Careers

The John Buck Company posts career opportunities on an ad hoc basis across all roles and practice areas of the firm. We are continually looking for professionals who seek a dynamic and challenging work environment and who share our entrepreneurial spirit and passion for real estate.


M.B.A. Recruiting:
The John Buck Company recruits students from top graduate programs for both full-time employment and internships throughout the year.

All inquiries should be sent to careers@tjbc.com

Leasing Consultant – MILA

DESCRIPTION:

The John Buck Company has an exciting Leasing Consultant position available for the right sales and service driven professional at our flagship property, MILA Apartments.

MILA is a sleek, luxury community located on Michigan Avenue, enjoying all the benefits of The Mag Mile and The Loop.  Significant commission potential exists for a candidate who is enthusiastic, professional, and enjoys working with the public.

The Leasing Consultant position will play a key role in the success of the property, and will be have a variety of responsibilities:

All inquiries should be sent to careers@tjbc.com

DESCRIPTION:

The John Buck Company has an exciting Leasing Consultant position available for the right sales and service driven professional at our flagship property, MILA Apartments.

MILA is a sleek, luxury community located on Michigan Avenue, enjoying all the benefits of The Mag Mile and The Loop.  Significant commission potential exists for a candidate who is enthusiastic, professional, and enjoys working with the public.

The Leasing Consultant position will play a key role in the success of the property, and will be have a variety of responsibilities:

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Greets and tours new clients and demonstrates the advantages of renting at the property.  Maintains helpful and professional follow up contact with clients.
  • Generates leasing traffic through  consistent contact and follow up with all phone and email inquiries.
  • Accurately tracks all leasing traffic and tour information for ongoing evaluations of leasing interest.
  • Maintains expert level knowledge of the local competitive market, and prepares regular market surveys of this information.
  • Tracks marketing sources and initiatives and assists in evaluating their effectiveness.
  • Processes rental applications, prepares all lease documents, and ensure lease files and documents are organized and accurate.
  • Assists with engaging in outreach efforts (brokers, employers, etc.) that will procure new rentals for the property.
  • Provides excellent customer services to all residents: handling questions, submitting service requests,  looking up tenant ledgers, etc.
  • Assists with the planning and execution of special events and parties for the residents and prospects.
  • May perform administrative duties, such as maintaining tenant logs, filing, office management, and mail / correspondence

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma required.  Some college preferred. Two years prior residential leasing experience.

 

REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATES OR KNOWLEDGE:

Must be familiar with basic word processing and spreadsheet software, preferably MS Word and Excel.  Must have, or be willing to obtain within 120 days, an Illinois Leasing Agent license.

 

ABOUT THE JOHN BUCK COMPANY:

The John Buck Company was founded in 1981 and has established a track record as a premier, vertically integrated, full-service real estate operating company. Over the course of JBC’s history, the firm has successfully completed over $10.5 billion of real estate transactions and acquired, developed, or redeveloped over 41 million square feet of office, high-rise residential, hotel, retail, and mixed-use properties.

In addition to developing projects for its own account, The John Buck Company has provided development and construction management services for a variety of clients on mixed-use, office, and residential developments. Select experience includes The Standard, High Line in New York, Roosevelt University’s high-rise campus in Chicago, Blue Cross Blue Shield’s 800,000 SF vertical expansion in Chicago, the redevelopment of the Sears Tower (now Willis Tower), Virgin Hotels Chicago, and a mixed-use project in Chicago featuring the Loews Chicago Hotel and 398 luxury rental apartments.

Headquartered in Chicago, JBC has developed, operated, or managed properties in New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Abu Dhabi, Berlin, and Kuala Lumpur.  Currently active in Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington D.C., JBC works diligently to create projects that are environmentally sustainable, profitable, and inviting places to live, work, and play.

