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CIM Group
Los Angeles, CA
United States

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Retail General Manager is responsible for effectively administering policies and procedures that promote well-managed, well-maintained buildings and grounds at company-owned commercial office properties. The overriding management objective is to achieve maximum return on investment-grade commercial real estate assets.

Job Responsibilities:

• Oversee day-to-day operational management of buildings and grounds consistent with CIM policies and procedures, approved budgets, business plans and management direction.

• Recommend property business plans and annual operating budgets. Upon approval, these become the basis for day-to-day decision making and activities.

• Manage tenant-focused relationship programs and processes that meet or exceed building occupant expectations. Consistent with expense parameters, anticipate tenant needs, assure positive and prompt response to service requests and administer affairs at strategic and operating levels for the mutual benefit of the tenants and property NOI.

• Assume on-site accountability for the engagement of third-party suppliers and contractors. Negotiate service agreements, select contractors and suppliers, provide quality-control oversight, implement cost-containment initiatives, measure compliance to contractual standards and provide liaison as needed between tenants and third-party service providers.

• Gather, analyze and report statistical and financial data required to provide accurate assessments of property performance and support decision-making. Use business software to accurately record and format financial information for use by regional property managers as well as for decision-making related to the performance of the job responsibilities of a Commercial Property Manager.

• Administer tenant leases in compliance with lease provisions. Determine escalation amounts.

• Prepare, monitor, recommend and implement long term capital improvements and emergency repairs as needed.

• Conduct regular building visits and ensure building inspections are conducted on a regular basis.

• Perform financial management and recordkeeping activities, such as:

◦ Collecting rents and other receivables, invoicing tenants as required. Pursuing collections as necessary.

◦ Manage payables, consistent with approved budgets, contractor/supplier performance, corporate accounting directive and expense containment initiatives.

◦ Accurately report transactions using corporate accounting systems and methods in compliance with policies, procedures and timelines. Maintain documentation locally for management or other review.

• Lead risk management efforts to minimize exposure and losses, such as:

◦ Obtain certificates of insurance or waivers from contractors, suppliers and other third-parties and assure adherence to safety guidelines pertinent to property visitors, tenants and employees.

◦ Direct employee participation in company workplace illness and injury prevention programs and assure adherence to accident avoidance initiatives.

◦ Provide post-accident follow-up including reporting, investigation and liaison for insurance, legal and incident prevention purposes.

• Function as liaison between assigned property (ies) and CIM asset managers, leasing representatives, development personnel and other internal parties with business-driven projects, opportunities, questions, etc. Support activities may include but are not limited to:

◦ Assure space is in show-ready condition; provide input as leases are negotiated.

◦ Participate in due diligence activities.

◦ Gather and analyze financial and statistical data for decision making.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

• Supervise on-site staff and other property teams (if any) including administrative support employee(s) and engineers. Supervisory responsibilities may also extend to an assistant property manager and property manager(s) of other CIM assets. Plan, organize and control employee-focused activities including but not limited to:

◦ Assure compliance with all applicable employment laws. Assure compliance with company policies and procedures and management directives.

◦ Facilitate employee development and training opportunities that promote maximum productivity and safety and prepare staff for opportunities for increased contributions.

◦ Provide regular performance feedback, intervening as required when employee job performance fails to measure to up standards.


• Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) or equivalent from accredited college or university with successful completion of business-related coursework.

• A minimum of two years of successful, professional property management experience in a retail/commercial office environment.

• A minimum of three years experience in a supervisory role.

• Demonstrated practitioner’s knowledge and skills in:

contract administration, lease administration leasing and leases, expense escalation practices, accounting and financial reporting, financial management reporting, financial analysis, budgeting and expense management, business planning, risk management, tax assessments, tenant relations, construction and tenant finish activities, engineering and preventative maintenance, energy management, security, emergency procedures, garage and parking operations.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

• Proficiency with 3rd party software for maintenance of service records.

• Proficiency with financial software such as Yardi and Nexus Payables.

Job Responsibility: Finance/Accounting, Leasing/Real Estate, Property Management

Job Category: Manager

About CIM Group

CIM Group is a premier vertically-integrated, full service real estate and infrastructure investment management firm with in-house research, acquisition, development, capital markets/finance, leasing, and asset management capabilities. Founded in 1994, the Firm is headquartered in Los Angeles and has offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington D.C. metro area, and New York City. With assets under management in excess of $15.9 billion and a team of over 400 people, including more than 190 investment professionals, CIM is an urban investing specialist with investments in retail, residential, office, parking, hotel, signage, mixed-use, and other real estate and real assets in North America. The core of CIM’s investment strategy is its focus on urban communities throughout North America that CIM has qualified for investment through its proven proprietary process.

CIM Group understands that our success hinges on the highest level of motivation and collaborative effort from our team. CIM cultivates an entrepreneurial, diverse work environment that rewards motivation, creativity, and integrity. CIM Group’s culture:

• Entrepreneurial Environment

• Integrity & Ethics

• Diversity

• Professional Development

• Open Communication

Additional Information

Posted: June 26, 2014

Travel Required: No

Job Responsibility: Finance/Accounting, Leasing/Real Estate, Property Management
Job Category: Manager
Experience Required: property management, retail, finance, yardi, nexus payables, microsoft office,

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