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Careers

06/10/2019 - The Siren Hotel – General Manager
The Siren Hotel is actively seeking experienced candidates for the position of General Manager for immediate hire.

The Siren Hotel occupies the former Wurlitzer Building, a landmark, 47,060 square foot, 13-story building. Designed in the Renaissance Revival style and opened in December 1926, this 13-story building once housed the famous Wurlitzer Co., which made pianos, organs, jukeboxes, radios and instruments and which also housed a music school.

The Siren Hotel is part of the ongoing downtown Detroit renaissance in perhaps the best location in the city and comprises of 106 rooms across five categories including eight striking penthouse floor lofted suites. The hotel houses several food and beverage concepts such as Candy Bar, 8-seat chef's counter restaurant Albena by Chef Garrett Lipar, Populace Coffee in the lobby and the upcoming Karl's all-day dining restaurant, captained by Detroit's very own Chef Kate Williams, the latter opening summer 2019.

The hotel renovation maintained and embraced the traces of grand Detroit that have remained throughout years of neglect and blight: delicate and gracefully aged travertine floors have been brought back to their original grandeur; intricate Art Deco cast iron stair railings were restored and the original façade with terracotta ornamental details were given a new lease on life in a careful historic renovation. The Siren enchants all to linger just a little longer. The right candidate will embrace this history and be a steward of the exquisite interiors and of the hospitality that we want to demonstrate to the city. An ideal candidate will be extremely service-oriented and have a sensible eye for detail.

A team comprised of diverse individuals guiding guests through the rebirth of the great city of Detroit, and a deep knowledge of historic, cultural and design references will lead the way.

The General Manager will supervise the overall operation, sales, marketing and logistics for the hotel. The physical asset management and upkeep of the property, budgeting, cost analysis, payroll and staffing, talent management, yield management in line with maximization of revenue generation and the resulting financial outcomes will be tasks intrinsic to the role. The position will also entail close communication with the head company and ownership group, as well as any other duties required for the complete oversight consistent with the first class and unique hotel operation as conceptualized by ASH NYC.

Previous experience (at least 2 years) as a General Manager is required.


Description of essential skills and responsibilities

Financial Stewardship and Revenue Management
• Carry out comprehensive market analysis of competitors’ guestroom rates on a daily basis and for the foreseeably future;

• Construct accurate forecasts for market conditions and patterns, considering particularly impacting events that may affect business levels;

• Strategize and deliver sales efforts as established by the head company and according to projections determined in cooperation with ownership group;

• Build, deliver and ensure complete comprehension by sales, front office, reservations and other team members of rate structures and best in class strategies for competitive yield management practices and procedures;

• Train staff members across departments and functions to continuously apply sales and branding techniques to best deliver the product.

• The GM should efficiently build annual budgets considering a careful forecast in operating expenses and labor cost;

• Utilize business forecasts to budget accurately for labor expenses in accordance with staffing model and requirements; control other business expenses in a balance manner with demand volume and closely monitor utilities and other operational expenses to the most effective and appropriate standards;

• Exercise careful adjustment of expenses and revenue streams to ensure consistency of profit margins and achieve previously determined financial returns targets. The role will also entail the close analysis of variances in results as well as the application of effective corrective action to mitigate similar future events;

• The role will demand pro-activity in the protection of corporate financial assets and the correct utilization of policies and procedures to handle all types of financial transactions.



Guest Experience
• The General Manager must successfully train or develop training programs for team members to perform correct procedures and SOP’s in accordance with company standards and as required to fulfill an elevated guest experience;

• The position will involve instances that demand direct involvement in the handling of difficult service interactions, complaints and dissatisfaction for the services or facilities provided. The GM will also ensure that all team members are well prepared and empowered to correctly handle instances of negative feedback and guest interactions;

• Guarantee the correct monitoring, compliance and engagement of Director of Brand & Culture with guest feedback and other reviews provided through any channel.

• Recruitment, selection, training and engagement of all team members in order to promote correct career development of associates all while delivering superior guest experience and asset management;

• The General Manager must enforce and uphold the highest standards of conduct, business ethics and general workplace well being. It is of the high order to conduct business in a most professional fashion under the principles established by the head company and the brand values;

• Design and implement associate satisfaction reviews and undertake corrective action whenever required. Correct and healthy levels of associate turnover must be maintained.



