Job Title: Real Estate Manager
Start Posting: 2018-10-03
End Posting: 2018-10-22
Ministry of Citizens' Services

Real Estate Manager
$73,400.00 - $101,900.00 annually

Note: This position is excluded from union membership

The Real Property Division (RPD), within the Ministry of Citizens' Services, provides everything needed to manage the Province's real estate portfolio, office space, furniture and special-purpose facilities.

The Real Estate Manager acts as a consultant in the delivery of strategic advisory services to broader public sector customers, applying portfolio management, asset management, and real estate expertise to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the provincial government's inventory of real property. The position manages the physical, functional and financial performance of an assigned portfolio of properties. The Real Estate Manager provides stewardship for an inventory of owned properties to cost-effectively support the current and long-term program needs of clients and develops and manages the implementation of stewardship strategies that maximize the utility and financial performance of individual owned assets relative to established objectives.
Qualifications for this role include:
- Post-secondary degree in Urban Land Economics, Building Technology, Urban Planning, or Business or Public Administration; a professional real estate designation is preferred (i.e., AACI, CCIM, CPM, RPA, FRI, RI(BC)); or PMP certification. An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may be considered.
- 5 years or more Senior management experience in the asset or portfolio management industry.
- Experience analysing complex real estate transactions, investments, asset appraisal and valuations, program management and operational performance.
- Experience and competency in a range of real estate-related functions, including asset management, portfolio management, property management, sales, acquisitions, leasing, urban planning, and development planning.
- Experiencing producing high quality documents, public facing documents, business case materials, reports and various other written materials as required. This will include briefing notes for Ministry and Government executives, Treasury Board Submissions, Cabinet Submissions, etc.
- Experience and competency in leading people and managing cross-functional activities. Includes proven experience establishing and maintaining productive, collaborative relationships with diverse individuals and groups, influencing, negotiating and motivating as required to achieve desired outcomes.

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Your Career as a Mortgage Broker

To become registered as a mortgage broker, interested individuals must meet prescribed educational requirements. The Sauder School of Business Real Estate Division at the University of British Columbia provides a course offered through distance learning. For more information, please call 604-822-8444 or visit for the Mortgage Brokerage Licensing Program details.

The CMBA-BC also offers a practical course – the Canadian Mortgage Brokers Course – which provides participants with information currently not part of the UBC mortgage brokers’ course curriculum. This course is not mandatory. It is designed for new or soon-to-be mortgage brokers and will also be very helpful for people in related industries. It provides a clear picture of the processes involved in seeking and obtaining approval of mortgage financing. Please visit our Events Centre for more information on the CMBA-BC course.

Applicants must either complete or challenge the UBC course and then must register with the Financial Institutions Commission (FICOM). FICOM is the government body that regulates mortgage brokers and can be reached at 604-660-3555.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you must register and obtain a license from FICOM prior to working as a mortgage broker. It is an offence to carry on the business of a mortgage broker in British Columbia without proper registration and licensing. Please refer to paragraphs above for details on educational requirements.

Mortgage Brokers are compensated on a commission basis so incomes vary widely from one individual to another. A successful mortgage broker will earn an income similar to other successful sales professionals.

While there is no regulation prohibiting this, most companies do not hire part time brokers. It is a challenging career that requires a high level of effort, knowledge and attention to detail. Most employers find that part time brokers are not able to devote the time and energy required to properly serve their clients’ needs in a professional manner.

Many different personalities can be successful but there some common skills and traits that most brokers have. Mortgage Brokers must be fluent in reading, writing and conversing in English. They require knowledge of mathematics to at least the high school level. Integrity is crucial when dealing with clients, financial institutions and other professionals in the real estate industry. Strong interpersonal and stress management skills help brokers deal with clients who are looking for calm guidance and timely answers about an important financial transaction.

A mortgage broker is generally a sales position and requires prospecting for clients. Most new mortgage brokers spend a great deal of time early in their career building a referral network of realtors, accountants, lawyers and other professionals who trust and refer clients to the broker. Over time successful brokers also build a large base of satisfied clients who refer friends and associates to the mortgage broker based on their own positive experience. Some mortgage brokers find advertising successful and some employers provide leads to new brokers.

The provincial regulator requires course completion through the Sauder School of Business. This course can be taken over the period of one year, with written exams at completion. Once you have passed your exams, you will need to find an employer, preferably with an CMBA-BC corporate member. (All graduates are required to work for an existing designated company for a minimum of two (2) years before independent office opportunities.) Once employed, you must submit your registration to FICOM for your license. Then it is time to Become A Member of CMBA-BC and start attending our educational and networking events. Let us help you launch your career!