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Director of Facilities, Resources, and Planning

Institution: Penn State University
Posted date: May. 8, 2017
Closing Date: Jun. 5, 2017


Director of Facilities, Resources, and Planning

Closing Date:  June 5, 2017

Primary responsibilities include space planning and management, coordination and execution of real estate transactions, capital project and special assigned project programming, instructional space management and improvements, event scheduling and management and high level leadership and project budget management for several University-wide committees. Supervise 17 staff and oversee the annual operating and special project budgets of the department. Lead  process improvement efforts with key stakeholders and business partners in optimizing the delivery of space planning and real estate services across the University.

FR&P is a division in the Office of Physical Plant. The director reports to Associate Vice President, Physical Plant for overall operation of the division. Director also reports to Associate Vice President Finance and Business for real estate matters and will work with the AVP for Finance and Business in evaluating the University’s real estate portfolio, investigating and/or implementing actions developed by the Property Steering(PSC) and Property Executive Committees(PEC).

The Director serves as Secretary to the Facilities Resources Committee (FRC), working with the Provost, Senior Vice President for Finance and Business, Deans, Vice Presidents, Chancellors and other senior administrators to assess, plan and develop alternatives to meet space needs for academic and administrative units.

The Director will be responsible to oversee and coordinate the execution of all real estate transactions to support acquisitions, disposals, and leases as well as property management of leased property. The Director serves on the PSC and PEC and is responsible to complete real estate projects and analysis as required or assigned.

This position requires a depth of knowledge of: Higher education space requirements within all academic disciplines to support the instructional, research and service missions of each college or unit. Methods to ensure equitable distribution of limited resources to serve overall University mission, objectives, and assigned priorities. Real estate principles and practices, methods and procedures used in competitive real estate transactions.

Typically requires a Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in Architecture, Engineering, Management or related discipline or higher plus twelve years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Leasing Specialist

Institution: Portland State University
Posted date: Apr. 18, 2017
Closing Date: Jun. 2, 2017


Portland State University

A thriving campus in the heart of Portland! As Oregon’s most affordable public research university, Portland State University offers tremendous opportunity to 27,000 students from all backgrounds. Our mission to “let knowledge serve the city” reflects our dedication to finding innovative, sustainable solutions to local and global problems.

The PSU Campus Planning Office is charged with integrating the physical development and operations of PSU with the University’s goals of environmental stewardship, academic excellence, and student success. Campus planning activities include facilities and space planning, transportation planning, campus design, and space programming and management.

Position Summary
Portland State University Campus Planning Office (CPO) is seeking a Leasing Specialist to assist with leasing properties owned by PSU, including working with outside brokers and internal stakeholders to recommend the best tenant mix for the University.

The Leasing Specialist will work directly with the Director of Campus Planning and Design to determine leasing strategies, marketing plans and overall commercial retail approach.

In addition, the Leasing Specialist will assist with efforts to lease space for the University when necessary, developing leasing policies, tracking commercial real estate trends and assisting with special projects when required.

Minimum Qualifications
Two years of experience with responsibility for program or project monitoring and coordination. The experience must have included program evaluation responsibility.

Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of real estate, broker, property management or real property negotiation experience.

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Senior Project Manager

Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Posted date: Apr. 11, 2017
Closing Date: May. 31, 2017

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.


Real Estate Assets and Development is a unit within the Senior Vice Chancellor’s office, Finance and Administrative Services, and is responsible for all UCSF Campus and Medical Center real estate activities in support of UCSF’s teaching, research, health care, and community services missions. The department manages a portfolio of over 1 million square feet of leased properties at an annual base rental cost of approximately $65 million per year and manages tenant improvements and third party development projects ranging from $200 million per year. The department provides asset management services for UCSF’s real estate portfolio and structures and negotiates commercial real estate transactions for Campus and Medical Center real estate acquisition, disposition, and development ranging from new building construction to tenant improvements in leased properties for research laboratories, clinic spaces, offices, residential uses, animal facilities, and other technical academic research and healthcare facilities for Campus and Medical Center needs.


