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Senior Associate, Market & Programming Manager (La Marqueta)

New York, NY 10001
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Asset Management Portfolio Management
New York, New York

Our Vision: To make New York City the global model for inclusive innovation and economic growth, fueled by the City's diverse people and businesses.

Our Mission: To create shared prosperity across New York City's five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs.

Your Role: Reporting to the Vice President - Executive Director of Markets in the Retail & Markets portfolio of NYCEDC's Asset Management Division, the position is responsible for the day-to-day management and programming of La Marqueta in East Harlem, Manhattan. Responsbilities include on-site management of porters and security staff, liaising with appropriate maintenance and marketing staff, interfacing with existing and potential tenants/vendors (including managing tenant/vendor relations and enforcing Market rules), attracting and developing new business and community-based programs, fostering community relationships and curating on-site cultural and promotional activities, as well as assisting with leasing/permitting activities and performing some lease administration duties.

This position requires fluency in both English and Spanish. The position will report to two separate locations: NYCEDC's headquarters and the remainder of the time, including some weekends, at the Market office at La Marqueta, 1590 Park Ave, New York, NY 10029

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for all aspects of management, tenanting and cultural programming associated with the City's La Marqueta market, which includes a public retail market building, commercial kitchen buildings, a garden center, and public plazas.
  • Market Management - The position will be responsible for daily market management at La Marqueta.

This person will help identify marketing opportunities and generate ideas for events and programming at market. The ideal candidate will ensure plans are shared and communicated to all stakeholders so that market events and market operations are seamless in execution. This requires leadership, strong communication and at-market participation to help implement events and programming at market. It also requires off-site meetings at NYCEDC. Provides on-site communication between Market tenants/vendors and NYCEDC and ensures tenant/vendor compliance with Market rules, regulations and permits/leases. Establishes and maintains all record keeping necessary to ensure tenant/vendor compliance. Work with Legal Department to ensure that tenant/vendor compliance is appropriately enforced. Check in weekly with VP of Markets to resolve market issues and plan events and programming.
  • Programming and Community Relations - Liaise with the La Marqueta Community Partner and local community stakeholders to generate a market programming schedule. Oversee the planning, set-up and implementation of events at market. Provide on-site customer service, liase with vendors and vested interests to execute events and programming at the market. Conduct outreach to create and grow connections between La Marqueta and the surrounding neighborhoods, including but not limited to, developing cultural event programming and the curation of vacant spaces within the market. Assists with the development and implementation of marketing efforts and other special events, including assisting, as directed, in obtaining goods and service required to execute such marketing efforts. Work with marketing department at NYCEDC to ensure branding, signage and promotional materials are on message. Be present at all marketing and special events at La Marqueta and host such events, regardless of the days of the week or hours of the day such events take place. Participate in local community and economic development meetings and panels regarding retail at La Marqueta. Maintain a firm understanding of the political landscape within the East Harlem community. Develop and maintain relationships with local elected officials and community stakeholders.
  • Leasing - Act as the on-site liaison for prospective tenants/vendors and leasing/permitting operations. Maintain vacancy availability listings for distribution to brokers and others. Provide the Public Markets website with timely and accurate information of current vacancies and other relevant content. Lead the recruitment of potential tenants, licensees, permittees, operators and/or concessionaires, which may include the development of Requests for Expressions of Interest (RFEIs) or Requests for Proposals (RFPs). Negotiates leases, licenses, permits, operating agreements and concessions, including specific deal terms, preparation of term sheets, proposals, and counter proposals.
  • Tenant Management and Relations - Interface with tenants, licensees, permittees, operators and/or concessionaires on all aspects of their agreements with the City and/or EDC, including rental payments, arrears, insurance, tenant improvements, inspections, defaults, billing disputes, etc.
  • Legal and Due Diligence - Liaise with assigned attorneys for all pending transactions. Review negotiated term sheets and communicate relevant information to attorneys for lease/permit drafting. Ensure that all legally and EDC-required documents are submitted for review and approval. Manages the procurement process for offering space, including working with the legal, contracting, and marketing departments and arranging tenant/vendor interviews. Manages internal background investigations process. Assists with credit analyses of prospective tenants/vendors.
  • Budget and Forecasting - Assist in the preparation of quarterly revenue and expense budgets for assigned assets, including forecasting revenues, utility reimbursements, credits, etc.
  • Operations and Maintenance - Diagnose maintenance and repair problems and initiate appropriate actions. Work with Asset Management's Operations group to coordinate repairs, maintenance, improvements, and tenant/vendor compliance. Ensure tenant fit-out is in compliance with terms of lease, permit and building guidelines. Respond to emergencies as required on a 24 hours/day, 7 days/week on-call basis.

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent in facilities management, property management, urban planning, real estate, business or a related field.
  • 2-5 years of experience in market or building management, commercial real estate, community programming/community development, and/or economic development.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required in both English and Spanish, including the ability to present to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Dedication to customer service, client coverage and community involvement.
  • Strong sense of urgency and responsibility to achieve deadlines and goals. Enterprising and resourceful, results oriented. Ability to manage projects against tight timelines with a proactive and collaborative style that works well in teams.
  • General computer skills. Must have aptitude for learning and applying various financial computer programs.
  • Adapts well to changing priorities and circumstances.
  • Ability to work well in the field with minimal oversight.
  • New York City residency is required within 180 days of hire

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Highest degree of independent judgment, ability to identify and respond to work and circumstances as required without oversight and the ability to generate and implement new ideas
  • Knowledge of retail/public markets
  • Demonstrated experience in community/event programming.
  • Food industry knowledge
  • Familiarity with East Harlem community

About Us: NYCEDC is New York City's primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. Our mission is to create shared prosperity across New York City's five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs. We do this by developing, managing, and implementing expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment and strengthen the city's competitive position.

NYCEDC is dedicated to the creation of a dynamic, equitable, and sustainable urban economy. We are making sure that whatever happens next, happens right here in New York City-and that all New Yorkers are a part of it.

NYCEDC offers many unique advantages for an exciting and fulfilling career. As part of our team, you will enjoy:
  • The unique opportunity to make an impact on New York City
  • Working on diverse, unique, and challenging projects
  • Working closely with teams of creative, highly motivated, and passionate people
  • Learning opportunities designed to enhance the practical skills and business knowledge of our employees
  • Excellent benefits, including company-paid 401(a) pension plan, 457(b) tax-advantaged retirement savings plans, medical, dental and vision benefits, generous paid family leave and paid time off, and other perks

The New York City Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our diversity and inclusion mission are to attract, retain, and engage a diverse workforce comprised of talented people. NYCEDC employees can expect to work as part of a highly engaged, passionate, and inclusive workforce where everyone's contributions are valued, respected, and make an impact on one of the best and most diverse cities in the world!

For more information, visit our website at edc.nyc.

Posted: 2020-11-14 Expires: 2020-12-16

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