Careers at BGC Advantage

We’re optimistic, creative and resilient problem-solvers who love working on projects that matter.  If you want to make a difference by helping build better communities, BGC Advantage is the right place for you.  We’ve built our business on core values that lead to successful projects, enduring partnerships, and goodwill. 

Our mission-driven, positive company culture is made up of the best and brightest people.  Want to join us?  Apply for an open position and send us a cover letter. Tell us who you are, why you want to work here, and how you can contribute.  

BGC Advantage Job Listings

We have positions available in all of our offices and will consider secondary markets for the right talent.  

Vice President Development - Ruston, LA | Ridgeland, MS

DEPARTMENT: Development                
JOB TITLE/POSITION:
Vice President of Development

SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Vice President of Development (VPD) oversees the first phase of the development function of BGC Development. The VPD is responsible for leading the Development Division in the creation of pipeline projects and the execution of BGC development projects. The VPD works with the overall BGC team to complete the due diligence of BGC projects from conception to project closing- on time, on budget, and at quality. The VPD provides leadership and knowledge of the market(s), management, problem solving, critical thinking skills and a team development approach in order to manage the Development team in a range of specific projects to grow the portfolio of BGC Development.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBITIES

  • Provide management and direction for BGC’s Real Estate Development Division
  • Provide leadership and support to staff assuring BGC’s core values are in place and subscribed to throughout the division
  • Conduct regular reviews with development staff to ensure growth and development
  • Develop and recommend appropriate policies congruent with the strategic direction of BGC

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Drives the project pipeline and new development strategies to secure sites, obtain necessary entitlements, and meets the pipeline goals for the market
  • Collaborates with the overall BGC team to create each project vision and ensure the implementation and execution of the project details from the pre-development phase to the project closing
  • Collaborates with the team to create each project vision and ensure the implementation and execution of the project details from the pre-development phase to the lease-up of the project
  • Serves as a representative on the BGC Leadership Team
  • Ensures the LIHTC application due diligences and applications are submitted timely
  • Assist BGC leads to solicit and analyze pre-development proposals, contracts, and budgets
  • Ensures LIHTC and other funding applications are packaged accurately and timely
  • Keeps approved projects on track for the budgeted start date
  • Ensures seamless handoff of projects from development to construction to property management
  • Operates within the policies and procedures of the BGC development department
  • Works with Development staff and other BGC staff to ensure that all dashboards, reports, budgets, and proformas are accurate and timely
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with key market professionals and municipalities
  • Represents and promotes the BGC brand in public forums, trainings and industry events
  • Presents projects and/or capital requests to investment committee for approval
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent, ideally specializing in Business, Real Estate, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Urban Planning.
  • Significant applicable work experience in real estate development, investment, planning, or construction.
  • Experience with managing and negotiating deals / contracts.
  • A minimum of 5 years in demonstrated experience in working with Public Housing Authorities exemplifying knowledge of Public Housing regulations, Housing Choice Voucher regulations, Rental Assistance Demonstration regulations and policy, Asset Management and/or other specific industry knowledge as appropriate
  • Strong communication skills and comfortable with presentations
  • Ability to tend to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to organize, plan, and manage time effectively
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports, business, professional, and technical documents
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be able and willing to travel depending on project needs and locations

SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Intent to make a long-term commitment to the organization
  • Willingness to understand the business context and think creatively to find solutions to business challenges
  • Willingness to do whatever level work internal clients require, from very basic to extremely complex
  • Prioritizes and manages competing and sometimes conflicting priorities
  • Highly effective in a close-knit organization
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and in a collaborative, dynamic, team-based environment
  • A proven track record of success in positions that required a strong mix of business skills, strategic thinking, and mature business judgment
  • Anticipates crises and problems
  • Displays curiosity and a passion for learning
  • Strong emotional intelligence and ability to build trust in a variety of relationships
  • Proactive, creative, and energetic

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to operate a computer and keyboard. Ability to operate a motor vehicle or equipment. May require reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, and feeling, and the ability to lift or move objects up to 20 pounds. May require vocal communication for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, visual acuity for color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Availability for extended hours during peak periods and attendance at evening and week-end meetings. Exposure to inside and outside environmental conditions. The office is in a smoke-free facility. The Office is a Drug Free environment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
BGC Advantage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Development Coordinator - Ruston, LA | Ridgeland, MS

DEPARTMENT: Development                
JOB TITLE/POSITION:
Development Coordinator

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The Development Coordinator will assist the Development Division staff in carrying out the project day to day activities including but not limited to the work associated with the acquisition, financing and development of multi-family, mixed-use and single-family projects with an emphasis on public housing and non-profit partners.  The Development Coordinator will provide management of development projects from concept to stabilization. Success within the position will depend on one’s ability to develop partnerships with property owners, developers, lenders, third party providers, and investors.  Ability to work on several projects simultaneously while providing administrative support to housing development staff is essential. Strong emphasis on working independently as well as in a team. 

