Director of Asset Management

    Urban Housing Solutions, Inc.
    January 6, 2021
    822 Woodland St, Nashville


    Job Summary:

    Urban Housing Solutions, Nashville's leading nonprofit affordable housing and community developer, is looking for an experienced and mission-oriented Director of Asset Management to oversee our growing portfolio of nearly 1,600 apartments and roughly 27,000 SF of neighborhood commercial space in Davidson County. Since 1991, UHS has provided quality, affordable apartment homes in supportive communities across Nashville. In the last 10 years, we have nearly doubled in size to 34 apartment properties, including mixed-use developments and active and upcoming Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects. We have always managed our smaller apartment properties in-house -- our property management, maintenance, and leasing teams now make up the majority of our 39-member staff -- but we are developing several new LIHTC projects in the next few years and may use third-party property management to assist us with those. We are seeking a Director of Asset Management with several years of experience successfully overseeing a portfolio of LIHTC and HUD-assisted apartments to help ensure all of our properties remain affordable and attractive communities for years to come.

    Principal Duties:

    • Provides financial oversight of the properties, including drafting operating budgets and 5-year cap-ex plans, and monitors and provides monthly financials to assess performance against budgets.  Acts swiftly to address budget variances exceeding 5%.  The Director of Asset Management is ultimately responsible for the operating expenses of the properties.
    • Is the liaison between ownership (UHS or one of its development partnerships) and property management.  The Director of Asset Management is responsible for the property managers' performance and ensures property managers and maintenance are operating to the budget.  Implements, monitors and supervises all programs, budgets, contracts, contracted services, and staff related to rental property management and maintenance operations.
    • Oversees the Leasing & Compliance Manager and their team, and establishes the leasing criteria for each property to ensure compliance with applicable housing programs and Fair Housing laws.  Ensures that all leases and residents are in compliance with applicable programs.
    • Confers with Managing Director on public relations.  Directs and monitors the leasing and marketing of the properties.  Provides guidance to property management on occupancy issues and advises on changes to rental rates and offered concessions.  Manages property marketing materials.  Seeks market data and assesses comparable properties on a regular basis.
    • Visits stabilized properties no less than quarterly and transitional properties no less than monthly.  Assesses the general physical condition of the building systems, housekeeping, and grounds.  Confirms effectiveness and efficiency of property management staff (on-site and regional).  Identifies and implements improvements to curb appeal and marketability.
    • Coordinates with the Director of Facilities for the overall execution, including scope, design, budget and on-time completion of capital improvements. 
    • Coordinates with Community Resources team to encourage and support optimal social programming. 
    • Coordinates with the Planning & Development team to analyze and continuously improve building design and performance standards.
    • Understands that property management requires after hours monitoring and accessibility.  In the event of crisis management, determines how to proceed in partnership with the property managers and staff.  In real time, conveys the issues to senior leadership.

    Supervision Received:

    The Director of Asset Management works under the supervision of the Managing Director. There is daily contact with the Managing Director.

    Supervision Given:

    The Director of Asset Management is responsible for supervising the managers on the Property Management and Leasing & Compliance teams, including the Leasing & Compliance Manager and Property Managers. The Director of Asset Management provides guidance and leadership to the whole team staff, primarily through implementing policies and procedures and then observing performance.

    Education, Experience, and Skills Required:

    1. Bachelor’s Degree in business, real estate development, or a related field preferred, with sufficient experience to provide detailed and accurate financial analysis and strong leadership in property management practices and techniques.
    2. Minimum of seven (7) years of direct supervisory experience; five (5) years of direct supervisory experience in a property management environment preferred.
    3. Minimum of five (5) years of experience managing properties funded through Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), the HUD HOME program, SHP, and HOPWA; Certified Occupancy Specialist and/or Tax Credit Specialist strongly preferred.
    4. Thorough knowledge of management principles, practices, and procedures, including landlord/tenant practices and laws.
    5. Proven track record of success in management of affordable and subsidized multifamily rental properties; including good record of tenant relations.
    6. Excellent planning and organizational skills; ability to analyze complex situations and develop timely solutions and manage shifting priorities, deadlines, and workloads quickly and frequently.
    7. Strong computer skills, particularly with spreadsheets and purchase/work order systems.
    8. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    9. Physical ability to visually assess and physically inspect all floors of multi-story properties without an elevator required.
    10. Availability and willingness to respond to occasional property emergencies in multiple Davidson County locations on a 24/7 basis, excluding scheduled vacations.

    JOB CLASS: Full-time; Exempt

    PAY & BENEFITS: $85,000/year.  UHS offers all full-time employees health insurance and a 401K plan with an employer match.

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