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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.




•  Oversee the overall annual planning process and implement leasing strategies to optimize leasing efforts in accordance with operational polices and standards. 

•  Contribute to the development and implementation of a comprehensive leasing strategy, including short, medium, and long-term strategies, policies and  procedures/processes 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 new and existing 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’ commercial leasing experience. 
•  Minimum of 2 years’ experience in directly managing employees.
•  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.



On June 14, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that as of June 20, 2022, it will suspend vaccination requirements for federal government employees.  This decision followed a review of the current public health situation, including the evolution of the virus and vaccination rates in Canada. As a result, and consistent with the Government of Canada decision, CMHC has suspended its Vaccination Policy, effective June 20, 2022.  

As a result, at this time, CMHC does not require employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.  CMHC will continue to monitor the public health situation and may at any time make adjustments and adopt or reintroduce measures, including mandatory vaccination, attestation and verification requirements. Any such vaccination measures, as updated from time to time, shall form a term and condition of your employment at CMHC.

CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our aspiration.
We are committed to employment equity and actively encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.
We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

Job Requisition ID: 8828  

Base salary : $94,388.91$ à $117,986.14$ (Commensurate Upon Experience)

Individual Performance Incentive:1 2% of base salary

Other Total Compensation: Defined Benefit Pension

Office Location: Vancouver (BC) 

Other Location(s):  

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required