Analyst / Project Manager

Chicago, IL

Reporting directly to the Vice President of Property Management, the Analyst / Project Manager position is responsible for providing financial and strategic analysis support related to the management of the Company’s portfolio of shopping centers and implementation of various innovative initiatives. Projects may include: financial modeling, project modeling, modeling Common Area Maintenance (CAM) and other operating expenses, financial and variance reporting and monitoring, and capital expense management.

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As the Analyst/Project Manager one is held accountable, but not limited to the following job descriptions: 

  • Develop and analyze reports that identify key operating metrics (i.e.: expense variances, benchmarking maintenance costs, modeling impact of Major and Capital Expenses on CAM, etc.)
  • Work closely with the Property Management team to prepare and manage monthly and quarterly financial variance reports
  • Assemble data to provide metrics for key expense decisions
  • Analyze timing of operating budgets and capital plans
  • Take initiative in advancing innovative solutions to attain “best-in-class” statuses for the portfolio
  • Communicate with all necessary departments to ensure ShopCore remains compliant with obligations under joint venture agreements and other related documents including property management and asset management agreements
  • Review departmental monthly reporting obligations to ensure departmental compliance
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, transactional activity and outside research perspectives relative to the real estate markets
  • Assist in the coordination of transaction management and financial due diligence related to the acquisition/disposition of properties
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications and establishing personal networks
  • Assumes additional responsibilities and performs special projects as needed or directed


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in Business Administration or a related discipline from an accredited college, university.
  • 3-5 years previous relevant experience.
  • Experience within real estate

Required Skills:

  • Excellent Verbal and written communication
  • Self-motivated, self-directed and capable of working independently
  • Strong financial management skills
  • Self-motivated, self-directed and capable of working independently
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience with MRI is an asset


  • General office environment.

Additional Information

Limitations and Disclaimer: This position description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of Excel Trust. Since no position description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder’s responsibility. The Company remains an “At-Will” employer. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

ShopCore is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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