Manager - ESG

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
ID
2022-4561

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 300 Class A and B properties comprising more than 100,000 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 ESG Manager is a key position on LivCor’s ESG team that will support the team and drive transformative change.  The role will broadly support implementation of strategies to measure and reduce environmental impact across the LivCor portfolio and will be keenly focused on driving water reduction strategies and reporting.  Key responsibilities include project analytics, sustainability data management, quarterly ESG board reporting, annual ESG reporting support and external 3rd party reporting compliance.

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:

  • Design and implement asset and portfolio level water reducing strategies, including operational and behavioral based reduction programs, quick payback capital projects (eg. common area and in-unit fixture replacements), deeper retrofit capital projects (eg. Xeriscaping and irrigation programs) and utilization of non-potable water.
  • Assist with project management for completion of identified energy, water, and waste reduction initiatives across the portfolio.
  • Provide clear and concise measurement and verification reporting of all water and sustainability activities, metrics (cost savings, water reduction, associated carbon reduction, etc), and achievements on prescribed intervals.
  • Manage our energy and water efficiency incentive application and submission processes
  • Work with external data providers and internal resources to schedule onsite audits to analyze energy, water, and waste consumption metrics and identify opportunities to sustain savings. 
  • Provide technical review for ongoing capital projects across the portfolio to incorporate best practices and water savings opportunities.
  • Support internal and external ESG reporting activities, including to industry standards such as the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).
  • Actively manage national scale sustainability project initiatives from financial modeling and feasibility analysis and assisting in onsite execution and logistics coordination
  • Engage in the development and implementation of portfolio wide sustainability policies and programs
  • Aid in the development of corporate greenhouse gas footprint and decarbonization planning for both reducing both operational and embodied carbon
  • Participate in business process improvement projects
  • Participate in cross-functional team efforts and tasks, including liaison with various management teams including the operations and asset management teams
  • Take part in research assignments for new projects and technologies for use in the portfolio
  • Assist with capital and tactical planning and budgeting to accomplish the team’s goals and objectives
  • Seek to continuously improve processes, systems, and overall resident satisfaction.
  • Travel to communities as needed to identify reduction opportunities and oversee initiative implementation (up to 25% of time)

What you should have:

  • 5+ years industry experience in a corporate environment, real estate holding company or major consulting company, with a preference in the multifamily sector
  • Bachelors Degree in STEM preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of the green building industry, including the EPA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager System, LEED and ENERGY STAR certification processes and key corporate sustainability/ESG reporting frameworks (eg. GRESB and CDP)
  • Experience in project management with an established track record of overseeing successfully both short and long term with interim and measurable goals
  • Experience with greenhouse gas protocols and carbon accounting in the real estate sector
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
  • Previous project management experience
  • Passion for addressing sustainability, energy, and water reduction areas
  • Superior analytical skills with proficiency in Excel and all Microsoft office applications
  • Able to juggle multiple tasks projects. Well organized, capable of multitasking and managing their time well
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Collaborate at all levels, working with team members, senior management, and business owners to move projects forward.

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 talent@revantage.com.

 

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