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Leasing Manager (Granville Island)

Granville Island is administered by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) on behalf of the Federal Government.  Its mission is to "to stewart this public land for meaningful urban and social experimentation among diverse, creative, cultural and business models, engaging local first nations and communities, and welcoming the world." 

Granville Island and its 300 businesses greet approximately 10 million people per year, employ over 3,000 people full-time, and generate over $260 million in economic activity.  Granville Island is seen as one of the most successful waterfront development in North America aspiring to become the "most inspiring public place in the world".

You want to know more about Granville Island?  Read the Granville Island 2040: Bridging Past & Future report by clicking on this link:




Reporting to the General Manager and working closely with the Planning and Development Team, you will lead the daily operations of leasing activities and coordinate the work of staff members on the leasing team, in order to maximize revenue generation for Granville Island.




•  Direct the overall annual planning process and implement leasing strategies to optimize leasing efforts in accordance with operational polices and standards.
•  Develop and enhance leasing strategies, including long-term strategies, policies and procedures to ensure alignment with Granville Island’s mission and vision.
•  Prepare and manage leasing budget revenue forecasts and expenditures as well as approve purchase orders and invoices for payment.
•  Monitor the performance of tenants and address compliance issues related to lease terms and conditions.
•  Develop and maintain business relationships with tenant community and industry contacts, including prospecting for new tenants and assessing new tenant suitability.
•  Resolve complaints and concerns from leaseholders, the general public and staff.
•  Liaise with legal counsel to initiate action on lease issues.


Minimum Qualifications:


•  Undergraduate degree in Business or Real Estate or a certification or designation through a recognized body in the Commercial Real Estate industry or related field.
•  An equivalent combination of education and/or experience will be considered.
•  Minimum 7 years of recent, related experience at a management level in commercial leasing.
•  Thorough understanding of industry standard commercial leasing practices.
•  Experience managing commercial mixed-use leases including food use / retail, office and industrial properties.
•  Knowledge of health authority regulations, revenue forecasting & annual budgets, policy and procedures development.
•  Advanced problem-solving and negotiation skills, including managing conflicts.
•  Sound analytical skills with demonstrated ability to capture and synthesize information to develop strategic business plans.
•  Ability to make a persuasive, clear presentation of ideas that will convince others and gain acceptance of proposals or plans. 


Preferred Qualifications:


•  Rental Property Manager or Broker license through RECBC (Real Estate Council of British Columbia).
•  ICSC CRRP Certification (International Council of Shopping Centres).
•  Experience in Arts & Cultural tenant relations.


Posting closing date: Note, this competition may remain active until filled.


Job Requisition ID: 8336  

Starting Base Salary: 94388.91 

Office Location: Vancouver (BC) 

Other Location(s):  

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

To Note
  • Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements.
  • Selected candidates may be required to do a presentation or assessment as part of the interview. If so, they will be advised in advance.
  • We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
  • If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.
  • Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an under-fill capacity, in which case the person will be hired at a lower salary range than is advertised for this position.
  • All applications submitted to this competition will be kept for a six (6) month period and may be considered for future related vacancies at CMHC.
  • All regular employees must be in their current role for a minimum of one (1) year prior to applying for a new position, if not, they must receive managerial approval to apply for a new position. 
  • If applying for a temporary assignment, please ensure that your Manager approves your application prior to submission.
  • In all cases, regular employees must successfully complete the corporate probationary period prior to applying for a new position.

CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities