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Property Assistant

Based: Nashville, TN
Reports to: General Manager

Firm Overview

Northwood Investors LLC (“Northwood”) is a leading, privately held, global real estate private equity investment advisor that invests alongside institutional and private clients in a broad range of real estate opportunities globally, with over $10 billion of assets under management. Northwood was founded in 2006, by John Z. Kukral, the former President, and CEO of Blackstone Real Estate Advisors. The Northwood team has deep experience in sourcing, executing, and managing real estate transactions worldwide, ranging from office buildings and shopping centers to hotels and residential investments.

Position Overview

As a Property Assistant, you will be responsible for managing the administrative and office functions for the onsite retail/office property management and performing other duties as assigned.


  • Acts as an Ambassador for the project and Northwood Retail.
  • Applies knowledge of real estate documentation and definitions and legal terminology.
  • Partners with Sr. General Manager/Asst. General Manager and is able to successfully assist in the performance of property financial operations and reporting functions.
  • Accounts Payable: Codes each third party invoice; verifies accuracy of GL application and submits each invoice according to Northwood Retail guidelines.
  • Creates and maintains files for all lease documentation for all tenants.
  • Ensures all tenants and vendors have current and accurate certificates of insurance according to Northwood Retail procedures.
  • Initiates and returns calls to vendors, suppliers, contractors and company personnel at management’s request.
  • Schedules and plans meetings and other appointments.
  • Manages and coordinates office operations to ensure company requirements are sufficiently met on a daily basis.
  • Monitors office procedures and resolves problems through collaboration with pertinent contacts, and implements changes as needed.
  • Provides administrative support as needed to management and office staff, including preparing proposals, documents, etc.
  • Coordinates travel and accommodation arrangements and prepares related agendas, documents, etc. for such travel as required.
  • Reconciles monthly expenses for management team; ensures accuracy and submits on a timely basis.
  • Documents, graphics, technical plans and records management including assistance in production, receipt, coding, filing, storage (manual and electronic), and retrieval.
  • Produces and maintains project-related documentation and records (e.g. schedules, inventories, vendors, consultants and costs).
  • Works with third party maintenance, janitorial and other vendors to ensure that the management office is fully functional at all times.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of administrative experience in a fast paced commercial real estate office environment.
  • Understands the level of service that needs to be provided to tenants, contractors, etc.
  • Basic understanding of leases and lease terms and associated accounting principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple projects/tasks and be able to prioritize in a fast paced environment with a high sense of urgency.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer. MRI experience a plus.
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced environment with a positive approach.