Asset Management
• The General Manager must act as a steward of the guest experience by ensuring the physical condition of the hotel, its facilities and amenities, as determined by service requirements and ownership-defined policies;

• Collaborate with input when capital budgeting for the property and monitor the close implementation and adherence to the these guidelines and goals;

• Ensure outstanding performance scores in quality assurance program reviews, mystery shopper programs and other feedback, setting forth corrective action whenever
appropriate/necessary.



Community Engagement and Curatorship
• The position asks for close relationships with neighbors and local stakeholders. Engagement of team members, their networks and that of commercial associates and city influencers are essential.

• The role demands the responsibility of curating the experience guests, team members, business associates, vendors, city officials and neighbors receive in interacting with the hotel at the Wurlitzer. A proclivity to cultivate and maintain these responsibilities is inherent to the role.




Skill Requirements


• Must possess appropriate oral and written communication skills as well superior ability to convey important operational information to all associates in every department.

• Excellent analytical skills and superior decision making skills, particularly under the strain of busy hospitality operations are essential.

• Hospitality and hotel management experience requires. A very high, natural awareness for the local market, the hotel industry and peer areas of interest such as the arts, design, music and community engagement are highly preferred. A service-culture orientation is key and should be ever-present in internal and external day-to-day operations.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
03/15/2019 - Manager, Installation, Staging, Los Angeles
JOB PURPOSE

The primary focus of the Manager, Installation, Staging role is to maintain standards and quality on installations and report back to the The Director of Staging. This role also entails scheduling the installation team, enforcing ASH NYC policies, communicating with the warehouse team and design team project managers, and preparing supplies and tools for installation team members at the warehouse. This position is based out of our Los Angeles office.


RESPONSIBILITIES

• Enforcing the ASH Uniform Policy
• Preparing supplies and tools for team members at the warehouse
• Communicating with Project Managers to ensure fixtures installations and removals are scheduled within the project timeline
• Running point on installations and overseeing moving team
• Making sure supplies are on hand at the warehouse for future installations
• Photographing and cataloguing project progress
• Attending meetings and site visits with the Project Managers and the Director of Staging
• Coordinating when movers are needed to the warehouse manager
• Creating daily punch lists
• Assisting in activities including photo documentation, measurements, note-taking
• Researching and implement new techniques for moving and art handling
• Sending out a weekly schedule of all staging projects
• Assisting in art handling and assisting in light moving of furniture, as well as updating of completed designs
• Keeping track of Junior Associate and Associate subordinate hours and punctuality
• Ability to travel across the country and maintain a valid drivers license
• Reaching and exceeding target goals set by the Director of Staging


QUALIFICATIONS
• Knowledge, Experience and Interest in Staging
• Requires very close attention to detail
• Physical strength required for moving, art handling, and general installation and moving assistance.
• Ability to work independently and receive direction from the East Coast headquarters regardless of global position
• Management / Time Management capabilities
• Ability to travel
• Flexibility with hours
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Valid US Drivers License in good standing

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To apply, please submit the following to careers@ashnyc.com:

• A cover letter stating relevant experience and skills
• A resume or CV that clearly documents the required qualifications
06/10/2019 - Head of Design Project Management
Reports To: Chief Creative Officer

Collaborates With: Concept Design Team, Real Estate Development Project Managers


RESPONSIBILITIES

Projects include hotels, food and beverage establishments, residential, and commercial spaces. The following is a list of general responsibilities for the role:

• Manage team of 4-6 design project managers
• Produce test fits for potential projects including hotels, commercial and residential buildings, and food and beverage establishments
• Serve as overall design project manager for all ASH Hotel projects
• Manage all internal and external partners and their competing needs. Partners include concept design team, real estate development project manager, hotel operations, bookkeepers and accountants, contractors, vendors and designers
• Create and manage project budgets, schedules, milestones, and work plans for your projects and/or for projects your team is working on
• Liaise with real estate development team for AOR and consultant selection and contract scope
• Co-manage AOR and consultants with real estate development project manager
• Create and manage model room drawing set, public space drawing sets including millwork, and any additional drawing packages required by your projects
• Source FF&E, FBO items and certain construction materials for the projects you are managing
• Provide Chief Creative Officer with regular updates on all projects; Create and update tools to show project progress and any other important milestones/activities needed
• Manage internal team of interior and FF&E designers; liaise with Chief Creative Office and concept design team for creative and design direction
• Manage design improvements and troubleshooting for operating ASH Hotel properties
• Maintain ASH Hotel design standards
• Continually develop standards and protocols to increase efficiency and improve processes
• Design/develop online tool to make projects more efficient and facilitate coordination across design, development and finance. Tool will manage projects, inventory, budgets, approvals, timelines, etc., working with real estate development team.


SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

• 10-12 years of relevant experience
• Commercial design project management experience including food and beverage establishments
• Hospitality design project management experience including hotel guest rooms, public and operational spaces
• Proven leader with five plus years of experience managing team(s) comprised of design project managers and three to five years of experience managing junior resources on project teams
• Succeeded in cross-functional “matrixed” environments where there are many perspectives, opinions, and parameters
• Managed large project budgets for commercial and residential projects
• Solid interior architectural skills, knowledge of construction methodologies and fluid understanding of processes from schematic design through construction administration
• Commercial construction management experience
• Proficient in AutoCAD, Rhino, Adobe Creative suite, and Microsoft Office suite
• B.A. in Design, Architecture, or similar field preferred


ATTRIBUTES

• Natural communicator – you are the type of person who almost automatically keeps the people you work with in the loop. Your nature is to over communicate and provide summaries of conversations and decisions.
• Detail-oriented – you like keeping track of lots of details at once and are the type of person who notices when one small thing is missing or isn’t right
• Organized – you are naturally organized in your professional and personal life. You take pleasure in creating organizational solutions that make you more efficient and/or effective
• Thorough – you enjoy digging deep into projects and reviewing all the details and numbers
• Budgeter – you like managing budgets and take pride in developing solutions that are within an allocated budget
• Problem solver – you think fast, are adaptable and are bent toward solving problems as they arise
• Flexible – you are comfortable with working in ambiguity and in a role that will change and evolve over time based on the direction of the business
• Down-to-earth – while you like being recognized and rewarded as all people do, you are comfortable being the person behind the designer or the brand. You are not bothered by working with someone else’s design style and aesthetic, understanding that your role is to uphold that aesthetic in all of your work

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To apply, please submit the following to careers@ashnyc.com:

• A cover letter stating relevant experience and skills
• A resume or CV that clearly documents the required qualifications
03/28/2019 - Owner's Representative, Construction
Location:
Brooklyn, NY with some travel

Project Type/Size:
5,000 - 100,000 SF
Mixed Use
Total Project Cost: $3 Million - $60 Million

Founded in 2008, ASH NYC is a fully integrated development and design company. ASH is seeking an individual with 10 years minimum in the field to lead and manage the construction phase of its large-scale developments. The responsibilities of this construction-focused position begin during predevelopment/design phase and continue through project close out and completion of any outside warranty work. A keen eye to detail, strong communication skills, and a diligent and persistent nature are key qualities.

There is significant growth potential in this role to become the Director of Construction at ASH NYC for all development properties.


RESPONSIBILITIES

Predevelopment:

• Assist Owner in acquisition diligence and deal evaluation from a construction cost and feasibility stand point
• Implement firm-wide best practices for construction management and execution 
• Participate in internal design meetings. Advise on selected materials, finishes, fixtures, MEP systems, vertical consulting, structural approach/exterior, etc.
• Leads internal estimating
• Engages GC or CM for pre-construction services - identifies firms, leads interviews, selects contractor
• Interfaces with ASH asset management team to understand operational goals/objectives/approach to ensure buildings are designed with long term efficiency and modernity in mind.
• Participates in external design meetings with external consultants - Architect of Record, MEP Engineer, Civil/Geotech Engineer, General Contractor
• In Design Development phase, review specs and details for conformance with budget target, aesthetic objectives, and best practices/means and methods. Interface with internal and external consultants on recommendations and findings.
• In Construction Document phase, intensive review of drawings for coordination errors, key notes that should be included, consistency with site conditions, utilities, neighbors
• Leads permitting strategy and process and is point person with expediter
• Bid Phase - solicits bids, reviews bid detail, conducts/leads follow up
• GC/CM engagement - structures contract, reviews for exclusions/qualifications, designates any key terms affecting total cost and schedule

Development/Construction:

• Produces weekly field reports
• •Approximately 4 hours on site per day. Daily site reviews are to ensure subcontractors are on site as laid out by GC, project is being built in conformance with plans and specs, RFI’s are being issued as needed and issued to the proper parties, questions related to design intent are answered swiftly.
• Reviews and helps address and answer all RFI’s.
• Profound understanding of the MEP and exterior systems and can identify deviations from the plans and specs via daily walk throughs.
• Autonomy to communicate and strategize immediately with GC/Subs as problems/questions arise throughout the the construction process to stem change orders and schedule delays
• Conducts Pencil Requisition walk throughs with GC/CM Superintendent prior to submission to lender for loan draws
• Leads lender inspection requisition walk throughs, answers construction + schedule related questions in lender follow up
• Reviews lien waivers for consistency with SOV and draw requests
• Review and lead all change order processing and negotiation
• Prepares any Tenant Improvement/Landlork work packages for commercial build outs
• Oversees Landlord Work/TI Package fit out

