Revised - Real Estate Advisor II
- 81,192.02 - 98,798.70 annually
- City Of Ottawa
Reporting to the Program Manager, Property Acquisitions O-Train Planning, the position provides technical, appraisal and negotiating services and assistance relating to the City of Ottawa Stage 2 LRT acquisition program including expropriation proceedings.
Incumbents perform research/analysis, participate in the development of project, capital and operating budgets, communicate with various internal and external parties, oversee external real estate consultants (e.g. appraisers, real estate agents, environmental assessment specialists) and external contractors providing tendered services (e.g. property repairs, maintenance), and fulfil documenting and reporting requirements relating to their assignment.
Incumbents lead Real Estate Advisor 1 employees on cross-functional teams, or for specific projects, and provide oversight of data collection by clerical support staff.
Education & Experience
3 year university degree or community college diploma in fields of study such as economics, geography, business management, or real estate law
5 years of progressive real estate experience, applying functions relating to one or more of the following: real property acquisition/disposition, property management/leasing, multiple stakeholder negotiations, encroachment, land management, real estate financial analysis/administration, expropriation and/or environmental assessments). At least 3 of these years should have included experience in a municipal government setting.
*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
SR/WA from the International Right-of-Way Association
A valid Ontario unrestricted "G" class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated.
English oral, reading, writing required.
- General knowledge of Federal/Provincial/Municipal legislation applying to real estate principles and practices, including the Registry Act, Land Titles Act, Municipal Act, Planning Act, Commercial Tenancies Act, Residential Tenancies Act, the Environmental Protection Act and regulations
- Knowledge of legal agreements as they apply to real property transactions in Ontario, including agreements of purchase and sale, agreements specific to the Expropriations Act, easements, lease agreements, licences, and a sound understanding of contract and real property law
- Knowledge of City processes relating to real estate/real property (e.g. land acquisition, disposal, leasing, management and/or environmental assessments)
- Knowledge of the Expropriations Act of Ontario, including the process, rights and obligations of the expropriating authority and the property owner
- Knowledge of expropriation negotiation and arbitration process of the Board of Negotiation and the Ontario Municipal Board
- General knowledge of the appraisal process, legal surveys and engineering plans as they relate to property rights and acquisition
- General knowledge of the environmental site assessment process
- Current knowledge of the Ottawa real estate market and general realty market trends
- Knowledge of preparation of Request for Proposals (RFP's) and Standing Offer Agreements (RFSO's)
- Principles of project management
- Technical report writing
- Knowledge of financial principles and analysis
Competencies & Skills
- Self-motivated, and able to work with minimal direction in a fast-paced, multi-project environment, and collaboratively with others when leading/participating as part of a multidisciplinary team to influence problem solving and decision analysis
- Possess strong organizational skills and flexibility to plan, initiate, organize and prioritize own work and lead the work of others to effectively manage competing demands, conflicting priorities, sensitive issues, pressures and deadlines
- Possess computer literacy in MS Office Suite in a Windows environment, including use of Intra/Internet
- Able to use/learn other advanced computer applications or software specific to the work assignments (databases, GIS)
- Possess a high degree of accuracy and ability to draft legal agreements designed to secure land interests for the City and/or releases, including agreements of purchase or sale, easements, licences, etc.
- Possess research skills and the ability to interpret/analyze/evaluate issues and to make decisions/formulate recommendations
- Able to perform financial analysis and accurately estimate project costs on an ongoing basis
- Able to write comprehensive reports prepared in formats conducive to various audiences and City Council
- Possess strong presentation abilities, in order to appear before the public, Committees or Council to present information and recommendations on property related issues
- Possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and public relations skills
- Demonstrated ability to select and effectively manage the work of consultants retained to provide real property reports
- Proven negotiation skills to conduct successful negotiations with a wide variety of internal/external stakeholders and/or their agents, to secure the required property interests for the City
- Possess conflict resolution skills to influence decisions, at times under adverse conditions