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Leasing Asset Manager

Institution: University Of California, San Diego
Posted date: Mar. 30, 2020
Closing Date: May. 14, 2020

UC San Diego

Leasing Asset Manager

Filing Deadline: Mon 3/30/2020

Salary Range: $90,000 - $110,000 /year


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Real Estate (RE) provides real estate services for the UC San Diego campus multi-million dollar portfolio of University owned and leased property, public/private partnerships, property acquisition and disposition, and off-campus leasing. RE is a comprehensive real estate organization whose objectives are to complete real estate transactions on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of its clients and as a fiduciary for The Regents. The office comprises functional units that include off-campus leasing, licenses, fiscal management and administrative services, and asset management.



UC San Diego Real Estate is looking to add an extremely creative individual to assume the role of Leasing Asset Manager. Under direction of the Executive Director of Real Estate and the Director of Asset Management, the Leasing Asset Manager will represent the University as landlord for leasing selected campus spaces to restaurant and retail operators, research institutes and entrepreneurs, and technology tenants.


The position will also be responsible for negotiating and preparing license agreements and facility use agreements with third parties. Specific skills required for success are performing financial analyses, deal negotiations, legal contracting, coordination with the University’s third party real estate brokerage teams, and on-going asset management of commercial real estate tenants as the landlord representative. This is a unique opportunity to play a vital role in the campus growth and transformation for one of the world’s top-ranked public universities.


The Leasing Asset Manager is a leader with a high degree of knowledge and expertise in Real Estate leasing and Asset Management. Uses real estate skills to provide real estate services, analyses, negotiations, legal contracting and management of commercial real estate transactions. Under Direction of the Director of Asset Management, the incumbent is responsible for leasing, licensing and asset management of their assigned assets. This includes all management and implementation of these functions which involve research, financial analyses, financial reporting, business and contract negotiations, contract document creation, drafting and site improvement coordination with private, public and governmental agency representatives, business owners, property owners, developers, real estate brokers and attorneys.



• Professional experience in commercial real estate practices and lease contract development. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of real property asset management.

• Ability and experience in conducting analysis relating to financial and legal contractual terms, contract development, space planning, coordinating tenant improvements projects, finance, and property management. Skills in drafting of licenses and complex legal documents.

• Thorough knowledge and understanding of commercial property management, basic real estate law, and contract interpretation. Specifically, experience with and knowledge of real property lease and license contracts in order to verify compliance with financial terms and draft license agreements.

• Proven ability and experience in conducting lease negotiations relating to financial and legal contractual terms, contract development, space planning, coordinating tenant improvements projects, finance, and property management. Experience in this section are required for this position with the exception of lease negotiations.

• High level of analytical, mathematical and decision-making skills in order to analyze and interpret financial and legal contractual terms and to draft formal contracts. Ability to effectively resolve legal, financial and contractual issues and disputes.

• Graduation from college with a major in business administration, economics, statistics, educational administration, political science, or an allied field; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Demonstrated experience in administrative analysis or operations research, typically three to five (3 - 5) years minimum.

• Proficient computer skills, involving production of complex legal contracts, as well as analyses including spreadsheets, databases and modeling applications, specifically for financial feasibility analysis, operating budget performance analysis and database development.

• Demonstrated knowledge of economic and general accounting principles and practices.

• Proven ability to deal with a multiplicity of demands and projects on an ongoing basis. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment of changing priorities and to maintain accuracy and attention to detail.

• Experience with and knowledge of complex real estate financial and budget management principles, general accounting practices, development of budgets, budget reconciliation, and forecasting, including financial analysis concepts (DCF, IRR, etc.).

• Demonstrated experience in providing work direction to other staff with the ability to delegate, motivate, and monitor performance.

• Proven ability to operate standard office equipment and proven experience with automated financial, payroll, purchasing, and other administrative systems. Skills in records management (paper-based and electronic).

• Thorough understanding of risk management, seismic, fire and other life safety and ADA compliance issues.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to compile data and information, and draft formal documents and produce reports. Ability to draft accurate correspondence based upon negotiations and/or conversations, and the ability to keep accurate notes regarding transactions.

• Strong interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy and flexibility to interact and maintain working relationships with University departments, administration, industry representatives, charitable organizations and governmental agencies. Skills to clearly communicate information to a broad variety of people in written form, in person and on telephone.



• Possess a California Department of Real Estate Salespersons License.



• Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

• Duties may require direct contact with children (defined as individuals under the age of 18). Completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form will be required.


Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce. This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:

a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year)

c) Work/Life Balance

d) Life insurance

e) UC Retirement Plan

f) Pet Insurance 


For more information about UCSD Benefits please visit and UCSD Work/Life visit


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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Executive Director, Real Estate Services

Institution: California State University, Office of the Chancellor
Posted date: Feb. 28, 2020
Closing Date: Apr. 13, 2020

WittKieffer is collaborating with the California State University System Office to identify its Executive Director, Real Estate Services. The California State University (CSU) is the largest comprehensive university system in the country, and one of three public higher education systems in the state, alongside the University of California and the California Community Colleges.


The CSU is comprised of 23 campuses, spanning from Humboldt in the north to San Diego in the south, and offers undergraduate, graduate and select doctoral degrees, either independently or in partnership with the UC or private universities. The CSU also maintains several unique research facilities and numerous satellite campuses across the state.


Reporting to the Assistance Vice Chancellor, Capital Planning, Design, and Construction, the Executive Director, Real Estate Services will provide systemwide leadership through policy direction and the strategic acquisition and development of real estate on behalf of the California State University. The Executive Director will serve as the primary contact to support and assist the campuses regarding land acquisition/disposition and public/private real estate development projects. In addition, the Executive Director will oversee the maintenance of official records of real estate held by the Trustees of the California State University and develop presentations to the Board of Trustees regarding real estate acquisition and development proposals.



  • Master’s Degree in a related field, or bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience in a leadership position.


Knowledge and Work Experience

  • Significant experience reviewing and analyzing financial plans related to real estate development.
  • Preferred to have knowledge of construction industry and public works contract law, rules regulations, in addition to CSU contract law. Demonstrated ability in translating new contract law into policy.


Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries to Ben Haden and Kristina Paudler, via the WittKieffer Candidate Portal or email