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage project day to day activities as assigned
  • Promote and ensure BGC core values are in place and subscribed to throughout the division
  • Assist in evaluating project performance regularly to ensure performance measures are met
  • Work with leadership to develop and ensure a successful strategic process is in place
  • Build positive working relationships with BGC clients and ensure customer satisfaction

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Research potential new development opportunities in existing or new market areas related to multi-family, mixed-use or single-family properties
  • Assist in timing related to closings for acquisition, construction, and permanent financing
  • Develop timelines and matrix to track development milestones
  • Oversee project performance through management of development budgets and critical path schedules
  • Research the feasibility of renovation/redevelopment projects. Tasks include but are not exclusive to researching property ownership, title and liens, zoning, and environmental issues
  • Assist in coordination of third-party professional services, including, but not limited to, surveyors, architects, market analysts, cost estimators, and environmental professionals
  • Assist in preparation of financing applications for affordable housing, mixed-use and market-rate housing developments
  • Coordinate the local approval process for real estate projects such as zoning approval, plan approval and landmarks approval
  • Maintain a database of client and project data
  • Assist in all aspects of project due diligence along with equity and loan closings
  • Participate in project and construction meetings and development finance meetings in order to document meeting minutes and next steps for each project
  • Assist development staff in expanding acquisition or client target list
  • Coordinate property closings with title company and maintain records of each transaction
  • Maintain working knowledge of guidelines, policies, and procedures for state housing finance agencies, HUD, FHLB, RD, and other low-income housing funding partners
  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory and statutory requirement for development in applicable locality
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience), with a preference in Bachelor of Science/Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Construction Management; Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Civil Engineering, Community Planning or other Development related fields
  • Candidates must possess the ability to collaborate effectively with public and private officials during the life of a transaction
  • Excellent writing skills and proficiency in preparing written reports and business correspondence.
  • Excellent oral communication and public speaking skills
  • Resourceful and innovative with an ability to “think on your feet”
  • Working knowledge of guidelines, policies, and procedures for state housing finance agencies, HUD, FHLB, RD, and other low-income housing funding partners
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office 365 suite of programs including spreadsheet analysis (Microsoft Excel) and proficient in word processing (Microsoft Word). Knowledge of Microsoft Access and Microsoft Publisher is a plus. 
  • Must be self-motivated, able to work independently to meet objectives with minimal supervision
  • Must possess leadership, team building, and negotiation skills
  • Portray a professional manner and quality in all business interactions
  • Ability to work with people of all racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds
  • Ability and willingness to attend and provide information at meetings on evenings and weekends
  • Availability and willingness to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends; local travel and some out-of-town travel required
  • Driver’s license

Preferred Skills and Abilities

  • Familiarity with affordable housing development in the public or non-profit sector
  • Knowledge of public and private affordable housing finance programs
  • Ability to work well independently, but also to appreciate the value of operating within a team
  • High aptitude for problem-solving in complex transactions with multiple parties; an ability to develop creative solutions and successful implement tasks to achieve the desired outcome
  • Organized approach to project management, including a strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Wise decision-making capability during time-sensitive and ambiguous situations
  • Highly adaptable to continuous change within a dynamic industry; thrives in seeking innovation and possesses an eagerness to try new approaches for organizational and individual improvement
  • Able to use Google Earth and Mapping software to map sites, QCT, and DDA
  • Strong financial, analytical, communication, and organizational skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

Ability to operate a computer and keyboard. Ability to operate a motor vehicle or equipment. May require reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, and feeling, and the ability to lift or move objects up to 20 pounds. May require vocal communication for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, visual acuity for color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.

WORKING CONDITIONS 

Availability for extended hours during peak periods and attendance at evening and week-end meetings. Exposure to inside and outside environmental conditions. The office is in a smoke-free facility. The Office is a Drug Free environment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

BGC Advantage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Development Paralegal - RUston, LA | Madison, MS

DEPARTMENT: Development                
JOB TITLE/POSITION:
Paralegal (Multifamily Experience Desired)

