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CFO – Lakewood, Ohio

Zaremba Group, LLC (www.zarembagroup.com) is a well-established, nearly 100-year old real estate development company, which historically has been active in all facets of retail, office and residential development.  The Company is currently focused primarily on development and sale throughout the United States of single tenant net leased retail properties for institutional grade retailers as well as property management of a small commercial property portfolio.  The Company enjoys a sterling reputation among the development, investment and banking communities.

The Company’s current CFO is retiring and will be available as a resource as we transition to our new CFO.  Additionally, the CFO is supported by a strong accounting team that is directed by a highly experienced and proficient Controller.  We are seeking a strong CFO who is experienced and knowledgeable in finance, real estate development, property management, business operations, accounting and administration matters.

The CFO reports directly to the President/CEO, is a key member of our leadership team and is counted on to provide strategic direction as well as input regarding long term and day-to-day development and management decisions.  The CFO will establish new relationships and maintain current relationships with the Company’s lenders, investors and bankers.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares financial forecasts to contribute to overall financial strategy, manages financial capital and communicates capital requirements/implications of assets to the President/CEO and Chairman
  • Provides useful financial insights to President/CEO in helping to make better decisions about formulating and executing the company’s business strategy
  • Provides technical advice and guidance in order to educate personnel on financial and business issues affecting the company’s activities
  • Works directly with Development and Construction departments to provide input for the structuring of development projects or go/no-go decisions at various project stages
  • Seeks out and negotiates financing for real estate development projects. Seeks out and negotiates equity partner relationships and coordinates flow of equity dollars and distributions.
  • Oversees requests from lenders and investors for financial information
  • Provides oversight, direction and approvals to the Sales, Leasing, Property Management, HR and Office Management teams
  • Supervises the Controller who oversees the accounting staff on day-to-day operations that includes, but is not limited to, month/year-end close, accounts receivable & payable, financial reports, payroll, invoicing, cash receipts and disbursements
  • Manages relationships with third-party professionals for legal, accounting, insurance and employee benefits needs
  • Works with development team to source and develop new customer relationships
  • Ensures efficient capital expenditures and minimizes taxes
  • Supports the preparation of the annual consolidated corporate financial statements and tax returns
  • Establishes and maintains controls to safeguard the company’s assets. Documents and recommends improvements to internal financial policies and procedures.
  • Proactively manages cash flows in a leveraged environment
  • Oversees portfolio of assets budgeting, accounting and cash management to ensure accurate reporting, interpretation and analysis of financial results in conjunction with forecasts and long-range plans

Qualifications:

  • 4-year college degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business
  • MBA preferred
  • Substantial Real Estate Development Management and/or finance experience
  • Experience working with lenders, investors and alternative equity/financing sources
  • Experience with property management a plus
  • Thorough understanding of construction and job cost accounting
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills; Ability to work with and generate detailed financial proformas
  • Proficiency with other financial modeling software a plus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent organizational and team building ability
  • Excellent management skills
  • Forward thinking

 

Construction Project Manager – Lakewood, Ohio

Candidates will be responsible for managing multiple freestanding retail projects and must be able to coordinate all construction processes from bidding, project management to tenant turnover. Experience required in managing multiple general contractors and consultants; proven ability to work with major national retailers. This position requires interaction with multiple internal departments to include Leasing, Development and Real Estate.

Critical Requirements and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to review scopes of work contained in letters of intent for each site and prepare construction budgets and schedules for contracts
  • Ability to manage all aspects of the construction bid process, negotiate and award construction contracts
  • Perform on-site project management and resolve problems while maintaining project schedules
  • Ability to coordinate and work with utility companies, architects, engineers, and jurisdictional organizations to maintain the construction schedule
  • Ability to manage multiple resources within a given project, adhering to strict deadlines and budgets
  • Ability to ascertain and solve construction issues early in the construction schedule
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, analytical and communication skills
  • Performs project close out procedure based on national retailer requirements

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years experience in construction project management with a strong retail construction background. Experience working for a General Contractor and “ground-up” projects a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Civil Engineering preferred or equivalent combination of education and related experience
  • Computer skills; MS Office suite with emphasis on using MS Excel and MS project
  • Strong relationships and development experience and with major national and regional retailers
  • High degree of personal initiative and judgment
  • Travel Requirement- 25%

Please submit your resume to employment@zarembagroup.com for consideration.

 

Recruiting for Future Openings

Although Zaremba Group does not have an immediate need for the following position(s) we are always interested in discovering ambitious individuals who have relevant industry experience and may be interested in future openings.

Entry-Level Site Selection Representative – Lakewood, Ohio

We are looking for the right individual who will assist in creating income and value for the company through site selection and deal making. Candidates must be able to source and gain control of sites that match our clients’ location criteria.

Critical Requirements and Responsibilities:

  • Experience in retail site acquisitions and an ability to manage projects from site identification through purchase
  • Basic working knowledge of due diligence and construction requirements
  • On-point experience and familiarity working with a variety of markets
  • Comfortable with periodic overnight travel
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Able to juggle multiple projects concurrently under pressure

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate, Urban Studies, Business, Finance, Management or related field
  • One to three years of experience in site selection, site assessment and purchase agreement negotiation
  • High degree of personal initiative and judgment
  • Ability to understand and negotiate various legal documents
  • Able to prioritize multiple projects
  • Strong sales and writing skills
  • Proficient at Microsoft Word and Excel

Please submit your resume to employment@zarembagroup.com for consideration.

 

Development Manager – Lakewood, Ohio

Candidates must have a strong understanding of the commercial site development process. Experience in site due diligence, coordination of engineering and design consultants, and the ability to obtain governmental approvals is required. Must have the ability to coordinate multiple development projects simultaneously.

Critical Requirements and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to present projects to and obtain approvals from various governmental boards
  • Ability to ascertain and solve development issues early in the development process
  • Ability to create and manage budgets and schedules
  • Ability to ascertain and solve construction issues early in the construction schedule
  • Overall responsibility, through various consultants, to direct the entitlement process along with overseeing the development of all plans and specifications for the construction of retail projects
  • Diplomacy skills working with local government representatives
  • Ability to manage multiple resources within a given project, adhering to strict deadlines and budgets

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years experience in coordinating architects and engineers in development retail projects
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related field; Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction Management or City planning with strong retail development experience
  • Experience in obtaining all governmental approvals (federal, state and local)
  • Knowledge of all site due diligence and evaluation leading up to property acquisition
  • Travel Requirement- 25%

Please submit your resume to employment@zarembagroup.com for consideration.