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

Manager of IT Systems Support – Chicago, IL

SUMMARY:

The Manager of IT Systems Support is responsible for the oversight and supervision of all IT project initiatives, deployments, end  user support, and  the upkeep of the technology infrastructure within the organization. This position will report directly to the Chief Information Officer.  This individual must  possess  the ability  to quickly  adapt and  understand the technical  make up and  requirements of the organization, effectively supervise technical staff, possess exceptional troubleshoot skills, research and  recommend new technological initiatives, and  provide outstanding customer service for all of company employees and contractors.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the Chief Information Officer to assure all support initiatives, projects, and systems align with business objectives
  • Provide technical oversight, assistance and  mentorship for the IT support staff
  • Responsible for providing desktop and technical support to internal and external clients
  • Setup and configure hardware (e.g. desktops; laptops, servers, media equipment)
  • Upgrade/Update computer software for all internal and external end user desktops and servers
  • Coordinate resolution plans of malfunctioning equipment with appropriate vendors
  • Create tickets using IT ticketing system, and  accurately update tickets with all pertinent actions and data  within  the specified  time limits
  • Coordinate and project lead new office startups and operations
  • Diagnose and repair  LAN/WAN issues
  • Develop and  implement system redundancy and disaster recovery  upgrades, maintenance, monitoring
  • Manage and  maintain Cisco routers, switches, ASA security appliances, and  wireless controllers
  • Perform complex  level upgrade/installation plans within scheduled maintenance periods
  • Install, test and confirm physical  and virtual connectivity for any and all network devices
  • Perform equipment checks remotely using  m nitoring tools in accordance with established policies and  procedures                                    ·
  • Perform server  and security audits and ongoing reviews of infrastructure
  • Create and  maintain’as-built’ diagrams/ documentation, as well as, process and procedure documentation
  • Works closely with the Chief Information Officer to ensure successful execution of all IT initiatives.
  • Identify and analyze business needs  and  recommend technical solutions.
  • Establish strong working relationships with third  party  providers.
  • Develops business-relevant metrics   to  measure the  efficiency  and  effectiveness of  IT systems.
  • Design, plan, and install  new systems and  upgrade of current systems.
  • Work closely  with   the  Chief  Information Officer  and   other   departments to  identify, recommend, develop, implement, and  support  cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects  of the organization.
  • Must be highly  organized and  detail  oriented with  excellent communication skills, both written and  verbal.
  • Must be able to learn  new  skills and  deal  with  constant change, work  in small  and  large groups, and  communicate technical  information to a non-technical audience.
  • Manage all aspects  of the company’s IT infrastructure, including servers, hardware, data center, network, business continuity, and  managed service providers.
  • Design, plan, and install new systems and  upgrade of current systems.
  • Evaluate and make recommendation technological advances required and ensure effective risk management for the Information Systems.
  • Support global network integration and  IT systems planning, including cloud  strategy planning and  implementation.

This position is ideal for someone who is

  • Passionate about Technology
  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • Thrives in a high-pressure environment
  • Innovative — prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
  • Autonomous/Independent– enjoys working with little direction
  • Achievement-oriented– enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 5+ years of Information Technology Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology! or Computer Science preferred
  • Certifications MCP, MCSE (MCP+I), CCNA, CCNP a plus
  • Demonstrated experience with information system disaster recovery planning and testing, auditing, and risk analysis
  • Significant understanding of IT Infrastructure technologies including network, server (Windows), endpoint, mobile, storage and  how security relates to the overall  IT
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal collaborative skills to be able to communicate security and  risk-related concepts to technical  and  non-technical  audiences
  • Ability to lead and manage technical, related projects
  • Strong vendor management skills
  • Accountable – establishes and meets aggressive expectations
  • Positive leadership style
  • Hands on experience with Windows Servers (2008/2012/2016)
  • Experience with deployment of server, workstation, networking hardware and virtualized environments
  • Excellent understanding of network protocols, VLANs, DNS, structured cabling, Active Directory,  Group  Policy, VPN  Technologies  and  VOIP are  required.   Background  in enterprise level networking, required.
  • Experience with administration in a Microsoft Windows operating system, Exchange and Cisco environment are required.
  • Good understanding of Microsoft SharePoint implementation and management.
  • Requires proficiency with the Microsoft office products.
  • Strong technology skills in working with Cisco WAN, SD WAN and LAN environments.
  • Must be flexible to work  on multiple  tasks with  the ability  to prioritize  and  use  time management techniques as necessary
  • Some travel required

 

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.

 

TO APPLY PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME TO CAREERS@TJBC.COM.

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Real Estate Fund Analyst – Chicago

SUMMARY:

This position will be a highly visible role that interacts with all levels of the organization and works closely with the Fund Controller. This position is a multi-faceted role that will be involved in all matters related to the investment funds such as accounting, portfolio management, development analysis, investor relations, compliance, and corporate FP&A.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare quarterly and year end fund financial statements.
  • Coordinate valuation process for quarterly report.
  • Prepare fund capital call and distributions amounts.
  • Assist with the preparation of fund analytics including IRR and other return calculations
  • Perform investment and fund performance projections
  • Prepare reports and analyses for Advisory Board meetings
  • Assist with the preparation of fundraising pitchbooks and presentations
  • Assist with various one-off investor requests
  • Review fund partnership agreements and ensure compliance with documents.
  • Review fund loan agreements and prepare quarterly lender covenant compliance calculations, as well as monitor fund covenant compliance.
  • Assist/Coordinate with auditors and tax preparers for year end Fund financial statements and tax returns.
  • Prepare financial statements and ad hoc reporting for pre-development and development investments.
  • Assist with corporate FP&A projects as needed.
  • Assist with special projects as requested

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance from a strong undergraduate program.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience with a multi-national CPA firm or a real estate investment firm.
  • Real estate and familiarity with private investment funds and general partner structures preferred.
  • Ability to review, analyze, and quickly digest complex legal documents.
  • Expert-level Excel proficiency in v-lookups, pivot tables, charting, and modeling.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and exhibit initiative and flexibility.
  • Ability to problem solve and initiate change to accomplish goals.
  • Ability to work independently to determine solutions to issues and formulate thoughtful, relevant questions.
  • Ability to communicate succinctly and clearly.
  • CPA is preferred

 

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.

 

TO APPLY PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME TO CAREERS@TJBC.COM

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