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Public Realm Coordinator
Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID)
Posted 5/22/2015

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Company Background:

Founded in 1997, the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) encompasses 43 square downtown blocks and works to enhance the public space from the White House to Dupont Circle and 16th Street, NW to 21st Street, NW. The BID represents over 31 million square feet of commercial office space, 4,000 businesses, 600 shops and restaurants, seven hotels, and six U.S. National Parks. The BID’s vision is for a safe, clean, attractive and user friendly downtown that confirms Washington as the premier business and entertainment destination in the region and contributes to the perception that downtown Washington is a world-class destination. The Golden Triangle has focused on maintaining an environment that is clean, safe and welcoming through the management of operations, marketing and administration of the BID to reflect the best possible image of the BID and its membership. The day-to-day management is overseen by a full-time staff headquartered in the center of the BID. The BID is a non-profit 501(c)(6) corporation that elects a Board of Directors to govern its activities and is currently one of eight Washington-based Business Improvement Districts. Business Improvement Districts are established by the private sector and supported financially through an assessment placed on property owners within a geographic boundary. The owners within this area contribute to programs aimed at management, maintenance, development and promotion of the district. The purpose is to supplement, not replace city and government services. BID assessments are restricted to commercial and industrial properties subject to real estate tax. Tax-exempt properties such as religious, public utility, or government properties or those used exclusively as residences are not included in the assessment district

Summary:

The Public Realm Coordinator is responsible for managing the organization’s public realm improvements of the BID. The individual will be working with the city and contractors that provide a wide range of services including landscaping, painting, cleaning, and power washing. This person will spend a lot of time outdoors, surveying street assets (ie, light poles, bike racks, etc.) to assess their condition; submits the information to contractors; tracks improvements; and provides quality assurance. The incumbent will be monitoring operational performance and reviewing, evaluating, and identifying areas of the BID where improvement is required. This is contract management work with a heavy emphasis on translating vision into day to day operations and delivering results. This is detailed work, which requires the person to be detail oriented and very organized.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains the annual work plan to meet the quality assurance goals of the Golden Triangle.
  • Manages contract deliverables for maintenance, landscaping, banners and holiday decorations and other vendors.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and implementation of the Golden Triangle neighborhood’s public realm improvements through systematic evaluation, project and contract management and quality assurance.
  • Responsible for the systematic surveying of Golden Triangle BID assets and assessing and scheduling maintenance and installation needs through contractors. This includes contract negotiation, quality assurance and maintaining the schedule of work for banner maintenance and installation, landscaping, installation of bike racks, corrals, planters/hanging baskets, trashcans and ash urns, public art installations, etc.
  • Responsible for the systematic surveying of District and National Park public space and assets, reporting maintenance and emergency needs to the correct city and federal departments, following up with those departments until the issue has been corrected. City assets include: traffic control boxes, light poles, bike lanes, roadways, grates, sidewalks, catch basins, curbs, traffic signals, etc.
  • Responsible for working with the Department of Transportation, Department of Public Works, Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Health, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Metro and the Metropolitan Police Department, Park Police and other federal and local agencies.
  • Developing relationships with District agencies to oversee and coordinate efforts for tree removal and replacement, rodent and pest management, pothole-palooza and other major neighborhood emergency work and planned projects.
  • Systematic mapping, data entry and interpretation of all assets and contracts in order to report milestones, project costs and track patterns to impact next steps and planning.
  • Renews existing permits and applies for new permits to facilitate work and stay in time with the annual work plan.
  • Undertake special projects and perform other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 3 – 5 years of related work experience, including streetscape/landscape/public realm/facilities.
  • Results oriented, detail oriented, and persistent.
  • Ability to set goals, establish standards, measure results, and correct deficiencies.
  • Must be ok with and is expected to work outside in all types of weather.
  • Passion for urban spaces and the public realm is a must.
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse groups of people including property managers, developers, public agencies, general contractors, landscaping companies, and business and neighborhood association representatives.
  • Contract and project management experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a broad range of audiences.
  • Knowledge of streetscaping elements, public fixtures and furnishings and urban design standards.
  • Customer-focused, creative, and strategic.
  • Focused on quality and brand; understands the visual attractiveness and presentation in a physical environment and creating a customer experience.
  • Knowledge of MS office suite, iPhones, mobile applications and other emerging technologies.

Contact:
Leslie Ribakow
301-654-9879 – Direct
301-657-8876 – Fax
lribakow@arthurdiamond.com | www.arthurdiamond.com

Estimator Position
Monarc Construction, Inc.
Posted 5/13/2015

Monarc Construction, Inc. a leading General Contractor in renovation, historic, commercial and multi-family construction located in the Washington Metropolitan area has an opening for an Estimator Position. The successful candidate must have 4 to 5 years of experience in take-off, pricing and scoping of all trade categories. The work includes preparation of estimates from preconstruction conceptual budgeting to hard bidding. Familiarity with the Washington market subcontractors is a plus.

How to Apply:
Please submit your resume and salary requirements to Schacona Johnson at SJohnson@MonarcConstruction.com or you may fax to (703) 641.8504.

Manager of Real Estate
KIPP DC
Posted 04/15/2015

Organizational Overview:
KIPP DC is a growing network of high-performing, college-preparatory charter schools in Washington, D.C., which serve the city’s under-resourced communities. At KIPP DC, there are no shortcuts: outstanding educators, more time in school, a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, and a strong culture of achievement and support help our students make significant academic gains and continue to excel in high school and college.

