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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.

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Construction Manager

Date Posted: 07/19/2022

Contact:

Contact email: careers@akridge.com

Description:

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

 

I.             GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

The Construction Manager (hereinafter referred to as “Manager”) is responsible for the management of design, construction, permitting, inspection and completion of base building construction, capital improvements, major repairs and tenant improvement construction in the commercial properties developed or managed by Akridge as well as third-party construction management work.  The Manager will be a member of Akridge’s Development Department and will report directly to the Senior Vice President of Development in general, and to the Development Manager in charge of the respective projects undergoing construction. 

 

II.            GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

The Manager will be responsible for all phases of construction management for assigned development projects. The Manager is required to interface with personalities at all levels and in all areas of the commercial real estate industry.  Excellent business communication skills, both oral and written, are necessary.  The ability to manage multiple projects is mandatory.  Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple concurrent deadlines are necessary. The ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering construction documents and a strong working knowledge of MS Office and MS Project is necessary.  BS in related field and a minimum of five years relevant experience required. LEED Accreditation preferred.

 

III.           SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

A.    Pre-Construction

1.            Work with development and acquisition teams to provide construction feasibility analysis of proposed projects. This will include coordinating preliminary architectural designs, procuring schematic pricing from multiple general contractors and specialty contractors as necessary, generating overall project schedules, etc.

2.            Procure and negotiate, in coordination with Development Manager, all contracts relating to the design and construction of the base building work (architectural contracts, engineering contracts, etc.).  The Manager shall produce clear bid instructions with which to invite consultants and contractors to bid on each project.  As necessary, conduct design competitions for architectural designs.  Upon receipt of the bids, analyze and prepare a comparative summary to review the bids and scope in addition to making a recommendation to Development Manager of which consultant or contractor to award contract.

3.            Under direction of Development Manager, coordinate with architects and engineers to complete the working drawings and specifications for base building plans.  Review all drawings and ensure JAMCO Engineers’ timely and comprehensive review and ensure compliance with Akridge Standards.  Provide architects and engineers with comments.

4.            Review and approve for payment all design and construction invoices.  Coordinate with accounting department and Development Manager to keep records up to date.

5.            Prepare written monthly status reports on design progress to be included in monthly investor reports.

6.            Responsible for procuring on a timely basis all building permits, certificates of occupancy, utility activations, etc. 

7.            Review drawings prior to the start of construction with both the architect and general contractor to make sure the drawings are clear and complete to ensure there are a minimum of errors and corrections during construction. 

8.            Upon receipt of the bids, analyze and prepare a comparative summary to review the bids and scope in addition to making a recommendation of which contractor to award each construction project. Manager will coordinate the negotiation of the GMP contract with selected General Contractor.

9.            Obtain all the necessary documents such as certificates of insurance and lien waivers prior to start of construction

 

B. Construction 

1.            Manager is the lead interface with the general contractor, architect, engineer, property manager, JAMCO engineer, and owner/investor on all aspects of construction.  The Manager will visit the job site on a regular basis to ensure the construction is of excellent quality, being completed on schedule, and that the job site is being kept in a neat and safe condition.  The Manager must attend all construction progress meetings and ensure meeting minutes are generated accurately and distributed correctly. 

2.            Track and update development cost budgets with the Project Accountant and Development Manager.

3.            Other Duties will include:

-Schedule and conduct project status meetings for procedures, progress and scheduling.

Review, approve and process for payment all applications and invoices for all parties.

-Review requests for changes, assist in negotiating proposals for changes and submit recommendation to Client.

-Review and process all project submittals, RFI’s, and change requests.

-Coordinate utility connections to the site and all permitting.

-Ensure smooth transition of projects from construction to operations.

-Collect and deliver all required project close-out submittals and documentation.

-Coordinate the Contractor’s final testing and start-up of utilities, operational systems and equipment.

-Coordinate and schedule project completion punch list inspections

-Assist Architect in conducting inspections to determine whether the Contractor’s work is substantially complete.

-Coordinate the correction and completion of items on the punch lists and assist the Architect in conducting the final inspections.

-Secure all warranties and similar submittals and ensure delivery of all keys, manuals, record drawings and maintenance stocks and all close-out documentation.

-Obtain Certificates of Insurance from Contractor, Subcontractors’, etc.

