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Manager, Specialty Leasing (Urban)

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Full Time
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Closing Date:
February 15, 2019

Why join us?

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our leasing team in Toronto.

Oxford’s retail portfolio spans each of our global regions. In Canada specifically, it includes some of the country’s most popular and productive shopping centres, urban retail properties, and mixed-use spaces. Our eleven Canadian retail locations span three provinces – Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta – and operate in markets that directly target desirable shopper populations with growing potential spends on fashion, food, and services. Working closely with Office Portfolio management teams, National Specialty Leasing and Partnerships, Leasing and Marketing teams, the Manager, Specialty Leasing will manage and develop relationships that will maximize short term leasing, activation, sponsorship and media income opportunities for Oxford Properties’ office portfolio.

As a member of this team, you will be responsible for:

o Working with Oxford’s Real Estate Management teams nationally and locally, identify / create, target and sell partnership / sponsorship opportunities that will support Oxford’s corporate objectives of providing a superior customer experience and contributing positively to net operating income to the portfolio.
o Develop relationships with brand and agency partners to utilize the Oxford portfolio as part of their brand and marketing activation programs; sell the assets as a marketing medium
o Manage and grow existing accounts, and source / develop new income opportunities in the areas of short term and seasonal tenancies, pop up shops and activations and customer services
o Manage and work with our in–building media partner(s) to maximize both static and digital media income throughout the portfolio
o Stay abreast of pertinent industry trends and ensure both the national and local teams are kept informed; look for opportunities to develop strategic programming in alignment with these trends
o Provide guidance and over sight to the property management teams to ensure maximum program performance and support of Oxford brand and experience standards
o Review and provide regular updates / input on the SL Team budgets and programs

To succeed in this role, you:

• Post-secondary degree with a Marketing, Communications, Real Estate or Business major
• Minimum of three years direct experience of sales, marketing and partnership experience. Shopping centre specialty leasing, marketing, brand agency, or media sales experience is an asset.
• Strong computer skills including all MS Office applications (word, excel, PPT)
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive attitude
• Excellent communication and proven presentation skills
• Strategic thinker, creative and proactive

Our story:

OMERS is one of Canada’s leading pension funds. We invest over $85 billion for more than 470,000 plan members and their families. Our investment professionals use a direct-drive, active management strategy to invest in public and private markets from our offices in Toronto, New York, London and Sydney. We are committed to earning superior returns by attracting world-class investors and by building a culture of excellence.

Established in 1960, Oxford Properties Group is the real estate arm of OMERS, one of Canada’s largest pension funds with over $85 billion in assets. Today, Oxford is a global platform for real estate investment, development and management, with over 2,000 employees and over $45 billion of assets that it manages for OMERS and on behalf of its co-owners and investment partners. Headquartered in Toronto, Oxford has regional offices in Calgary, New York, Boston, Washington, DC, Singapore, Sydney and London, each with a team of talented professionals with deep real estate expertise and local market insight. For more information about us visit www.oxfordproperties.com.

OMERS is committed to having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we live and work. Diversity and Inclusion at OMERS means we respect and value the broadest range of experiences, geographies, gender, ethnicities and perspectives as key elements of our culture. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.

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