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Associate - Asset Management

Asset Management | Columbia, SC or Charlotte, NC | Full Time

Job Description

About Us: 

Asana Partners is a high-performance real estate investment company with $5.0 billion in assets under management that creates value through acquisition, enhancement, and operation of distinctive mixed-use and retail properties in dynamic urban markets throughout the United States.  We manage a multi-fund private equity platform to generate attractive returns for our roster of leading institutional investors.  Asana Partners has 90 employees with primary offices in Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC; and regional offices in Atlanta, GA; Denver, CO; and Los Angeles, CA. We recruit highly collaborative professionals with a passion for quality and doing business the right way. We value integrity, independent thought, proven experience, and a bias toward action.  Our commitment to a balanced investment approach requires a team with vision, discipline, and focus.  We seek to find a team member for this position who will not only overachieve on the stated responsibilities but will fully engage with the entire Asana Partners team.  Asana Partners knows that its most important asset is its people, and we endeavor to create an exciting and fulfilling work experience that helps our team members develop a highly accomplished skill set and progress along an accelerated career path.

Job Description: 

The Associate will partner with Northeast and Texas Execution Team members to develop and execute the asset management strategies for an institutional-quality urban mixed-use property portfolio. The Associate will engage on all aspects of investment-level business planning and will collaborate with various internal and third-party teams to drive execution. The Associate will support leasing strategy and lease negotiations for retail, office, short-term rental, and multi-family leases. The Associate will also support acquisition due diligence and onboarding, property management and tenant relations, redevelopment project executions, secured debt strategy and placements, and disposition execution for the region.


  • Provide analytical ownership and supporting oversight of asset management functions, including regional and property strategic planning, leasing strategy, lease negotiations, property operations, portfolio budgeting and forecasting, redevelopment and leasing decision analysis, lease credit underwriting and approval, and hold/sell strategy
  • Anticipate the needs of Asset Management leadership and the Execution Team and proactively support business plan execution
  • Assist with managing third-party business plan execution teams including leasing, property management, legal, due diligence, valuation, and lender partners
  •  Support lease negotiations and credit underwriting for retail, office, short-term rental, and multi- family leasing. Partner with Merchandising on leasing strategy and retail merchandising strategy
  • Perform tenant credit analysis and research and recommend lease security strategies
  • Partner with investments team on underwriting potential  acquisitions as well as post-contract investment due diligence and onboarding
  • Assist with quarterly reforecast and valuation projection modeling
  • Collaborate with the Execution Team to evaluate capital improvement projects, deferred maintenance, and new sources of revenue
  • Maintain flawless document organization and compliance related to leasing and property management correspondence
  • Partner with internal Investment Accounting team to ensure integrity of investment  financial reporting and analysis
  • Expand expertise in a variety of areas, including Argus Enterprise and other technical platforms, real estate finance, redevelopment and disposition strategy, portfolio management and lease decision strategy, real estate investment underwriting


  • Understanding of and  experience  with real estate underwriting,  operations,  capitalization  and principal ownership
  • Excellence  in  Excel, Word,  and  PowerPoint;  Argus  Enterprise  experience  strongly  preferred; Advanced Excel modeling experience required
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, and capable of effective independent judgment
  • Unwavering compliance with deadlines
  • Acute attention to detail and passion for quality and excellence
  • Ability to manage people across multiple disciplines and markets
  • Strong organizational and process skills to navigate multiple competing priorities and teams
  • Desire to grow into leadership/management role as market lead for specific investments


Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance, accounting, engineering, mathematics or related field preferred



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