-Coordinate Client buildouts and base building construction.

-Coordinate all contractor close outs, certificates of occupancy, certificates of substantial completion, etc.

Property Manager

Date Posted: 07/11/2022

Contact:

Contact email: careers@akridge.com

Description: Property Manager

JULY 2022

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION:Property Managers are responsible for the overall management and operation of first-class commercial office buildings in the Akridge portfolio. Their primary obligation is to provide outstanding customer service to Clients, investors, and vendors through professional building management and financial management techniques.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Building Operations
- Conduct all transactions or requests with staff, vendors or Clients in a first-class manner, achieving outstanding customer service at all times.
- Maintain buildings in a first-class manner.
- Procure and manage all service contracts including janitorial, security, elevator maintenance, etc.
- Conduct building inspections on a regular basis. Spend time on-site at the properties in accordance with the unique requirements relating to those properties.
- Implement and recommend capital improvements and emergency repairs as needed.
- Ensure the timely completion of Client requests, coordinating with the Akridge Building Services Department or outside contractors as needed.
- Create a team atmosphere and support the development and advancement of property team members.
- Conduct quarterly building team meetings to review the budget, status of projects, Client issues, leasing, sustainability efforts, utility consumption, and ownership issues.
- Participate in the Building Operational Audit (BOA).

SUSTAINABILITY
- Manage Energy Star program and benchmarking compliance.
- Participate in the LEED certification process of buildings.
- Operate buildings in accordance with LEED operating procedures.
- Develop and manage energy conversation program in conjunction with engineering staff.

CLIENT RELATIONS
- Provide outstanding customer service at all times.
- Responsible for regular and positive interaction with building Clients through regular site visits, telephone contacts, written communication, and Client events. Understand Client space objectives and requirements.
- Act as the Akridge liaison for Clients in communication with Akridge main office concerning leasing, sustainability, emergency preparedness or emergency events, construction or any other interaction outside of Property Management.

INVESTORS AND OWNER RELATIONS
- Provide outstanding customer service at all times.
- Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports in accordance with the terms of the management agreement.
- Schedule and conduct regular ownership meetings
- Understand and implement ownership objectives.
- Make recommendations for the improvement of the operation of the building and the improvement of the financial position of the building.

FINANCIAL AND BUDGET MANAGEMENT
- Prepare and manage annual operating budgets for all assigned buildings in accordance with the terms of the management agreement, lender requirements, and owner requirements.
- Prepare, monitor, and implement long-term capital improvements plans.
- Authorize expenditures up to $25,000 per building within the approved operating plans and up to $5,000 for expenditures not in the annual operating plan.
- Monitor rent collections with the accounting department. Utilize accounting department for delinquencies. Responsible for the ultimate collection of all rents and communicating with ownership to the status of the collections.
- Work closely with accounting department to make sure that all invoices are paid in a timely manner.
- Prepare regularly scheduled reforecasts of the financial performance of the properties.
- Review and approve the annual rent increases and rent reconciliations for all Clients.

LEASING
- Assist leasing team with leasing of the buildings as needed.
- Keep vacant spaces in proper condition for leasing tours.
- Conduct or participate in leasing tours as requested by leasing team.

MISCELLANEOUS
- Represent Akridge by participating in business and community related associations such as AOBA, BOMA, and civic associations.
- Attend weekly department meetings.
- Participate in committees or selection teams for new procedures, industry trends, or special projects.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:The Property Manager interacts regularly with Akridge Clients, ownership, other departments within Akridge, outside contractors, local officials, trade associations, and Business Improvement Districts. The Property Manager shall interface with personalities at all levels and in all areas of the commercial real estate industry.

- 5-7 years experience in commercial property management
- College degree required.
- Real Property Administrator (RPA) or Certified Property Manager (CPM), LEED AP or LEED Green Associates designation preferred.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills coupled with the ability to resolve difficult situations and conflict efficiently and professionally.
- Detail oriented, with strong analytical, organizational, and coordination skills.
- Ability to perform multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and to work under pressure while maintaining a professional attitude.
- Self-confident individual with leadership abilities and accelerated growth potential.
- Ability to operate independently while also performing as a member of a team.
- Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Involves work of a general office nature usually performed sitting such as operation of a computer.
- Involves movement extensively within buildings to facilitate work.
- Involves movement throughout commercial office buildings including roofs, penthouses, mechanical rooms, basements, garages, and Client space.
- May require daily or routine travel between several buildings and visits to the main office.

