Vice President, Commercial Real Estate
WHO WE ARE
University of Calgary Properties Group Ltd. (UCPG) is an independent real estate development company created by the University of Calgary to lead the planning and development of University land projects including two of Calgary’s most exciting inner-city development sites, University District (U/D) and University Innovation Quarter (UIQ).
University District (U/D) is the 2022 national winner for CHBA’s Best Growing Community and boasts a comprehensive 200-acre mixed-use urban community offering residential, retail, and office opportunities along with ample open space for modern urban living. University Innovation Quarter (UIQ), formerly known as the University Research Park, is positioned to be a destination for world-class research and innovation. UIQ has an existing ecosystem of 76 acres with significant potential for growth, diversification, and densification right in the heart of Northwest Calgary.
UCPG brings together a strong vision, ambitious development goals, and an unwavering commitment to the University of Calgary and our stakeholders to create amazing places where people can thrive.
Reporting to the President & Chief Executive Officer, the newly created role of Vice President, Commercial Real Estate (“Vice President”) will have accountability for defining and realizing the vision for the development, leasing and management of retail and office assets in both University District and University Innovation Quarter.
The Vice President will be responsible for the profitability of commercial real estate activities, including but not limited to, meeting budget and scheduling targets for development programs, accurately managing cashflow requirements, and leading and growing a high-functioning team. They will play a lead role in the identification of tenant and joint venture partnerships for anchor tenant and build-to-suit developments.
The ideal candidate will bring a post-secondary degree in a related discipline or a combination of education and experience appropriate to achieve the mandate. A minimum 10 years of experience in commercial real estate, ideally with experience in brokerage, asset management, development, leasing or property management is desirable. A track record of superior operational, financial and people leadership is a must.