Director - People & Culture

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago


LivCor, a Blackstone portfolio company, is a real estate asset management business specializing in multi-family housing. Formed in 2013 and headquartered in Chicago, LivCor is currently responsible for a portfolio of over 400 Class A and B properties comprising more than 150,000 units in markets across the United States. Our business is focused on making real estate more valuable. But for us, it’s more than that. It’s people first, community always. It’s a life-filled career, not just a career-filled life. It’s doing good work, with good humans, and making a difference. It’s excellence in all its forms. Ultimately, we create great places to work, live, and grow. We do that by focusing on leaving people – and places – better than we found them.


Whew! Still with us? Cool. Let’s talk about where you’d fit in:


The Director, People & Culture will be a key partner to the business in our as we are rapidly growing.  This role will play a critical role in implementing programs, processes and people practices to create the best real estate company on the planet.  This role will be a partner to leaders, a promoter of our culture and values and innovative partner for our people decisions in a transparent approach.  This person will help navigate complex challenges and must be solution oriented with the ability to work across multiple teams.  We will be including evaluating, enhancing and implementing new processes and practices, continuously making improvements to the overall culture and team member experience.


Only read further if you are:

  • Kind
  • Humble
  • Honest
  • Relentless
  • Smart with Heart

You should be:

  • Authentic. You do you. Together, we’ll do something amazing.
  • A passionate person with a love for real estate and investing; and believes that helping others win is a noble cause, essential to our success.
  • An excellent team player who enjoys working with others and has strong interpersonal skills.
  • Highly motivatedenergetic, and organized
  • Gumby. Things change.

What you will do:

  • Build relationships with leaders and team members to offer thought leadership, people strategy and execution in our fast paced and growing business.  
  • Execute a comprehensive people plan include providing expertise in coaching, data and analysis, compensation programs and rewards, learning and development, organizational design and team member matters
  • Work closely with our leaders to forecast staffing growth plans, track, hire to ensure teams are appropriately staffed to meet growth demands
  • Solve problems and address root causes of issues.  Assess, design and quickly implement solutions to related people issues. 
  • Manage and resolve complex team issues (team member relations) including experience with conducting effective, thorough and objective investigations
  • Drives and innovates programs and initiatives to cultivate our culture throughout the organization
  • Analyzes trends and metrics to develop solutions, programs and policies
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of our teams, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to people managers (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions)
  • Works closely with leadership and team members to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention
  • Promotes diversity & inclusion, collaboration, fairness, high-performance, innovation and integrity
  • Identifies training needs for team members and individual executive coaching needs

What you should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related area
  • 7-10  years of generalist experience in Human Resources including team member relations, recruitment, training and development, compensation, and benefits programs, as well as application of legal and government compliance guidelines
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in direct compensation planning with a business unit
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • Exceptional communication skills required to present, discuss, and explain complex information to team members
  • Excellent client service skills and ability to partner with multiple, diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to lead projects including building timeline, communication plan, facilitate discussion with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong change management skills with the ability to drive organization, process and technology change
  • Strong team player with ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, while thriving in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to use data and analytics to address and problem-solving skills to make decisions to help improve overall organization health.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong proficiency in all MS Office products, including knowledge of HRIS related software


  • HR Certification such as PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP

What we offer:

We know that if we take care of our team everything else will fall into place. We aren’t perfect, but we will try to set very clear expectations, always let you know where you stand, and do everything in our power to help you get where you want to go.


Our culture and values matter to us. A lot. We’re definitely not serious but we take this stuff seriously, if you get what we mean. We want a place that is an ego-free zone. A place where good people do good things together. It shouldn’t be rocket science in workplaces, but for some reason it still is? We’re absolutely determined to be different, and we think we’re doing a pretty good job at it. We have a CEO who makes fun of himself, and who will encourage you to tell him when he is wrong. In fact, he needs people to – we all do. Supportive challenge is good, it’s how we get better. We like getting better. We also love diversity, of all kinds. We need people who look, sound, speak, love, and exist differently from one another. This isn’t at the end of this paragraph because it’s an afterthought. It’s SO important to us we want it to stand out.


Right. On to the technical stuff that we know matters to you. We offer competitive pay that is commensurate with the market and relevant experience, and a full slate of benefits that even includes things like paid parental leave.


If any of this sounds interesting, then maybe we are a fit. Life is too short to work with people you don’t like. So whatever you do, don’t make that mistake.


The LivCorian Values

  1. Be you. Be Real. Be Open. You do you. Together, we will do something amazing.
  2. Care, Always. We don’t want to let anyone down.
  3. Courageously Curious. We love to learn, even when it hurts.
  4. Help Others Win, Be A Good Neighbor. This is about ‘We, not Me.’
  5. Relentless Hustle, Heart & Humility. Work hard. Be Kind. Make Better.


A few of the people you will work with:


EEO Statement

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email


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