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Affordable Portfolio Manager for Guardian Real Estate Services LLC (Seattle / Western Washington region)

compensation: DOE. This position is benefits-eligible.
employment type: full-time

Guardian Real Estate Services, LLC is seeking a talented Portfolio Manager with Affordable Multifamily Property Management experience to join our team of high-quality professionals working in the Real Estate Services and Property Management Industry. This portfolio of properties is located in western Washington and will work remote from Guardian's Home Office located in Portland, OR. Ideally, the Portfolio Manager would reside in the larger Seattle Metro area.

The multifamily properties in this portfolio are comprised of Rural Development (RD) and Tax-Credit properties. The qualified candidate will possess not less than 3-5 years of Portfolio Management experience with RD and Tax-Credit and possess a Washington Real Estate Brokers License. This position will require occasional travel to Portland, as well as regular property visits.

We seek talented people who desire success and embrace Guardian’s high standard of excellence. An ideal applicant will be able to perform in a fast-paced environment, be able to multitask and have problem solving skills.

Position Description:

The general purpose of the Portfolio Manager role is to ensure that each property meets all ownership goals and objectives as well as Guardian Management procedures and standards through the daily supervision of all areas of management of each property. This includes good physical appearance and maintenance upkeep, good financial health and stability, program and government compliance, client relations and a position within the community which represents Guardian Management as a knowledgeable and professional organization.


The requirements listed below are representative, but not exclusive of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
  • BS or BA, or the equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of affordable Multi-Family portfolio management experience
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working with federally assisted programs such as HUD, RD, HOME, and Tax Credit preferred.
  • Possess active Real Estate Brokers License or ability to acquire within 6 months of employment.
  • Must be legally qualified to work in the US
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English in a manner sufficient to carry out the duties
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Responsible for employee development & performance of site staff.
  • Ensure Compliance with all applicable Wage and Hour and Employment regulations.
  • Conduct on-going training, supervision, performance reviews, and development of site staff.
  • Prepare a comprehensive operating budget for each property and operate property within this budget.
  • Prepare all budgets as well as annual reports.
  • Approve expenditures in accordance with company purchasing policies and the budget.
  • Manage property financial performance in accordance with the budget and owner needs.
  • Analyze and report on monthly actual financial performance, including owner narrative.
  • Analyze ongoing property insurance, property taxes and mortgage information.
  • Develop and monitor ongoing physical property upkeep and maintenance programs.
  • Handle escalated resident relations matters and offer supervision of site staff in such matters.
  • Manage relationships with owners, agencies and clients in a positive & responsive manner.
  • Oversee owner distributions and reserve accounts as needed.
  • Monitor compliance with Landlord-Tenant Law, employment law and Fair Housing Law.
  • Oversee insurance claim matters or lawsuits and optimize risk management.
  • Coordinate with Marketing to oversee the property marketing and advertising program, including establishing rent levels.
  • Visit properties frequently and conduct site inspection reports.
  • Computer understanding and literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook (e-mail) and Yardi.
  • Demonstrate excellence in time management and written & verbal communication skills Participate in periodic internal operational meetings and meets regularly with the VP of Property Operations.
  • Develop professional working relationships with other departments.
  • Represent Guardian Management in a professional and ethical manner in the community.
  • Participate in periodic industry meetings, training events and functions.
  • Understand industry accounting terms and financial principles.
  • Oversee preparation for REAC inspections.
  • Prepare, attend and respond to agency reviews. Oversee processing of HUD contract renewals.
  • Oversee compliance with the Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan.
Guardian Real Estate Services LLC -- Company Description

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Guardian Real Estate Services has evolved into a leading management, development and investment firm. Our company offers a diversified real estate service platform including property management, investments, development, and advisory services. Guardian delivers custom solutions by offering a higher level of expertise, resources and creative capacity to develop a unique approach for each client. 50 years of experience, combined with the long tenure of our key staff, contributes to our strength and sets us apart in the industry. Our stability and security comes from our legacy of experience, industry knowledge, and integrity.

Guardian is a distinguished leader in the multifamily housing arena with a team of highly qualified real estate professionals. The company’s vertically-integrated business model is sought by both private and institutional investors. Guardian’s management portfolio includes over 128 assets throughout 56 cities located in four states and is comprised of approximately 8,500 multifamily units. Guardian’s portfolio includes a diverse mix of market-rate, affordable and senior housing. Guardian holds ownership interests in 24% of the portfolio under management.

Learn more about Guardian Real Estate Services here.

The Guardian Experience -- Our People

The Guardian Experience: Property Management is our strength. People have always been our passion. Our team is, and has always been, actively engaged in superior real estate management and enhancing the communities in which we live and work. In this economy, companies come and go. As a 3rd generation family owned firm, Guardian’s growth and stability has evolved the company into a leading West Coast real estate management and investment firm.

Guardian Offers

In addition to competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits which include 401(k), generous Paid Time Off and paid Holidays, we offer a culture in which individuals work and participate in collaborative team environments and are encouraged to continue to grow both professionally and personally.

Welcome to Guardian!

To apply and/or submit your resume for this position you must go our website. Please use the following link to APPLY.

**We do NOT accept resumes for this position, you will only be considered by applying through our website.**

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax at (202) 690-7442.
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