Manager, Building Automation and Technology

Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/5/2018 1:25 PM)
# of Openings
Information Technology


Role Overview


At Cortland Partners, you map the story of your success. We don't adhere to the status quo, we love outside industry perspective, and we thrive on exploring possibilities and reimagining solutions. As an innovative leader in multifamily, our high performance continues to drive exponential growth – and we invite you to join us on our journey towards real estate excellence. With tools and guidance to sharpen your skills, you can forge your own career path, love what you do, and let it show.

As a Manager of Building Automation and Technology, you identify and adopt technology-based solutions to ensure Cortland remains the top innovative leader of the multifamily real estate industry, delivering modern homes and amenities to our residents.


Roles You'll Play



  • Research and stay on top of the latest consumer-facing technology and commercial building automation trends
  • Bring clarity to ambiguous areas with thorough investigations that lead to sound solutions
  • Drive conversations with different stakeholders, ask probing questions, glean relevant information, and assess market technology choices
  • Use findings to determine a technology’s fit into Cortland homes and translate complex business requirements into technology solutions
  • Develop building system management and technology briefs
  • Complete research while networking with internal Cortland customers and external third-party technology vendors
  • Work with the Cortland leadership team to understand business goals, provide subject matter expertise, and communicate powerful insights
  • Partner with Investment, Design, and Development teams to create and implement building technology strategies for renovations and new developments


  • Serve as an in-house expert on multifamily building systems, technology, infrastructure, and software for all of Cortland’s communities
  • Stay up-to-date on building and connected device technology trends, identifying opportunities to support long-term goals, best practices, and standards
  • Master and share all there is to know about building management systems, building automation, smart home technology, IoT communication protocols and networking, and access control systems for multifamily (common areas and apartment homes)
  • Compile building technology briefs for each asset that is built and developed
  • Play with technology to understand it and develop a deep knowledge of its functionality
  • Lead technology experimentation efforts to identify new platforms or devices that have potential scalable impact for Cortland’s communities
  • Partner with the business team to expand new development and renovation building technology strategies


  • Serve as an internal champion for new, game-changing building system technologies, and facilitate their ideation, adoption, and project management throughout the development phases
  • Showcase the latest creative uses of technology to the wider company and introduce emerging technologies into the design process
  • Launch and actively manage pilots across the organization
  • Deliver direct leadership to prove new concept desirability, feasibility, and viability
  • Offer input and guidance around new technology design and innovation
  • Provide scalable and adaptable solutions in synchronization with changing business needs
  • Develop programs to identify and leverage existing technology skills within our community associates to aid in the deployment and support of technology initiatives


Our Vision of What Success Looks Like

  • Your passion and endless curiosity about innovation, combined with your early adoption of new technology and trends help keep Cortland ahead of the curve!
  • The Design, Investments, and Operations teams are constantly blown away by your proposals and know precisely what’s going on, thanks to your crystal clear communication.
  • By proposing new, innovative ideas, you lead Cortland communities into a bright, highly functioning, super technological future.


Your Building Blocks of Success

  • Strong 5+ years of advanced problem-solving experience in technical areas including computers, hardware, software, and information systems
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or other relevant fields
  • Experience with commercial building engineering, building automation, building management systems, access control, sensors and connected devices (IoT), and sustainability
  • Stellar ability to aggregate and analyze data and use that data to provide insights
  • Savvy intelligence to functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straightforward solutions
  • Keen understanding of emerging technology with the ability to tinker and experiment with new systems and devices
  • Solid ability to serve as a technical lead on new building technologies
  • Strong communication skills to share your technical expertise, sharp business insight, and creative thinking


The Foundation of Cortland Partners


At Cortland, we create, reimagine, and manage apartment communities for residents nationwide. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, we have communities and regional offices all over the country, as well as overseas. From product design and procurement to general contracting and property management, we do it all – to make sure our communities are the perfect setting for living life to its fullest.


Our success is fueled by our belief in a better life – where hospitality is always a given, each detail is worth a second thought, and every open door is a new opportunity to go beyond expectations. We come to work every day to create possibilities for people – possibilities that translate into superior living spaces and experiences designed to inspire our residents, associates, and investors to live a better life focused on what matters most to them.



Cortland Partners is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud to support and celebrate diversity in the workplace. We are committed to equal consideration for all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you have a disability and need an accommodation or assistance with the application process and/or using our website, please email or call 404.965.3988.


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