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Director, Real Estate Acquisition and Development

by Prime Management Group

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Nov 16, 2023

Job Description

Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes, is on the cusp of significant expansion, and we are seeking an exceptional individual to lead and develop our real estate team from the ground up. This is a unique opportunity to leverage your expertise and creativity, transforming our real estate operations into a cornerstone of the organization's success. As part of our vision for the future, we are looking for someone with a strategic vision to identify the most promising locations for new acquisitions and help drive our mission through the creation of new jobs. You will be responsible for charting a course that can significantly impact our presence in Southwestern Ontario, GTA, Kingston, Ottawa, and other regions across Ontario. Your ability to think strategically and act decisively will be a driving force in our success and in our ability to help those who are most in need.

If you are excited by the prospect of turning strategic visions into tangible realities, and you possess the passion and knowledge to lead our expansion efforts, we invite you to apply. Come be a part of a dynamic team that is committed to growth, positive change, and community impact. Together, we can help write the next chapter of success for Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes.

Prime Management Group Inc. is pleased to be partnering with Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes (Goodwill), in the search for a highly qualified and experienced Director, Real Estate Acquisition and Development. Reporting to a visionary, strategic Chief Operations Officer (COO), the Director, Real Estate Acquisition and Development, will be crucial in managing the organization's real estate strategy, research, analysis, and negotiation activities and become part of an extraordinary Senior Leadership Team. Embracing the vision for continued, exponential, sustainable growth, this strategic leader will be responsible for assessing opportunities for acquiring additional land or buildings to support the organization's growth and also oversee existing leases and facility agreements, nurturing relationships with landlords, developers, and municipal authorities. This committed champion will effectively utilize demographic analysis software to analyze market growth and donor potential, establishing well-defined site selection criteria. Collaboration with local municipalities will be essential to ensure compliance with zoning bylaws and other regulations, with a proactive approach to seeking necessary approvals or variances, as well as building and nurturing strong relationships with Commercial Real Estate firms, landlords, developers, REITs, Municipal Economic Development Departments, and politicians.

Key responsibilities will include preparing and submitting annual strategic plans, offering executive management advice on real estate implications, providing timely and accurate real estate trend analysis, and collaborating with senior management and executives to identify business options and solutions. The Director will likewise seek opportunities to expand Goodwill's
networking through close working relationships with other Goodwill organizations and Goodwill Industries International.

To excel in this role, the Director, Real Estate Acquisition and Development should possess the following:
- A track record of success in negotiating real estate acquisitions, divestitures, development, re-development, and planning and zoning-related matters is expected.
- A well-developed network and trusted relationships within the commercial real estate community
- Proven ability to leverage demographic technology tools and applications designed to collect, analyze, and visualize demographic data.
- Professional Urban Planning, Corporate Real Estate and/or Engineering background with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
- A deep understanding of all aspects of commercial real estate transactions including the legal implications thereof as well as familiarity with various local municipal and regional planning and zoning regulations within Ontario while protecting and enhancing the brand of Goodwill.
- Demonstrate excellent strategic problem-solving and risk management skills, creative thinking, sound judgment, and a high level of integrity and dependability.

Working in partnership with Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes, Prime Management Group Inc. will accept all resumes and cover letters from interested candidates in confidence. To express your interest in this opportunity, please submit your application here.
Requests for additional information about the role and/or confidential suggestions or nominations may also be submitted. Please contact Colleen Young, colleeny@pmg.on.ca and/or Kimberley Chesney, kimc@pmg.on.ca 519 672-7710 to discuss this role in confidence.

Prime Management Group Inc. is an Executive Search & Recruitment + HR Consulting firm serving Southwestern Ontario and beyond. Our search process ensures unwavering confidentiality while respectfully adhering to the Human Rights Act to uphold an unbiased and successful process for our candidates. We are committed to equity, value, and diversity and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   Prime Management Group
Telephone:   519-672-7710
Company Website: http://www.pmg.on.ca
Application URL: Click here to apply online