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Director, Asset Management

Sagard Real Estate
United States, North Carolina, Charlotte
April 03, 2024

About Sagard Real Estate

Sagard Real Estate is a real estate investment advisor and operator providing investment

management services throughout the U.S. including acquisitions, asset management,

development and property management for our investors. With $5.3B in assets under

management, our clients invest through separately managed accounts and commingled funds.


Sagard Real Estate is based in Denver with regional offices in New York City, Charlotte, Los

Angeles, San Francisco and Austin metro areas.

For more information, visit www.sagard.com/realestate.


About the Opportunity

Our Director, Asset Management positions have the primary responsibility of performing all asset management functions and property-level investment performance for a portfolio of real estate assets located within a defined geographic territory.


Key Job Duties

·       Interface with the Head of Asset Management and other Asset Management associates to enhance department policies and procedures and mitigate investment risk.

·       Formulate, review, critique and approve comprehensive annual property business plans, operating and capital budgets, internal and external appraisals and sell/hold strategies.

·       Initiate and complete accurate comprehensive quarterly valuations and reports, and present to the Sagard Executive Committee.

·       Subject to delegated authority guidelines, sign business documents, engage property management and leasing firms, and develop/execute approved leasing, capital and value-added investment strategies.

·       Supervise and ensure adequate documentation of all activities in an organized electronic file system.

·       Ensure that the cost-benefit of all leasing/capital investment is documented and ensure that all property-level decisions reinforce overall portfolio and client investment objectives.  

·       Build and sustain joint venture partner and operator relationships.

·       Advise Head of Asset Management and Portfolio Management regarding investment performance, budget variances and changes in market/property conditions and valuation and recommend course of action.

·       Review proposed acquisitions and take an active role in due diligence to ensure the viability of performance objectives, investment structures and exit strategies.

·       Network and build relationships with other real estate professionals to enhance personal skills and increase industry awareness of Sagard Real Estate’s investment advisory capabilities.

·       Lead lease negotiations with listing agent, attorney and tenant.  Ensure lease administration is accurate and complete.

·       Manage all third-party relationships with brokers, attorneys, property managers, tenants, etc. as needed.

·       Approve all capital work and invoices for dedicated assets.


Education Requirements

·       Bachelor’s degree with a business or equivalent focus. Advanced degree desired.


Experience Requirements

·       Minimum of 5-10 years of experience in the commercial real estate business, preferably in asset management.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

·       Demonstrated interpersonal, leadership, management, communication, conflict resolution, negotiating and listening skills.

·       Proven ability to conduct valuations (strong ARGUS knowledge), financial cost / benefit and budget analyses and to negotiate construction contracts, management agreements and leases.

·       Familiarity with all property and life-cycle types, deal structures and national and regional real estate markets.

·       Ability to "benchmark" and apply prior experience in order to make well-reasoned, but decisive decisions.


Starting Salary Range Available Upon Request to SRE’s Human Resources Team

The starting salary for this position is an estimate, based on potential employee qualifications, operational needs and other considerations permitted by law. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the stated range based on various factors including, among other factors, location, education and training, experience, internal pay alignment, and performance. A potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions. Many candidates’ compensation will start in the bottom half of the stated range. This role is also eligible to participate in a merit-based annual bonus program, health, vision, and dental insurance plans, long and short-term disability, 401K plan, and PTO. This information is provided in connection with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, and similar requirements in California and New York. Positions located outside of these states may or may not necessarily receive the same compensation.


Employee benefits include:

·       Flexible Time Off

·       401k Matching Program

·       Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision plus FSA and HSA options

·       Paid Caregiver Leave Benefits

·       Commuter Pre-Tax Savings Program (Parking and Mass Transit)

·       College Tuition and Continuing Education Reimbursement

·       Mentorship and Leadership Development Opportunities

·       Paid Social and Engagement Events Throughout the Year

·       And More


Sagard Real Estate’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is evident and continuously showcased from dedicated workgroup efforts and programming for recruitment, inclusive culture, retention, and training initiatives throughout our organization. To learn more about Sagard’s ESG initiatives and how our DEI efforts support, visit here.


Sagard Real Estate’s Commitment to Applicants is evident with no discrimination in our recruitment process due to race, color, disability, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, or any protected category by local, state or federal laws.