REPORTING STRUCTURE:This position reports directly to an Akridge Senior Property Manager who provides guidance and coordinates, evaluates, and monitors work performance.

Building Engineers

Date Posted: 05/09/2022

Contact:

Contact email: careers@akridge.com

Description:

Akridge is seeking Building Engineers! 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. 

 

Project Accountant

Date Posted: 04/27/2022

Contact:

Contact email: careers@akridge.com

Description:

PROJECT ACCOUNTANT
APRIL 2022

ABOUT AKRIDGE
Akridge is a comprehensive real estate services group that provides acquisition, development, asset management, property management, leasing and consulting services for third party, private, international and domestic clients. For more information please visit www.akridge.com.The Akridge mission is threefold: to provide the highest quality real estate services in the metropolitan area; to attract and retain the best employees in the industry; and to make a positive impact on our community through corporate and individual efforts. Our success is demonstrated in a multitude of awards, including the ten time national winner for CEL’s Best in Industry award for customer service excellence and being named one of the Washington, DC metropolitan area’s best places to work.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

The 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 Project Accountant works as part of a team that also includes members of the property management, asset management, construction/development, and leasing divisions. A Project Accountant must possess strong communication skills to deal directly with third parties involved with his or her projects inclusive of tenants, equity and debt investors, accounting firms and lawyers.The Project Accountant supports, reports to and is evaluated by the Portfolio Controllers. Overall quality control, productivity and workflow will be coordinated by the Portfolio Controllers.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

The Project Accountant must have a college degree with an emphasis in accounting. Ideal candidates will have a CPA designation with audit experience in a public accounting firm along with two to five years of experience in the commercial real estate industry; prior Yardi experience is a plus. A 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. A successful Project Accountant must have the capability to work and problem-solve independently, as well as adapt to changing priorities and responsibilities.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Project accountant is responsible for his or her projects on a comprehensive basis –understanding and adhering to operating agreements, including all reporting responsibilities, as well as loans, equity structures (including capital accounts and distribution waterfalls) and any other agreements in place.
  • The Project Accountant is responsible for all aspects of the accounting for assigned projects. He or she will manage the general ledger and prepare journal entries, bank reconciliations and subsidiary schedules as support of the financial records.
  • The Project Accountant is responsible for a multitude of aspects of periodic (typically monthly)investor reports, including preparation of the financial statements, variance analysis and communicating with investors (through meetings or direct contact) with answers and follow up to questions and other enquiries.
  • The Project Accountant is responsible for ensuring sufficient cash flow to fund the operations of the property and meet all debt and other obligations in a timely manner. The Project Accountant is required to prepare and submit to owners and/or lenders funding requests or capital calls, if necessary.
  • With assistance from the Operations Support Accountant group, the Project Accountant will be responsible for administering the leases of his or her projects, ensuring proper accounting according to the terms of the leases, preparation of rent projections and reconciliations, preparation of rent rolls and stacking plans, and tracking of tenant improvement allowances, lease commissions and any other tenant leasing costs.
  • In conjunction with the property management team members, the Project Accountant is responsible for the preparation of project annual operating plans.
  • The Project Accountant is responsible for preparing financial forecasts of project activity at various times throughout the year.
  • The Project Accountant will work closely with the property management, asset management, construction/development, and leasing groups on all aspects of his or her projects and will meet with outside parties, such as investors, owners and lenders, as an expert on all the financial aspects of the projects.
  • The Project Accountant will work closely as the main point of contact with outside public accounting firms in preparation of audited financial statements and tax returns for his or her projects. He or she is responsible for review and accuracy of financial statements and tax returns.
  • The Project Accountant will prepare all required governmental reports, such as income and expense reports, personal property tax returns, and DC arena returns.
  • The Project Accountant will provide financial support for refinancings, sales or acquisitions of assigned projects. Additionally, he or she will manage the setup and transition of acquired projects into all aspects of our accounting systems.
  • The Project Accountant will complete special projects as assigned by the Portfolio Controllers or other management members of the company.