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Property Agent - BC Housing

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Province: Burnaby , British Columbia
Position: Property Agent
Deadline: May 31, 2022
Posted: May 5, 2022

Job Description / Duties


The Property Agent is responsible for providing a wide range of real estate services relating to the acquisition, development, management and disposal of land for BC Housing and the Provincial Rental Housing Corporation. He/She/They generates creative and innovative opportunities and brings partners together to support the Provincial Government’s objective of creating social, affordable and mixed market housing, group homes and specialized facilities. The incumbent collaborates with non-profit societies, for-profit organizations, faith groups, owners of existing housing, Indigenous, federal and local governments and others to locate, secure and re-purpose available land, and is responsible for undertaking in-depth feasibility, due diligence and risk analyses to ensure that transactions (many of which are of considerable complexity and magnitude) are successful and meet project objectives. The position is also responsible for leasing, property management, real estate administration, and real estate research and analysis; for retaining and instructing brokers, lawyers and other professionals and service providers in fulfilling requirements; and for providing advice and consultation to senior BC Housing staff on all real estate matters.

Qualifications / Required Skills


Bachelor’s degree in real estate management, development, valuation or financing, business administration, project management, land use planning or other relevant field.
Extensive progressive real estate experience, including negotiating complex transactions and leases through creativity, influence, and persuasion.
Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the employer.

Additional Information


Extensive knowledge of real estate appraisal methodology, real estate administration, real estate development, property management, risk management and construction.
Extensive knowledge of real property law in a British Columbia context
Sound knowledge and understanding of project management philosophies, theories and principles, including project scoping, budget development, financial management, scheduling, quality assurance and project team coordination
Working knowledge of the law and government policies regarding the duty to consult and accommodate Indigenous when considering the disposition of real estate assets
Working knowledge and understanding of BC Housing’s programs, development, financial and lending policies, specifically relating to the development and administration of real estate
Proficient in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), spreadsheet and project management software, and current business applications
Strong planning, organizational and time management skills in a complex and fast-paced environment with defined timelines
Strong negotiation, facilitation, influencing, persuasion, conflict resolution and consensus building skills
Strong interpersonal, project leadership and team building skills
Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills, and the ability to communicate ideas and issues with a broad range of audiences, including industry professionals, clients, partners and stakeholders, where there may be diverging stakeholder objectives and opinions
Ability to coordinate planning, construction and due diligence activities within a regulatory framework for a range of projects, and balance diverse interests, risks and benefits in achieving project objectives
Ability to analyze and solve complex and challenging issues, strategize options and make effective decisions, using a high degree of judgment and business acumen
Ability to develop, influence and manage collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders/ partners
Ability to prepare detailed and complex reports on property and development matters
Ability to prepare, review and revise legal contracts
Ability to handle highly confidential negotiations / related information and maintain confidences.
Ability to use considerable tact and diplomacy in negotiations with property owners, buyers, non-profit lessees and other stakeholders
Ability to work effectively in a team environment
Ability to travel on Commission business and work evenings and weekends as required
Valid BC Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle

Salary: TBD

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