General Manager

Commercial Properties Limited - Saint John, NB (30+ days ago)

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Commercial Properties Limited has been developing and managing properties in Eastern Canada for over fifty years. We offer high quality premises, great locations, and focus strongly on tenant service. Our specialties include professional offices as well as industrial and retail real estate. We have completed projects over the recent past that we feel have made a difference in the communities we serve. Going forward, Commercial Properties will continue to focus on developing properties in a prudent manner as well as making select acquisitions of existing buildings to grow our portfolio and add value for the shareholders.

Reporting directly to the President, the General Manager will be responsible for running the business and managing operations to a high standard while ensuring profitability. The General Manager will manage the Company’s Finance, Operations, and Maintenance Departments as well as oversee Capital Projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation and success of the business’ strategic growth plan.

This position is viewed as a developmental role and it is anticipated that the successful candidate would assume the role of President as part of a pre-established succession plan.

Essential Functions:
Lead the Real Estate division in creating and achieving strategic growth plan.
Maintain oversight of Commercial Properties and oversee the success of the annual operating and capital budget.
Forecast annual capital budget requirements and oversee the control of budgets related to real estate projects and assets.
Oversee strategies to achieve cash flow and ROCE objectives and maximize the value of the organizations.
Manage a senior team in the functional areas of administration and finance, maintenance and capital projects, tenant relations.
Maintain a high level of quality in the assets and service provided to our clients, the tenants.
Oversee the protection and care of assets and building improvement projects.
Develop and maintain an Asset Management System to maximize asset life cycle.
Strive for operational excellence through technology and process improvement.
Manage, evaluate, and negotiate vendor contract requirements and establish performance specifications.
Represent the Company and build strong business relationships with current and future tenants and vendors.
Collaborate with the Brokerage team to ensure optimal financial results and occupancy.
Be part of the Senior Executive Brokerage team as it relates to new developmental projects and Acquisitions.
Understand the markets where we do business.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or a related field of study
Strong operations experience either in manufacturing operations, construction or building maintenance.
Minimum 10 years management experience with a proven track record.
Prior responsibility for profit and loss.
Commercial real estate experience is certainly an asset but is not a requirement for the position.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
Persuasive leader with financial acumen and a passion for performance results.
Strong operational capabilities with a proven track record of high performance.
Dynamic communicator, comfortable interacting at all levels of the organization, as well as with business owners, tenants and suppliers.
Conceptual thinker and able to navigate ambiguity, assess and analyze critical information for decision making and to ensure the data is telling is clearly understood.
If you are interested in exploring this opportunity please apply with a resume and cover letter.