Position Overview:
The Manager of Real Estate is charged with ensuring that we have excellent school facilities for our students and staff. Through close work with our Managing Director of Real Estate, the Manager of Real Estate engages in real estate development and project management, asset management, and external affairs functions.

Key Responsibilities:

Real Estate Development/Project Management:

  • Assist Managing Director of Real Estate with growth and development strategies
  • Assist Managing Director of Real Estate with new site acquisition efforts including proposal preparation and presentations before multiple governmental and community entities
  • Manage campus and athletic field development projects, coordinating and leading the development of project plans; public approval process; procurement and selection of project teams; contract negotiations; and budget and schedule management
  • Lead space programming and design through consultation with contracted architects and school leaders
  • Assist with securing project financing – specific responsibilities to include due diligence activities, cost estimating exercises, drawdown process management

Asset Management:

  • Responsible for the management of 680,000 Square Feet of real estate comprised of six KIPP DC campuses that house sixteen KIPP DC schools that will grow to serve more than 6,000 students. Specific responsibilities include:
    • Budget & capital reserve schedule planning & tracking
    • Coordination of maintenance/repair and capital improvement projects
    • Provide oversight to the operations team regarding the management, procurement and negotiation of contracted services (e.g.. security, janitorial, building engineers);
    • Educational space programming and coordination
    • Lease negotiations
  • Management of 60,000 Square Feet of non-school properties. Specific responsibilities include:
    • Management of two retail leases and two non-profit/charter school subtenants
    • Lease negotiations and lease workouts o Tenant and Landlord relations
    • Contracted services management o Operating expense tracking & reconciliation
    • Management of KIPP DC’s headquarters relocation and sublease of existing office space

External Affairs:

  • Maintain real estate driven community relations for KIPP DC across the District of Columbia, serving as KIPP DC’s representative at various, and often contentious, neighborhood meetings
  • Negotiate and foster relations with municipal offices and agencies, including the DC Council, local Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, DC Metropolitan Police Department, District Department of Transportation, Deputy Mayor for Education, District Department of the Environment, and the Department for Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Asset management experience – commercial or institutional
  • Strong understanding of the real estate development processes including entitlement, design, financing, permitting, pre-construction and construction phases
  • Familiarity of finance and accounting principles
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • A passion for being part of a team-oriented, mission-driven culture

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To Apply:
Please submit an online application through our website at http://www.kippdc.org/careers. If you have any questions, please direct them to our recruitment team via e-mail at careers@kippdc.org. The position is available beginning in May 2015, and applicants are encouraged to apply early. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

On-Site Construction Coordinator
Posted 04/15/2015

DC developer is looking for a strong On-Site Construction Coordinator.

Duties include:

  1. Schedule the project in logical steps and budget time required to meet deadlines.
  2. Determine labor requirements and dispatch workers to construction sites.
  3. Inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations.
  4. Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to administrative staff, workers, and clients, representing the owner or developer.
  5. Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors.
  6. Obtain all necessary permits and licenses.
  7. Other duties as required.

How To Apply -
Serious inquiries only. Send resume and cover letter, addressed to DC Developer Construction Coordinator Position, at jobs@dcbia.org.

Director of Asset Management
Penzance
Posted 4/1/2015

Company Description:
Penzance is a leading Washington, D.C. based investment company with a proven track record. The company has developed, redeveloped and repositioned multiple assets with remarkable success. Penzance has a history of adding significant value to the assets it owns by maximizing tenant retention and driving rent growth.

The Penzance core competencies include acquisitions, development, capital markets, asset management, leasing, property management, construction management, and facilities management for office, residential and retail properties

Job Summary:
This position will serve as the Director of Asset Management for the company’s growing portfolio of existing assets. They will develop and execute the asset strategy plans to enhance value, increase returns and position the assets for growth. The right candidate for this position will have a strong financial acumen with the ability to calculate returns, perform financial analyses, prepare discounted cash flow models in Argus, financial reporting and budgeting. Additionally, the role will be responsible for market assessments, financial reporting and budgeting.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as company expert on terms and conditions of joint venture, property management and financing documents, including requirements of Penzance and obligations to Penzance.
  • Act as liaison with joint venture partners, to ensure objectives are being realized and information, including monthly reports, is being provided. Identify and implement efficiencies in reporting.
  • Maximize portfolio value, working with leasing and property management representatives.
  • Find, evaluate and negotiate value creation opportunities to enhance the value of the properties.
  • Assist in evaluating credit worthiness of potential tenants as well as provide input on lease negotiation and structuring.
  • Perform quarterly forecasting and annual budgets for wholly-owned assets and joint venture partners.
  • Work with property managers and leasing teams to establish and review annual budgets.
  • Act as key liaison with accounting, property managers, lenders, joint venture partners and outside consultants on any problems/issues relating to the existing portfolio or specific properties.
  • Assist in due diligence, feasibility analysis and market studies on potential acquisitions and development opportunities. This would include environmental, engineering and other such assessments.
  • Process construction draws for development assets; funding requests for operating assets covering leasing commissions, tenant improvements and operating shortfalls.

Successful Candidates will Possess the Following:

  • 5-8 years of commercial real estate asset management and/or finance experience
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Business, Accounting or Finance)
  • Experience with Argus and financial modeling
  • Exceptional negotiation skills with a proven track record of success
  • Good general business decision making skills and sound judgment
  • Comfort interacting and building relationships with varied personalities
  • Detailed orientated; focus on getting the job done
  • Ability to work in a team orientated environment and possess the flexibility to thrive and be successful in a rapidly growing company that values an individuals ability to play a variety of roles

How to Apply:
Send Resume to Stephanie R. Jolley | Office Manager/HR Coordinator at sjolley@penzco.com