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Deputy Director - Real Estate and Economic Development

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Deputy Director - Real Estate and Economic Development
Job Status Regular Full Time (Exempt)
Position Overview
The City of North Vancouver is an award-winning municipality in the heart of Metro Vancouver’s beautiful North Shore. With a history that spans more than 100 years, it is a thriving community experiencing robust growth. Those who have chosen to live and work in the City of North Vancouver enjoy a high quality of life that includes easy access to transportation, services, and everyday conveniences. The City’s strong commitment to the future is reflected in its vision to build a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable community for all. With an approximate population of 60,000 residents and growing, the City of North Vancouver’s vision is to be a vibrant, diverse, and highly resilient community that strives to balance the social, economic and environmental needs of the community.
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, CNV’s first Deputy Director – Real Estate and Economic Development will provide leadership to its Real Estate and Economic Development teams.
 In this role, you will lead the development of a Land Stewardship Model for CNV’s residential and commercial landholdings covering land acquisition, portfolio optimization, and use, lead real estate and land development research, and provide strategic real estate advice in support of CNV’s vision for redeveloping areas of the City, including the best use of surplus lands. You will oversee strong economic development work in the City, including the development and implementation of economic development strategies, policies, plans and programs as well as the management of business licensing and related regulations to support the City’s business community. As a key member of the senior management team, you will seek and respond to opportunities to drive the growth and diversification of CNV’s revenues, develop strong and positive relationships with external stakeholders, and contribute to the strategic direction and overall management and growth of the City. 
You will have post-secondary business degree with a focus on real estate economics or appraisal, or equivalent, along with seven years of related work experience. Certification with the Appraisal Institute of Canada and/or a Masters of Business Administration Degree would be an asset. You will also have extensive knowledge and experience with complex lands negotiations and business development experience. You will have proven interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to guide and direct a team of professionals, as well as the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with elected officials, stakeholders, and the general public.
Hours of Work
Additional Information
During the recruitment process, applicants will be requested to provide a current Police Information Check (PIC). 
How to Apply
Should you be interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity with the City of North Vancouver, please contact PFM Executive Search with your resume and letter of introduction, in confidence, to All enquiries will be responded to.
 We respectfully acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional and unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. The City of North Vancouver is committed to Reconciliation with these Nations, who have lived on these lands since time immemorial.  
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 2023-0145
Job Open Date 09/15/2023
Job Close Date 11/30/2023
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  1. Resume
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