Revantage

VP, Risk Management Transactions

Job Locations US-Chicago

Who We Are

Revantage is a Blackstone Company that 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 VP, Risk Management, Transactions role will provide day-to-day Risk Management support to Blackstone deal teams on real estate acquisitions and divestitures, as well as refinancings. This includes overseeing and managing key aspects of the deal process and document negotiation, such as insurance due diligence and placement, as well as loan review. This role will be expected to forge substantive relationships throughout Revantage, Blackstone, and other portfolio companies, as well as with various external stakeholder groups. It will be essential for the person in this role to possess excellent business judgment and an ability to identify and communicate risk in a clear and concise manner, as well as an ability to come up with creative proposed solutions to ensure that the reputation of Blackstone, Revantage and other portfolio companies for reasonability and thoughtfulness is maintained. Given the magnitude of growth and the high volume of transactions that must occur quickly, the successful candidate will be responsive to meeting quick deadlines, and able to manage complexity, as well as juggle multiple priorities. This position will also support the department business objectives and remain informed of the changes that occur within the company and recommend/execute changes to the program(s) as appropriate. This position is based out of Revantage’s headquarters in Chicago, IL.

How You Add Value

  • Lead the Risk Management Transaction Team in executing our role on transactions
  • Establish new deal standards for estimate delivery, communication, tracking, and due diligence best practices
  • Analyze current practices to identify ways to implement technology to streamline processes
  • Manage broker relationships to develop processes allowing for prompt turnaround of deliverables
  • Deliver high quality and clear risk management guidance as an integral part of a transactionally focused team; ensure Blackstone’s risk management priorities and initiatives are addressed
  • Partner closely with investment professionals to explain and evaluate the risks of any transaction, whether they arise in transaction documentation, diligence, or otherwise
  • Train and develop portfolio company deal teams to be sensitized to risk management issues at the investment and organizational levels
  • Create and implement policies and procedures; ensure adherence to governance, risk, and compliance programs
  • Identify and troubleshoot trends related to lender compliance and deal characteristics
  • Negotiate, write, review, catalog, and execute business agreements, contracts, and other legal agreements

What You Bring To The Role

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college
  • Minimum 10 years of insurance experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of risk management experience
  • Demonstrable and current in-depth knowledge and understanding of the real estate and /or PE investment business
  • Be a resourceful self-starter, routinely taking initiative
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to a variety of audiences
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Team player that can thrive and lead in a fast-paced, results-oriented work environment
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to evolving business strategies, depending on market dynamics
  • Adept in navigating and simplifying complex matters of Risk Management
  • Contract review and negotiation experience
  • Experience in a variety of commercial matters (transactions, leases, financings, etc.)
  • Advanced computer skills in Excel, Word, and email applications

Preferred:

  • MBA or law degree beneficial.
  • Professional designation (e.g. CPCU, ARM)

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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