Punchlist/Close Out:

• Manages TCO/CO process, special inspections, licensing requirements
• Creates internal punch list integrated contractor’s punch list
• Ensures proper completion/close out of punch list

Transition to Operations:

• Solicits contracts for all ongoing service contracts, submits to Asset Management for review/sign off
• Key lead on leasing/turnover schedule
• On site to provide access to subs/CM as tenants move in/turn over occurs
• Solicit/Review CM/GC Warranty Package
• Oversees any warranty work post turnover

Additional Information:

• Works hand in hand with Senior Project Manager during construction
• Leads estimating for potential projects
• Consults on-site property management teams to strategize on maintenance issues and capital improvement programs both in New York across the region.

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To apply, please submit the following to careers@ashnyc.com:

• A cover letter stating relevant experience and skills
• A resume or CV that clearly documents the required qualifications
03/28/2019 - Senior Project Manager, Development
Location:
Brooklyn, NY with some travel

Project Type/Size:
5,000 - 100,000 SF
Mixed Use
Total Project Cost: $3 Million - $60 Million

ASH NYC, a Brooklyn-based, privately-held real estate development, investment and design firm, is seeking a Senior Project Manager to manage the development of ASH NYC’s current and future mixed-use projects, as well as assist on due diligence and predevelopment activities.

ASH NYC focuses on developing mixed-use, multifamily properties in rapidly evolving urban centers. The ASH NYC mixed-use portfolio is characterized by their asset’s design focus, relative affordability, emphasis on architecture and history, adjacency to major business, creative, educational, medical, governmental, convention and mass-transit anchors, and positioning in rapidly emerging urban neighborhoods propelled by considerable public and private investment.

The ideal candidate must have at least 5 years of experience in the development or construction fields. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, construction or historic rehabilitations are desired. Experience with the New York City permitting and approvals process is also an important skill set. Ideal applicants have a discriminating eye for high level interior and exterior finishes, are able to read MEP and structural drawings, and have excellent negotiation, written and interpersonal communication skills. Applicant must also have the ability to travel.

The Project Manager will report to the Director of Development but will interface with the Creative Director, CFO, CEO and Director of Asset Management. He or she will oversee the bid solicitation and award process, determine contract awards and monitor construction activities. He or she will ensure that construction projects meet standards, time frames, and are within budget, provide technical advice, and monitor quality and quantity of work performed on projects, including oversight of consultants. An important aspect of the PM’s skills are his/her strategic thinking on how decisions impact the arena and other portions of the project.

Due to the nature of the design-focused approach of the firm, the PM will conduct all of his/her responsibilities with a discriminating eye for high level interior and exterior finishes. Specific duties include hiring architects, engineers and all project consultants, budget development & control, value engineering, scheduling and overall project coordination. This position will require a hands on approach of an entire development project from start to finish.


RESPONSIBILITIES

Predevelopment/Pre-construction:

• In this phase, The Project Manager will work closely with the Architect and Interior Design team to prioritize design decisions and analyze the costs/benefits of design decisions. The Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating and managing project consultants by establishing work plans, goals, and timelines.

• Interior design interface at this stage includes: informing design team of any historic restrictions, creating budgets based on the construction contract for the design team to specify FF&E and finish specifications as well as finish/FFE schedules for the design team to work within, negotiating the architectural contract to reflect the Interior Design scope, preparing a global project schedule that indicates design milestones and keeping decision making on track in accordance with that schedule, identifying white box areas and their budgets for future decision and what requirements are needed up front in order to obtain the building TCO, ensuring the Design Team requirements are coordinated as much as possible into the 100% CD set. Clearly outline allowance items in the finish schedule or areas of the building that are left as placeholders for budget purposes.

