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Senior Manager, Real Estate Tax

Santa Monica Corporate
Posted Jan 26, 2021
Position Description: The Senior Manager, Real Estate Tax is responsible for overall corporate property tax functions including: Analyzing properties and correctly making determination of the viability of appealing a property tax assessment, property tax budgeting and projecting, acquisition and development due diligence and tax bill processing.  In addition, the Senior Manager is responsible for coordinating all appeal activities either internally or externally through an outside consultant or counsel.

Essential Job Functions:
• Determine the viability of appealing an assessment by calculating, evaluating and comparing property values using the cost, income, and sales comparison approached to value.
• Perform case work ups by reviewing and/or gathering pertinent information including: sales data, tax bill or assessment notice, rent roll, property income and expense report and general market data as needed.
• Drive the appeal process by determining whether or not to appeal the case and making decisions concerning subsequent appeal options, including present cases to various administrative appeals boards and participate in settlement negotiations, when deemed necessary.
• Interact with Asset Management, Finance, Legal, Property Management and Accounting to provide detailed explanation of budgets, and the valuation and appeal process.
• Maintain information and database software.
• Analyze evidence, perform research, identify issues, reach conclusion, and recommend strategies for complex judgmental issues.  Makes decisions related to moderately complex issues with regard to property tax matters.  Consults with others in the firm, as necessary, on complex issues.
• All other duties as assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Real Estate or related area.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in the assessment and/or valuation of commercial and properties, preferably retail.  Experience gained in a major metropolitan area preferred.
• Advanced knowledge of property taxation and property valuation techniques.
• Advanced knowledge of computer systems including Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Willingness to pursue continuing education specifically including appraisal courses.
• Familiarity with property tax or real estate terminology.
• All applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, including corresponding core job requirements, with or without a reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities (and others in accordance with applicable law) to perform the essential functions of the job, consistent with applicable laws and Company policy.