| June 7, 2024

Leasing Manager, Affordable Housing and Property Management

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Website SoLa Impact

JOB SUMMARY

SoLa Impact is seeking a talented and motivated individual to join our team as a Leasing Manager. The Leasing Manager will be responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of the leasing process for our portfolio of affordable housing properties. They will work closely with the leasing team to ensure that occupancy goals are met and that the leasing process is efficient and effective. The Leasing Manager will also be responsible for developing and implementing leasing strategies to attract and retain tenants, as well as maintaining positive relationships with external partners and stakeholders. You will be responsible for developing and executing strategic leasing plans, leveraging your sales skills to attract and retain tenants. Additionally, you will collaborate closely with the marketing team to create compelling property listings and promotional materials. Your ability to understand and respond to market trends will be crucial in adjusting strategies to meet leasing goals.

Hourly Pay: $19.23- $48.08 per hour depending on experience.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

SoLa Impact is a real estate private equity firm with a double-bottom line strategy focused on preserving, rehabbing, and building high-quality affordable housing in Black and brown communities. Only five years after starting its first ground-up project, SoLa Impact was recognized as the 16th largest developer in the nation, and the largest developer based in California by the National Multifamily Housing Council. SoLa currently owns and manages over $1.2 billion of multifamily assets, almost all of which are in low-income, Black and brown communities. SoLa is currently leveraging private capital to develop 3,000+ affordable and workforce housing units in California.

We are looking to not only help alleviate but to obliterate the obstacle of housing costs in our most marginalized communities. Having successfully raised and fully deployed its fourth fund ($300 million of equity), SoLa Impact expects to raise over $1.5B through a series of funds over the next 3-5 years from a combination of institutional investors, family offices, and high-net-worth investors. SoLa Impact’s work and strategy have also been the subject of business school case studies at both USC’s Marshall School and Columbia Business School’s Masters of Real Estate program.

Requirements

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Accurately track vacancies using extended Excel spreadsheet and report on key metrics
  • Update vacancies in cloud-based property management system
  • Maintain awareness of upcoming vacancies based on tenant move-out dates, etc.
  • Take clear and representative pictures of newly available units
  • Write clear and grammatically correct task descriptions, email follow-ups, and leasing summary reports
  • Post well developed ads, including pictures, on Craigslist, vFlyer, Westside Rentals, RadPad, Apartments.com, and other related web-sites
  • Fill out RFTA for Section 8 tenants and proactively follow-up to ensure responses are received from HUD/Section 8
  • Send follow-up emails to interested applicants following the completion of open houses
  • Maintain knowledge of SoLa criteria/requirements
  • Process applications, screen and interview tenants to determine eligibility for rental units
  • Assist tenants with completing documents; collect info such as bank statements, Section 8 voucher, proof of income, etc.
  • Work with nonprofits and government agencies looking to place tenants
  • Complete in-take process of new tenants and complete leases accurately and on time

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience property management required; Leasing experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Thorough understanding of the apartment leasing process required
  • Affordable housing experience preferred; knowledge of Section 8 requirements a plus
  • Commercial leasing experience preferred

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be detail-oriented; with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Ability to present information in a concise and easily understood manner
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment
  • Well-developed time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities

Benefits

SoLa Impact offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as pet insurance, sick leave, 10 paid holidays, and bereavement days. This package is designed to provide employees with a range of important benefits that help to support their physical and emotional well-being, while also providing financial protection and peace of mind.

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