Current Opportunities

Director, Asset Management, Multi-Residential

GWL Realty Advisors is a leading Canadian real estate investment advisor providing comprehensive asset management, property management, development, portfolio management and specialized real estate advisory services to pension funds and institutional and retail clients. As a trusted real estate investment advisor, we are known for strong corporate governance, stewardship of clients’ assets and a commitment to outstanding customer service. We have earned and maintained the trust of our clients by helping them reach their investment goals. GWL Realty Advisors seeks to deliver strong returns for its investors in order to remain the trusted partner for real estate advice and services.

GWL Realty Advisors is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Great-West Life Assurance Company.

At GWL Realty Advisors, trust, accountability and recognition are the cornerstones that have created our unique and rewarding high-performance culture.

Thank you for your interest in joining the GWL Realty Advisors team. Successful candidates whose skills and interests fit the opportunity will be contacted.

Position Overview:  
Reporting to the Vice President, Asset Management, Multi-Residential the successful candidate will fill the full-time position of Director located in Calgary, AB. The primary responsibility of the Director, Asset Management Multi-Residential is the development and implementation of an investment strategy of the multi-residential real estate portfolio.   


• Direct asset management responsibilities for a diverse portfolio located across Western Canada
• Initiate and prepare cash flow and underwriting analysis of value-creation opportunities, and complete presentation materials summarizing results
• Develop and implement annual budgets and business plans to maximize the value of the assigned portfolio including hold/sell recommendations capital improvements/renovations/redevelopment plans; approve sale/lease programs
• Anticipate future market conditions in decision-making related to income and capital management
• Research and analysis of market, location, physical and property management factors, review rent roll, financial data and valuation methods to make conclusions on asset values and advocate value enhancement potential
• Review physical added value enhancements; advise on and approve marketing plans
• Prepare internal property valuations for the assigned portfolio and interact with third party appraisers
• Foster and maintain strong positive relationships with the brokerage, appraisal and overall real estate community
• Involvement with development and acquisition activity as well as assisting in identifying growth opportunities 
• Assist in selection as to location, timing, financial structure and sourcing of acquisitions; coordinate documentation, due diligence, financing and Board Summary packages
• Prepare asset management reports in a timely fashion as required, assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures internal and client reporting
• Effectively manage risk (i.e. title, legal, environmental, indemnities, tenant covenant, etc.)
• Provide leadership and direction across departments - property management, technical services, etc.
• Work closely and in collaboration with property management teams
• Direct an asset management team with accountability for regional portfolio performance


• Undergraduate or graduate degree in business or other related discipline (finance, economics, real estate, and accounting, as examples); MBA and/or CFA designation are beneficial
• Minimum of ten (10) years of real estate experience
• A strong background in Real Estate valuation; intermediate to expert level of Excel required
• Some travel across Canada required 
• Ability to conduct highly detailed reviews of financial and contractual information identifying key issues and providing accurate, reliable summaries
• Ability to apply logic and reasoning to analyze complex financial, legal and contractual problems and to provide solutions or recommendations
• Highly developed written and verbal communication skills including negotiation and persuasion; at ease with formal and informal presentations
• Ability to understand real estate values, including DCF models and the appraisal processes
• Strong computer skills with a high degree of proficiency in spreadsheet applications
• Be able to multi-task while working under pressure and tight deadline parameters
• Team player with an understanding of leading, group dynamics, track record of proactively completing tasks

Location:Calgary, AB
Date Posted: 8/19/2013
Job Type: Permanent