Manager of Real Estate Acquisitions & Development, Real Estate Service

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

Job Description

About Berkeley
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the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness,
freedom and acceptance-academic and artistic, political and
cultural-make it a very special place for students, faculty and
Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to
work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding
work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for
a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to
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Departmental Overview
Real Estate Services Office (RESO) is a professional business
unit within VC Finance / Capital Strategies which delivers real
estate services within the campus and the broader Northern
California Bay Area. 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. The office manages real estate
sales, purchases, joint ventures and development opportunities and
a leased portfolio consisting of Regents-as-Tenant leases and
Regents-as-Landlord leases.
The Manager - Real Estate Acquisitions & Development position is
responsible for directing the development, design and
implementation of strategies to increase the utilization of
University real estate assets on and off the campus in order to
further the mission of the University. This position is also
responsible for assessing properties for potential 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
collaborates with and manage 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
academic, hotels, housing, retail, and office uses.
Involves providing strategic and long range planning for the
programming, design, development and disposition of campus
properties and facilities, including buildings, infrastructure and
landscape projects; research, collect and analyze planning data to
develop campus planning policies and procedures; project planning,
design and program guidelines; compliance with environmental
planning regulations and architectural design review.
Directs, organizes and implements high level real estate
development services in consultation with the Associate Vice
Chancellor, Capital Strategies and other senior campus and/or
University administrative officers.
Plans, organizes, supervises and/or performs the high level
planning services for 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.
Resolves difficult or complex problems/situations related to
professional work in the development, revision, refinement and/or
amplification of long range development plans
Performs 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 professional work in the development, revision,
refinement and/or amplification of long range development
Serves as technical specialist and provides expertise in campus
planning and community planning programs relating to the campus
strategic plans.
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.
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.
Required Qualifications

Advanced knowledge/skills all aspects of real estate
development, property acquisition, other real property-related
fields, including knowledge/skills in large-scale site planning and
Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication
skills, including advanced political acumen and negotiation
Advanced analytical and project management skills.
Advanced 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.
Advanced skills in in building, maintaining and nurturing
strong professional relationships to achieve short and long range
campus development goals.
Advanced knowledge/skills in all aspects of city planning,
architecture, other planning-related fields, including
knowledge/skills in large-scale site planning.
Advanced skills in building, maintaining and nurturing strong
professional relationships to achieve short and long range campus
development goals.
Master's degree in Business Administration, City Planning (with
a property development focus) or other real estate related field,
or similar work experience.
Salary & Benefits

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