IT Leader - Commercial Real Estate (CIO)

Boston, MA 02109

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: IT/Infrastructure/Network Job Number: 2896 Salary Level: 200,000

Job Description

Top Tier Commercial Real Estate firm seeks IT Leader to guide firm through a technology program transformation.

This is a CIO level career opportunity to participate at a high level developing technology architecture and strategy for a premiere firm that is committed using technology to enhance growth.

You will have overall responsibility for managing the company’ s technological infrastructure solutions and vision.
In summary, this will include:
  • Setting the overall technological vision for the company and its affiliates and planning and implementing technology solutions that will continue to add value.
  • Data management and systems integration in addition to the design, implementation and maintenance of all information technology systems.
  • The oversight of all consultants and other third-party vendors who maintain the security and integrity of all data.
  • As a member of the senior management team, focus on contributing to the success of company and the timely achievement of the firm’ s goals.
  • The initial focus will be the completion of an enterprise Yardi implementation (full suite including all modules) and integrated systems.
  • Working closely with the Financial Reporting and Asset Management groups to provide each with the necessary information and tools.
  • Implement Yardi and related modules
  • Align IT objectives and initiatives with the company vision, needs and strategic goals
  • Maximize the mix of in-house versus outsourced services to optimize cost and efficiency of implementation and maintenance
  • Ensure systems security and redundancy to mitigate risk
Responsibilities include:
  • Oversee all information technology systems (tech stack: Yardi, VTS, Coyote, Salesforce, MS Teams, DocuSign, Zoom, VPN,…) and coordinate day-to-day support with IT consultants and other third-party support vendors ensuring all employees can be online with access to all necessary systems and data with minimal down time
  • Establish and maintain an information security plan to ensure proper measures and protocols are in place to prevent cyber and data breaches
  • Define metrics by which technology and technological services can be measured based on performance in supporting the overall business objectives
  • Suggest hardware and software upgrades as appropriate to improve security, operations, consistency and budgetary success
  • Lead financial reporting technology-based initiatives set by the Company, including: the full implementation of Yardi, Black Diamond and other new technology solutions
  • Ensure ongoing support for VTS, Coyote, Salesforce and other software applications in use
  • Determine new technologies that can add to overall efficiency and organizational throughput of each department and the overall organization
  • Negotiate contracts with vendors and service providers for installing new technology and providing professional services and/or training for employees
  • Implement all new technologies, defining the design, testing and overall implementation strategies
  • Maintain current systems, ensuring data integrity by maintaining and monitoring with threat protection systems
  • Collaborate with managers and ownership to measure system and resource use and allocation
  • Supervise the development and advancement of the Company’ s communications network
  • Prepare cost-benefit analyses for every change IT workflow
  • Work in collaboration and partnership with Financial Reporting, Asset Management and other departments to provide timely and user friendly reporting deliverables for outside stakeholders
  • Attend Investment Committee and Asset Management meetings to fully understand information needs and communicate status
  • Investigate and implement new investor relations communication software and systems
  • Maximize efficiency of Work From Home
  • Support importing historic financial information resulting in the “ quick and efficient” return calculations

Requirements include:
  • 5+ years of experience in a leadership role as IT Director, CTO or CIO within the commercial real estate industry
  • Strong people and program leadership skills
  • Deep experience with the full suite of enterprise Yardi solutions (all modules)
  • Excellent project management skills; with significant experience in systems implementation
  • Experience with long term strategic planning, budgeting, vendor management
  • Proven history of successful execution of defined goals
  • Experience in developing, training and managing IT and Data resources for both in-house and outsourced solutions
  • Very strong written, verbal and presentation skills
  • BA/BS required with graduate degree in a related field (MBA, MIS) preferred
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