Regional Municipality of Peel

  • Real Property Agent

    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/20/2018 9:24 AM)
    System ID
    # Positions
    Position Type and Status
    Regular Full-time
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Real Estate and Property Management
    Career Level
    Post End Date
    8/19/2018 9:24 AM
    CAD $88,093.00/Yr.
    CAD $110,115.00/Yr.
  • About Us

    The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 163,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.  Committed to service excellence, transparency in decision-making and responsible tax management, the Region delivers a wide range of municipal services that are customer-focused and cost-effective.


    The Region of Peel has recently completed a Strategic Planning process that engaged our residents and stakeholders to answer one question: “What can you imagine for the future of Peel?” All the feedback received formed the path forward and the strategic direction for the Region over the next 20 years.



    To learn more about the Region of Peel please visit our website or watch the Faces of Peel video to see how our employees impact the residents of Peel.


    Job Description

    Real Property Agent

    Corporate Services, Real Property and Asset Management, Real Property & Facility Acquisitions, Real Estate

    Regular Full Time Position


    Reporting to the Program Manager, the Real Property Agent provides comprehensive real estate acquisition, surplus and disposal, leasing and planning services necessary to secure and dispose of all real property rights. This involves site searches, negotiations, and property rights acquisitions to secure appropriate facilities for the corporation's departments and programs including Land Ambulance (Paramedic) stations, offices, clinics, long term care facilities, works yards, social housing sites, etc.  


    The candidate will possess a strong Real Estate background and a proven track record of purchasing and leasing various categories of real estate.


    The Real Property Agent will be responsible for:

    • Initial liaison with user departments and program providers to determine their real property needs. 
    • Rationalization of defined space needs against the corporation's existing real property portfolio, and identifying coordination opportunities with any other projects and acquisitions being undertaken by the corporation.
    • Cost/benefit analysis, "buy versus lease" and all other financial analysis as part of the business plan supporting recommended solutions.
    • Site searches, development planning analysis, market analysis, coordination of internal/external stakeholders and all other activities necessary to identify and rank possible and preferred real property solutions.
    • Review engineering design drawings to determine property impacts.
    • Negotiation for both purchase and leasing of a wide variety of user departments and property types (e.g., office, commercial, industrial, retail and land).
    • Effective and extensive communication which involves interpreting, negotiating, and persuading internal and external stakeholders to advance program and Regional goals.
    • Negotiate to acquire or dispose of various property rights pertaining to Region Owned Assets.
    • Facilitate development planning analysis, market analysis, and coordination of internal/external stakeholders on Region Owned Assets.
    • Retain and monitor external consultants as necessary to deliver the above analysis including appraisers, brokers, planners, environmental and any other third party services.
    • Prepare internal and review external appraisal reports for specific projects (i.e. acquisition, surplus and disposal, tax assessment).
    • Draft and complete all Agreements and any other documents needed in cooperation with internal Legal Services that are necessary to complete real estate transactions.
    • Develop and implement a short term and long range strategy for managing, rationalizing and disposing of real property assets. 
    • Manage all preparation, marketing and procurement actions necessary to dispose of surplus real property for the best return for the Region.  Including reporting to Regional Council.
    • Review project status with Program Manager, clients and Legal Services to ensure deadlines are met and that all municipal policies and procedures and that all applicable legislation is complied with.
    • Bring real estate professionalism to all projects including an awareness of the political environment of conducting real estate activities for a municipal government.
    • Utilize your experience and expertise where policies do not provide guidance to help direct problem solving analysis and research (political impacts, impacts to property owner, review of law, appraisal information, market condition, scheduling of projects, expropriation), for feasibility and analysis, and implement recommended solution.
    • Real estate project planning including critical path analysis for property delivery, setting objectives, prioritizing and setting tasks, and monitoring property acquisition budgets for individual projects.
    • Provide indirect supervision, guidance and mentoring to staff within the section.
    • Demonstrate expertise in technical areas such as legal, engineering, appraisal, negotiations.



    • Post-secondary education in a related field (Urban Planning, Urban Affairs, Real Estate, Geography) plus a minimum of 8 years of previous municipal real estate experience including acquisitions, surplus and disposal, and complex facility leasing. 
    • Designated member of the Real Estate Institute of Canada, Appraisal Institute of Canada and/or International Right of Way Association, or progress/qualifications leading to such designations.
    • Strong real estate agreement negotiation and documentation skills.
    • Sound knowledge of all applicable legislation related to municipal real estate including Municipal Act, Planning Act, Land Titles Act, Commercial Tenancies Act, Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, Expropriations Act, Environmental Assessment Act and Regional Municipality of Peel Act.
    • Sound knowledge of Land Title Office procedures, legal surveys and other plans, and engineering procedures and plans as they relate to property rights.
    • Sound knowledge of general legal matters pertaining to real property rights and the transfer of real property.
    • Strong project management skills, organizational abilities, time management skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced multi-project environment.
    • Excellent writing and communication skills.
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.


    Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton

    Hours of work: 35 hours a week; Monday to Friday


    If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply directly online.


    Additional Information

    At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


    Please be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.


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