SUMMARY OF POSITION

This Real Estate Development and Corporate Paralegal will be responsible for maintaining corporate entities, various licenses, permits and other corporate records, coordinating with the development, construction, and asset management teams to prepare and record documents, and providing support to other members in the Development Department. This position will report to the VP of Development. This company is a well-established, stable, but growing firm. We are looking to add to the team due to growth within the organization. The Paralegal will ensure quality work is delivered in a timely and professional manner and will possess the ability to communicate effectively with both internal personnel and external third parties. The environment at BGC Advantage is fast-paced and dynamic, and the Paralegal will need to work well both independently and in a group setting.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage project day to day activities as assigned
  • Promote and ensure BGC core values are in place and subscribed to throughout the division
  • Assist in evaluating project performance regularly to ensure performance measures are met
  • Build positive working relationships with BGC clients and ensure customer satisfaction
  • Responsible for corporate entity maintenance, including forming and qualifying LLCs, drafting resolutions, ordering good standing certificates, serving as registered agent liaison
  • Assist with corporate transactions, including diligence and closing matters
  • Assist with matters related to periodic company filings, the annual proxy statement and other corporate documents
  • Conduct research and synthesize data into concise communications for review.
  • Provide notary services
  • Provide administrative support as needed, including processing invoices, providing telephone coverage, filing documents, preparing mailings and obtaining signatures
  • Organize and manage due diligence files
  • Manage the title and survey process from commencement to completion, including preparation of title summaries and title objection letters
  • Participate in closing tasks to identify closing issues, assisting with document preparation, and coordinating with title company and other third parties
  • Review, process, and collaborate on amendments, contracts and similar agreements affecting title and access to properties
  • Participate in legal research and investigation
  • Manage legal calendar and scheduling
  • Participate in compliance and audits as needed
  • Additional document review and drafting not related to the items above
  • Assist with special projects on various issues as assigned

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Research potential new development opportunities in existing or new market areas related to multi-family, mixed-use or single-family properties
  • Assist in timing related to closings for acquisition, construction, and permanent financing
  • Develop timelines and matrix to track development milestones
  • Oversee project performance through management of development budgets and critical path schedules
  • Research the feasibility of renovation/redevelopment projects. Tasks include but are not exclusive to researching property ownership, title and liens, zoning, and environmental issues
  • Assist in coordination of third-party professional services, including, but not limited to, surveyors, architects, market analysts, cost estimators, and environmental professionals
  • Assist in preparation of financing applications for affordable housing, mixed-use and market-rate housing developments
  • Coordinate the local approval process for real estate projects such as zoning approval, plan approval and landmarks approval
  • Maintain a database of client and project data
  • Assist in all aspects of project due diligence along with equity and loan closings
  • Participate in project and construction meetings and development finance meetings in order to document meeting minutes and next steps for each project
  • Assist development staff in expanding acquisition or client target list
  • Coordinate property closings with title company and maintain records of each transaction
  • Maintain working knowledge of guidelines, policies, and procedures for state housing finance agencies, HUD, FHLB, RD, and other low-income housing funding partners
  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory and statutory requirement for development in applicable locality
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a corporate and/or real estate paralegal, preferably in – house at a commercial real estate company or a law firm
  • Bachelor’s degree and ABA-approved paralegal certificate or equivalent
  • Professional, dependable, detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Team player with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and communicate effectively with all levels of management, staff and external service providers
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with appropriate discretion
  • Self-motivated, able to take initiative and work independently and in a team environment
  • Able to manage time efficiently, prioritize effectively and handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Notary public
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel) and willingness to learn other applications
  • Familiarity with billing/property management software (such as MRI, Yardi or JD Edwards) is preferred
  • Candidates must possess the ability to collaborate effectively with public and private officials during the life of a transaction
  • Excellent writing skills and proficiency in preparing written reports and business correspondence.
  • Excellent oral communication and public speaking skills
  • Resourceful and innovative with an ability to “think on your feet”
  • Working knowledge of guidelines, policies, and procedures for state housing finance agencies, HUD, FHLB, RD, and other low-income housing funding partners
  • Must be self-motivated, able to work independently to meet objectives with minimal supervision
  • Portray a professional manner and quality in all business interactions
  • Ability to work with people of all racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds
  • Ability and willingness to attend and provide information at meetings on evenings and weekends
  • Availability and willingness to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends; local travel and some out-of-town travel required
  • Driver’s license

Preferred Skills and Abilities

  • Familiarity with affordable housing development in the public or non-profit sector
  • Knowledge of public and private affordable housing finance programs
  • Ability to work well independently, but also to appreciate the value of operating within a team
  • High aptitude for problem-solving in complex transactions with multiple parties; an ability to develop creative solutions and successful implement tasks to achieve the desired outcome
  • Organized approach to project management, including a strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Wise decision-making capability during time-sensitive and ambiguous situations
  • Highly adaptable to continuous change within a dynamic industry; thrives in seeking innovation and possesses an eagerness to try new approaches for organizational and individual improvement
  • Able to use Google Earth and Mapping software to map sites, QCT, and DDA
  • Strong financial, analytical, communication, and organizational skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

Ability to operate a computer and keyboard. Ability to operate a motor vehicle or equipment. May require reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, and feeling, and the ability to lift or move objects up to 20 pounds. May require vocal communication for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, visual acuity for color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.

