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Senior Real Estate Specialist - City of Coquitlam

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Province: Coquitlam, British Columbia
Position: Senior Real Estate Specialist
Deadline: March 18, 2022
Posted: March 2, 2022

Job Description / Duties

The City of Coquitlam currently has an opportunity for an experienced candidate to join our team and become a key member of the City Lands & Real Estate Division. Reporting to the Manager Real Estate, the Senior Real Estate Specialist is responsible for managing a variety of real estate duties to support the Lands Division, including leading negotiations on matters such as the acquisition of lands for strategic and civic purposes, the disposition of surplus land, as well as negotiating road closures agreements, statutory right of ways, and bonus density agreements arising from rezonings. This is an exciting role to take on with the City of Coquitlam, a municipality known for its large developable land portfolio, progressive market-oriented engagement and nimble decision making.

You have proven experience preparing and managing complex real estate deals. You possess strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, a solid understanding of, and expertise in, land valuation methods and evaluating development proformas. Additionally, the successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to make public presentations, prepare reports to Council and lead land procurement processes within the limits of the Community Charter and Local Government Act. You have experience in collaborating and providing strategic direction to lawyers. In this role you will also liaise frequently with various internal and external stakeholders on a range of contracts and agreements in respect to City owned real property.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Our ideal candidate will hold an Undergraduate degree or post-secondary diploma in real estate, urban land economics, commerce, business, finance, or related field, supplemented with a formal education focusing on urban land economics and certification with the Appraisal Institute of Canada or equivalent. An equivalent of education and experience may be considered.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 to 5 years of experience in managing real estate transactions. Experience in municipal real estate will be considered an asset. A valid BC Driver’s License is required.

Additional Information

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The City offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. This position is based in Coquitlam with some flexible, remote work options available. The City has a vaccination policy in effect with requirements for all current and future employees.

Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on March 18, 2022.

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Information

Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on March 18, 2022.

Employer Profile

One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!