This position is based in Champaign, IL and accountable for a portfolio of properties within the Champaign-Urbana market (including nearby communities). This includes ultimate ownership of property performance as well as involvement in all aspects of leasing, resident services, accounts payable and receivable and general property upkeep. This position will work closely with our local property management teams (leasing and maintenance professionals), as well as managers from our corporate office, and ultimately be responsible for overseeing daily operations relating to your portfolio’s performance.
Fairlawn Real Estate is a dynamic real estate firm that specializes in acquiring, renovating, developing and managing real estate projects in the Midwest United States. The Portfolio Manager position offers an exciting opportunity to join a growth-oriented organization with a genuinely enjoyable work environment.
Portfolio Manager Responsibilities:
Analyze financial performance of properties including performance vs. budget, communicating with ownership entities as necessary
Work with broader Fairlawn team to set market rents, conduct market research and define leasing goals
Collaborate with local leasing team to best position assets in the market including listings timing, content, and channel use
Manage leasing administration including owning lease templates and the renewals process
Own onboarding of new properties into the portfolio
Handle any resident services that need to be escalated to a manager
Support daily operations when extra capacity is needed including answering calls, scheduling appointments, greeting visitors, showing residences to prospective residents and any necessary paperwork, filing, posting rent, etc.
Audit leases, resident files and move-in paperwork to ensure accuracy and completion
Maintain good rapport with current and prospective residents
Own and ensure completion of all proactive maintenance and services activities including preventative maintenance
Frequent travel to properties
Audit and approve maintenance and other vendor invoices
Have a thorough knowledge of lease terms, specifications and policies
Learn, audit and ensure team’s compliance with all Fair Housing Laws including local, state and federal housing regulations
Portfolio Manager Skills and Knowledge Requirements:
Fluency in Microsoft Excel and Power Point required