WORKING CONDITIONS 

Availability for extended hours during peak periods and attendance at evening and week-end meetings. Exposure to inside and outside environmental conditions. The office is in a smoke-free facility. The Office is a Drug Free environment.

 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

BGC Advantage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Development Associate - Ruston, LA | Ridgeland, MS

DEPARTMENT: Development
JOB TITLE/POSITION:
Development Associate

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The Development Associate will assist the Development Project Manager(s) and Development Coordinator(s) in organizing BGC day-to-day project related activities. The Development Associate’s tasks include monitoring project plans, schedules, work hours, budgets, and expenditures, organizing and participating in stakeholder meetings, and ensuring that project deadlines are met in a timely manner.  Must work on tight deadlines, be competent in using Microsoft Office applications, such as Word and Excel, and have exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Development leadership and staff with project day-to-day activities as assigned
  • Promote and ensure BGC core values are in place and subscribed to throughout the division
  • Work as part of the BGC development team to ensure project performance measures are met
  • Build positive working relationships with BGC clients and ensure customer satisfaction

Essential Duties

  • Maintain and monitor project plans, project schedules, work hours, budgets, and expenditures
  • Organize, attend, and participate in conference meetings
  • Document and follow-up on important actions and decisions from meetings
  • Prepare necessary presentation materials for meetings
  • Ensure project deadlines are met
  • Assist with project changes
  • Provide administrative support as needed
  • Undertake project tasks as required
  • Assist with developing project strategies
  • Ensure projects adhere to frameworks and all documentation is maintained appropriately for each project
  • Ensure stakeholder views are managed towards the best solution
  • Provide support in facilitating meetings where appropriate and distribute minutes to all project team members
  • Create a project management calendar for fulfilling each goal and objective

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, urban planning, real estate, (or equivalent work experience)
  • Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work with public and private officials during the life of a transaction
  • Excellent writing skills and proficiency in preparing written reports and business correspondence
  • Excellent oral communication and public speaking skills
  • Working knowledge of spreadsheet analysis (Microsoft Excel) and proficient in word processing (Microsoft Word). Knowledge of Microsoft Access and Microsoft Publisher is a plus. 
  • Working knowledge of guidelines, policies, and procedures for state housing finance agencies, HUD, FHLB, RD, and other low-income housing funding partners
  • Must be self-motivated, able to work independently to meet objectives with minimal supervision, and innovative
  • Emotional maturity, team building, and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work with people of all racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds
  • Availability and willingness to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends; local travel and some out-of-town travel required
  • Ability and willingness to attend and provide information at meetings on evenings and weekends
  • Portray a professional manner and quality in all business interactions
  • Driver’s license

Preferred Skills and Abilities

  • Familiarity with affordable housing development in the public or non-profit sector
  • Knowledge of public and private affordable housing finance programs
  • Ability to work well independently, but also to appreciate the value of operating within a team
  • High aptitude for problem-solving in complex transactions with multiple parties; an ability to develop creative solutions and successful implement tasks to achieve the desired outcome
  • Be able to use Google Earth and Mapping software to map sites, QCT, and DDA
  • Software experience with Office 365 suite of programs including Teams

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

Ability to operate a computer and keyboard. Ability to operate a motor vehicle or equipment. May require reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, and feeling, and the ability to lift or move objects up to 20 pounds. May require vocal communication for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, visual acuity for color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.

WORKING CONDITIONS 

Availability for extended hours during peak periods and attendance at evening and week-end meetings. Exposure to inside and outside environmental conditions. The office is in a smoke-free facility. The Office is a Drug Free environment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

BGC Advantage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply Here

Construction project manager - multiple locations

DEPARTMENT: Construction                 
JOB TITLE/POSITION:
Construction Project Manager

SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Construction Project Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of projects including client relationships, schedules, budgets, and profitability through comprehensive project completion. The Project Manager will collaborate with the General Contractor, Architect and Asset Management team to develop, refine, and update project schedules to ensure all milestones are identified and tracked. The Construction Project Manager will report to the VP of Asset & Construction Management and will be a key team member of the Asset & Construction Management Team.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Meet weekly and communicate daily with subcontractors to assess project progress, schedule, changes and deliveries
  • Ensure construction projects move according to predetermined schedule and project profitability forecast, consistently monitoring the progress of construction activities
  • Proactively identify design deficiencies, schedule concerns, and other project specific issues
  • Ensure high performance of all trade contractors and ensure that all specifications and regulations are followed, especially as it relates to OSHA compliance
  • Attain a thorough and complete understanding of the Prime Contract, all subcontracts, the drawings, and specifications
  • Review requirements and ensure compliance for state housing finance agencies, REAC, UPCS, and HQS
  • Enforce safety protocols to ensure job site consistently meets or exceeds OSHA safety standards
  • Maintain appropriate documentation throughout the project, including change order logs, RFI logs, and submittal lots
  • Assess and recommend appropriate change orders as required by and appropriate to business plan
  • Manage and report weekly renovation progress, actual to budget, allowance use, and timeline compliance
  • Manage unit turn tracking information for renovations and construction projects
  • Manage renovation unit turn time frame from unit vacancy, to move-out, to lease-ready
  • Assess, define and write scope of interior and exterior line items to procure bids
  • Collection, analysis and management of bids
  • Perform due diligence of future developments in coordination with Asset Management and Development
  • Manage due diligence inspections for all construction renovation projects – specifically focusing on total community inspection
  • Ensure permits get filed and closed upon job completion
  • Foster and maintain positive client relationship and maintain a database of client and project data
  • Set a high standard for project quality, deadline management, and employee safety
  • Maintain working knowledge of guidelines, policies, and procedures for state housing finance agencies, HUD, FHLB, RD, and other low-income housing funding partners
  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory and statutory requirement for development in applicable locality

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience), with a preference in Bachelor of Science/Business Administration, Construction Engineering, Building Science, Construction Management, Engineering, Civil Engineering or other Construction related fields
  • Experience in housing and community development in a non-profit, government, banking or development capacity required. Previous experience should include real estate sales and acquisitions, real estate finance or related field. 
  • Experience working in urban and rural communities is a plus
  • Introductory knowledge of affordable and market-rate housing development, project financing, low-income housing tax credits, and historic tax credits
  • Green design and construction knowledge preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with creating accurate budgets for the scope of work(s) you create
  • Progressive experience in residential and/or multi-family construction management
  • Ability to use multiple software systems to manage project financials within budget
  • Familiarity with code compliance and municipal building rules
  • Knowledge of construction estimation and bidding processes
  • Strong mathematic and analytical skills with a strong understanding of project cost analysis
  • Extensive experience in apartment renovations/rehab
  • HVAC and trade licenses strongly encouraged
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office 365 including spreadsheet analysis (Microsoft Excel) and proficient in word processing (Microsoft Word). Knowledge of Microsoft Access and Microsoft Publisher is a plus. 
  • Candidates must possess the ability to collaborate effectively with public and private officials during the life of a transaction
  • Excellent writing skills and proficiency in preparing written reports and business correspondence
  • Excellent oral communication and public speaking skills
  • Must be self-motivated, able to work independently to meet objectives with minimal supervision
  • Leadership, team building, and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work with people of all racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds
  • Resourceful and innovative with an ability to “think on your feet”
  • Portray a professional manner and quality in all business interactions
  • Ability and willingness to attend and provide information at meetings on evenings and weekends
  • Availability and willingness to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends; local travel and some out-of-town travel required
  • Driver’s license

SKILLS NEEDED

  • Familiarity with affordable housing construction in the public or non-profit sector
  • Ability to work well independently, but also to appreciate the value of operating within a team
  • High aptitude for problem-solving in complex transactions with multiple parties; an ability to develop creative solutions and successful implement tasks to achieve the desired outcome
  • Organized approach to project management, including a strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Wise decision-making capability in the midst of time-sensitive and ambiguous situations
  • Highly adaptable to continuous change within a dynamic industry; thrives in seeking innovation and possesses an eagerness to try new approaches for organizational and individual improvement
  • Be able to use Google Earth and Mapping software to map sites, QCT, and DDA
  • Strong financial, analytical, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to learn, adapt, and communicate company core values
  • Have or willing to pursue 10+ hours OSHA training

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 
Ability to operate a computer and keyboard. Ability to operate a motor vehicle or equipment. May require reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, and feeling, and the ability to lift or move objects up to 20 pounds. May require vocal communication for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, visual acuity for color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.

WORKING CONDITIONS 
Availability for extended hours during peak periods and attendance at evening and week-end meetings. Exposure to inside and outside environmental conditions. The office is in a smoke-free facility. The Office is a Drug Free environment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
BGC Advantage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply Here

Underwriter - Ruston, LA | Ridgeland, MS | Remote Considered

SUMMARY

BGC Advantage is seeking an experienced individual with affordable housing and/or LIHTC experience to underwrite low income housing tax credit investments. Extensive knowledge of LIHTC (Low Income Housing Tax Credits) along with strong financial analysis skill is required.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Underwrite tax credit investments as assigned by the Originator including completion of the following underwriting tasks: sponsorship analysis, market analysis, sources and uses and capital structure analysis, income and expense underwriting, and tax credit documentation analysis. As part of processing of each transaction, obtain due diligence materials from client, conduct site visits as needed, review project loan documents and LP agreement for material business terms, participate with the originator in conference calls with the customers, prepare and present requests for investment committee approval including narrative descriptions, charts, graphs and tables illustrating pertinent aspects of the proposed investment.

