Leasing Agent

Paramount Management - Halifax, NS (30+ days ago)

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The Lawen Group is the controlling company for Dexel and Paramount Management (Paramount), providing property development and management services across Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). Since 1972, the Lawen Group has forged a reputation for superior construction and management for a large portfolio of properties including 1,200 residential units and 300,000 square feet of commercial retail and office space throughout HRM.

Summary Description:

Provide exceptional service with our customers and internal staff. Responsible for achieving full occupancy of multi-residential apartment portfolio by maximizing leasing capabilities and strategies while supporting the marketing plan. Provide professional and welcoming environment as the company’s first impression to prospective tenants.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure effective leasing of units including enquiries, viewings and facilitation of application and leasing process with related paperwork
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and market conditions including market analysis of existing and new stock, finishes, rental incentives, design and amenities
  • Establish and maintain site leasing office for new construction
  • Prepare various monthly, quarterly and annual reports to assist with leasing strategies
  • Prepare and execute leasing plan with recommendations including pricing, incentives and leasing targets
  • Monitor and maintain advertising initiatives including signage, newspapers, online advertising and websites
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive file and communication systems for prospective tenants and status
  • Confirm properties are market ready including units, common areas and amenity spaces
  • Provide additional support in leasing efforts for the entire company residential portfolio

Education / Training:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field marketing, advertising, public relations or business administration
  • Certified Leasing Officer

Related Experience:

  • Minimum three years’ experience in this industry or related field of work
  • Property Management industry
  • Sales and/or Customer Service Representative
  • Residential Leasing and/or hospitality industry

Skills / Knowledge:

  • Excellent computer skills including MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
  • Marketing skills related to social media, website management, event organization and survey software
  • Familiarity of applicable policies and legislation relating to marketing, leasing of property and resident/landlord relations including leasing agreements and Nova Scotia Residential Tenancy Act
  • Excellent phone manner
  • Thorough understanding of competing properties and market conditions

Capabilities:

  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills while remaining culturally aware
  • Exhibit great tact and composure under pressure while managing competing priorities
  • Customer service and sales orientated with strong negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Establish and sustain cooperative and collaborative working relationships
  • Consistently professional in demeanor and appearance
  • Demonstrate initiative and work ethic
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and achieve quality results
  • Responsive to changing priorities and requirements
  • Self-directed with high degree of initiative, creativity and flexibility with time management

Work Conditions:

  • Primarily based in an office or temporary leasing station.
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, and climb stairs for extended periods of time
  • Exposed to outside weather conditions and occasional high noise levels
  • Local travel requiring a reliable vehicle for daily transportation, valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance
  • Extended work hours at times including evenings, weekends, holidays and serve on-call to facilitate viewings and accept telephone enquiries

As the successful candidate, you will be joining an entrepreneurial organization that manages some of the most recognizable and creative residential buildings in Halifax. You will have the opportunity to be a part of properties that will shape the city’s future, and you will be rewarded with a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to HERE

While we do appreciate all applicants interest in the position, only those selected to move on to the interview process will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Commission