The Associate Director of Real Estate Management reports directly to the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for the Office of University Planning (OUP) and is responsible for the preparation of all university real estate transactions in support of the AVP including: acquisitions, leases, sales, license agreements, facilities use agreements, employee housing agreements, rights of way, and easements in compliance with university policies and State requirements. This position supports the AVP on the development of all off campus real estate needs and strategy for the immediate and long term requirements of the University academic and administrative units. This position is the primary business point of contact for the university as well as external landlords regarding real estate. Responsible for the development and oversight of standard operating procedures in accordance with university's policies that guide users through the request, justification, approval and lease execution process. This position will have direct oversight of the staff assigned to real estate and work in conjunction with the Facilities Services business office for the leasing and asset management of a portfolio of approximately 1.1 million square feet of leased (multi-use) space in multiple states. Provide support to the AVP as required for all capital outlay requests and necessary preplanning studies for real property acquisitions by analyzing sites, preparing financial analysis and the preparation of all required information to facilitate the acquisition and sale of real property. Evaluate and provide the AVP information on the conveyance and acquisition of all easements and rights-of-way for the university. Prepare appropriate Board of Visitors documentation for all real estate needs in support of the AVP. Manage professional staff and ensure compliance with university policies, Code of Virginia and other state regulations when buying, selling, or leasing property.
Advanced degree in business, public administration, urban planning or related field or bachelor's degree in business or related field or a combination of education and real estate transactional experience. Considerable experience in tenant representations, lease administration, tenant space fit-out oversight, real estate acquisition and analysis with strong negotiation skills for a large real estate portfolio focused on customer satisfaction. Must have strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; the capacity to work effectively on multiple projects simultaneously; a strong understanding of real estate law and contract writing and interpretation; and the demonstrated ability to manage negotiation processes for various business transactions, including acquisition, management and disposal of real property, leased property and other business transactions for the purchase of goods/services needed to support the university's real estate mission. Must be able to travel to various properties to view sites, perform site inspections, and discuss client needs. Some overnight travel may be required.
Real estate transactional experience within a public higher education setting.