This position will be filled at either the Santa Monica Corporate Office or the Phoenix Corporate Office.
The AVP, Real Estate Tax is responsible for overall corporate property tax functions including: Analyzing properties and correctly making determination of the viability of appealing a property tax assessment, property tax budgeting and projecting, acquisition and development due diligence and tax bill processing. In addition, the AVP is responsible for coordinating all appeal activities either internally or externally through an outside consultant or counsel.
Essential Job Functions:
Determine the viability of appealing an assessment by calculating, evaluating and comparing property values using the cost, income, and sales comparison approached to value.
Perform case work ups by reviewing and/or gathering pertinent information including: sales data, tax bill or assessment notice, rent roll, property income and expense report and general market data as needed.
Drive the appeal process by determining whether or not to appeal the case and making decisions concerning subsequent appeal options, including present cases to various administrative appeals boards and participate in settlement negotiations, when deemed necessary.
Interview potential consultants/attorneys and negotiation fee arrangements
Take lead role in projection and budget cycles for all real estate tax and related expenses.
Interact with Asset Management, Finance, Legal, Property Management and Accounting to provide detailed explanation of budgets, and the valuation and appeal process.
Maintain information and database software.
Analyze evidence, perform research, identify issues, reach conclusion, and recommend strategies for complex judgmental issues. Makes decisions related to moderately complex issues with regard to property tax matters. Consults with others in the firm, as necessary, on complex issues.
All other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Real Estate or related area.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in the assessment and/or valuation of commercial and properties, preferably retail. Experience gained in a major metropolitan area preferred.
Advanced knowledge of property taxation and property valuation techniques.
Advanced knowledge of computer systems including Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Willingness to pursue continuing education specifically including appraisal courses.
Familiarity with property tax or real estate terminology.
All applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, including corresponding core job requirements, with or without a reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities (and others in accordance with applicable law) to perform the essential functions of the job, consistent with applicable laws and Company policy.
Macerich is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of its workforce. Macerich welcomes qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, marital status, pregnancy (including childbirth and pregnancy-related medical conditions), sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other characteristic or class protected under federal, state or local law. Additional information is contained in Macerich’s Anti-Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation policy, which can be provided to applicants upon request. Macerich also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the application process or, if employed, during your employment, please contact Human Resources.
Macerich, an S&P 500 company, is a fully integrated self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust, which focuses on the acquisition, leasing, management, development and
redevelopment of regional malls throughout the United States (NYSE:MAC).