Multi-Site Property Manager

Fairlawn Real Estate

Fairlawn Real Estate

Champaign, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

We are seeking a highly motivated Property Manager to join our awesome team here at Fairlawn! The ideal candidate will embody Fairlawn’s core values: Be Kind, Own It, Be Flexible, and Always Improve.

We are currently searching for an experienced Property Manager to lead the UIUC Smile Team in the day-to-day operations of our 1500+ unit scattered site portfolio. The overall objective of this role will be to integrate all property functions and ensure that the properties are operating at their best. The ideal candidate is a true leader who radiates positivity and is passionate about driving great property performance and superior customer service.

What will you do?

  • Exemplify the core values of Be Kind, Be Flexible, Own It, and Always Improve
  • Lead and manage on-site team members, holding them accountable for their assigned responsibilities
  • Lead and participate in daily operations including frontline resident services, leasing, maintenance, turnover and vendor activities
  • Host regularly scheduled meetings to report on both leading and key performance indicators. Take action as necessary if goals are not being met
  • Review and audit property performance vs. budget, communicating with the corporate office and ownership entities as necessary
  • Contribute to the preparation of annual operating and capital budgets. Monitor the progress of capital budget items, regularly reporting to the corporate office on the progress
  • Inspect properties to ensure the highest standards are maintained, evaluating maintenance and grounds. Conduct regular inspections of vacant units for market-ready condition.
  • Audit leases, resident files, and move-in paperwork to ensure accuracy and completion
  • Manage the renewals process, unit availability, listings content, and marketing channels
  • Handle resident accounting tasks such as rent collection, security deposit reconciliations, delinquency follow-up, posting payments, and preparing deposits
  • Maintain good rapport with all prospective and current residents, vendors, and Fairlawn team members
  • Have a thorough knowledge of lease terms, specifications, and policies
  • Provide exceptional customer service and serve as an ambassador of the Fairlawn brand
  • Learn and ensure compliance with all Fair Housing Laws including local, state, and federal housing regulations (We provide training)
  • Pivot, roll up your sleeves, and jump in where needed!

Why should you work here?

  • Competitive Pay + Bonus Opportunity. We are ready to invest in you!
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance - Starting on the First Day of Employment - to access care for positive health outcomes and your overall well-being.
  • Employee-sponsored benefits include Short Term Disability, Life Insurance, Critical Illness, Accident, Flexible Spending, and H.S.A. Accounts to avoid costly medical expenses due to gaps and ensure that all your medical needs are met.
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Match to invest in your future wealth and retirement.
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, and Holiday Pay to help you reset and come back rejuvenated and refreshed.
  • Monthly company events to promote team cohesion.
  • Wellness Days to focus on being your best self. We want you to have time to disconnect and recharge in a way that works for you.
  • The opportunity to work for a growing organization where you are valued and can have a direct impact.
  • Quarterly off-site meetings with your manager to celebrate wins, issues solve and ensure you are set up for success. Plus, the process is rewarding, and the results are great for your career.

Who you are – We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Have at least 3 years of management experience, with a strong customer service background
  • High School diploma or GED (Bachelor’s Degree preferred)
  • Proven record of successfully leading teams - minimum 3 years of people management experience
  • Are proficient with relevant technology (e.g. Microsoft Office, AppFolio, Outlook) and can easily adapt to changing technology
  • Demonstrate superior attention to detail, high energy, and a positive attitude
  • Have the ability to give and receive real-time feedback with a positive mindset
  • Embody our core values: Be Kind, Be Flexible, Own It, and Always Improve
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have previous leasing or sales experience

Some additional things you will need:

  • Valid driver’s license and dependable vehicle. Limited in-town usage of personal vehicle for errands, any out-of-county personal mileage reimbursed at the Federal rate
  • Availability to work longer hours and weekends during prime leasing season and turnover (specific dates vary from year to year)
  • To serve as one of the emergency contacts for the community / Availability to be on-call and assist in after-hours emergency situations
  • Must be able to complete the physical functions of the position

We are seeking candidates who demonstrate a strong alignment with the requirements listed above. While meeting all qualifications is preferred, we understand that exceptional candidates may bring comparable experience and skills to the table including prior experience at Fairlawn Real Estate. We value diversity of thought and experience, and we are committed to considering all applicants [internal and external] and to identifying and selecting the most qualified applicant for the role.

Fairlawn Real Estate is a fast-growing real estate firm managing approximately 5,000 units throughout Central Illinois and Indianapolis. Our company uses the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) to run and help grow our business – the tools from EOS contribute to finding the right people and putting them in the right roles, effectively solving issues as they arise, and building a culture of accountability. In short, it gets everyone on the same page and working toward the same goals. If you have an ownership mindset and take pride in all the details, joining our team may be perfect for you!

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.