  • The Real Estate Investment Underwriter works as part of the Real Estate Development team analyzing applications to determine the financial feasibility of proposed projects seeking state and federal dollars to create or rehabilitate affordable housing developments across the state.  This includes funding for programs such as Section 42 low income tax credits, HOME Investment Partnership, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Affordable Housing Development Fund.
  • Under the direction of the originator, communicate and manage customer expectations through the underwriting process using a positive and proactive approach that will enable repeat origination opportunities.
  • Provide regular communication to originator regarding deal underwriting progress including process checklist review, due diligence review, transaction timing, and issue identification timely preparation and regular updates to the Transaction Summary format as required by the originator and the process checklist.
  • Assist with and attend deal closings or other customer service coverage enhancement opportunities (if requested by the originator) and help to complete and organize closed deal files for transition to Asset Management.
  • Assist with other Syndication priorities as requested (e.g., asset management, investor relations, assistance to other lines of business).
  • Participate in and contribute to group meetings and discussions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or Finance, or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 3-5+ years experience real estate finance, affordable housing and/or LIHTC program, apartment market dynamics in both urban and suburban areas, and familiarity with industry policies, issues, and programs.
  • Extensive knowledge of LIHTC and strong financial analysis skill is required.
  • Experience in closing real estate transactions highly preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively under significant time pressure to meet closing deadlines
  • Extensive Excel modeling skills required. Proficient knowledge of MS Word and Power Point a plus.
  • Strong writing /editing skills needed to produce correspondence and reports
  • Demonstrated verbal communication and interpersonal skills to represent company to all parties.
  • Demonstrates professionalism, diplomacy and composure and is flexible and able to adapt to a variety of situations.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate complex activities, prioritize conflicting demands and meet deadlines.
  • Must be highly motivated, be able to work independently, solve problems and possess strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Incumbent is expected to demonstrate strong ethics in interpersonal relations and work as an effective, collaborative team member.
  • Ability to maintain big picture focus while attending to detailed work and providing thorough documentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively and accurately in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects and stringent deadlines.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours during peak periods.
  • Additional Information

SKILLS NEEDED

  • Familiarity with affordable housing development in the public or non-profit sector and related funding products
  • Knowledge of public and private affordable housing finance programs
  • Ability to work well independently, but also to appreciate the value of operating within a team
  • High aptitude for problem-solving in complex transactions with multiple parties; an ability to develop creative solutions and successful implement tasks to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Organized approach to project management, including a strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Wise decision-making capability in the midst of time-sensitive and ambiguous situations.
  • Highly adaptable to continuous change within a dynamic industry; thrives in seeking innovation and possesses an eagerness to try new approaches for organizational and individual improvement.
  • Be able to use Google Earth and Mapping software to map sites, QCT, and DDA
  • Software experience with Office 365 suite of programs
  • Strong financial, analytical, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to learn, adapt, and communicate company core values

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

Ability to operate a computer and keyboard.  Ability to operate a motor vehicle or equipment.  May require reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping and feeling, and the ability to lift or move objects up to 20 pounds.  May require vocal communication for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, visual acuity for color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.

WORKING CONDITIONS 

Availability for extended hours during peak periods and attendance at evening and week-end meetings.  Exposure to inside and outside environmental conditions.  The office is located in a smoke-free facility. The Office is a Drug Free environment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

BGC Advantage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Development Interns - Ruston, LA

DEPARTMENT: Development
JOB TITLE/POSITION:
Intern

SUMMARY OF POSITION

Under direct supervision of a Development Project Manager, our Development Intern(s) perform basic administrative, clerical and office support duties. The Development Internship programs provide opportunities for participants to receive practical work experience and skill development opportunities while learning about real estate development operations, functions and activities.

