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Vice President of Operations - Multifamily Property Management

ARTISAN Management Group
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
$125,000 - $125,000 USD yearly

Vice President of Operations-Multifamily Property Management

ARTISAN Management Group

ARTISAN Management Group (“AMG”) is a growing multifamily property management firm with a portfolio of communities located in the Midwest. AMG is the vertical property management company of ARTISAN Capital Group (“ACG”) which currently owns and operates over 6,500 apartment units. AMG is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa with ACG having offices in both Chicago and Des Moines. We are built on a passion to provide community both with our residents as well as our team. Live Well, Live ARTISAN.

ARTISAN Management Group is seeking an experienced multifamily executive to lead our growing team of diverse, dedicated and hard-working professionals. This is an on-site position, reporting out of Artisan Management Group’s office in Des Moines, which is the fastest growing MSA in the Midwest, the capital city of Iowa, offers 100s of miles of beautiful trails with many along our two rivers, an extensive network of public arts, agriculture, famous Downtown Farmer's Market, and tremendous recreational, cultural, and commercial opportunities. One of the top 20 places to live in the U.S. and a great place to live and to raise a family with top schools.

The Vice President of Operations is responsible for all phases of property management including property operations occupancy, financial planning, budgeting, strategic market positioning, property marketing, and successful integration of new acquisitions as well as the oversight of the Regional Manager Team. Artisan Management Group is committed to a culture of respect, servant leadership and fostering an inclusive, positive workplace environment that enables everyone in the organization to thrive.

The primary focus of this position is to maximize the potential of our growing real estate portfolio. In this exciting hands-on role, you will not only develop strategy, but also be a coach and mentor to the AMG team. The position directly manages a four Regional Managers who have Community Managers and/or Area Managers reporting to them. The right candidate must be flexible and adaptive to the ever-changing market and aligned with our company goals.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, dedicated, multifamily professional to make a significant impact in a diverse and growing portfolio.


  • Oversee financial plans for each region and ensure profitability with a focus on revenue growth generation versus expense control.
  • Mentor and develop all regional managers while empowering the team to perform more autonomously.
  • Identify and communicate achievable goals and barriers to success with recommended solution options.
  • Maintain awareness of individual markets to stay abreast of trends in leasing, staffing, product conditions, supply, and customer traffic influencers.
  • Be a leader by example. Foster and model excellent communication, collaboration, flexibility, and a productive team environment in our communities and with corporate team members.
  • Maintain up-to-date awareness of industry compliance, code, and legal issues.
  • Evaluate employee engagement and performance.
  • Assess the evolving needs of the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Experience in commercial/investment real estate required.
  • Experience in multifamily sector strongly preferred.
  • Degree in business administration, or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading teams of 50+ persons for 3 or more years.
  • Must have organizational, administrative and leadership abilities.
  • Effectively communicates with all levels of the organization.
  • Effectively meets deadlines.
  • Possesses exceptional oral, writing and listening skills.
  • Possesses a high level of attention to detail with strong accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with others.
  • Possesses strong sense of responsibility and self-motivation.
  • Confidence in managing diversity with team members, product types, and markets.
  • Experience in walking communities and identifying improvement opportunities.
  • Solution based problem-solving techniques.
  • Experience overseeing financial plan development, forecasting, and delivery.
  • A successful history of implementing company-driven programs and initiatives.
  • Ability to collaborate and work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to flex and adapt to a changing environment.
  • A track record for meeting goals and exceeding targets.
  • AppFolio or similar property management software experience preferred.
  • Computer proficiency, including MS Office: Word, Excel, and Outlook.


  • An ability to extend high-level thinking to all levels of the organization.
  • A friendly personality and a genuine desire to help others.
  • The ability to think clearly and make quick decisions.
  • Numeracy and logistical planning skills.
  • A professional manner and a calm, rational approach to variable situations.
  • Strong Organizational Skills.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Solutions oriented thinker.
  • Intuitive leadership skills.
  • Commitment to a positive culture


Type: Full-time

Work Location: Des Moines, Iowa

  • Travel – up to 20% or as needed
  • Regular in-person office hours

Reports To: ARTISAN Management Group Partners

Compensation: $95,000 to $125,000


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Company paid short-term & long-term disability insurance
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Voluntary benefits (life insurance, critical illness & disability)
  • 401K with 3% annual match
  • Vacation/sick leave
  • Ten paid Holidays annually
  • Birthday PTO day

Artisan Management Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Now is your opportunity to be a part of this diverse and inclusive, growing community. Apply Today!

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