Manager, Property Tax

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Overview
WHO WE ARE
Revantage is a Blackstone Company that provides a highly skilled employee base, best-in-class processes, and state-of-the-art technology to multiple Blackstone real estate portfolio companies. Sectors include Hospitality, Industrial, Multi-Family, Office, and Retail.
Revantage, headquartered in Chicago, is one of three global offices that includes Revantage Asia and Revantage Europe.
WHAT WE VALUE: OUR CULTURE
Creating a culture that inspires change and momentum require the right team. We know what it takes to lead an industry, and are looking for leaders who seek constant growth, want to excel, and continuously improve upon themselves and the industry. The culture at Revantage is built on our shared core values and commitment to be:

  • Leaders - We commit to continuously improve our performance
  • Learners - We learn from our challenges and successes
  • Achievers - We expect high standards for ourselves and enable the success of our teams
  • Enthusiasts - We face challenges with optimism and believe anything is possible
  • Partners - We deliver value and positive impact to our partners


WHY THIS ROLE IS VALUABLE
The Manager, Property Tax will assist senior management with oversight of daily tax department operations including but not limited to appeals, A/P, compliance, budget and forecasting, underwriting, project management, and other property-tax-related functions. Assures conformity with procedures and data integrity. Assists with the production of reporting. Able to assume ownership of one or more property tax operations or projects. Trains and directs staff as necessary. Produces reports and provides analytical support in a time-constrained/penalty-oriented environment. This position is based out of Revantage's ofice in Dallas, Texas.
Responsibilities
HOW YOU ADD VALUE
Analysis and Procedures:

  • Conduct analysis of real and personal property tax valuations on a timely basis.
  • Manage selected client accounts on property tax matters, including tax analysis, monitoring tax appeals, response to client requests, and consultant management.
  • Responsible for review and reporting of 3 rd -Party service expenses and annual contracts.
  • Assist with the creation and monthly review of property tax budgets and cash forecasting.
  • Assist both Blackstone and client(s) investment team with buy/sell analysis and expense modeling.
  • In primary or secondary capacity, supervise abatement, personal property, and income and expense compliance administration, including providing materials to 3 rd Party service providers or Operators / Tenants as required.
  • Verify all mandatory forms are filed accurately and timely by internal staff or 3 rd Party service providers. Assist with compliance audits if needed.
  • Maintain and create client and department reports.
  • Monitor refunds and payables.
  • Provide acquisition support and issue resolution including, but not limited to, review of transaction documents and other research as required.
  • Obtain documentation as evidence to update systems, communicate status updates to the department, 3 rd Party service providers, and clients. Timely update tax databases and applicable templates.
  • Ensure proper acquisition and disposition procedures are followed.
  • Research tenant property tax escalation issues , as required.


Project/Process Leadership:

  • Lead the team in change management and administrative projects, including,but not limited to: software implementations, shared file directory organization, and portfolio management on software and database systems.
  • Provide oversight in the distribution of year-end financial statements, rent rolls, and other data used for taxable value analysis .
  • Reformat financial reports as required for jurisdiction compliance.
  • Assist with portfolio management.
  • Ensure all clients' portfolios are correctly reflected in all department systems.
  • Provide ongoing monitoring of the data for accuracy and timeliness.
  • Produce reports/analysis of property taxes for a client or Senior Management inquiries.


Accounts Payable Management:

  • Supervise the integration of accounts payable function of acquisition properties, new 3 rd party clients and/or existing client portfolio changes.
  • Supervise offboarding for disposition properties.
  • Ensure that Real and Personal Property tax bills being processed by the department are accounted for and are processed timely.
  • Review all accounts payable, following client guidelines.
  • Responsible for including any analysis of variances for management review and addressing any special handling or payment application requirements.
  • Develop and ensures uniformity in department accounts payable processing procedures that support reporting requirements.
  • Supervise and manage documentation for distribution to Treasury, Accounting, auditors, and Lease Administrators.
  • Review A/P and Appeal workflows for accurate reports and timely correspondence.
  • Ensure that documents are filed timely and accurately.


Qualifications
WHAT YOU BRING TO THIS ROLE
Required:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college. Business concentration preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years experience including understanding of basic accounting and financial principles.
  • CMI (or equivalent) designation preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of real estate operations, transactions, and familiarity with closing documents.
  • Strong organizational skills. Able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects.
  • Comfortable in a team environment as both leader and participant.
  • Detail-oriented with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advanced computer systems knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet applications, and databases.
  • Travel may be required.


Preferred:

  • Supervisory experience


PERKS FOR YOU

  • Competitive salary, overall compensation, and 401(k)
  • Work-life balance offerings include:
    • Remote Work Policy
    • Productivity Hours - weekly meeting-free work time
    • Summer Fridays
    • Work From Anywhere Month
  • In-house and external learning & development opportunities
  • Generous health insurance and wellness benefits


EEO Statement
The Company is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant, employee, or other covered person based on any legally recognized basis, including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniformed servicemember status, race, color, caste, immigration status, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation or related medical conditions), age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), protected leave status, domestic violence victim status, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email [email protected]
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Location

Revantage is located in the iconic Willis Tower. The Loop is vibrant & centrally located near some of the city's exciting bars, restaurants and local transit.

