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Property Manager

Property Manager Responsibilities:

The SDBA is seeking an experienced property management company or professional to manage the operations of the above specified properties. Duties include the following tasks:

  • Primary responsibility for routine and emergency maintenance and repairs on a 24/7 basis;
  • In consultation with SDBA, coordinate collection and/or eviction process as needed;
  • In consultation with SDBA, negotiate renewed leases for existing tenants (multi-year leases with options are preferred) and new leases for new tenants as needed (SDBA is currently averaging one tenant vacancy per year or less);
  • Address any CAM-related issues due to changes in utility billings or other factors;
  • Maintain list of contractors to do repairs, preferably minority Detroit-based individuals or companies. SDBA Property Manager RFP Page 2
  • Maintaining all licensing and equipment servicing and inspections such as elevators and fire safety systems. A geothermal system is also installed at the Odd Fellows Building which required annual inspections.
  • Primary responsibility to secure occupancy permits, awning permits, signage permits, and any other pertinent permits from the city of Detroit.
  • Development of a capital needs assessment with a three to five year timeline to be completed within six months of the signing of the initial contract;


SDBA is seeking to identify a qualified candidate for the position of part-time Receptionist to manage our front desk two days per week and to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks for the Association. Time commitment: Not to exceed 25 hours per week

Example of Duties:

  • Assisting with the day-to-day administration of the Southwest Detroit Business Association
  • Answering phones and greeting visitors demonstrating high quality customer service.

Assisting with basic office administrative tasks including but not limited to:

  • Email and phone communications with contractors, tenants, business owners, and property owners
  • Mailings – Receiving and sorting daily mail
  • Invoicing
  • Filing
  • Supply ordering
  • Data entry
  • Basic research
  • Occasional special event assistance
  • Ensure reception area is tidy and presentable, with all necessary stationery and office supplies
  • Other related duties as assigned