Job Board > Property Negotiator I - Vancouver Parks Board
This is a Permanent, Full-time position.
Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Property Negotiator I
Deadline: April 3, 2023
Posted: February 28, 2023
Job Description / Duties
Main Purpose and Function
This is moderately complex contract and negotiation work in the leasing and rental of
property required for various civic uses. An employee of this class negotiates contracts with
owners and with tenants, stakeholders, partners and landlords; negotiates easements, rights of way,
lease and license agreements; performs a variety of tasks relative to the rental of properties
which may include rent appraisals; provides consultation and coordinates plans for various
properties with various Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation and City Departments. Considerable
tact, diplomacy and patience are exercised by the Property Negotiator I in maintaining harmonious
relationships with property owners and tenants and stakeholders. The work is performed with a high
degree of independent action and responsibility. Work is assigned by the Supervisor, Commercial
Operations Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation and is subject to check and review by the
supervisor for validity of conclusions, soundness of method, judgement, approach and conformance
with departmental policy.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Negotiates new agreements and / or proposed tenants of City or Vancouver Board
of Parks & Recreation owned / leased commercial and civic property; negotiates easements and
rights of way over City-owned property or another owner’s property; negotiates agreements and
contracts for the use and occupation of City or Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation controlled
property by a variety of organizations.
Inspects and appraises improved and unimproved land and facilities prior to rental by the City or
Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation ; negotiates with existing or proposed tenants vendors and
purchasers; gathers and summarizes all pertinent data related thereto.
Prepares detailed contract and facility reports; on occasion utilizes all data gathered and
observations made in the arrival of an equitable market value estimate and justifies and
substantiates appraisal conclusions.
Prepares property and facility agreements, working with the Leasing coordinator and the Law
Department for preparation; reviews documents for completeness and accuracy; prepares reports for
approval of management and/or Park Board.
Provides consultation, information and assistance to various internal and external contacts on
matters related to the work.
Works with numerous City Departments to provide recommendations for how to best maximize the real
estate value to properties while being sensitive to neighbours, tenants and stakeholders concerns.
Performs related work as required.
Qualifications / Required Skills
Degree from a post-secondary institution , preferably in Real Estate and/or Property Management OR
Diploma in Urban Land Economics or related discipline or completion of a recognized certification
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of managing and evaluating all types
of property and facilities through negotiation.
Considerable knowledge of policies and regulations concerning the, management of all types of
property and facilities.
Thorough knowledge of current realty values, construction costs, and real estate and facility
Thorough experience and knowledge of contract management as they relate to property and facilities
Considerable knowledge of Zoning and Building By-laws. Working knowledge of modern office practices
and procedures Ability to appraise and determine rental value of subject property.
Ability to successfully meet and negotiate with property owners, tenants and stakeholders and the
Ability to prepare detailed technical reports related to the rental and management of all types of
property. Proven organizational and time management skills; ability to evaluate the urgency of
requests for prioritization.
Ability to exercise sound judgement and act responsibly with minimum guidance. Proven customer
focus and service orientation.
Strong communication and presentation skills, able to deal with tenants, stakeholders, public and
colleagues respectfully, tactfully and clearly. Ability to enforce rules and regulations with
firmness and tact. Good negotiation and coordination skills in as they relate to contracts and
Working knowledge of office procedures.
Some knowledge of the principles and practice of purchasing, accounting and personnel management.
Considerable knowledge of legal agreements as related to the field of property and facility
Minimum five (5) year’s experience in real property
Where operationally appropriate and subject to change, the City of Vancouver has a Flexible Work
Program. This program allows staff to work remotely 1 – 4 days a week from locations that are a daily commutable distance from their
daily commutable distance from their work at a City worksite. At this time this position is
eligible to be part of the Flexible Work Program.
The City’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination against
COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the City deem it
necessary to re-introduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to
be eligible to
continue performing your duties.
This is a CUPE 15 union position
Salary: Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-027: $43.82 to $51.78 per hour
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