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Director, Sustainability and ESG

IQHQ, Inc. is looking to add a Director, Sustainability and ESG. The individual will be responsible for the vision and implementation of IQHQ’s sustainability program. The candidate will join our small team of commercial real estate development professionals and will play an integral role in leading our sustainability efforts.

About IQHQ
We are pioneers in premier life science real estate. IQHQ empowers the life science community to thrive and succeed by creating and developing environments that inspire progress and give innovation a home to grow. IQHQ’s focus is to acquire, develop and operate life science properties in the innovation hubs of San Francisco, San Diego and Boston in the United States, and the Golden Triangle in the United Kingdom.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Oversees the overall mission, strategy, and execution of the sustainability program for IQHQ.
• Functions as the internal and external representative for all sustainability related responsibilities and achievements.
• Collaborates with all departments to facilitate internal and external reporting of environmental actions and performance.
• Set year-one, year-three, and year-five goals around sustainability, organized across the business functions related to design, construction, facility operations, procurement, and corporate operations
• Assesses and analyzes company policies and processes to identify areas for improvement in accordance with IQHQ’s commitment to sustainability.
• Proposes and implements strategies to address various environmental concerns including energy use, conservation, reduction of pollution, recycling, building and facility design, and general education on sustainability.
• Considers sustainability proposals with attention to factors such as cost effectiveness, feasibility, and ease of integration with other programs.
• Drafts and prepares reports, presentations, and proposals; presents proposals and recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer, board of directors, and other key stakeholders.
• Liases with the marketing department and teams to ensure sustainability achievements are effectively communicated externally.
• Coordinates with design and operations teams to conduct regular sustainability trainings around IQHQ’s sustainability goals and how team members can support these goals
• Prepares and/or reviews documentation required for building certifications, sustainability/ESG reporting and disclosures, etc.
• Maintains current working knowledge of, and ensures compliance with, all applicable local, state, federal, and internal environmental laws and regulations.
• Works with consultants, as needed to facilitate the implementation of sustainability policies, strategies, and reporting.
• Maintains the sustainability budgeting process for corporate initiatives, and supports the development of Proformas, design budgets, and any value engineering exercises.
Skills and Abilities:
• A desire to build IQHQ’s sustainability/ESG program from the ground up and take on all tasks associated with growing the program, both big and small.
• Commercial development experience with a working knowledge of building construction practices and standards.
• Ability to read and interpret feasibility studies, master plans, and construction documents.
• Thorough and current knowledge of sustainability practices, and applicable laws and regulations.
• Ability to communicate with diverse stakeholder groups.
• LEED project experience.
• Corporate reporting experience.
• Ability to work across multiple software platforms is a plus, in particular Adobe InDesign for information input and Bluebeam for project documentation analysis.

Education and Experience:
• A minimum of 3 years experience in a sustainability/ESG related role; 5+ years of total work experience preferred.
• Degree in a sustainability, Real Estate Development, Architecture, Sustainability, or related field.
• Demonstrated experience with commercial development projects from concept to completion, including working with community stakeholders
• Subject matter expert on ESG reporting and disclosures with strong understanding of the role of ESG data.
• Stays up to date with standards related to ESG/sustainability including but not limited to GRESB, UN Sustainable Development Goals, LEED, GRI, TCFD, UN Principles for Responsible Investing, and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board.
• Expertise in building relationships across business units and corporate functions to influence process or policy changes.
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Financial Reporting Manager

IQHQ Inc. is a privately traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), incorporated September 2019. To date the company has successfully raised over $2 billion and has committed to erecting iconic life science buildings within key life science clusters throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. This role will be critical in developing and implementing best-in-class processes and procedures for financial reporting. Accuracy and transparency throughout the accounting and financial reporting process is a cornerstone of the company’s overall objective and this role will play an instrumental role in satisfying those objectives.

IQHQ, Inc. is looking to add a Financial Reporting Manager to our small team of commercial real estate professionals who will work directly with management. The duties will include, but not be limited to financial reporting to management and investors, evaluating and documenting accounting assessments in accordance with US GAAP and SEC guidelines, and assisting in developing and documenting policies, procedures, internal controls and narratives. Qualified individuals must be comfortable in a challenging environment, with an evolving role based upon the anticipated growth within the company.

Responsibilities:
• Provide and document interpretation of US GAAP rules and regulations and their effect on the business
• Involvement in the determination of accounting policies or processes and the streamlining of internal processes to gain efficiencies and maintain sound internal controls
• Quarterly preparation of lease accounting determination (operating/sales-type/direct financing) for acquisitions and lease modifications under ASC 842
• Prepare and review materials for of quarterly reviews and annual audits
• Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements
• Assist with monthly accounting close, consolidated variance analysis and preparation of financial statements for various entities and consolidation
• Preparation/review of quarterly Audit Committee materials
• Special projects, including performing accounting research and formally documenting the conclusions of management by preparing memo to comply with new accounting standards and disclosures
Required Qualifications and Skills:
• BS in Accounting/Finance
• Licensed CPA
• Strong understanding of US GAAP and technical accounting
• Mix of Big 4 Accounting and REIT industry experience preferred
• Proficient in Microsoft programs: Excel, Word and Powerpoint
• Ability to work independently with minimum supervision as well as in a team-based environment.
• High level of attention to detail.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to manage multiple tasks with accuracy and efficiency.
• Excellent time management and organizational skills.
• Enjoys being a part of a mission-driven team

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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