GENERAL OFFICE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Greet and welcome guests as soon as they arrive at the office
  • Direct visitors to the appropriate person and office
  • Answer, screen, and forward incoming phone calls as appropriate
  • Ensure reception area is tidy and presentable, with all necessary stationery and material (e.g. pens, forms and brochures)
  • Provide basic and accurate information in-person and via phone/email
  • Receive, sort and distribute daily mail/deliveries
  • Maintain office security by following safety procedures and controlling access via the reception desk
  • Perform other clerical receptionist duties such as organize, scan, and file various documents

 GENERAL DEVELOPMENT DUTIES AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Assist and support Project Managers or Coordinators by performing routine daily administrative and project related activities
  • Scan, print, and ship documents and packages as needed
  • Assist with presentations, reports, and spreadsheets as requested
  • Assist with organizing and entering in information for projects
  • Gather information and assist in coordination and completion of tasks
  • Gain exposure and interact with tools of development including the RAD Resource Desk, PBV binders, Milestone checklists, LIHTC Applications
  • Create maps and gather information using GIS mapping as needed
  • Attend project meetings as appropriate

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified Intern candidates are typically full-time students enrolled at a college or university with junior or senior status who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a field of study such as Bachelor of Science/Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Construction Management; Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Civil Engineering or other Development related fields.

DESIRABLE SKILLS

  • Present information, written or verbally, in a clear and understandable manner
  • Knowledge of mathematics functions (geometry, basic algebra and basic accounting)
  • Ability to grasp new financial and technical concepts quickly
  • High proficiency in spreadsheets/Excel
  • Basic understanding of additional MS Office suite products (Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Well-organized and highly motivated
  • Flexible, willing to learn and ask questions!
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic and commitment to being a supportive team member

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

Ability to operate a computer and keyboard. Ability to operate a motor vehicle or equipment. May require reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, and feeling, and the ability to lift or move objects up to 20 pounds. May require vocal communication for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, visual acuity for color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.

WORKING CONDITIONS 

Availability for extended hours during peak periods and attendance at evening and week-end meetings. Exposure to inside and outside environmental conditions. The office is in a smoke-free facility. The Office is a Drug Free environment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

BGC Advantage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Business Development/Marketing Intern - Ridgeland, ms

DEPARTMENT: Business Development
JOB TITLE/POSITION:
Intern 

SUMMARY OF POSITION

Under direct supervision of the Vice President of Business Development, our Business Development Intern(s) perform basic marketing/communications and public relations campaign support as well as administrative and office support duties. The Business Development Internship programs provide opportunities for participants to receive practical work experience and skill development opportunities while learning about affordable housing development. This position is especially suited to individuals who are mission driven.

POSSIBLE MARCOM AND PUBLIC RELATIONS LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Perform routine daily administrative and project related activities
  • Scan, print, and ship documents and packages as needed
  • Assist with presentations, reports, and spreadsheets as requested
  • Gather information and assist in coordination and completion of tasks
  • Assist with updating and maintaining social media presence, including scheduling posts and updates
  • Assist in planning, writing and managing monthly eNewsletter
  • Help draft and distribute news releases, media alerts and other stories
  • Research and develop media lists and prospect databases
  • Organize property photos
  • Assist with the design of flyers, graphics, e-vites and other marketing material for events
  • Assist with updating the BGC website
  • Assist with planning and organizing webinars, speaking engagements, and live events
  • Assist with researching and writing grants
  • Coordinate mailings
  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified Intern candidates are typically recent graduates or full-time students enrolled at a college or university with junior or senior status who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a field of study such as Bachelor of English, Marketing/Communications, or Public Relations.

DESIRABLE SKILLS

  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus
  • Requires 3 – 6 month commitment.
  • Present information, written or verbally, in a clear and understandable manner
  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Proficiency in, WordPress highly desired.
  • Graphic design and video editing skills are a plus
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of affordable housing and the families/residents we serve
  • Flexible, hungry to learn and ask questions, fearless about taking on new tasks!
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic and commitment to being a supportive team member

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

Ability to operate a computer and keyboard. Ability to operate a motor vehicle or equipment. May require reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, and feeling, and the ability to lift or move objects up to 20 pounds. May require vocal communication for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, visual acuity for color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.

WORKING CONDITIONS 

Availability for extended hours during peak periods and attendance at evening and week-end meetings. Exposure to inside and outside environmental conditions. The office is in a smoke-free facility. The Office is a Drug Free environment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

BGC Advantage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Administrative assistant - Ridgeland, ms

DEPARTMENT: Executive
JOB TITLE/POSITION:
Administrative Assistant

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The core duties of the Administrative Assistant includes supporting the Executive Assistant in managing the CEO’s office and organizing her meetings by booking facilities, meeting rooms and other mediums; coordinate and manage the CEO’s schedule; direct communication with staff for key information; and operate as the extended arm of the CEO as needed. The Administrative Assistant will work with the Executive Assistant to act as a point of contact and gatekeeper for internal staff as well as external partners and stakeholders and must maintain a high level of discretion and integrity concerning sensitive information and interactions. Additionally, the Administrative Assistant will assist in preparing materials for new business meetings and special projects which will require significant development research, mapping, and PowerPoint presentation skills.  Successful candidates must be highly adaptable and possess a genuine interest in learning principles of real estate development with flexible skills related to marketing, design and finance as projects will float between departments.

