Associate Director of Real Estate Services | Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit


• Oversee the Federation’s newly centralized property management function. Direct the outsourced property management firm.

• Develop real estate operating and capital budgets for the properties.

• Develop capital plans to address deferred maintenance items, and work with the team on numerous projects currently in process. Monitor compliance with preventative maintenance plans, going forward.

• Identify cost savings opportunities and efficiencies to reduce real estate costs.

• Oversee new construction and renovation projects.

• Provide specifications, scope of project, and obtain bids.

• Act as Owner’s Representative to track project activity, coordinate with agency Building Committees, architects, and engineers, and process documents for payment to contractors.

• Direct the lease activity for the Federation Building, including negotiating leases and renewals, and tenant improvements.

• Assist with real estate transactions, including purchases and sales of properties.

• Help to coordinate the Real Estate / Capital Needs Committee meetings. Report on the status of projects, and prepare requests for approval.

• Establish strong working relationships with Committee members, agency Directors, tenants, facility staff, vendors, contractors, and architects.


• Bachelor’s degree

• Minimum of five years of property management experience. Also experience in project management and construction.

• Demonstrated knowledge of construction and building systems, including HVAC systems, roofs, parking lots, plumbing, electrical, etc. Knowledge of building codes and zoning requirements.

• Strong budgeting and financial skills

• Strong cost cutting and negotiation skills

• Entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinker

• Supervisory skills

• Customer service and communication skills

• Strong team player and ability to work well with others

• Proven organizational and planning skills

• Ability to balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

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