Director of FinanceSanta Monica ProperSanta Monica, CA
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Santa Monica Proper Hotel is looking for an experienced Director of Finance. A seamless merger of historic retrofit and new construction, the 271-room hotel features interior design by international style icon Kelly Wearstler, multiple dining options by local area culinary stars, a rooftop lounge and swimming pool, 8,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and almost 7,000 square feet of ground floor retail.

The Director of Finance is responsible for all accounting and financial requirements for the Property, providing financial support, advice and expertise to the General Manager and hotel team, with the goal of maximizing profit and safeguarding hotel assets. The main responsibilities for this role are managing the accounting records and financial reports, providing effective controls, developing best practices for financial accounting and control procedures, supporting, advising and developing the finance department for the Property. The Director of Finance reports directly to both the General Manager and the Vice President of Finance.

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field required

Minimum 10 years of Hotel or Resort Management Finance experience required. Previous controller or Director of Finance experience also required.

Company Overview: Proper Hospitality is made up of a diverse group of passionate individuals who share a common love for hotels and the art of hospitality. Our philosophy is simple: There is a right way to do things and anything less just isn't proper. We are seeking out the "best of the best" from inside and outside of the industry to work alongside us as we grow a new kind of lifestyle Hospitality Company inspired by a centuries-old tradition. The work is challenging and fast-paced, but rewarding above all.

Proper Hospitality provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other federal/state protected category.

Proper Hospitality will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with local Fair Chance Hiring Ordinances.

Job Requirements

Salary To Be discussed

Schedule Full Time

Location 1437 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

Required skills

Financial Accounting • Accounting • finance

Job Details

Senior level

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Address700 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA, 90401 View map

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Alex SamekPrincipalAlex is Principal and Co-Founder of Proper Hospitality and is also a Partner at The Kor Group. As Principal at The Kor Group, Alex Samek is responsible for creating and executing strategies for commercial investment, acquisition and development. This includes optimizing the value of The Kor Group’s current property portfolio, and identifying and securing future acquisitions and business development opportunities. Since joining The Kor Group in 2004, Alex has overseen more than $600 million in acquisitions and development for the company, including hospitality, multi-family and residential projects in the US and the Caribbean. Prior to joining The Kor Group, Alex invested more than $100 million in equity to acquire and integrate six companies while at North Castle Partners, a private equity firm with more than $500 million under management. While in the Technology Corporate Finance Group at NationsBank/Bank of America, Alex raised more than $600 million of capital to finance highly leveraged transactions for financial sponsors and provided more than $1 billion of debt financing for technology companies. Alex earned a BSBA from Washington University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Alex is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Brian De LowePresidentBrian De Lowe is President and Co-Founder of Proper Hospitality and is also a Partner at The Kor Group. As President at Proper Hospitality, Brian De Lowe is responsible for overall corporate strategy and the conceptualization and development of the Proper brand. He also leads the sourcing and execution of new business / strategic partnerships and provides leadership regarding all operational aspects of the Company. At Kor, Brian leads corporate strategy and the sourcing and execution of all real estate acquisitions / financing / dispositions / partnerships, having successfully closed over $1 billion of transactions since joining in 2004. Prior to founding Proper Hospitality, Brian was the Vice President of Business Development for Viceroy Hotel Group, where he oversaw all aspects of the company's acquisition and business development activities in the Americas. He also served as Development Director at Kor, leading the acquisition, development and redevelopment of urban multifamily, adaptive reuse, and hotel projects in the U.S. and Latin America. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Brad KorzenChief Executive OfficerBrad Korzen is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Proper Hospitality. Brad is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Kor Group. Brad Korzen has developed a dynamic portfolio of resorts, hotels, multifamily properties and commercial investments while guiding the diverse corporation behind its growth and operations. For over two decades, Brad has mined his unique understanding of contemporary financial and cultural climates to develop, market and manage real estate assets that are at once traditionally profitable and creatively progressive. Under his direction, Kor has grown from a real estate acquisition and property management firm to a multi-faceted corporation with fully integrated acquisitions, development, construction, sales, marketing and management capabilities. Recognized in the trade and popular media as a leading force on the contemporary boutique hotel scene, Brad is perhaps best known for his burgeoning collection of high-end lifestyle hotels in some of the globe’s hottest hospitality destinations, including the award-winning properties that make up Viceroy Hotel Group, a luxury hotel brand that Brad created. In addition to his success in the hospitality market, Brad has acquired, developed, and operated a collection of multifamily properties throughout the United States. A Chicago native and graduate of the University of Illinois, Brad holds a Juris Doctorate from University of Miami School of Law.
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