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Commercial Real Estate Lease Administrator

Institution: Portland State University
Posted date: Jun. 3, 2019
Closing Date: Jul. 5, 2019

Portland State University (PSU) is an urban university and Oregon’s largest – located in the heart of the vibrant city of Portland. PSU educates over 28,000 students and offers programs for Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. PSU is an internationally recognized urban university known for excellence in student learning, innovative research, and community engagement. PSU contributes to the economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and quality of life in the Portland region and beyond. Employees describe Portland State University as a vibrant, diverse, progressive place to work and an environment that welcomes process improvement and innovation. Portland State’s 49-acre downtown campus is located in the heart of one of America’s most vibrant centers of culture, business and technology. Facilities and Property Management (FPM) serves all members of the Portland State University (PSU) community. FPM takes a tremendous amount of pride providing an appealing campus environment in a professional and friendly fashion. The facilities and grounds at PSU consist of over 5 million square feet of facilities and approximately 50 acres of grounds and are the university’s largest asset. FPM is charged with the stewardship of this asset which contributes to attracting and retaining students, faculty and staff. The department staff works together as a dedicated team to create and maintain a superior and vibrant urban campus learning environment.

This position serves as a member of the Facilities & Property Management (FPM) Commercial Real Estate team supporting commercial lease agreements at Portland State University (PSU). Under the guidance of PSU’s Commercial Property Manager, this position coordinates parts of the property management program for FPM. The Commercial Real Estate Lease Administrator is responsible for assisting with the overall management for PSU’s portfolio of commercial properties. This position entails maintaining a positive relationship with tenants, vendors and contractors; as well as handling maintenance requests and coordinating tenant improvements. The position will also include contract preparation and review, tracking aged receivables and collection efforts on a monthly basis, and other administrative duties. This position will also be responsible for scheduling meetings using an electronic calendar and taking detailed meeting minutes when called for.

Link to the PSU posting here.  


Senior Real Estate Manager

Institution: University Of Oregon
Posted date: May. 23, 2019
Closing Date: Jul. 15, 2019

The University of Oregon seeks applications for a Senior Real Estate Manger in the Campus Planning Office of Campus Planning and Facilities Management.  This position has primary responsibility for overall management and oversight of campus real estate assets and activities including strategic planning, real estate transactions (leases, acquisitions, disposals, etc.), real estate development, documentation and records management, and the coordination of these activities with facilities planning on the main campus. Incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing goals and processes related to real estate planning, development, leasing, acquisition, and objectives set by university leadership.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, Law, Real Estate, or a related field.
• Five-year history of professional experience in real estate consulting, development, or related activities.

Professional Competencies
• Comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices, and laws related to real estate management, analysis, transactions (lease, purchase, disposal, easements, etc.), development, and documentation.
• Ability to work with sensitive, confidential information discreetly, ethically, and in accordance with university policies and state policies.
• Demonstrates an ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing, with varied groups and to work effectively with university students, faculty, and staff, as well as with real estate and property management professionals, lessees, governmental entities, community groups, and the general public.
• Ability to assemble, organize, and present information derived from a variety of original and secondary sources.
• Demonstrates an understanding of the objectives, components, and structure of a research university.
• Manages people in a way that advances and supports the mission of the office and university and promotes employee morale. Lead by example and maintains the highest ethical standards within the department and within the university.
• Demonstrates an ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Preferred Qualifications
• Eight or more years of professional experience in real estate consulting, development, or related activities
• Experience with the functioning of a research university.
• Experience or training with real estate management and decision-making procedures within a large public educational institution.
• Experience as a Lead worker or supervisor.

Full-time, 12-month Officer of Administration; Annual salary $75,000 - $85,000; excellent benefits, including health and dental, employer-paid retirement, and tuition benefits for employee or an eligible dependent, sick and vacation leave.

For a complete description of the position and application procedures, go to

Posting #523943.

Closing Date:  Application review begins June 19, 2019; position open until filled

Assistant Director of Real Estate Projects

Institution: Ohio State University
Posted date: May. 22, 2019
Closing Date: Jul. 6, 2019

Partners with University clients to develop strategies that fulfill real estate needs.  Leads a project delivery team focused on fulfilling the needs of University partners.  Provides departmental leadership, supervision, and guidance to staff; has decision making authority as delegated by the Director of Real Estate, including, but not limited to, approval authority for Project Memos.  Oversees real estate staff members and approves staff work output.  Completes due diligence and financial analysis for potential transactions; negotiates, drafts, reviews, and approves real estate purchase contracts, leases, easements, licenses, and memoranda of understanding; markets and shows available University property to prospective lessees and purchasers; completes strategic acquisitions and divestitures of real estate as directed; develops property specific marketing plans; negotiates and drafts purchase and sale contracts; completes all necessary due diligence.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: At least 5 years of managerial experience in a corporate or university real estate setting B.A. or B.S. in related field, or equivalent education/experience in real estate brokerage, real estate investment, facility management, project management, and/or real estate law.

SKILLS REQUIRED: Broad familiarity and experience with a wide array of real estate transactions; Capacity to negotiate for and achieve desired deal terms; Ability to think and work independently; Ability to supervise and work well with others; Extremely organized and detail-oriented; Capacity to manage multiple projects at the same time; Ability to prioritize; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook; Proficient in Adobe Acrobat Pro; Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

ADDITONAL SKILLS DESIRED: Real Estate License; Real Estate development knowledge; legal training; property management experience; accounting and/or finance expertise; specialized training from industry-oriented providers such as International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), or Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).

Please apply online for job opening number 449541 at

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.