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Are you motivated by a team environment, passionate about serving others, and driven by our market’s success? Then Lee & Associates Charleston is the place for you! We invite you to join one of Charleston’s most experienced team of commercial real estate professionals.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Responds to tenant needs and coordinates with maintenance staff to resolve problems.
  • Maintains positive relationships and high retention levels with all tenants.
  • Responds to all problems and concerns and ensures compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Interacts regularly with property owners to ensure that objectives are being met.
  • Ensures both landlords and tenants comply with lease terms, to include landlord obligations, certificates of insurance, rent increases, options granted to tenants, etc.
  • Anticipates and responds to owner’s needs and concerns.
  • Preparation of accurate, timely and complete reports.
  • Supports the planning, budgeting and control of operating and capital expenditures.
  • With Supervisor oversight, preforms calculation of special billings, CAM reconciliations, pass-through expenses, etc.
  • With Supervisor oversight, prepares annual budgets, forecasts, management plans, monthly performance reports, and variance reports.
  • Approves all invoices to be paid in relation to a property.
  • Addresses complaints and resolves problems.
  • Responds to after-hours/emergency calls in a timely manner.
  • Performs regular inspections of properties.
  • Coordinates annual (or other periodic) inspections of building systems, to include fire/sprinkler/life safety, elevators, roofs, security/entry systems, mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems, etc.
  • Recommends and directs alterations, maintenance and reconditioning of property as necessary.
  • Contracts for vendor services and supervises as required.
  • Oversees and manages tenant improvements and capital improvements.
  • Coordinates tenant move-ins and move-outs, and walk-through spaces with tenants.
  • Oversees the collection of rent, payment of expenses, compliance with lease terms and preparation of all required legal notices.
  • Participates in civic and business organizations.
  • Attends BOMA and/or IREM programs and activities.
  • Conducts and maintains relationships with key clients/tenants, industry and trade associations, representatives of government, public service organizations, customers, and vendors as necessary in the overall management of the property.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of one year of related experience and/or training in commercial property management

CERTIFICATES and LICENSES

  • Active real estate license preferred

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Ability to effectively respond to sensitive issues, complex inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, supervisor, and/or management
  • Ability to make effective presentations on general topics to an internal department, large group of employees, clients, and/or management

FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Requires some knowledge of financial terms and principles
  • Ability to forecast and prepare budgets

REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of options in varying situations.
  • Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES

  • Must have excellent customer service approach to property owners and tenants
  • Must be able to deal effectively with vendors, associates and brokers
  • Must be highly proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must be able to perform in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented, ever-changing environment
  • As required by workload demands, must be available to work before or after typical business hours 

Please send your resume, availability date, and salary requirement to Carla Fix at cfix@lee-associates.com. 

Lee & Associates Charleston is looking for experienced commercial real estate sales agents to join our growing brokerage team in Charleston, SC. We have been serving the Charleston commercial real estate industry since 1999 providing outstanding service to our clients. The right fit for this position is a highly-motivated and success-driven professional with an entrepreneurial mindset, a high degree of self-discipline, and a proven track record. This individual thrives in a dynamic, commission-based business environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Earn new business through in-person contacts, cold calling, networking events, canvassing, and follow-up; give presentations to those who influence decisions and decision-makers and schedule face-to-face contact with prospective candidates requiring real estate needs
  • Assist in the development of agency leasing plans which consider current market conditions, occupancy levels, capital budgets, and disposition strategies based upon client objectives
  • Direct the development of integrated asset management and leasing plans. Includes operating and capital projections, and leasing assumptions to estimate annual NOI and cash flow
  • Respond to broker inquiries, conduct tours of property with prospective tenants, negotiate proposals and lease terms which conform to established leasing plan criteria (and prepare accurate analysis for determination of variance), negotiate leases, renewals, expansions, recasts and terminations on owner’s behalf
  • Coordinate and direct the efforts of all third-party vendors who provide marketing support services to the client including advertising and marketing firms, architects, and public relations firms
  • Produce and review all leasing activity reports for accuracy, revise and update as necessary
  • Maintain regular formal and informal communications with ownership, including scheduling and coordinating regular status meetings
  • Document all relevant processes, procedures and reports for leasing and management personnel, ownership and tenants (if necessary

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of two years commercial real estate sales and verifiable track record required
  • Must possess a South Carolina Real Estate License or be willing to obtain license within 30 days if from out of state
  • College degree required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Practical analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Possess positive attitude with a high sense of integrity
  • Strong organizational and computer skills
  • Ability to work independently and produce quality work with little to no direction
  • Able to function as part of a team with a collaborative spirit
  • Possess a professional demeanor with strong communication, listening, and follow-up skills
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic
  • Ability to cultivate long-term client relationships
  • Ability to effectively present information in front of others
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Why Choose Lee & Associates?

  • Most competitive splits in the market
  • Secure, established, profitable company
  • Largest privately owned commercial real estate company in the United States
  • Partner opportunity for ownership and ability to invest in new Lee & Associates offices
  • Relaxed environment which sets us apart from our corporate competitors
  • Reputation for integrity and employing top commercial real estate agents in the marketplace
  • We use the full power of our organization to meet our clients’ needs
  • Market knowledge, data analysis, and current comps
  • Work/life balance and commitment to a fun and efficient environment
  • National CoStar provided to all agents

For consideration, please send your resume to Dave Howard at dhoward@lee-associates.com.  

Lee & Associates, one of Charleston's fastest growing commercial real estate firms, is looking for a marketing coordinator with graphic design skills to join their marketing team. This individual will work closely with the Broker Services Coordinators to create marketing strategy as well as execute various listing marketing materials, including but not limited to brochures, proposals, e-blasts, aerials, maps, and other projects as assigned. Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Expand market reach by creating/writing relevant/interesting social media content and blog posts
  • Execute an effective social media schedule across platforms
  • Learn the tastes and preferences of the firm's commercial real estate audience
  • Create company marketing materials, including but not limited to ads, presentations, market reports, professional profiles, etc.
  • Perform property and market research
  • Follow corporate and individual team's brand standards
  • Maintain an effective e-blast schedule
  • Monitor marketing activity results and industry trends

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with proven 1-2 years of work history required
  • Experience in marketing required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:

  • Graphic design skills required
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign required
  • Writing, editing, and grammar skills required
  • Time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize assigned tasks in order to meet deadlines required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Publisher, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred
  • Social media skills preferred
  • Knowledge of proper e-mail and phone etiquette required
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

 

  • Ability to collaborate with teammates in a positive and professional manner
  • Ability to work independently and produce quality work with little to no direction
  • Possess a professional demeanor with strong communication and listening skills
  • Possess strong situational awareness skills
  • Possess administrative and organizational skills
  • Demonstrates proactive thinking, actions, and initiative
  • Demonstrates attention to detail
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic

Please send resume and list of three references to Lizzie Cook at lcook@lee-associates.com.

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