RESPONSIBILITES

  • Help maintain the CEO’s calendar: schedule, plan, coordinate and ensure the CEO’s schedule is followed and respected both by CEO and stakeholders
  • Work closely and effectively with the CEO to keep him/her well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately
  • Assist with a variety of special projects for the CEO with an emphasis on new business research and pitch development as well as PBV binders, Milestone checklists, LIHTC applications (packaging), event coordination
  • Ensure seamless travel and offsite meeting experience: make travel arrangements, compile travel brief (itinerary, meeting agendas, presentations and conference materials) prior to departure and collect applicable receipts to submit expense reports upon return
  • Develop project PowerPoint presentations and other material for the CEO and applicable staff as needed
  • Print, execute, notarize and ship documents as needed for the CEO’s signature on essential operational documents including closing documents, Change Orders, Plans and Specs, applications
  • Prepare project reports (briefings, spreadsheets, maps and photos) for the CEO and other applicable core staff as needed
  • Download photos from CEO camera and phone following events and site visits; organize the photo file on the server to ensure there are before and after shots of each project
  • Maintain and create the CEO’s expense reports and other financial billing items
  • Organize/schedule video conferencing meetings
  • Monitor and filter the CEO’s emails and phone calls daily
  • Scan and file documents
  • Troubleshoot technology challenges
  • Order office supplies for select satellite offices
  • Create maps and gather information using GIS mapping
  • Compile updates from all departments to develop and distribute monthly and annual company reports

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or 1-3 years of experience managing an office and/or supporting C-Level Executives preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Teams, Adobe Acrobat or Canva, Go to Meeting (or similar Video Conferencing Software), and Social Media web platforms. Video editing experience is a plus
  • Be or willing to become a Notary Public
  • Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work with public and private officials
  • Candidates must possess genuine interest in learning principles of real estate development, marketing, design and finance as projects will float between departments
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and an ability to “think on your feet”
  • Excellent writing skills and proficiency in preparing written reports and business correspondence
  • Portray a professional manner and quality in all business interactions
  • Must be tech savvy and tech curious, willing and ready to learn and adopt new technologies
  • Must possess basic graphic design capabilities and a passion for producing presentations which requires a discerning “eye” for selecting images that show properties, residents, and staff in best possible light
  • Must be self-motivated, innovative, able to work independently toward objectives with minimal supervision
  • Local travel and occasional out-of-town travel required
  • Availability and willingness to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work with people of all racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds
  • Ability and willingness to attend and provide information at meetings on evenings and weekends
  • Driver’s license

SKILLS NEEDED

  • Ability to work well independently, but also to appreciate the value of operating within a team
  • High aptitude for problem-solving in complex transactions with multiple parties; an ability to develop creative solutions and successful implement tasks to achieve the desired outcome
  • Organized approach to project management, including a strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple and often conflicting tasks simultaneously
  • Wise decision-making capability during time-sensitive and ambiguous situations
  • Highly adaptable to continuous change within a dynamic industry; thrives in seeking innovation and possesses an eagerness to try new approaches for organizational and individual improvement
  • Be able to use Google Earth and Mapping software to map sites, QCT, and DDA (willingness to learn GIS through Coursera and ArcGIS mapping site)
  • Strong financial, analytical, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to learn, adapt, and communicate company core values
  • Unwaveringly positive and energetic attitude

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 
Ability to operate a computer and keyboard. Ability to operate a motor vehicle or equipment. May require reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, and feeling, and the ability to lift or move objects up to 20 pounds. May require vocal communication for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, visual acuity for color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.

WORKING CONDITIONS 
Availability for extended hours during peak periods and attendance at evening and week-end meetings. Exposure to inside and outside environmental conditions. The office is in a smoke-free facility. The Office is a Drug Free environment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
BGC Advantage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Open Call - Multiple Locations

SUMMARY

We are always looking for the best and brightest.  Don’t see the right position for you, but feel you can make an impact?  Have a  special skill and a passion for affordable housing?  Tell us about it.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

Ability to operate a computer and keyboard.  Ability to operate a motor vehicle or equipment.  May require reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping and feeling, and the ability to lift or move objects up to 20 pounds.  May require vocal communication for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, visual acuity for color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.

WORKING CONDITIONS 

Availability for extended hours during peak periods and attendance at evening and week-end meetings.  Exposure to inside and outside environmental conditions.  The office is located in a smoke-free facility. The Office is a Drug Free environment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

BGC Advantage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. In addition, we will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.