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10 Jun 2021

Full-Time Property Manager

Georgetown Community Development Authority – Posted by Georgetown Community Development Authority Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description


Georgetown Community Development Authority (GCDA) is a community-based organization bringing together working artists, industry, and community stakeholders in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle.

GCDA will develop affordable workforce housing for artisans and employees of local businesses while creating a village center that attracts and accelerates value-add businesses and services, increases job opportunities, and creates long-term community wealth through thoughtful real estate acquisition and development, community engagement and ownership, small business development, and community-building programming.

We hold each other to our values which include transparency, bringing our authentic selves into our work, drawing from our differences to increase and enhance effective action to build a just and nonviolent world, building shared language and experience together, incorporating anti-racism and social justice commitments in our community participation, and creating an inclusive community through placemaking and anti-displacement strategy.



GCDA is seeking a Property Manager to oversee operations of current residential and commercial properties in the Georgetown neighborhood.



The Property Manager will report to the Executive Director and is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of policies, procedures and programs that assure well-managed, well-maintained buildings, placing maximum emphasis on positive responses to the concerns and needs of the tenants, and environmental health and safety.

In addition to managing newly acquired multi-family residential properties and live/work artist studios, the property manager will assume responsibility for Equinox Studios and the Creative Industrial Complex. Training by the current Equinox Studios manager, Sam Farrazaino, will be ongoing to allow the employee sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the Studio’s four adjacent industrial buildings and 130 artist and artisan tenants.

Over time, responsibility will increase to include more properties and unit tenants. You will become an integral part of an intentional community.



  • Manage day-to-day operations of commercial and residential real estate in accordance with the Management Agreements.
  • Ensure properties and tenants are compliant with local and state regulations; including active and accurate permitting, insurance and fire safety needs.
  • Track and pay property taxes.
  • Market and lease properties, in line with GCDA’s ethos. Manage and utilizing Equinox Studios’ waitlist to best match interested tenant needs with available spaces.
  • Write leases and set rental rates.
  • Provide excellent tenant service.
    • Coordinate tenant move-ins and move-outs.
    • Administer tenant occupancy by providing the new tenant with an introduction letter regarding emergency contacts, insurance requirements, rent collection procedures, and maintenance request procedures.
    • Respond to tenant requests/problems in a timely and courteous manner and generate work orders directed to vendors or maintenance staff. Follow-up with the tenant to ensure satisfactory resolution of the issue.
    • Work with tenants to find creative solutions to tenants’ specific financial needs.
  • Maintain all property and tenant files as primary operator of AppFolio property management software.
    • Prepare and maintain appropriate tenant lease files, records, correspondence and file notes.
    • Collect rent and pay expenses in compliance with lease terms.
    • Ensure maintenance costs are allocated correctly.
    • Prepare and deliver timely, accurate and complete reports.
    • Develop and control annual budgets for operating and capital expenses.
    • Monitor utility usage and tenant reimbursement system.
  • Facilitate safe, well-maintained properties.
    • Ensure that there is 24-hour emergency coverage for the property at all times.
    • Work collaboratively with maintenance staff to facilitate inspections, repairs, janitorial and landscaping activities.
    • Conduct periodic inspections of the property and tenant spaces to ensure compliance with leases and the proper upkeep of the property.
    • Recommend and/or approve alterations, maintenance and reconditioning as necessary.
    • Plan and implement emergency/evacuation plan and communications.



The Property Manager will be thoroughly committed to GCDA’s mission. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of rental contracts and property and anti-discrimination laws.
  • Familiarity with AppFolio or similar property management software. AppFolio training will be available.
  • Experience managing residential and commercial properties.
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy, passion, idealism, integrity, and a self-directed and positive attitude.


  • Experience using an intersectional racial equity lens in work settings; experience with decision-making processes that engage diverse communities desired.



Location: Seattle, WA

Employment: Full-Time (40 hours/week)

Salary: TBD

Benefits: TBD

How to Apply

TO APPLY Please submit a resume and cover letter expressing your interest in the role to with the subject “GCDA Property Manager”. Georgetown Community Development Authority is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Georgetown Community Development Authority believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 17 days.

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