Director of Housing Development & Leasing, Real Estate Service - (0489

  • The University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Nov 03, 2017
Full time Real Estate

Job Description

About Berkeley

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Departmental Overview
Real Estate Services (RESO) is a professional business unit
within VC Finance / Capital Strategies which delivers real estate
services within the campus and the broader Bay Area of Northern
California. RESO has overall responsibility for managing a program
that optimizes the utilization of its off-campus real estate assets
to further the facilities goals and financial objectives of the
Berkeley Campus. RESO develops plans, policies, procedures and
standards for delivery of real estate services within VC Finance /
Capital Strategies and the broader campus. The office manages real
estate sales, purchases, joint ventures, leases and development
opportunities on behalf of the campus.
This Planning Specialist 5 (PS5) position is responsible for
directing the development, design and implementation of strategies
to increase the amount of housing available to University
constituencies in order to further the mission of the University.
The position is also responsible for assessing off-site properties
for lease, or potential purchase and then managing the successful
completion of property acquisitions. The position is responsible
for preparing and analyzing complex financial analyses to determine
the feasibility of development and acquisition projects. S/he
oversees staff or external consultants who perform support services
for this function, directing many of the administrative and
financial management activities of the unit. This person represents
and promotes the University's interests with high level
representatives of outside governmental agencies in order to obtain
development entitlements. Project scope includes difficult and
complex assignments in the development, revision, refinement and
amplification of real estate development plans and acts as a
technical specialist in addressing campus and community real estate
challenges relating to the University. This position requires a
broad understanding of development and planning policies within the
cities of Albany, Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond and San Francisco.
The position involves the development of a wide range of large,
complex development projects including but not limited to hotels,
housing, retail, and office uses.
Responsibilities
Directs, organizes and implements the highest level real estate
development services in consultation with the Associate Vice
Chancellor, Real Estate and other senior campus and/or University
administrative officers.
Plans, organizes, supervises and/or performs the highest level
planning services campus and/or University-wide administrative
officers engaged in physical and community planning functions, such
as comprehensive review/comment on proposed future development
projects as well projects currently included in the short and long
range campus development plan.
Serves as a technical expert on campus real estate matters at
either campus or University-wide levels of administration. Provides
leadership, guidance, education, policy development to the campus
on a significant policy domain, appraisals, financial feasibility
studies, inspections, meetings, and represents the campus to
external agencies
Serves as a technical expert in campus planning and community
planning problems relating to the campus at either campus or
University-wide levels of administration.
Performs the most difficult professional work in the
development, revision, refinement and/or amplification of
strategies to manage the campus's off-campus real estate assets in
furtherance of the Long Range Development Plan. Participates with
high level management in strategic thinking and planning in policy
domain. Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support
a broader strategic direction for the organization.
Performs the most difficult professional work in the
development, revision, refinement and/or amplification of long
range development plans.
Assignments typically include resolving complex issues/problems
requiring specialized knowledge and incumbent is widely recognized
and consulted by campus staff for their expert knowledge of campus
and community planning. Identifies policy issues of importance to
the Campus which frequently cross organizational lines and require
research of state and national organizations; develops appropriate
analytical and procedural framework for addressing the issues on
the Campus. Formulates new policies and procedures for
implementation on the campus. Ensures campus compliance with legal
and regulatory requirements in a complex changing environment.
Plans, develops and implements new programs and organizational
structure changes required to implement new policy.
Represents the campus and/or University-wide administration in
community and governmental relationships. Represents the campus to
local, regional, and area governing bodies and planning commissions
or boards. May oversee work of lower level professional positions.
Proposes, leads and/or participates on policy and planning
committees and working groups. Works with the Office of the
President and other campuses to attain a coordinated system-wide
approach responsive to Campus needs. Analyzes, predicts and advises
constituencies regarding direction in the absence of clear external
and internal practices.
Represents the campus and/or University-wide administration in
community and governmental relationships.
Represents the campus to local, regional, and area governing
bodies and planning commissions or boards.
May oversee work of lower level professional positions.
Required Qualifications

Expert knowledge/skills in all aspects of real estate
development (particularly residential), property acquisition, other
real property-related fields, including knowledge/skills in
large-scale site planning and development.
Expert written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills,
including expert level political acumen and negotiation
skills.
Expert skills in building, maintaining and nurturing strong
professional relationships to achieve short and long range campus
development goals.
Expert analytical and project management skills.
Expert knowledge of the campus, including its real property
assets, short and long range development plans, infrastructure and
current, on-going and future design and development plans.
Expert knowledge/skills in all aspects of city planning,
architecture, other planning-related fields, including
knowledge/skills in large-scale site planning.
Expert written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills,
including expert level political acumen and negotiation
skills.
Expert skills in building, maintaining and nurturing strong
professional relationships to achieve short and long range campus
development goals.
Expert analytical and project management skills.
Expert knowledge of the campus, including its architectural
history, short and long range development plans, infrastructure and
current, on-going and future design and construction plans.

Education/Training:

Master's degree in Business Administration, City Planning (with
a property development focus) or other real estate related field,
or related experience.

Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate w/ experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by
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How to Apply
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attachment when applying.
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Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a
background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities.
Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews
information received in the context of the job responsibilities.
The University reserves the right to make employment contingent
upon successful completion of the background check.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a
background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities.
Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews
information received in the context of the job responsibilities.
The University reserves the right to make employment contingent
upon successful completion of the background check.
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