Job Posting 77897

Property Officer 1
City of Toronto
Toronto Metro area
Metro Hall, 55 John St
closes in 2 days (Tue, 30 Nov)
full time - term / contract  •  Hourly Rate: $48.95 - $53.62


Job ID: 22102

Job Category: Buildings, Property Operations & Real Estate

Division & Section: Corporate Real Estate Management, Real Estate Transaction

Work Location: Metro Hall, 55 John St

Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Temporary Vacancy (12 month)

Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $48.95 - $53.62, TF0030, Wage Grade 16

Shift Information: Monday-Friday, 35 hrs/week

Affiliation: L79 Full-time

Number of Positions Open: 2

Posting Period: 16-NOV-2021 to 30-NOV-2021


Major Responsibilities:

  • Assesses/evaluates appraisal reports, real estate development feasibility studies and other reports prepared by private consultants.
  • Evaluates elements of compensation i.e. good will, value to the owner, in accordance to the provisions of the Expropriation Act and makes recommendations.
  • Inspects property to determine location, type of construction, condition, functional design, takes measurements and pictures Obtains information from Divisions and outside sources regarding planned use, cost of services, zoning by-law restrictions, costs.
  • Negotiates with general public, agents, solicitors, business/industrial corporations, developers and officials of all levels of government and makes recommendations as to price, terms, conditions, etc., for acquisitions by purchase or expropriation of a wide variety of real property interests required by the City of Toronto.
  • Represents Division and provides consulting input at meetings with community groups, property owners, Councillors, and City staff.
  • Represents the City at tribunals, arbitration hearings, mediations and the Ontario Municipal Board as an expert witness.
  • Prepares submissions for and appear as a witness at hearings, mediations and tribunals.
  • Coordinates and attends meetings with Divisions, Boards and Commissions and community groups for the purpose of presenting advice on real estate matters and City policy.
  • Represents the Division’s real interests in City-wide planning, negotiation, priority-setting and decision processes to ensure consistency with Divisional responsibilities, objectives and other contractual requirements.
  • Prepares draft reports for Council, Committees, Divisions and agencies.
  • Maintains records of transactions in progress.
  • Verifies Agreements of Lease, Purchase and Expropriation and arranges for and reviews independent appraisals.


Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to: 

  1. Post-secondary education in Planning, Real Estate, Business and/or Economics or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Extensive experience in negotiating the rental or purchase of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential properties and vacant land.
  3. Extensive experience with developing business cases and financial analysis.
  4. Experience using computers and a variety of software packages such as Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook.


You must also have:

  • Considerable knowledge of financial and accounting concepts such as Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and the ability to build or review financial models
  • Ability to lead and execute leasing/sales and other types of real estate transactions to full completion with minimal supervision; ability to think independently and as an "owner" to obtain the best business terms and agreements.
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing, at a professional level with senior management, consultants, staff, elected officials and the public.
  • Knowledge of land building values in and around GTA and familiarity with real estate market trends and activities.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and negotiating skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Municipal Act, Municipal Code, Expropriation Act, zoning and property standards, regulations and by-laws, as it relates to municipal real estate.
  • Ability to prioritize competing demands and manage ongoing project files.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.
  • Thorough knowledge and application of municipal real estate practices and principles of property valuation.
  • Ability to travel to various sites and/or work locations within the City of Toronto.


Note: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's Mandatory Vaccination Policy.


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