The Building Technology Innovation Director identifies, evaluates, and coordinates the implementation of advancing construction technologies in support of development and re-development opportunities for Affinius Capital and its investment partners. The ideal candidate should have extensive knowledge and experience in the construction industry and a clear vision of how to strategically implement targeted initiatives. The role requires an independent thinker who can collaboratively work with development teams to understand their viewpoints and ideas and effectively implement targeted technologies and innovations.
Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and innovations which have the potential to significantly impact, improve and advance the development and construction industries.
Establish a thorough understanding of existing business strategies and how targeted technologies and innovations could be effectively implemented to enhance the value of our Real Estate investments.
Develop and manage a comprehensive long-term innovation strategy with intermittent milestone goals leading to the expansion of Affinius Capital’s innovation capabilities and influence.
Lead diligence efforts in assessing the potential value and scale of targeted technologies and innovations within our portfolio and across the broader market. The assessment to also consider the impact on Affinius Capital’s ESG goals and initiatives.
Engage with internal and external stakeholders to enhance innovative thinking throughout the company and share the value of targeted technologies and innovations to development teams.
Establish a quarterly report and advise leadership team on successes, opportunities, and challenges in achieving near and long-term innovation, sustainability and ESG objectives.
Track and understand innovation trends in the market and source potential business opportunities to achieve our investment objectives.
Assess challenges, gather information, research, and initiate innovative solutions to streamline owner’s development management platform to drive industry-leading processes and techniques.
Actively participate in development planning sessions and design meetings to help facilitate and coordinate the implementation of identified technologies/innovations.
Develop and enhance relationships with development partners, tenant’s, and related construction service providers.
Utilize the Affinius Capital standard construction specifications and ensure the developers and contractors build within the specifications outlined. Continue to modify and refine the standard specifications based on changes in construction techniques and/or building materials and practices.
Key qualifications include:
Ability to work independently with limited oversight
Demonstrate an understanding of the construction process and have technical building experience
Excellent communication and listening skills
A team player with a strong worth ethic
Experience and success working on multiple, complex projects at one time
Perform other duties as assigned.
Extensive experience in Data Center, Life Science, Office, Industrial/Logistics construction and development;
Bachelor’s Degree in Construction, Engineering, Real Estate Development, Architecture, Finance or related field.
8+ years of commercial construction experience.
Ideal candidate will be a team player with proven leadership skills, problem solving skills, an innovative approach to produce excellence, and ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Ability to travel. Travel could be 2-3 trips per month and most trips are of short duration. Ability to regularly work extended hours.
Must be willing to work on-site and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or request and receive an authorized exemption).
Qualifications may warrant placement in different job title.
At Affinius Capital our employees enjoy generous benefits packages including comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401k, educational and professional designation assistance, business casual dress attire and much more! Qualified applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment background and drug screen. The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.
Affinius Capital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regarding to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Along with its affiliate companies, Affinius Capital invests across the risk spectrum for a global client base, managing over $34 billion in net assets under management within a diversified portfolio across North America and Europe. Affinius Capital provides strategic equity and debt capital, including to capitalize on the accelerating demand for technology-driven real estate assets, to meet the critical need for housing solutions, and for other market and capital structure opportunities exhibiting compelling risk-return characteristics. For more information, visit affiniuscapital.com.