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Asset Plus Lease Up Specialist in St. Louis, Missouri

Company Overview

Founded in 1986, Asset is a Houston-based privately held fully integrated real estate operating and investment company specializing in multifamily and student housing. Asset Campus USA presently manages a student housing portfolio of over 210+ properties consisting of 118,500+ beds and is the largest third party student housing management company in the nation. Our people truly are the most valued part of our company, and as such we acknowledge and reward those who consistently show initiative and add value. As we grow, positions continually open for all career levels. We look to hire experienced student housing professionals who are capable of making immediate impact in the organization. Ultimately, professionals join our organization because of our reputation, culture and growth. As a fifth year recipient of the prestigious Inc. 500/5000 fastest growing companies award, we provide unparalleled opportunities for career progression.

Lease Up Specialist

The Lease Up Specialist is responsible for overseeing, under the supervision of the Regional Lease Up Specialist, the entire operations of a student housing community. As a Lease Up Specialist you will manage all phases of the operations, including personnel, leasing, maintenance, financial, administration & risk management of a property during the initial lease up. As an onsite leader you will supervise all aspects of the property and staff to ensure compliance with Asset Campus company s policies and procedures, safety and fair housing guidelines and liability concerns.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Personnel Management

Use consistent techniques & company directives to screen, hire, train, coach and develop on-site staff

Ensure effectiveness of staff through ongoing training, coaching, counseling, and guidance in compliance with ACH training benchmarks

Complete weekly/daily office & maintenance staff schedules and assignments

Deal effectively and consistently with performance problems; document adequately, communicate with direct supervisor and HR, and terminate appropriately when necessary

Promote harmony and quality job performance of staff through support and effective leadership

Ensure staff compliance and consistency with Company policies and procedures

Financial Management

Achieve highest possible net operating income through the implementation of effective cost control and revenue & leasing improvement; identify trends and recommend strategies and adjustments

Develop yearly operating budgets/forecasts

Monitor the timely receipt and reconciliation of deposits, rent collections and charges to ensure submitted on a timely basis

Monitor the timely receipt, reconciliation and coding of all vendor invoices

Ensure property close out is completed on time and ownership financial reports are accurate

Strategic Leasing Management

Develop yearly marketing plan and utilize marketing strategies & systems

Ensure staff leasing techniques are effective in obtaining closure, follow up procedures met, signing/documentation of leases and reporting systems are accurate and up to date

Deal with resident complaints, concerns, and requests to ensure resident satisfaction

Develop and implement resident retention programs (i.e. resident functions, special promotions, monthly newsletter, etc.)

Effectively show, lease and move in prospective residents

Marketing Management

Develop annual marketing plan and marketing budget

Implement all marketing efforts and outreach, developing campaigns and assisting with design to generate traffic

Monitor leasing/renewal progress, focusing on areas needing additional support

Supervise the planning, preparation and implementation of all leasing and renewal events as approved by the Community Manager

Maintain thorough product knowledge of the property and competition as well as market conditions; complete weekly market survey report

Utilize established sales and marketing strategies to increase property traffic, maintain closing ratios and achieve budgeted occupancy

Administrative & Maintenance Management

Ensure all administrative & leasing reporting is accurate, complete, and submitted on a timely basis

Will head emergency team for property; ensures proper response and handling of all property emergencies with staff, residents, buildings, etc. within company guidelines to minimize liability

Manage excellent customer service and monitor service request turnaround and responsiveness of maintenance staff

Maintain property appearance and ensure repairs are noted and completed on timely basis (this requires regular property inspections and tours)

Plan for and utilize property resources, equipment and supplies economically (i.e. obtaining bids/pricing from vendors, suppliers and contractors, dealing with inadequate service, etc.)

Give direction to and monitor maintenance, construction, and rehabilitation activities to ensure quality and expediency (i.e. walk units to ensure make-ready and work orders are completed)


High School Diploma or Equivalent; Bachelor s degree preferred or 4 years experience in student housing industry; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) or Accredited Resident Manager (ARM) preferred.

Ability to understand and perform all on-site software functions; basic computer skills required.

Must have basic knowledge of Fair Housing Laws and OSHA requirements.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Must have reliable transportation due to the emergency on-call requirement.

This job description should not be considered all-inclusive. It is merely a guide of expected duties. The employee understands that the job description is neither complete, nor permanent and may be modified at any time. At the request of their supervisor, an employee may be asked to perform additional duties or take on additional responsibilities without notice.