Capex (Capital Expenditures) Coordinator / Capex Underwriter - Houston Corporate

US Corporate Houston, Texas


Founded in 2001, Venterra Realty owns and manages more than 65 communities and over 18,000 apartment units across 12 major US cities that provide housing to over 36,000 people and 11,000 pets. The organization has completed almost $7.0 billion in real estate transactions and currently manages a portfolio of multi-family real estate assets valued at approximately $3.5 billion. Venterra is committed to improving the lives of its residents by delivering an industry-leading customer experience.  

We’re honored to have received numerous workplace recognitions including 
Fortune Top 100 Best Medium Workplaces for the past six years in a row and having been named a three-time Glassdoor Best Places to Work winner! Read about all of our awards and accolades here!  

We are looking for people who:  

  • Have strong personal values and want to work for a values-based company  
  • Are ambitious and hardworking with exceptionally high personal standards 
  • Embrace problem-solving and learning new skills 
  • Thrive in a rapidly changing and high growth environment 
  • Are passionate about driving continuous improvements and the use of technology with data to drive business results  


Venterra Realty is now hiring a Capex  Coordinator / Underwriter, with previous experience in the multi-family industry or similar construction-related background. This position will be responsible for capital budget creations for potential purchases, CAPEX Project Management, new and reoccurring construction, and capital estimating, and other duties with various team members across all Venterra departments. The ideal candidate must be able to travel extensively and on short notice with their home office located in the Greater Houston area.


  • Manage and coordinate the CAPEX due diligence process to include organizing and managing specific trades, consultants, and departments to support budgeting and reporting requirements
  • At acquisition, identify the needs of the asset with a 10-year projection to ensure all asset preservation and construction-related capital burdens are accounted for
  • In addition to the above, assign cost with those items identified during the inspection process with a great amount of accuracy
  • Compile budgetary reports to include Property Condition Assessments and budgets for potential acquisitions
  • Evaluate, scope, manage, and close-out capital needs and projects holding all parties accountable for their roles in the best interest of Venterra
  • Support the annual Capex budgeting process for the Company’s existing portfolio of properties
  • Provide accurate and timely inspection reports, estimates, and budgets as needed
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures
  • Perform regular needs-assessments and audits on properties within the portfolio
  • Comprehensive professional scope writing for all types of projects associated with multi-family properties


  • Knowledge of general construction, such as carpentry, waterproofing, building envelope, roofing, concrete, asphalt, plumbing, electrical, drainage, pools, etc.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills, honesty, integrity, ownership, sense of urgency, and prudent cost management
  • Excellent team management and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and organize multiple trades/parties
  • Possesses strong administrative and organizational skills to include self-motivation
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint)
  • Business mathematical and analytical skills
Experience (should possess at least three of the below):
  • Bachelor’s Degree - preferred
  • Experience in corporate level capital improvement project management a plus
  • Experience in facilities management is preferred
  • Experience in project management with a General Contractor is preferred
  • Experience in estimating and bidding
Other preferred, but not required achievements:
  • Trade School Certification(s)
  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP)
  • Xactimate or similar estimating experience
  • CAD or rendering experience
  • Competitive Base Salary and performance bonus  
  • A robust package of Health (Medical (PPO), Dental, Vision), 401k matching, paid vacation benefits and employer-paid Short Term Disability, among other things 
  • Educational Assistance / Reimbursement to support your drive to learn 
  • Opportunity to grow within the acquisitions/growth teams, operations, and corporate office 
  • Better Living program where you are incentivized to reach personal goals or participate in company-wide challenges 
  • Quarterly Lifelong Learning Challenges to support your professional growth in ways that are meaningful to you 
  • 8 paid hours per year of Volunteer Time Off to serve the organization(s) of your choice 
  • Free enrollment into the Dave Ramsey SmartDollar financial wellness program, including the EveryDollar budgeting app 
  • Access to thousands of employee discounts with BenefitHub  

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