An Insider's view of Revantage, a Blackstone Real Estate Portfolio Company

What projects are you most excited about?

I am very excited about onboarding newly supported companies to our data program, representing brand new commercial real estate asset classes within our platform. In addition, seeing our automated Data Ingestion and Reconciliation product maturing and opening new opportunities for Revantage to excel in data processing speed and efficiency.

Kate

Vice President, Data Management & Acquisition

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being a self-directed learner who is always improving themselves, their processes and their customer relationships. Being able to translate complicated concepts and results into business-friendly language—building curiosity, excitement, and trust. Being creative in the use data and an understanding of our customers’ businesses to solve problems.

Richad

Senior Associate Vice President, Data Science

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Technology impacts our entire organization and engages a diverse global team. We focus on building relationships and finding better ways to address our customers’ needs – growing professionally along the way. We are energized by working with great people and participating in meaningful programs—all in a culture that values innovation and curiosity.

Berni

Senior Associate, Technology Engagement

What are Revantage, a Blackstone Real Estate Portfolio Company Perks + Benefits

Revantage, a Blackstone Real Estate Portfolio Company Benefits Overview

At Revantage, culture is paramount. However, a company cannot have a strong company culture without valuing its employees and fostering their wellbeing, success, and personal & professional development. From a generous PTO offering to job training & diversity programs, Revantage’s benefits package serves each employee beyond basic healthcare coverage and we are proud to be Great Place to Work Certified.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Revantage works with groups including Genesys Works, Women in Network & SEED D&I Group, A Better Chicago's Covid-19 Relief Fund, and Chicago Westside Homeless
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Employees can work remotely up to two days a week, and if flexibility in hours is needed, that can be arranged with manager.
Remote work program
Revantage lets all employees work remotely up to two days a week .
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Our employees and leaders are given an annual unconscious bias training in order to cultivate a more equitable and diverse workforce.
Diversity employee resource groups
Revantage has several resource groups including Women in Network - an opportunity for women at Revantage to drive their growth, and Grassroots - an employee-led cultural awareness initiative.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
This account allows you to pay eligible medical, dental and vision expenses with pre-tax dollars. You can contribute up to $2,750 per plan year to this account.
Disability insurance
Short term and long term disability insurance provided by Cigna.
Dental insurance
Revantage covers 100% of dental insurance
Vision insurance
Revantage covers 100% of vision insurance
Health insurance
Employees are eligible to elect medical, dental and vision insurance for themselves and eligible dependents. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment.
Life insurance
Life insurance is provided at no cost to employees.
Wellness programs
Revantage provides complementary on-site gym membership, Headspace mediation app membership and ongoing wellness programs.
Mental health benefits
Revantage offers a free subscription to Headspace, access to the EAP, and has instituted a no after-hours meeting policy.
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Revantage's 401(k) platform through Insperity offers SmartPlan educational tools and calculators to educate employees on plan basics, retirement needs, risk profile, investments, and contributions.
401(K) matching
401(k) retirement plan matches dollar for dollar up to 6% of employee pay with immediate vesting. Profit-sharing contributions of up to 2% are dispersed based on company performance annually.
Performance bonus
Revantage firmly believes in rewarding employees for hard work and offers annual bonuses to employees that meet performance goals.
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
12 weeks of fully-paid parental leave.
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Revantage reimburses eligible employees up to $1500 for qualified adoption expenses.
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
We provide 17 PTO days, 3 floating days, & 12 paid holidays off to recharge including Juneteenth, the Friday before Memorial Day, time off for voting, and summer hours every other Friday.
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Our commuter benefits policy allows participants to save up to 40% on transportation costs by paying for mass transit and/or parking expenses with pretax dollars.
Company-sponsored outings
Revantage has quarterly paid office outings, as well as company-wide annual holiday parties and other events, for all employees.
Free snacks and drinks
Our fully-stocked kitchens offer free healthy snacks (beef jerky, cheese, vegetables, etc.), gourmet coffee machines, unlimited sparkling water, kombucha, cold brew and beer on tap.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Revantage has quarterly happy hours an provides in-office space for team happy hours.
Onsite office parking
Parking assistance available though Wage Works.
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Revantage offers several internal training & development programs: Team Leader Effectiveness Program, Foundations of Inclusiveness, the DEVELOP Portal, and the Blueprint Onboarding Program.
Tuition reimbursement
The Educational Assistance Program reimburses employees up to $5,250 per year for approved undergraduate and graduate courses taken as a part of a degree program..
Lunch and learns
Revantage has a monthly Lunch & Learn series called, "REACH," a program designed to promote better understanding of our business leaders.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Revantage has the Champions Network mentorship program.
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
The License and Certification Program reimburses employees for 100% of the cost for license and certification exams after all parts of the exam have been successfully passed.

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