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Executive Director, Real Estate & Portfolio Renewal - BC Housing

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Province: Burnaby, British Columbia
Position: Executive Director, Real Estate & Portfolio Renewal
Deadline: January 5, 2020
Posted: December 5, 2019

Job Description / Duties



Reporting to the Vice-President of Development & Asset Strategies, the Executive Director, Real Estate and Portfolio Renewal is responsible for providing leadership in capital planning, real estate services, renewal of the Riverview Lands and working with the Provincial Director of Redevelopment on directly managed properties owned by BC Housing and the Provincial Rental Housing Corporation (PRHC), and for the Branch’s planning and administration functions.

Qualifications / Required Skills


The successful candidate will have the following:

•University degree in a relevant field such as land use planning or real estate development, financing or equivalent
•Certification in Project Management preferred.
•Extensive experience in leading major, multi-use renewal and re-development projects. Extensive experience in stakeholder consultation, economic and sustainable development, heritage conservation, and First Nation agreements. Project development/management experience in the public sector preferred. Experience in developing economic opportunities including filming preferred.
•Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Employer.

•Extensive knowledge and understanding of the planning, design, renewal, re-development and construction of multi-use properties.
•Extensive knowledge of the philosophies, practices, models and frameworks associated with project management.
•Extensive knowledge and understanding of BC Housing’s mandate, programs and policies in delivering social housing programs throughout the province.
•Ability to lead the planning, design and delivery of significantly complex and multi-dimensional renewal and re-development projects, involving multiple partners and stakeholders.
•Ability to establish a high level of rapport with senior management, Executive, governments, social housing partners and other relevant stakeholders.
•Ability to utilize judgment in presenting issues, and provide leadership, direction and influence in facilitating appropriate courses of action.
•Ability to lead, coach and motivate staff in a team environment.
•Effective consultative, facilitation, consensus building, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
•Strategic and analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
•Effective leadership, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Additional Information

How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies. To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process.

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BC Housing is a provincial Crown Corporation that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province to address critical gaps across the housing continuum ranging from emergency shelter through to rent assistance in the private market and affordable home ownership. Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.

Our mission is making a difference in people's lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing.

BC Housing is committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We encourage and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, individuals with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.