Chanina Klahr

  • 730 E.7th St. Brooklyn NY 11218
Chanina Klahr

Work History

Work History
Jan 2002 - Apr 2015

Residential Property Manager

F&T MANAGEMENT CO., Bronx NY
  • Managed the full day-to-day operations of this multi-million-dollar Real Estate Portfolio consisting of several residential apartment buildings as well as some commercial properties, its staffing, budget balancing, payrolls, taxes and meeting officials.
  • All repairs; managing in-house staff of Superintendents, handymen, porters & Security guards. Outside vendors i.e. Boiler Companies, Elevator Co., Exterminators, Floor Refinishers, CCTV, IT, construction contractors and more.
  • Human Resources - Interview applicants, create employee job applications & work agreements, job-specific time-sheets, skills testing, pay-based introductory periods, sick days and absences logs, labor attorney correspondences.
  • Respond to multiple City agencies. Dispute violations by challenging the claimed status-quo, resulting in the annual savings of tens of thousands of dollars in fines.  Inspections reviewed and resolved in full.
  • Purchasing; Negotiating contracts of all supplies & materials. Reviewing bills, obtaining credits from vendors. Submitting approved bills to Bookkeeping for payment.
  • Renovations; 120+ units Gut Rehab of derelict properties into move-in condition homeless-hotels for New York City Department of Homeless Services. At some, I brought in my own contractors and completed the job 25% under budget and in record time. An additional 250 units comprised of four mixed-use sites completely renovated unit-by-unit to become DHS-ready in the Bronx.
Apr 2000 - Dec 2001

Administrator

CHAI LIFELINE, National Office, New York City
  • Manage and control administrative functions for eight key departments at national headquarters and seven satellite branches worldwide.
  • Special Events Coordinator; National Awards Dinner, Golf Tournaments, Parlor Meetings, Community Dinners, Shows and Conventions.
  • Negotiate contracts for communications, construction services and office furnishings. Up to $100,000 per transaction.
  • Supervise computer department personnel for 100-user network. Researched and advised in purchasing updated hardware. Instruct employees in software applications usage.
  • Human Resources; responsible for staff recruiting, interviewing and hiring. Respond to and resolve internal issues between staff and administration.
Aug 1999 - Mar 2000

Administrator

YESHIVA K'TANA OF LAKEWOOD, New Jersey
  • Created and implemented computerized tuition billing system, resulting in increased tuition payments by 65%.
  • Restructured bookkeeping procedures, eliminating monthly finance and late charges for a total projected annual savings of $20,000. Additional benefits include satisfying vendors and suppliers in a timely fashion resulting in more favorable terms.
  • Respond to and resolve issues between Teachers, staff and senior administration.
  • Trained 6 person staff in computer network system.
  • Direct daily purchasing activities for multiple locations. Negotiated contracts for food, maintenance, office and school supplies for this 500-student school.
Sep 1994 - Aug 1999

Administrator

SIACH YITZCHOK, Talmud Torah, Far Rockaway NY
  • Responsible for complete daily function of school, its bookkeeping procedures, documenting and receipting of incoming funds, financial reports and account balances.
  • Coordinated fund-raising events: Banquet Dinner and Ads Journal, promotional mailings.
  • Increased donor response by 25% by implementing aggressive telemarketing campaigns.
  • Developed and established close working relationships with Board of Directors, Committees and honorees.
  • Reversed declining enrollment by creating new Pre-school program by 15% annually.
  • Implemented official tuition committee to review and analyze requests for scholarships.
  • Enhanced employee benefit package by instituting 403b pension plan.

Education

Education
Sep 1984 - Jun 1994

Bachelors Degree Talmudic Law, Advanced Talmudic Law

YESHIVA DERECH CHAIM, Brooklyn NY

Skills

Skills

Computer

Fluent in all day-to-day computer applications in Windows, Accounting, Internet and network environments.

Certifications

Certifications

Pesticides Control

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Studied sources of building vermin complaints and successfully created unique methods to control and eradicate infestations over & beyond the standard exterminating.

Associations

Member of the Board of Directors, OPCDCwww.homeprogram.org

OPCDC is a Brooklyn agency focused on neighborhood stabilization and revitalization, and has expanded and grown into a veritable resource. It's mission is to help maintain and enhance the quality of residential life within the community by providing a range of neighborhood and housing services. In 2013 I have been elected to the Board of Directors.

Summary

A warm, friendly peoples-person that interacts well in any setting. Ability to coach others and produce efficiency.

Intense problem-solver with uncanny ability to study a problem and create innovative methods to resolve difficult & long-standing issues.

Worked closely with contractors and building crews to tackle big issues quickly, professionally & permanently.

References

References

Rabbi Simcha Scholar, VP Chai Lifeline

"Chanina has extraordinary proficiency in management skills". "...a dedicated professional that sees the entire picture as well as important details". June 2001

Stuart Weinberger, labor attorney

"He is knowledgeable regarding the laws and regulations involving building service employees and maintains a capable staff". August 2014