Commercial Leasing Associate

Home Office Kirkland, Washington


Description

Commercial Leasing Associate                                                                  

Reports to Senior VP of Finance & Acquisitions

Weidner Property Management is committed to teamwork, through a spirit of honesty, trust and mutual respect.  While this job description is substantially complete, some responsibilities may not be specifically addressed.

Responsible for all leasing functions, which includes reviewing and negotiating lease transactions and agreements. The Commercial Leasing Associate oversees the construction of the Tenants’ suites, which necessitates the coordination of third-party individuals and contractors. The Commercial Leasing Associate oversees completion of all necessary paperwork and ensures proper customer service.

Responsible for the productivity and budgetary performance of the leasing operations within the commercial department. Additionally, the Commercial Leasing Associate develops and implements policies and procedures to improve efficiency and profitability of the department and monitors competitive trends in the marketplace.

Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets.

Performance – Setting New Standards . . .

  • Assist in the day-to-day operational management of commercial properties consistent with policies, procedures, budgets, and business plans.
  • Assist with administration of commercial tenant leases to ensure accuracy and that they are in compliance with lease provisions; manage annual rent increases/escalations by monitoring lease renewals, and CAMs.
  • Work with the Finance & Acquisitions, Accounting and apartment management teams to ensure that the commercial department accomplishes the strategic objectives set by senior management.
  • Oversee retail and office leasing functions throughout the portfolio nationwide.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with retail/office leasing brokers.
  • Manage commercial leasing of office and retail space in all Weidner regions nationwide; overseeing tenant improvements, lease renewals. Develop and maintain relationships with current and future commercial tenants.
  • Oversee the tenant improvement process, which includes but is not limited to the following: approving the design of the space with the tenant’s architect, tracking the permit status with the local jurisdiction, ensuring the tenant has the necessary insurance, and aggressively pushing the project delivery with the general contractor and project manager.
  • Coordinate with in-house development team to align tenant leases with pending development plans.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing lease renewal and tenant retention programs.
  • Ensure timely processing of AR/AP’s

What we value. . . OUR PEOPLE

  • Actively participate in a positive team environment through teamwork, communication, and excellence in service; communicate regularly with the Finance & Acquisitions Team.
  • Work with Weidner Development Team to plan and design commercial spaces within new            development projects.
  • Communicates changing market conditions promptly with supervisors.

Customer Service – Responsive management and maintenance . . .

  • Implement and manage tenant-focused relationship programs/processes which meet or exceed tenant expectations – while staying within budget parameters.  Anticipate tenant needs, assure positive and prompt response to service requests -
  • Facilitate communication between tenant and asset manager.

Attention to Detail sets us apart . . .

  • Follow Weidner’s Mission, Vision and Values and comply with all Weidner policies and procedures as outlined in the Associate Handbook and Policy and Procedure Manual, as well as Fair Housing rules and regulations.
  • Manage payables, consistent with approved budgets, contractor/supplier performance, corporate accounting directives and expense containment initiatives.  
  • Oversee and direct the daily activities of commercial leasing in accordance with organization policies and standards.
  • Responsible for all leasing functions, which may include reviewing and negotiating lease transactions and agreements.
  • Assist with evaluating commercial asset and mixed-use acquisition opportunities.  
  • Shop competition on a consistent basis.

Accomplishment through honesty, trust and mutual respect. . .

  • Maintain a professional appearance at all times while on duty. 

Qualifications

  • Four-year degree with Finance or Real Estate emphasis.
  • Experience in CRE, leasing or related industry a plus.
  • Experience in leasing retail and/or office space a plus.
  • Excellent math skills; strong analytical and abstract reasoning skills.
  • Internal and external customer services skills are a priority.
  • Possess strong operational and financial skill set.
  • Business, Financial, and AR/AP experience a plus.
  • Property Management experience a plus.
  • Experience with Yardi a plus.
  • Must agree to a criminal background check and sign an agreement for voluntary drug testing.
  • Valid and current driver’s license.
  • Valid and current passport.
  • Willingness to travel regularly.