GK Real Estate is seeking a Director of Property Operations that will oversee the day-to-day physical operations and business analysis of the property portfolio.
The ideal candidate must have strong leadership and property management skills with an eye for process improvements.
Provide leadership and hands-on management for the day-to-day operations of the property portfolio.
Responsible for financial and budget planning and implementation.
Evaluate budgets and provide guidance to the on-site mall staff to ensure meeting senior management objectives.
Responsible for timely on-budget execution of approved capital projects.
Assist management in long range capital planning and execution.
Assist senior management in cash flow management and planning for individual properties and portfolios.
Manage the field General and Operations managers at the mall properties overseeing general and preventative property maintenance, budgets, public safety, housekeeping, and other contracted services.
Manage the budgeting, bidding management approval and roll out of capital projects. Follow-through to completion including close out paperwork.
Assist the leasing team in lease negotiations regarding landlord work and tenant construction.
Direct, review and present cost-reducing ideas and quality control programs.
Develop and administer various operations manuals.
Assist senior management in other duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in business, construction or industrial engineering.
Strong financial modeling and budgeting experience and skills.
Eight to ten years’ experience in the shopping center and/or facility management industry with a preference for experience in regional malls.
Three to five years of managing multiple properties at a regional level.
Thorough knowledge of industry trends (including but not limited to HVAC systems, parking lot paving, and roofing systems).
Must possess strong technology skills and extensive understanding of Microsoft Office.
Excellent negotiating skills.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Excellent communication skills and ability to enlist cooperation among department heads, field employees and vendors.
Ability to prioritize workload.
Ability to work independently.
Will require travel 10-20% of the time to visit the portfolio.
About GK Real Estate
GK Real Estate is a commercial real estate firm based in Barrington, Illinois. Guided by an experienced and tightly knit management team, GK Real Estate acquires, develops, owns and operates a diversified portfolio of commercial and retail property across the United States. GK Real Estate specializes in identifying the potential in smaller, niche markets that are in robust trade areas. To ensure the feasibility of target properties, we maintain strict underwriting standards for our acquisitions, focusing on those properties that are the dominant retail draw within their trade area.