Think you’ve got what it takes to make it at Porte? Are you driven? Ambitious? Creative? Can you roll up your sleeves and get the job done, then let your hair down and celebrate? Then maybe there’s a place for you here.

We’re not a giant, faceless corporation. We’re a family-run business, with big goals. Care to come along for the ride?

THE TEAM:

There are countless reasons to consider a career with Porte. For starters, you’ll be part of an encouraging, supportive team with plenty of room for growth.  You’ll enjoy perks like training and team building events throughout the year.  Plus, there’s our roof top patio, Friday happy hour, a weekly fitness workout and more!

You’ll be an integral part of a family company, building on 50 years of success, amazingly generous charitable work and progressive leadership in the real estate industry.  At all times guided by the Porte Promises of: People-Focused, Committed to Excellence, Trustworthy and Community Builders.

 

CURRENTLY HIRING:

 

Job Title: Commercial Lease Coordinator

Department: Property Management (Porte Realty Ltd.)

Reports to: Senior Property Manager

Term: Full-time/Permanent

Compensation: Salary + Commission + Benefits

THE TEAM:

There are countless reasons to consider a career with Porte. For starters, you’ll be part of an encouraging, supportive team with plenty of room for growth.  You’ll enjoy perks like training and team building events throughout the year.  Plus, there’s our roof top patio, Friday happy hour, a weekly fitness workout and more!

You’ll be an integral part of a family company, building on over 50 years of success, amazingly generous charitable work and progressive leadership in the real estate industry.  At all times guided by the Porte Promises of: People-Focused, Committed to Excellence, Trustworthy and Community Builders.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Commercial Lease Coordinator plays a crucial role in the day to day success of Porte. The Lease Coordinator works with outside brokers on new lease deals and works directly with existing tenants on lease renewals.  The Lease Coordinator ensures all work is guided by the Porte Promises.

 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Works with 3rd party leasing agents to ensure tenants’ needs are met.
  • Participates in new tenant move in process to ensure tenant satisfaction.
  • Maintains and updates the database of commercial lease expirations.
  • Works with the Senior Property Manager to set commercial lease renewal rates and negotiate new leases, and lease renewals, with commercial tenants.
  • Prepares, reviews and edits lease agreements, lease extension agreements, amendments, renewal letters and related documents as required.
  • Summarizes relevant lease provisions and produce summary spreadsheets
  • Administers the renewal process for existing and new commercial tenants.
  • Develops relationships with, and keeps in regular contact with, all commercial tenants to keep updated with their space needs; conducts research in order to provide alternative commercial spaces for tenants who need to move from their current locations.
  • Prepares all monthly reporting to the building owners for the commercial portfolio.
  • Develops relationships and networks in the industry.
  • Assist with due diligence of new investment opportunities.
  • Attends staff meetings as required.
  • Acts as backup to the Receptionist when required.
  • Performs other duties, as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Required training, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities:
    • Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by post-secondary education preferably in real estate or general business studies, or equivalent.
    • Two years’ experience in commercial real estate leasing and drafting lease agreements.
    • Experience using Yardi is preferred.
    • Strong customer service orientation.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Strong communication skills and the ability to work well with owners, tenants, consultants, lawyers, industry players and community stakeholders.
    • Confident and articulate communication style.
    • Good negotiator.
    • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
    • A good working knowledge of the commercial real estate market in greater Vancouver and Victoria.

 

COMPENSATION:

  • Competitive Salary plus Commission
  • Medical and Dental coverage
  • Parking provided
  • Vacation

If you are interested in joining the Porte team, please send a resume and cover letter to careers@porte.ca with ‘Commercial Lease Coordinator’ in the subject field.  Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis so you are encouraged to send your application in as soon as possible.  We will only contact those people selected for an interview.  Thank you for applying.

 

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Job Title:                   Residential Property Manager

Department:            Property Management

Term:                         Full-time permanent

To Apply:                  Cover Letter and Resume to careers@porte.ca

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Residential Property Manager manages all aspects of the residential rental portfolio, works with outside trades and service providers to maintain the properties to a high standard as well as directly supervises all on-site building caretakers.  The ideal candidate is well organized, detailed oriented, and functions well in a fast-paced work environment while ensuring that all work is guided by the Porte Promises.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop an annual plan for upgrades to residential buildings.
  • Oversees monthly rent increases; manages the rent increase process and works with building caretakers to notify tenants.
  • Prepares an annual budget for all residential buildings.
  • Manages all advertising and promotions to rent available and vacant suites and works with building caretakers to post ads.
  • Works with building managers to conduct market surveys and determine rental rates.
  • Conducts weekly site visits to each property and regularly inspects the physical state of all residential properties.
  • Responsible for the leasing and management of assembly homes with the assistance of the building managers.
  • Consults with residential building caretakers regarding tenant issues, and acts as the point of contact for building managers and residential tenants; ensures tenant issues are resolved.
  • Coordinates the regular servicing of all critical equipment and components of the properties.
  • Arranges for, and coordinates schedules, related to the maintenance and repairs of the residential properties together with Property Maintenance Manager.
  • Coordinates and approves all in-suite upgrades
  • Approves all invoices related to residential buildings.
  • Follows up on arrears rent, on occasion and as requested by Accounting staff; initiates and coordinates tenant evictions as required.
  • Prepares all month-end reporting to the building owners.
  • Maintains all files relating to the residential portfolio and maintains an accurate database of building caretaker vacation requests and time off.
  • Responds to after-hours emergencies as required according to the company emergency protocol list.
  • Participates in due diligence of potential new acquisitions and new rental developments.
  • Develops relationships and networks in the industry.
  • Attends staff meetings as required.
  • Performs other duties, as required.

 

TEAMWORK AND SUPERVISION:

  • Reports to the Senior Property Manager and works collegially with the Property Maintenance Manager, Accounting Department, Development, Sales & Marketing, Finance and Customer Experience teams, as well as with external consultants attached to these teams.
  • Recruits, trains and manages the residential building site caretakers.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required training, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities:

  1. High School Diploma
  2. At least 2 years’ experience in residential property management, or equivalent.
  3. Rental Property Managers License for BC (an asset but not required).
  4. Working knowledge of building maintenance processes and procedures.
  5. Experience supervising site staff, preferably in multiple locations, is required.
  6. Strong understanding of the Residential Tenancy Act
  7. Good knowledge and understanding of residential rental markets in the Greater Vancouver area
  8. Understanding of financial reporting, and experience reviewing and using financial information.
  9. Experience using Spectra, Yardi, or similar system (an asset but not required).
  10. Strong customer service orientation.
  11. Good communication skills and the ability to work well with tenants, consultants, industry players and community stakeholders.
  12. High level of organization and attention to detail
  13. Strong negotiator.
  14. Strong work ethic.
  15. Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  16. Experienced with MS Office programs, including Microsoft Word and Excel and the internet.
  17. Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.

 

WORKPLACE REQUIREMENTS:

Working conditions:

  1. Weekly site visits to all residential properties spread out around the lower mainland from White Rock to North Vancouver. More information on our properties can be found at https://porte.ca/rentals
  2. Occasional work outside normal office hours, including weekends on call.

 

COMPENSATION:

Competitive Salary + Benefits, Car and Phone Allowance

 

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@porte.caNo phone calls please.  Due to the anticipated volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those selected for an interview.   Thank you for your interest in this opportunity with Porte Communities.