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Essex Property Trust, Inc.

Operations Associate

Irvine, CA

At Essex, we provide outstanding communities in which to live, work and invest. Our associates are offered competitive salaries, experience career growth, and receive comprehensive benefit packages such as medical, dental, vision, 401k employer match, excellence rewards, wellness programs and more. Essex is committed to engaging, enabling, and empowering associates to thrive. We invite you to experience this exciting employee journey with us!

The Property Operations team is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the individual communities across the portfolio with a focus on creating value, providing superior service to our customers, and properly maintaining the community. This department collaborates closely with the Asset Management team to identify opportunities and preserve the value of the assets. Property Operations remains flexible and responsive in order maximize portfolio performance in the face of changing and dynamic market conditions.

Full-time Associate will report to the Vice President of Operations and have two main responsibilities:
Spearhead a variety of projects aimed at streamlining operations and creating value for the portfolio. Associate will conduct detailed research and provide supporting reports with findings and recommendations. Associate will also collaborate with other departments and manage the different aspects of a selected project till completion.

Analyze operating reports and financial statements to evaluate performance and identify opportunities
Analyze various data sources, formulating and testing hypotheses, and developing and communicating recommendations
Provide support to Operations Vice Presidents and Division Managers on various operational metrics and identify actionable items
Develop thorough understanding of internal & external reporting systems
Manage and support general department activities
College degree preferred
2+ years related work experience; financial analysis or investment management in multifamily sector preferred
Proficiency in Excel required; SQL/SSRS experience preferred, but not required. Proficient in other Microsoft Office applications such as: Word, PowerPoint, Power BI, Project
Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
Strong organizational, time-management, attention to detail and accuracy, written and verbal communication skills.
Possesses thorough understanding of property management software systems (preferably Yardi) and ability to read operating statements.
Self-motivated with strong interpersonal skills and effective collaborative working style.
Ability to travel.

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