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Leasing Director, Restaurant and Entertainment

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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 Leasing Director to join our Leasing team in Toronto. In this role you will lead a team in the Leasing of Restaurant & Entertainment concepts, and responsible for managing all aspects of tenancy including initial prospecting, offers, extensions, renewals, expansions and assignments. You will be responsible for managing broker relations, leasing and income projections, lease documentation and financial analyses.

You will be a key member of an engaged, high-reaching team—part of a world-class, winning culture that prioritizes people development and focuses on long-term growth. We take great pride in leading the industry by earning respect through every interaction, every day. We go above and beyond to protect and grow relationships by anticipating needs, being honest and considerate, and valuing customers as genuine partners.

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

• The leasing performance in order that meets or exceeds annual targets;
• Strategically determines the proper restaurant and entertainment mix that will produce an optimal ROI
• Day to day leasing responsibilities to meet the leasing objectives of the portfolio;
• Detailed report preparation and presentation;
• Managing negotiations through completion and follow-up of all lease related issues;
• Coordinating the leasing efforts with property operations, lease administration, asset management, and accounting groups;
• The creation and ongoing updating of strategies for Restaurant & Entertainment ;
• Participation and taking ownership of Restaurant & Entertainment budget process as it relates to annual leasing assumptions;
• Maintaining records, and to have in depth knowledge of various market information;
• Establishing and/or maintaining a strong industry presence and profile to foster relationships in the broker and tenant communities;
• Liaison with Asset Management team as it relates to strategy/recommendations, all relevant leasing decisions and detailed financial analysis; and
• Support to the Investments and Asset Management teams with respect to strategic planning, acquisitions, and dispositions while monitoring market activity and identifying potential business opportunities.

To succeed in this role, you:

• University or College education preferred;
• Minimum 5-7+ years of related Real Estate experience in a leadership capacity, with a minimum of 5 years of Retail Leasing experience;
• Have experience working in the hospitality and/or entertainment environments is preferred;
• Proven ability and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain strong business relationships;
• Demonstrate effective technical skills including financial analysis, presentation skills, and written reporting;
• Ability to adapt to fast-paced work environment;
• Thrive in a dynamic organization while working with ambiguity at times;
• Have flexibility to work extra hours on occasion and sometimes on short notice;
• Thrive in organizations that constantly evolve and adapt; and
• Driven to achieving results and continuously striving to deliver the highest performance through creative thinking.
• Have strong understanding of restaurant operations and knowledge of industry trends

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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