Revantage

Real Estate Technology Head – Hospitality

Job Locations US-Chicago

Who We Are

Revantage is a Corporate Services affiliate of The Blackstone Group, the world’s largest alternative investment firm.  Revantage provides a highly skilled employee base, best-in-class processes, and state-of-the-art technology to multiple Blackstone real estate portfolio companies.  Sectors include Hospitality, Industrial, Multi-Family, Office, Retail, Senior Housing, and Manufactured Homes.

 

Revantage, headquartered in Chicago, is one of three global offices that includes Revantage Asia and Revantage Europe.

 

What We Value: Our Culture

Creating a culture that inspires change and momentum require the right team.  We know what it takes to lead an industry, and are looking for leaders who seek constant growth, want to excel, and continuously improve upon themselves and the industry.  The culture at Revantage is built on our shared core values and commitment to be:

 

  • Achievers – We expect high standards for ourselves and enable the success of our teams.
  • Enthusiasts - We face challenges with optimism and believe anything is possible.
  • Leaders - We commit to continuously improve our performance.
  • Learners – We learn from our challenges and successes.
  • Partners - We deliver value and positive impact to our partners.

 

Why This Role Is Valuable  

The Real Estate Technology Head will be the primary technology representative for our hospitality asset class focused on building a deep understanding of each portfolio company’s business as well as their strategies, goals and overall technology needs. This role will partner with business leaders to define and execute strategic technology roadmaps to deliver exceptional technology services.  The Real Estate Technology Head will partner and engage with our hospitality portfolio companies to translate and unite our technology goals. The technology organization comprises a team of technology and data professionals focused on delivering solutions to improve decision-making, optimize internal business processes, increase operational efficiency, and transform data into actionable insights. This role is based out of Revantage’s headquarters in Chicago, IL.

How You Add Value

  • Lead the technology operational and strategic planning for our hospitality asset class, which includes fostering innovations, managing and executing projects, prioritizing initiatives and conceptualizing new technology products and solutions
  • Comprehend business problems, processes and insights to translate into actionable items that will develop a technology roadmap and design, iterating on those designs based on portfolio company feedback, user research, technology constraints and market dynamics
  • Building a deep understanding of portfolio company needs, market opportunities and competition through research and design exploration
  • Partner with the VP, Engagement & PMO to ensure technology cost transparency and management 
  • Manage third party consultants in their delivery of services and negotiate resource allocation
  • Stay abreast of technology advances and changes in the real estate market to provide the business with further ability to differentiate and improve capabilities
  • Design products and solutions, managing and executing projects, and oversee third party management (managing third party consulting orgs that will delivery projects), and oversight of a business analyst and technologist
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with business customers. Developing a strong working knowledge of the company's business and drive the business relationship with key internal partners
  • Manage one or more direct reports supporting execution of projects and portfolio company relationship management

What You Bring To The Role

Required:

  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field
  • Minimum 10 years of technology experience, including 3 years of managing client relationships and engagement
  • A proven track record of using data and technology to capitalize on business opportunities
  • Experience in developing and leveraging a data and analytics capability within the business
  • Ability to influence others without direct authority is critical
  • Demonstrated experience building relationships as a liaison between technology team and clients
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies
  • Capacity to work within complex systems and large data sets
  • A desire to be a part of and help grow a great team and organization
  • The passion to learn, grow, and help us to improve our business and that of our customers

 

Preferred:

  • Custom software development engagements/experience
  • Real Estate industry expertise and understanding of competitive landscape

 

Perks for You

  • Competitive salary, overall compensation and 401(k)
  • Work-life balance offerings include:
    • Remote work policy
    • Productivity Hours – weekly meeting-free work time
    • Bi-weekly Summer Fridays
  • In-house and external learning & development opportunities
  • Generous health insurance and wellness benefits



 

EEO Statement

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email talent@revantage.com.

 

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