Assistant Vice President, Construction Services

at Heitman
Location Chicago
Date Posted May 14, 2021
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified


DescriptionCompany DescriptionFounded in 1966, Heitman LLC is a global real estate investment management firm with over $44 billion in assets under management. Heitman's real estate investment strategies include direct investments in the equity or debt capitalization of a property or in the securities of listed and publicly traded real estate companies. Heitman serves a global client base with clients from North American, European, Middle Eastern and Asia-Pacific institutions, pension plans, foundations and corporations and individual investors. Headquartered in Chicago, with additional offices in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, Heitman's more than 325 employees offer specialized expertise - from a specific discipline to local insight.Job DescriptionOur Chicago office is seeking an Assistant Vice President for our Construction Services Group. The ideal candidate should have a Mechanical Engineering background with related experience in consulting, construction or design.The Construction Services Group is responsible for the coordination, oversight and reporting of all physical and environmental aspects of the real estate acquisition, operation, and disposition process on behalf of Heitman. Construction Services is an integral part of the acquisition and disposition due diligence process and provides technical services to asset managers by assisting in the implementation of major capital projects and various operational challenges that may arise.The responsibilities of an Assistant Vice President include, but are not limited to:Implement Heitman established procedures and protocols necessary to complete environmental and physical due diligence of existing properties prior to acquisition. This will entail the hiring and monitoring of third-party consultants to perform due diligence assignments and disseminating the findings, as well as assist in determining the impact of the findings against the original underwriting.Monitor development projects, and track/approve change orders.Periodically inspect properties which are in development to determine physical condition, adequacy of construction underway, and approval of scope and cost issues.In conjunction with third party consultants, verify the accuracy of hard and soft budgets, review/approve development plans & specifications, development agreements and construction contracts.Support the Asset Management group throughout the hold period of assets.Assist in the implementation of capital projects, review major tenant improvements and capital expenditures.Support the property disposition process.Assist the Debt Group with due diligence for property loans.Provide oversite in the assessment of HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other mechanical systems and assemblies of the various properties managed or acquired by Heitman.Frequent domestic travel required. QualificationsMinimum 5 years of experience in MEP design, Architectural design, Construction Project Management or related field. Working in a consulting services related field pertaining to construction and design forensics is a plus.Architectural, Engineering, Environmental, or Construction Management degree with relevant real estate experience. A Mechanical Engineering degree with associated experience is highly preferred.Interest in real estate transactions, development and property operations.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Proficient in Excel and Word.Highly-organized and deadline driven.Demonstrate ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments simultaneously.Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with professionals at all levels.Additional InformationInterested professionals should apply via our website at . Please make sure to select "careers" under the About tab to submit your cover letter and resume. If you are a Heitman employee, please make sure to apply using your Heitman email address.Equal Employment Opportunity: Heitman is an equal employment opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, medical or mental disability or condition (including, without limitation, HIV and AIDS), developmental disability, handicap, denial of family and medical care leave, denial of pregnancy leave, domestic partner status, status as a victim of sexual or domestic violence (or familial relationship to such victim), veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, arrest records, citizenship status, criminal history that has been expunged, unfavorable discharge from the military, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.