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Job Number:  40057
Director, Real Estate Services
Job Posted: Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Closing Date: Saturday, 27 January 2018
(22 days ago)
BC Housing
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Burnaby Salary: (not entered)

Director, Real Estate Services

Job ID: 2596 - Excluded

Burnaby , BC




Reporting to the Executive Director Real Estate & Portfolio Renewal, the Director Real Estate Services, is the Commission’s expert in real estate matters and provides advice to management, staff, Ministry officials and housing partners regarding the acquisition, development, management and disposal of land for BC Housing and the Provincial Rental Housing Corporation. The position develops and manages the implementation of real estate policies, procedures and programs ensuring consistency with government legislation, BC Housing objectives and professional practice. The position develops and maintains a consultant roster, establishes terms of reference and performance criteria, and ensures due diligence is undertaken to identify property risks and protect BC Housing’s interests. The incumbent manages BC Housing’s office lease program, manages the maintenance, repair, rental and disposal of surplus land, commercial premises and other holding properties, also manages miscellaneous property-related activities including demolitions, contaminated site remediation, roof-top licensing, leases, acquisitions, real estate analysis and tax assessment reviews. The position ensures the creation and maintenance of all real estate records and, in addition, develops and delivers ongoing support and training regarding BC Housing’s standards, policies and practices relating to real estate and property management.



  • University degree in Commerce, Urban Land Economics or other relevant discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Designation in Real Estate Appraisal Institute of Canada or RIBC is preferred.
  • Considerable experience in real estate appraisal, development, acquisition and property management.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of BC Housing’s operations and housing programs.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of legislation, regulations, bylaws and best practices pertaining to the acquisition, administration and development of real estate.
  • Extensive knowledge of project and contract management practices.
  • Ability to develop real estate and property management programs, policies and standards to facilitate the accomplishment of BC Housing’s objectives.
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate with organizations and individuals with competing interests and aability to communicate and relate effectively with all levels of staff, government officials and housing partners
  • Ability to think conceptually, analyze and solve complex issues, exercise sound judgment and make effective decisions/recommendations.
  • Effective negotiation, conflict resolution, problem solving and consensus building skills.
  • Effective leadership, supervisory, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Well developed knowledge and skill in utilizing relevant software applications applicable to the work.


Core Competencies

▪ Personal Effectiveness ▪ Communication ▪ Results Oriented ▪ Teamwork ▪ Service Oriented


Leadership Competencies

▪ Alignment & Results ▪ Relationship Management/Building ▪ Team Development 


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To be considered for this competition, please submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they you meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process. 


When applying, please submit your cover letter and application as one single document as a word or pdf file only.


BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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Please visit www.bchousing.org/careers to view the job description and to apply for the job.
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Contact Details:
BC Housing
www:   www.bchousing.org

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