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Assistant Project Manager – 3Eleven

DESCRIPTION:

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic professional for the Assistant Manager position at its most recent luxury development, 3Eleven Apartments. Located in the heart of River North, 3Eleven is a design-forward, boutique property opening in mid-January.  The right candidate for this position must have a positive, can-do attitude because they will be a key player in the success of the property, and will have an opportunity to exercise and expand their skills.

All inquiries should be sent to careers@tjbc.com

DESCRIPTION:

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic professional for the Assistant Manager position at its most recent luxury development, 3Eleven Apartments. Located in the heart of River North, 3Eleven is a design-forward, boutique property opening in mid-January.  The right candidate for this position must have a positive, can-do attitude because they will be a key player in the success of the property, and will have an opportunity to exercise and expand their skills.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supports the Property Manager in all aspects of property operations, and acts as management representative of the property in the Property Manager’s absence.
  • Responsible for monitoring operational expenses and revenues at the property.
  • Manages invoice payments, billing to tenants, and cash receivables.
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly financial statements.
  • Responsible for property accounting including accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Assists property manager in budget preparation and financial reporting.
  • Reviews leases and answers lease questions.  Prepares tenant statements for approval by property manager.
  • Assists with coordinating vendor activity on the property, such as directing to their locations, providing access, etc.
  • Prepares on-site documentation related to purchasing, invoice billing and payment, and corresponding batch reports.
  • Collects tenant receivables, records payments in system, deposits payments in bank.
  • Completes and maintains all standing purchase orders for all service contracts and recurring payments to vendors.
  • Maintains credit applications for new vendors and verify all vendor approval forms have been completed.
  • Assembles data used in the creation of financial statements.
  • Tracks service requests to provide client-focused follow up, and to ensure that all service tickets are accounted for and closed appropriately.
  • Prepares tenant monthly statements.  Handles tenant account inquires.
  • Processes payroll for hourly property level employees.  May also maintain employee records, schedules and calendars/time-sheets.
  • Provides back-up support for answering phones.
  • May perform administrative duties, such as maintaining tenant logs, filing, office management, and mail / correspondence, social media monitoring, etc.
  • Provides support to leasing department in handling overflow of leasing traffic by assisting prospects via phone, email, or physically touring the property and attempting to secure applications from prospects.
  • Enjoy a dynamic, fast paced work environment
  • Have experience in a customer service or office environment.
  • Flexibility to work weekends, if needed.

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Some college, an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required. Must have, or obtain Illinois Leasing License within 120 days of hire.   Experience in real estate accounting and/or property management a plus.

 

REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATES OR KNOWLEDGE:

Must be familiar with basic word processing and spreadsheet software, preferably MS Word and Excel.  Also, must understand basic accounting concepts and be proficient in the use of accounting software.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

 

ABOUT THE JOHN BUCK COMPANY:

The John Buck Company was founded in 1981 and has established a track record as a premier, vertically integrated, full-service real estate operating company. Over the course of JBC’s history, the firm has successfully completed over $10.5 billion of real estate transactions and acquired, developed, or redeveloped over 41 million square feet of office, high-rise residential, hotel, retail, and mixed-use properties.

In addition to developing projects for its own account, The John Buck Company has provided development and construction management services for a variety of clients on mixed-use, office, and residential developments. Select experience includes The Standard, High Line in New York, Roosevelt University’s high-rise campus in Chicago, Blue Cross Blue Shield’s 800,000 SF vertical expansion in Chicago, the redevelopment of the Sears Tower (now Willis Tower), Virgin Hotels Chicago, and a mixed-use project in Chicago featuring the Loews Chicago Hotel and 398 luxury rental apartments.

Headquartered in Chicago, JBC has developed, operated, or managed properties in New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Abu Dhabi, Berlin, and Kuala Lumpur.  Currently active in Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington D.C., JBC works diligently to create projects that are environmentally sustainable, profitable, and inviting places to live, work, and play.

 

EMPLOYER’S RIGHTS:

This job description does not list all the duties of the job.  Incumbents may be asked by their supervisors or managers to perform other duties.  The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not a contract for employment, and either the incumbent or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

 

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