CAREERS

The talent and dedication of our people are critical to our success. We offer an opportunity for developing one’s professional career while working with individuals trained in a variety of disciplines in a collegial and dynamic environment. We also offer a broad range of competitive benefits on a global basis.

If you are interested in being considered for a position with us, please contact us for more information about available positions or to submit a general application.

Vice President - Investments Group
Los Angeles, CA

The Vice President of Investments position is based in Los Angeles and includes primary responsibility for real estate investment underwriting, execution and asset management. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Analysis of entitlements and environmental issues, construction budgets and schedules, financial projections and appraisals,
  • Developing cash flow models and valuation analyses,
  • Preparation and presentation of underwriting memos,
  • Negotiating credit agreements and other transaction documents; facilitating pre- and post-closing transaction processes, coordinating with legal counsel, appraisers, auditors, consultants and other deal service providers,
  • Reviewing loan funding requests in coordination with service providers,
  • Monitoring the performance of existing assets,
  • Developing and implementing strategies for special situations,
  • Maintaining financial projections for individual assets,
  • Analyzing management accounts and financial statements, and
  • Preparing monthly and quarterly reports to investors.
Required Qualifications/Skills
  • No less than 8 years’ experience in real estate investments (equity or debt) or financial advisory or financial restructuring with exposure to real estate,
  • Conversant with different types of credit instruments (senior mortgage loans, A/B notes, repos, and subordinated / mezzanine loans),
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail,
  • Ability to review and analyze legal documents,
  • Strong knowledge of financial accounting; strong analytical/modeling skills,
  • Possesses strong deal and/or capital sourcing networks,
  • Ability to negotiate under pressure,
  • Ability to manage expectations and concerns of clients and capital partners,
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team,
  • Ability to prioritize effectively and manage work across multiple supervisors,
  • Strong professional writing skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills, and
  • Outstanding academic credentials from a top-tier university.

Associate - Investments Group
Los Angeles, CA

The Associate role will be based in Los Angeles and includes responsibility for financial analysis and investor reporting functions and for working closely with senior investment professionals to execute secured and mezzanine credit transactions and other real estate investments and to monitor the performance of such investments.

Key job activities and responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Due diligence, including analysis of entitlements and environmental issues, construction budgets and schedules, financial projections and appraisals,
  • Developing cash flow models and valuation analyses,
  • Contributing to preparation of offering documents and underwriting memos,
  • Reviewing credit agreements and other transaction documents; facilitating pre- and post-closing transaction processes, coordinating with legal counsel, appraisers, auditors, consultants and other deal service providers,
  • Managing the review of loan funding requests in coordination with construction consultants, loan servicers and other service providers,
  • Monitoring the performance of existing assets and the compliance of borrowers with the terms of credit agreements,
  • Participating in the development and implementation of strategies for special situations ,
  • Maintaining financial projections for individual assets; analyzing management accounts and financial statements and reporting on variances, and
  • Preparing monthly and quarterly reports to investors.
Required Qualifications/Skills
  • Strong academic credentials from a top-tier institution,
  • 3-7 years’ experience in real estate development, acquisitions or underwriting and restructuring real estate credit,
  • Strong knowledge of financial accounting; strong analytical/modeling skills,
  • Exceptional business writing skills, and
  • Strong work ethic and highest ethical standards.

Project Manager - Investments Group
Boston, MA

Position Overview
  • Manage appropriately-sized tasks associated with either construction or development aspects of the EchelonSeaport Project in Boston, Massachusetts. Appropriate size is determined by the level of the CM in his/her experience, and the number of tasks assigned to him/her.
  • Provide day-to-day management, supervision, and coordination of construction activities, representing ownership’s interest.
  • Ensure that construction standards and the quality of workmanship are maintained to ownership standards for all assigned tasks.
  • Establish and coordinates the entire closing process from condo sale to condo closing within the timeframes established by the owner.
  • Manage and coordinate the entire turnover process on other components of EchelonSeaport as directed by supervisor.
Key Responsibilities
  • Create and prepare for execution contracts, change orders for general contractor, and amendments for design team members.
  • Review and monitor preparation of design and construction documents, prepared by the design team.
  • Review & approve project invoices and provide to supervisor, with appropriate back-up, to submit for payment.
  • Issue and take responsibility for change orders and field orders.
  • Monitor and review RFI and submittal process.
  • Resolve technical and schedule issues, providing leadership and direction with external parties.
  • As appropriate, review and negotiate vendor or subcontractor scope of work and prepare recommendation for award.
  • Manage and take responsibility for punch list process, ensuring timely completion of corrective work.
  • Inspect work in process on a frequent basis, provide feedback to the GC to ensure project is in compliance with all specifications and report to supervisor regarding any concerns/issues.
  • Lead project construction coordination meetings.
  • Develop relationships and manage the interface (communicating both verbally and in writing) on a daily basis with design team, general contractors, city/town/township officials, inspectors and public utilities.
  • Manage the daily interface (communicating both verbally and in writing) with Cottonwood staff in Los Angeles, as well as local project property manager.
  • Provide direction in the design process by providing budget, schedule, and constructability input.
  • Develop, monitor, maintain and enforce project schedules. Develop remediation plans if needed.
  • Help backoffice to maintain project record set of documents.
  • Manage project closeout activities with contractors to include and not be limited to acceptance and completion of project, and ensuring final payment is secured.
  • Manage project closeout activities with internal parties to ensure all required items are complete.
  • Provide direction between design and construction phases of each project.
  • Coordinate with project neighbors and resolve any issues or conflicts satisfactorily.
  • Prepare (develop, validate and maintain) cost estimates as needed for all construction-related needs.
  • Prepare Request for proposal, bid documents, bid analysis, award letters for general contractors or vendors.
  • Manage and coordinate turnover requirements.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with permit plan reviewers and inspectors.
  • Support supervisor and other Investments Group team members with specific assignments and projects within the region.
  • Participate in industry events (occasionally, as needed).
Required Qualifications/Skills
  • BA/BS degree required with a concentration in construction technology, building construction, civil engineering or architecture preferred.
  • A minimum 3 years of progressively responsible experience required with a commercial and /or residential real estate developer, general contractor, construction management or closely related company.
  • Previous estimating and start to finish project management experience required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications to include Word and Excel.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Project, and other scheduling software.
Physical Requirements
  • Involves work of a general office nature usually performed sitting such as operation of a computer.
  • Involves work of a general office nature usually performed standing such as operation of a fax and printer.
  • Involves work such as tours throughout Project site, usually performed by walking, climbing stairs and climbing construction ladders.
  • Involves lifting plans or boxes of 25 pounds or more occasionally.