Personalized rent-to-own real estate financing using technology in SEA

Chief of Staff to the CEO at Homebase

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Phillip An
Phillip An

About the role

Company Description

Homebase is a real estate technology company that levers up home-ownership solutions in Southeast Asia. Our obsession to execute at speed, asymmetric access to capital, and relentless and elite talent are our unfair advantages in bringing proven, multi-billion dollar business to the region.

Much of what we do is novel and has never been done before. From structuring multi-million dollar M&A deals to building groundbreaking technology, we’re re-creating the financial, technological, and operational future of real estate.

We’re backed by leading global investors from Vietnam, Singapore, Silicon Valley etc. who believe in our vision, including Y Combinator, Goodwater Capital, Class 5 Global, VinaCapital, and Antler; and are advised by CEO’s and founders hailing from some of the world’s largest and most successful tech companies, such as Alibaba, Lazada, 99.co, PropertyGuru and Zalora.

Homebase’s team hails from world-class organizations, such as Harvard, Linkedin, McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, and etc. We believe in hiring only top talents, building a young and dynamic team, and keeping the team camaraderie strong and team-size lean.

Our Company Culture

To learn more about what it's like to work at Homebase and our culture, please see here.

Job Description 

Homebase is looking for a talented Chief of Staff to serve as a trusted advisor and confidant to the CEO. From day one, the Chief of Staff will have an immediate impact on our ability to execute our ambitious growth strategy. The chief of staff will lead cross-functional initiatives and serve as a “force multiplier” to the CEO by supporting the CEOs efforts to transform and scale the company. The Chief of Staff and the CEO work closely together to get twice as much done as the CEO would be able to do alone. 

The ideal candidate is a diligent, thoughtful and energetic individual who will partner with the executive team to ensure success with their strong business acumen. You’ll be expected to wear multiple hats while balancing competing priorities and know how to translate high-level goals into actionable plans. This is a unique opportunity to see every aspect of a fast-growing startup at the CEO level.

This role does not do any work the work of an executive assistant, and is not the same as an admin. 

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Some responsibilities of the Chief of Staff may include:

  • Work closely with the CEO to set the strategic direction and operational priorities across all teams

  • Lead high-priority, cross-functional special projects and serve as a thought partner in making effective decisions

  • Drive cross-functional projects including measuring progress and driving to successful outcomes

  • Partner with the executive team on other special projects and strategic growth initiatives as they arise

  • Support cross-functional processes and drive efficiencies across the organization

  • Partner with team leads to develop and track metrics and KPIs across the business

  • Develop and oversee communications on behalf of the CEO (and other leadership team members as relevant), including internal company-wide emails, all-hands meetings, and presentations; external communications as required

Our requirements

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have capacity to become a senior leader at Homebase, or another high growth startup company.

  • Have strong attention to detail, outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills

  • Have excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Are previous startup founders, have worked in a high-growth startup environment, or have operational experience in a previous role

  • Have 2+ years combined experience in:

    • A senior operating role at a significant fast-growing startup,

    • Top tier management consulting, investment banking or venture capital firm

  • Are hungry, ambitious, and don’t take “no” for an answer

  • Have international exposure

  • Have experience in people management


Candidates will have an unparalleled learning opportunity working in a fast-paced, high-growth startup environment at Homebase. As a Chief of staff, you’ll have an unique opportunity to see every aspect of a fast-growing startup at the CEO level:

  • Partner directly with the CEO of a fcast growing VC-backed startup, and be a part of key decision-making processes

  • Get unparalleled opportunities to take on cross-functional initiatives, and get hands-on training on how to operate a company from the executive level

  • Broaden your professional network in the areas of real estate, financial services, and technology.

Why you should join Homebase

Homebase is a novel home-financing tech startup tackling the millennial ownership crisis across Southeast Asia, starting with Vietnam. We use a combination of technology and financing to co-invest in your home so you can move in today.

The company is founded in Singapore and is one of the region’s fastest growing companies, disrupting a traditional trillion-dollar industry, and backed by some of the world’s leading VC’s and founders of billion-dollar companies. Homebase was named as one of the “Top 50 PropTech companies in the World” by the prestigious Silicon Valley powerhouse Plug and Play.