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Posted: 2020/10/16
Member type: Any
Employment type: Permanent Full Time
Province: British Columbia
Closing Date: 2020-11-16
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Contact Address: 1701 - 4555 Kingsway
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Job Description:

Property Agent

Job ID:  3595

Regular Full-Time

Location:  Burnaby, BC



The Property Agent is responsible for providing a wide range of real estate services relating to the acquisition, development, management and disposal of land for BC Housing and the Provincial Rental Housing Corporation. The position generates creative and innovative opportunities and brings partners together to support the Provincial Government’s objective of creating social, affordable and mixed market housing, group homes and specialized facilities. The Property Agent collaborates with non-profit societies, for-profit organizations, faith groups, owners of existing housing, Indigenous, federal and local governments and others to locate, secure and re-purpose available land, and is responsible for undertaking in-depth feasibility, due diligence and risk analyses to ensure that transactions (many of which are of considerable complexity and magnitude) are successful and meet project objectives. The position is also responsible for leasing, property management, real estate administration, and real estate research and analysis; for retaining and instructing brokers, lawyers and other professionals and service providers in fulfilling requirements; and for providing advice and consultation to senior BC Housing staff on all real estate matters.


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree in real estate management, development, valuation or financing, business administration, project management, land use planning or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum six years progressive related experience, preferably in a project management role, relating to the transaction, development, evaluation and/or management of real estate.
  • Extensive experience in negotiating complex issues through creativity, influence, and persuasion.
  • Eligibility for certification as an Accredited Appraiser, Canadian Institute (AACI) or Certified Residential Appraiser, Real Estate Institute of British Columbia (RIBC) or equivalent designation.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the employer.


  •  Extensive knowledge of real estate appraisal methodology, real estate administration, real estate development, property management, risk management and construction.
  • Extensive knowledge of real property law in a British Columbia context
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of project management philosophies, theories and principles, including project scoping, budget development, financial management, scheduling, quality assurance and project team coordination
  • Working knowledge of the law and government policies regarding the duty to consult and accommodate Indigenous when considering the disposition of real estate assets
  • Working knowledge and understanding of BC Housing’s programs, development, financial and lending policies, specifically relating to the development and administration of real estate
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), spreadsheet and project management software, and current business applications
  • Strong planning, organizational and time management skills in a complex and fast-paced environment with defined timelines
  • Strong negotiation, facilitation, influencing, persuasion, conflict resolution and consensus building skills
  • Strong interpersonal, project leadership and team building skills
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills, and the ability to communicate ideas and issues with a broad range of audiences, including industry professionals, clients, partners and stakeholders, where there may be diverging stakeholder objectives and opinions
  • Ability to coordinate planning, construction and due diligence activities within a regulatory framework for a range of projects, and balance diverse interests, risks and benefits in achieving project objectives
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex and challenging issues, strategize options and make effective decisions, using a high degree of judgment and business acumen
  • Ability to develop, influence and manage collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders/ partners
  • Ability to prepare detailed and complex reports on property and development matters
  • Ability to prepare, review and revise legal contracts
  • Ability to handle highly confidential negotiations / related information and maintain confidences.
  • Ability to use considerable tact and diplomacy in negotiations with property owners, buyers, non-profit lessees and other stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to travel on Commission business and work evenings and weekends as required
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle

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.

Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as one document in your profile when applying for this position. Please add your cover letter to your resume and submit both documents as your resume.

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As part of the application process, you will be prompted to fill out a questionnaire which must be completed in order for your application to be considered. Please allot up to 5 minutes to fill it out after submitting your resume and cover letter as one single document.

Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at will be accepted

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At BC Housing, we're committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We 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.  If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact .

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