Senior Project Manager

654 Minnesota Street location; San Francisco, CA

Req # 46762BR


The Facilities Project Management Specialist with expert level skill and expertise in one or more highly complex areas of the design and construction process for major and significant building projects; expertise may be in the area of emerging technologies within construction practices such as sustainability. Serves as the technical expert in field of expertise. Advises senior management and consults with industry professionals in designing, planning and implementing complex, technical systems and / or customized construction features. Exercises independent judgment, and provides guidance to lower level Building Project Management Specialists.


Required Qualifications         

• Bachelor's degree and equivalent experience or training in architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning, landscape architecture or construction management

• Minimum of five years related experience

• LEED AP or license to practice in at least one of the following professions: architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning or landscape architecture

• Active Professional Engineer or Architect

• Certificate to practice in at least one of the following professions: architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning or landscape architecture

• Expert written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, including expert level political acumen and negotiation skills

• Expert knowledge of design and construction, contract administration and state building codes, including expert understanding of industry practices or highly specialized and critical disciplines

• Expert project management skills to effectively manage highly complex projects or highly specialized and critical components of projects with a significant impact on the organization

• Expert skill in building, maintaining and nurturing strong professional relationships to achieve short and long range program implementation goals

• Expert knowledge in one or more complex, technical areas of construction, such as sustainability, mechanical engineering, landscape architecture, infrastructure or other specialty fields

• Expert skill to apply specific technological solutions in the construction planning phase and skill in ensuring appropriate implementation and function during project construction and completion

• Within area of expertise, expert skill in advising and consulting with all levels of management and/or capital planning, budgeting and construction professionals

• Expert skill in promoting, advancing and implementing programs within area of expertise

• Advanced knowledge of the organization, including its infrastructure, rules, regulations, policies and short and long range strategic plans

• Expert analytical, organizational, project management and problem recognition / avoidance / resolution skills


Note: Fingerprinting and background check required. Effective March 13, 2017, pre-employment background checks will be required for all staff employees.


Preferred Qualifications         


• Experience in Real Estate project, Capital project and program management, policy deployment and relationship management.

• Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with university Leadership, private sector property owners and developers, City Planning officials, community representatives



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The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Head of Real Estate

Posted date: Mar. 30, 2017
Closing Date: Jun. 30, 2017


Head of Real Estate Services and Asset Management

Our client is a private research university, with over 20,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students combined, representing 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Located in upstate New York, the school is home to 13 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees.

As part of a broad strategic plan, the university has set objectives, strategies, metrics, and a timeline around certain focus areas that includes the management of the University’s Real Estate assets. We are seeking a Head of Real Estate who will report to the senior team.

The Head of Real Estate Services and Asset Management will provide strategic leadership and vision related to the real estate activities of the University. Reporting to the CFO, this role will provide oversight for staffing, budgetary and fiscal responsibility in the areas of real estate acquisition, disposition, leasing, management and development for all of the real property assets. The individual will also provide leadership and advise the senior administration on strategic opportunities involving acquisition, disposition, and lease of all real property. The individual will work in close coordination with Campus Facilities and manage the personnel responsible for supporting institutional real estate management and lease administration.

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Executive Director of Real Estate

Institution: University of Michigan
Posted date: Mar. 28, 2017
Closing Date: May. 31, 2017


University of Michigan Executive Director of Real Estate

The University of Michigan has retained WK Advisors to identify candidates for their Executive Director of Real Estate position.  This newly created role will be responsible for managing a portfolio of leased space that encompasses 1.6 million square feet.  The successful candidate will be involved in initiatives to reduce costs and maximize use of, and develop an overall strategic approach to leased space. This is an exciting opportunity for a role with high visibility in an organization that is truly dedicated to people.  

The University of Michigan is located in beautiful Ann Arbor which boasts of a thriving community rich with historical significance and easy access to many outdoor sporting activities.

If you are interested in this role or would like additional information please submit your resume or send your request to


Melinda Morton or Diane Nicholas
WK Advisors
2000 Warrington Way, Suite 200
Louisville, Kentucky  40222
Phone: 502-228-4030
Toll Free:  877-228-4030
Fax: 502-426-2719