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Asset / Portfolio Management


Two-thirds of the holy triad of property management, asset and portfolio managers protect and maximize value through daily attention to their properties as well as strategic positioning for the future all the while coordinating between property managers and owners. Real estate Asset and Portfolio Managers have the responsibility of maximizing the performance and value of the company's portfolio of real estate assets that are owned and/or managed through acquisitions, dispositions, or operations. They are responsible for formulating and implementing a long-range real estate asset management and/or fund management strategy. While Asset Managers typically focus on a single property type, e.g. office properties, within the company's real estate investment portfolio, Portfolio Managers would be responsible for all the product types within the fund, which may include office, retail, and multi-family.

Role / Company Location Posted
Manager of Retail PortfolioThe Connor Group Dayton, OH Oct 19, 2018
AssociateCottonwood Management Boston, MA Oct 19, 2018
Financial Operations SpecialistCBRE Charlotte, NC Oct 17, 2018
Financial Operations CoordinatorCBRE Charlotte, NC Oct 17, 2018
Lead Real Estate AccountantCBRE Memphis, TN Oct 17, 2018
Sr AccountantCBRE Dallas, TX Oct 17, 2018
Associate AccountantCBRE Conshohocken, PA Oct 16, 2018
Accounting SupervisorCBRE Milwaukee, WI Oct 16, 2018
Senior Financial Analyst (Remote in Eastern US)CBRE Charlotte, NC Oct 16, 2018
Real Estate AccountantCBRE Conshohocken, PA Oct 16, 2018



Looking to the future

Opportunities will be abundant in the future for Asset and Portfolio Managers. With less new development projects in the mix, investment owners will be more focused on increasing the profitability of their existing assets and will turn to Asset and Portfolio Managers to make it happen. Demand for employees with the ability to maximize property/portfolio performance, i.e. Asset and Portfolio Managers, will increase sharply in the coming months and years due to the ever changing real estate market. Even as acquisitions increase, asset managers will be involved in the due diligence process as owners are more focused on operating performance.

 
Asset / Portfolio Management

Skills Required

  • Advanced Excel Financial Modeling
  • Advanced ARGUS
  • Understanding of Capital Markets
  • Real Estate Market Analytics
  • Effective Oral and Written Communication

Professional Reading and Resources


  • “Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management” from American Real Estate Society
  • “Modern Real Estate Portfolio Management” by Susan Hudson-Wilson
  • “Institutional Real Estate Letter”
  • “Handbook of Commercial Real Estate Investing” by John McMahan
  • “Corporate Real Estate Asset Management” by Barry Haynes

Industry Qualifications


  • College Degree in Business or Finance; Advanced degree preferable
  • CCIM: Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM)
  • AAMS: Accredited Asset Management Specialist (CFP)
  • CIMA: Certified Investment Management Analyst (IMCA)
  • CIS: Certified Investment Specialist (IMCA)

Top Companies


  • Brookfield Asset Management
  • AEW
  • Kennedy-Wilson Holdings
  • NorthStar Asset Management Group
  • CBRE Global Investors