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Senior Lease Administrator (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:

Join the Corporate Services sector where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges. This critical client facing position supports the Leasing Manager on lease negotiation, administration, strategy, leasing projects and other real estate functions and key projects as they relate to leasable spaces on Granville Island. The Senior Lease Administrator helps evaluate and facilitate new tenant selection application processes. You will conduct research and provide recommendations for lease rates, improvements to leasing practices, and policies/procedures. This role provides guidance to other members of staff on lease interpretation, and works closely with local and national office finance, operations, legal, and insurance teams to verify and communicate contractual lease responsibilities as well as keeping Provincial and Municipal governing bodies informed for the purpose of land and property tax value assessment.


This is a temporary position for a duration of 12 months.




Lease Administration;

  • Lead the preparation, drafting and timely execution of lease agreements and related documents for existing and prospective tenant leased spaces (250+ tenancies) in buildings and surrounding water lots.
  • Work with the Leasing Manager on the creation and execution of leasing strategies & guidelines.
  • Work closely with the Leasing Manager in regards to all leasing document needs and critical lease expiration by preparing, maintaining, tracking and giving updates through weekly meetings and email communication.

Strategic Business Partnering;

  • Proactively communicate with internal departments regarding all leasing matters.
  • Ensure strong tenant relationships.
  • Build collaborative work environment across departments to ensure that all considerations are included in leasing (negotiations, renewals, implementation).

Track and report on the regional and national targets.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in business administration or finance.
  • Three years of experience working in real estate financing, banking, or in a non-profit industry related to affordable housing. (International is recognized)
  • Experience creating or delivering presentations.
  • Experience developing existing and new relationships with constructions developers.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bilingualism (French and English).
  • Solid understanding of the Canadian housing market industry (construction, rental, multi-unit development).


Posting closing date: Note, the 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: 8841  

Starting Base Salary: 69,508.58  

Office Location: Vancouver (BC) 

Other Location(s):  

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required