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Senior Real Estate Specialist - Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Senior Real Estate Specialist
Deadline: May 31, 2022
Posted: April 20, 2022

Job Description / Duties

The Senior Real Estate Specialist performs property management and negotiation functions with an emphasis on marine terminals and major agreements and including acquisitions, dispositions, exchanges, rental reviews, lease administration and negotiation, property valuations, inspections and overseeing tenant operations and enforcing compliance with contractual terms. Coordinates and verifies input to property management systems, and performs other related duties as required.

This role will:
• Negotiate lease and licence agreements, amendments, surrenders, rent reviews, easements and other agreements for the utilization of VFPA property, including property purchases, dispositions and exchanges, in accordance with VFPA policies, guidelines and practices
• Inspect and report on VFPA properties, tenant improvements, new construction and alterations and VFPA assets with a view to ensure compliance with agreement terms
• Prepare valuation reports and rental proposals. Carry out market rental surveys, commissions and reviews independent appraisal reports. Prepare analysis and submissions to management in support of land transaction and rent review proposals. Review lease/property agreements for completeness and accuracy. Coordinate and verify input to property management systems. Provide real estate input into Project and Environmental Review applications. Collect overdue rental accounts. Field real estate inquiries from the public and explore new revenue growth opportunities for VFPA
• Assist with preparation of evidence for litigation proceedings and responds to Access to Information inquiries as required. Provide information for audits and special examinations conducts research and prepares summary analysis for the Executive and the Board, as required

Qualifications / Required Skills

The successful candidate will possess an acceptable university degree, preferably in commerce or real estate, along with a minimum of 5 years’ experience at a senior level in a related commercial real property management environment and eligible for a RI or AACI designation. Must have strong negotiation, real estate analysis and leasehold administration skills.

This position is ideal for an individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to liaise effectively and positively with both VFPA staff and senior representatives from industry and government. Demonstrated aptitude and ability for tactful and diplomatic negotiation, along with solid analytical abilities. A high degree of initiative and good judgment is required. Must be a highly motivated and proactive individual with a strong orientation to customer service. Must be committed to a philosophy of continuous improvement in all work processes, and able to work independently, with a minimum of supervision, as well as in a team environment. Requires an excellent command of the English language, both oral and written.

Additional Information

The health and safety of our employees is a priority and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is committed to ensuring a safe workplace. Vaccinations, in combination with other preventative health and safety measures, offer the best available protection against COVID-19 and that is why port authority employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Providing proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment.

Candidates may be accommodated for this requirement if they are approved for a legal exemption; accommodation may be requested only for religious and medical reasons, or other protected grounds under the Canadian Human Rights Act. If you’re seeking accommodation to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, please indicate your request during the recruitment process.

The Port Authority offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including an Earned Time Off program.

This work is Canadian based employment and expected to be performed from our Vancouver office location.

At the port authority, we are dedicated to employment equity and a workplace reflective of the diversity of our port community.

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Join an organization that plays a critical role in Canada’s economy. At the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, we focus on doing the incredible work it takes to become the world’s most sustainable port.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the stewardship of the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest and most diversified port. Our mandate as a Canada Port Authority, as set out by the Canada Marine Act, is to enable Canada’s trade objectives, ensuring goods are moved safely and responsibly through the Port of Vancouver. That means providing infrastructure and ensuring the safe and efficient movement of marine traffic and cargo within the port. It also means we carry out reviews of proposed activities and developments on federal port lands and waters to determine whether a project can go ahead without impacts to the environment and community that cannot be mitigated.

We are passionate about the work we do and what it contributes to our local communities, the region and our country. This is reflected in our values of collaboration, continuous improvement, accountability and customer responsiveness.

Be a part of a team that advances initiatives to promote economic prosperity through trade, a healthy environment and thriving communities for the future generations of Canadians. It’s a workplace where the intrinsic value of your contribution to help foster the continued growth of the Canadian economy becomes a tangible reality. Bring your unique strengths, perspectives and experiences to the port authority and join us in charting a course toward a sustainable future.