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Real Estate Services Office (RESO) is a professional business unit within VC Finance / Capital Strategies which delivers real estate services within the campus and the broader Northern California Bay Area. RESO has overall responsibility for managing a program that optimizes the utilization of its off-campus real estate assets to further the facilities goals and financial objectives of the Berkeley Campus. The office manages real estate sales, purchases, joint ventures and development opportunities and a leased portfolio consisting of Regents-as-Tenant leases and Regents-as-Landlord leases.
The Manager – Real Estate Acquisitions & Development position is responsible for directing the development, design and implementation of strategies to increase the utilization of University real estate assets on and off the campus in order to further the mission of the University. This position is also responsible for assessing properties for potential lease, or potential purchase, and then managing the successful completion of property acquisitions. The position is responsible for preparing and analyzing complex financial analyses to determine the feasibility of development and acquisition projects. S/he collaborates with and manage staff or external consultants who perform support services for this function; directing many of the administrative and financial management activities of the unit. This person represents and promotes the University's interests with high-level representatives of outside governmental agencies in order to obtain development entitlements. Project scope includes difficult and complex assignments in the development, revision, refinement and amplification of real estate development plans and acts as a technical specialist in addressing campus and community real estate challenges relating to the University. This position requires a broad understanding of development and planning policies within the cities of Albany, Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond and San Francisco. The position involves the development of a wide range of large, complex development projects including but not limited to academic, hotels, housing, retail, and office uses.
Involves providing strategic and long range planning for the programming, design, development and disposition of campus properties and facilities, including buildings, infrastructure and landscape projects; research, collect and analyze planning data to develop campus planning policies and procedures; project planning, design and program guidelines; compliance with environmental planning regulations and architectural design review.
Directs, organizes and implements high level real estate development services in consultation with the Associate Vice Chancellor, Capital Strategies and other senior campus and/or University administrative officers. Plans, organizes, supervises and/or performs the high level planning services for campus and/or University-wide administrative officers engaged in physical and community planning functions, such as comprehensive review/comment on proposed future development projects as well projects currently included in the short and long range campus development plan. Resolves difficult or complex problems/situations related to professional work in the development, revision, refinement and/or amplification of long range development plans Performs professional work in the development, revision, refinement and/or amplification of strategies to manage the campus's off-campus real estate assets in furtherance of the Long Range Development Plan. Participates with high level management in strategic thinking and planning in policy domain. Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for the organization. Performs professional work in the development, revision, refinement and/or amplification of long range development plans. Serves as technical specialist and provides expertise in campus planning and community planning programs relating to the campus strategic plans. Serves as a technical expert on campus real estate matters at either campus or University-wide levels of administration. Provides leadership, guidance, education, policy development to the campus on a significant policy domain, appraisals, financial feasibility studies, inspections, meetings, and represents the campus to external agencies Serves as a technical expert in campus planning and community planning problems relating to the campus at either campus or University-wide levels of administration.
Assignments typically include resolving complex issues/problems requiring specialized knowledge and incumbent is widely recognized and consulted by campus staff for their expert knowledge of campus and community planning. Identifies policy issues of importance to the Campus which frequently cross organizational lines and require research of state and national organizations; develops appropriate analytical and procedural framework for addressing the issues on the Campus. Formulates new policies and procedures for implementation on the campus. Ensures campus compliance with legal and regulatory requirements in a complex changing environment. Plans, develops and implements new programs and organizational structure changes required to implement new policy. Represents the campus and/or University-wide administration in community and governmental relationships. Represents the campus to local, regional, and area governing bodies and planning commissions or boards. May oversee work of lower level professional positions. Proposes, leads and/or participates on policy and planning committees and working groups. Works with the Office of the President and other campuses to attain a coordinated system-wide approach responsive to Campus needs. Analyzes, predicts and advises constituencies regarding direction in the absence of clear external and internal practices. Represents the campus and/or University-wide administration in community and governmental relationships.
Advanced knowledge/skills all aspects of real estate development, property acquisition, other real property-related fields, including knowledge/skills in large-scale site planning and development. Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including advanced political acumen and negotiation skills. Advanced analytical and project management skills. Advanced knowledge of the campus, including its architectural history, short and long range development plans, infrastructure and current, on-going and future design and construction plans. Advanced skills in in building, maintaining and nurturing strong professional relationships to achieve short and long range campus development goals. Advanced knowledge/skills in all aspects of city planning, architecture, other planning-related fields, including knowledge/skills in large-scale site planning. Advanced skills in building, maintaining and nurturing strong professional relationships to achieve short and long range campus development goals.
Education/Training: Master's degree in Business Administration, City Planning (with a property development focus) or other real estate related field, or similar work experience.
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Conviction History Background
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