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Real Estate Manager

The Voleon Group, Berkeley

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Voleon is a technology company that applies state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to real-world problems in finance.  For more than a decade, we have led our industry and worked at the frontier of applying machine learning to investment management. We have become a multibillion dollar asset manager, and we have ambitious goals for the future.
 
Your colleagues will include internationally recognized experts in machine learning research as well as highly experienced technology and finance professionals. The people who shape our company come from other backgrounds, too, including concert music performance, humanitarian aid, opera singing, sports writing, and the submarine service. You will be part of a team that loves to succeed together.
 
In addition to our enriching and collegial working environment, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefits packages, technology talks by our experts, a beautiful modern office, daily catered lunches, and more.

As Real Estate Manager, you will report directly to the COO and work with the CEO and other senior leaders in the company to define where Voleon should position its headquarters for the future. You will lead the exploration and execution of purchasing commercial office space and leasing interim space, ensuring that the company plans appropriately to design and use space in ways that enhance your colleagues' experience and effectiveness. This work will entail extensive coordination with internal and external groups. This role is a means to make a difference: you will structure and execute on long term plans, transactions, and build-outs that will define where and how we work.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the COO and facilities team to set Voleon's long term real estate plan for our corporate office
  • Lead the process of sourcing and purchasing commercial office space for Voleon
  • Lease additional office space as-needed
  • Negotiate with external parties
  • Identify and structure relationships with third parties needed for transactions, due diligence, and construction. Coordinate their work and involvement in projects
  • Work with the CFO, internal finance teams, and third parties in preparing materials for financing
  • Oversee the inspection and rigorous review of properties
  • Help think through potential property management needs and structures
  • Navigate any needed local government interactions

Requirements

  • At least 3 years of experience in commercial real estate transactions
  • A track record of executing commercial real estate transactions from start to finish
  • Demonstrated excellence in leading negotiations
  • Experience working closely with executive management and creating executive-level communications
  • Authorization to work in the United States
“Friends of Voleon” Candidate Referral Program

If you have a great candidate in mind for this role and would like to have the potential to earn $7.5k if your referred candidate is successfully hired and employed by The Voleon Group, please use this form to submit your referral. For more details regarding eligibility, terms and conditions please make sure to review the Voleon Referral Bonus Program.

The Voleon Group is an Equal Opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, sex, gender, marital status, sexual orientation and identity, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship, or any other factors prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

About The Voleon Group

Co-founded in 2007 by two leading scientists, The Voleon Group combines an academic approach to research with an emphasis on scalability and risk management to deliver cutting-edge technology at the forefront of the finance industry. Many of our leaders and employees hold doctorates in statistics, computer science, and mathematics, among other quantitative disciplines. We are committed to exemplary performance in all aspects of our research and operations, while maintaining a culture of intellectual curiosity and flexibility. Voleon’s CEO holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford and previously founded and led a successful technology startup. Our Chief Investment Officer/Director of Research is a Statistics faculty member at UC Berkeley, where he earned his Ph.D.

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