The Durst Organization

  • Property & Maintenance Manager

    US-New York
    # of Openings
  • Durst Profile

    For over 100 years, The Durst Organization has been a family-run business dedicated to the principles of innovation, integrity, community, and sustainability. We develop, build, own, and manage premier office towers and residential buildings that set new standards in environmental responsibility and user efficiency. Our enduring relationships with our tenants and partners are critical to our success and have made us generations of builders, building for generations.


    Property & Maintenance Manger will manage the day-to-day operations and maintenance of a portfolio of residential, retail, vacant and dormant properties located in the NYC five boroughs. Oversight of superintendents and contractors for work performed on the assets. Maintain and secure all properties. Manage monthly P&L statements and function as primary contact for owner residences. Last, this position will work directly with all company resources and any site level staff to ensure all interior/exterior public facing locations are properly maintained.


    • Proactively manage building operations to mitigate potential maintenance concerns or liabilities
    • Provide leadership, direction, guidance and training to direct reports to ensure that high quality work and productivity standards are achieved and maintained
    • Supervise and monitor the performance of employees, vendors and all contracted services
    • Develop a comprehensive preventative maintenance as well as a building cleaning audit program to be followed by the superintendent team
    • Expeditiously complete work tickets by coordinating field personnel and independent contractors on a daily basis
    • Assist in all phases of exterior/interior alteration work, preparing bids, supervising contractors, following up on all phases of the job from beginning to end, billing out the job.
    • Ensure property aesthetics are maintained while focusing attention on ‘the details"
    • Perform on-site inspection of the building’s public and resident areas
    • Oversee the cleaning of the building’s common areas, sidewalks, elevators, stairwells, lobby, etc.
    • Create budget and contract proposals to convert vacant spaces to leasable space
    • Develop and monitor tracking system for equipment and part inventory to ensure stock exists for common items
    • Resolve all building violations and code requirements promptly and document accordingly
    • Create and manage an operating and capital budget on an annual basis
    • Create and update a comprehensive approved contractor list to include multiple trades
    • Prepares weekly reports, conducts staff meetings and formulates related agenda items
    • Promote overall safety and compliance with all Building Rules and Regulations
    • Perform all other related duties as required and assigned
    • Adapt to changes in plans and direction and proactively consider and develop best in practice management protocols and techniques for the management of the properties


    Areas of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


    • High School diploma, GED or Baccalaureate degree in Finance/Accounting
    • 5+ years’ experience in property management in New York City, comparable urban market experience or related field
    • Experience working with rent stabilized and market rate apartments
    • Comprehensive knowledge of competitive bid process including: creation of RFP’s, bid leveling, award and turnover
    • Working knowledge of basic mechanical and control systems including electrical and plumbing systems
    • Experienced in resident/tenant relations, entertaining clients and able to interact effectively with diverse personas
    • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and manage team
    • Ability to think critically through the intricacies of complex situations, identify potential issues and apply strong problem-solving techniques, where appropriate.
    • Excellent time management skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in team settings to craft best in class management policies and procedures while leveraging technology based solutions.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Maintains a professional demeanor
    • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Project 


    Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Physical demands: While performing duties of this job, employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; crouch; bend; talk; and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 20lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
    • Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.





    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran


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