Other tasks during this phase:

• Estimate and negotiate project costs
• Coordination of design between civil, architectural, MEP, structural
• Review due diligence reports and address any deficiencies.
• Manage and monitor approved project budgets.
• Maintain active lines of communication with engineers, customers, internal resources, subcontractors, township officials and senior management.
• Review of the design for function, value, aesthetics and ongoing operations (efficiency, brand alignment).
• Coordination of the permit process
• Meet with planning and zoning in building department where necessary
• Oversee permit applications and approvals
• Participate in internal design meetings. Advise on selected materials, finishes, fixtures, MEP systems, vertical consulting, structural approach/exterior, etc.
• Works with Director of Development to interview and qualify GC or CM for pre-construction services - identifies firms, leads interviews, selects contractor
• Interfaces with ASH asset management team to understand operational goals/objectives/approach to ensure buildings are designed with long term efficiency and modernity in mind.
• Development Point person for external design meetings with external consultants - Architect of Record, MEP Engineer, Civil/Geotech Engineer, General Contractor
• In Design Development phase, review specs and details for conformance with budget target, aesthetic objectives, and best practices/means and methods. Interface with internal and external consultants on recommendations and findings.
• In Construction Document phase, intensive review of drawings for coordination errors, key notes that should be included, consistency with site conditions, utilities, neighbors
• Leads permitting strategy and process and is point person with expediter
• Bid Phase - solicits bids, reviews bid detail, conducts/leads follow up
• GC/CM engagement - structures contract, reviews for exclusions/qualifications, designates any key terms affecting total cost and schedule


Construction:

• In this phase, a critical component of the Project Manager’s responsibilities will be reading and reviewing Construction Documents and Shop Drawings, and conducting weekly site visits to ensure the building design is properly implemented. The Project Manager will be responsible for reviewing and advising on change orders, RFI’s, substitution requests, contingency draws, and purchase orders. The Project Manager will be responsible for reviewing construction requisitions and ensuring their accuracy, and will work with the Director of Development to prepare loan draw requests and financial updates. The Project Manager will ensure that the Director of Development is informed of all relevant information in a timely manner. The Project Manager will be responsible for supervising and monitoring the various aspects of the construction project at the site, including specific trade on work site, inspecting different aspects of construction for quality assurance and ordering materials and equipment.

• Interior design interface at this stage includes: managing internal design deliverable requirements, refining allowances and defining placeholder specs, ensure Interior Design team receives and reviews submittals that impact design, keep interior design aware of deadlines for reviewing change orders, RFI’s, or Architect bulletins, make team aware of unforeseen conditions that affect design scope, attend weekly design meetings to stay informed of design updates that affect scope or cost, provide quality control or constructibility issue feedback to design team on items specified or produced by them and interface with those vendors as needed.

Other tasks during this phase:

• Manage master project budget and schedule
• Leads internal weekly Owner/Architect/Contractor Meetings
• Works with Owner’s Rep to prepare Construction/Schedule/Budget portion of agendas for internal development meetings
• Produces weekly field report
• Ensure quality through continuous inspections of work in progress.
• Reviews and helps address and answer all RFI’s.
• Weekly walk throughs to ensure project is being implemented in accordance with budget and schedule
• Attends Pencil Requisition walk throughs with Owner’s Rep and GC/CM Superintendent prior to submission to lender for loan draws
• Attends lender inspection requisition walk throughs, answers construction + schedule related questions in lender follow up
• Manages draw requests and disbursements for project budget
• Reviews lien waivers for consistency with SOV and draw requests
• Review and lead all change order processing and negotiation
• Works with CEO to prepares term sheets for prospective tenants for commercial build outs

Punchlist/Close Out:

• At this stage, the Project Manager will work closely with the Asset Management team at project close-out, to ensure that proper systems, operations strategies and oversight are in place to manage the ongoing operations of the property.

Other tasks during this phase:

• Works with Owner’s rep to manages TCO/CO process, special inspections, licensing requirements
• Creates internal punch list integrated contractor’s punch list
• Ensures proper completion/close out of punch list

Transition to Operations

• Prepare hand off package to operations, inclusive of warranties, manuals, etc.
• Oversees any warranty work post turnover

Additional Information:

• Works hand in hand with Owner’s Rep during construction
• Utilizes Assistant Project Manager to assist in project administration (budget and schedule management)
• In conjunction with these project-specific responsibilities, the Project Manager may also be asked to coordinate due diligence activities for acquisitions, develop the project scope, provide construction estimates, budgets and schedules for new developments, oversee value engineering activities, and review contracts.

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To apply, please submit the following to careers@ashnyc.com:

• A cover letter stating relevant experience and skills
• A resume or CV that clearly documents the required qualifications