstrate success in similar situations.
  • Independence and Creativity: With supervision, support and mentorship provided by many executives across the company, the candidate will gradually take independent responsibility for a greater number of tasks.  Applicants should demonstrate, through previous experiences, an ability to work creatively and independently when immediate solutions are not available to meet a particular objective
  • Analysis: This position will require quantitative and qualitative analysis skills.  Applicants should have the ability to synthesize and reduce information and data to their essential components, as well as make educated assumptions when complete information is unavailable.

 

 

Development Manager

Date Posted: 03/21/2019

Contact:

Contact email: careers@akridge.com

Description:

 

Akridge is seeking a Development Manager to assist in the development of complex commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate projects in the Washington, D.C. area. The Development Manager will have a front-facing role and be involved in all aspects of the development cycle. Qualified candidates will have 5-10 years of experience, exceptional communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills, strong abilities in financial analysis and presentation, and a basic knowledge of the Washington area real estate market. The ability to multi-task is crucial, as well as the ability to work independently and creatively.



Akridge offers a comprehensive benefits package and excellent opportunities for professional development and career growth.