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Property Manager, Edmonton – York Realty

Property Manager, Edmonton – York Realty

by Sarah Matthews
September 15, 2017


York Realty currently owns and manages over 5 million square feet with holdings throughout Edmonton, Calgary and Western Canada.  York’s assets include office buildings, retail space, industrial facilities and raw land.  York’s growth over the past 25 years is attributed to providing the highest level of client-focused service and commitment to their tenants.  By concentrating on Redevelopment of under-performing real estate, Joint Ventures, and Build-To-Suit facilities, York Realty has the assets, flexibility and mobility to cater to every business’ requirements.

They take pride in management of their assets and aspire to continue to impress existing and future clients through four key Core Values:

  • Challenge the Status Quo
    • Be tenacious
    • Have commitment
    • Will your way to success
    • Invent solutions
  • Respond Quickly
    • Be empowered
    • Make decisions
    • Outwork the competition
    • Return calls
  • Do what you say
    • Always improve your professionalism
    • Follow-through on promises
    • Always strive for self-improvement at work and at home
  • Do the right thing for our tenants
    • Uphold & Improve York’s reputation
    • Invest in sustainability
    • Respect relationships



  • By being easy to work with
  • By keeping our word
  • By not accepting the status quo


  • To prove to ourselves that we can surpass expectations.

By 2030, York will be the largest landlord, by square footage, in Western Canada. York’s Real Estate will be best in its class.  York will be the path of least resistance for brokers and tenants leasing space.

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Reports to: Vice President
Direct Reports: Maintenance Manager
Location: Edmonton, Alberta



The Property Manager is the front-line of York’s most important asset: the tenants. As such, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and manage relationships with all employees, tenants, clients, and service providers to ensure the professional, effective, timely, and cost-effective management of the portfolio.

The Property Manager will be responsible for the supervision and administration of the day-to-day activities, services and strategies for all properties in the portfolio. The role will include involvement and oversight of property administration, property management, leasing and maintenance/operations. The role will require prudent financial, property, and relationship management skills to ensure York’s values are being upheld in all activities while pursuing corporate objectives.



The position will include the following responsibilities:


  • Maintain detailed and thorough records for tracking all property management activities for each property including tenant files, preventative maintenance schedules, and day-to-day operational details
  • Liaise with and direct maintenance staff and contractors as required
  • Prepare all lease renewal documents
  • Maintain and update tenant and contractor information


  • Ongoing analysis of property financial statements
  • Preparation and distribution of monthly and quarterly property performance reports
  • Approval of payable invoices to comply with property budgets
  • Review and negotiate annual property maintenance contracts (i.e., snow removal, landscaping etc.)
  • Preparation and management of annual property-specific operating budgets
  • Identifying, implementing and managing preventative maintenance and capital replacement programs to achieve and sustain ‘Best In Class’ real estate


  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of an expanding commercial portfolio
  • Project management responsibilities including provision of work direction to others on a project-by-project basis
  • Coordinate tenant move-in and move-out inspections and walkthroughs
  • Proactively inspecting properties to ensure York standards are being met or exceeded
  • Ensure tenant satisfaction through problem identification, analysis, and resolution
  • Manage and be the initial point of contact for tenant arrears situations
  • Assist with planning and execution of capital and operational projects
  • Supervise Tenant Improvement projects including contract, contractor, and tenant management
  • Build on York’s reputation by promoting tenant loyalty and identifying opportunities to exemplify York’s values



Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Exemplify and uphold York’s values
  • Promote the development of a “Tenant Community”
  • Ensure that properties meet or exceed York’s standards
  • Become the new benchmark for tenant expectations



The successful candidate will have the following:


  • 5+ years of related experience managing a multiple-property real estate portfolio
  • Post-secondary courses in property management
  • 5+ years of management and leasing experience would be considered an asset
  • Strong computer skills including intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Certificate in Property Management is preferred
  • A real estate license with the Real Estate Council of Alberta is preferred
  • Experience with property-specific accounting software an asset


  •  Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all stakeholders
  • Ability to develop and sustain cooperative working relationships
  • Mature and self-motivated team player with good conflict-resolution skills
  • Committed to personal growth and integrity aligned with the company’s corporate objectives and values
  • Demonstrates sensitivity when dealing with others, ability to exercise confidentiality
  • Strong time management skills including the ability to work under pressure and achieve quality results
  • Results oriented, detail oriented and accurate
  • Ability to resolve problems using facts and sound reasoning
  • Ability to achieve goals using a strategic approach
  • Proven innovation with a willingness to manage and adapt to change



An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AEEI-022358 Property Manager, Edmonton – York Realty - AB – Edmonton and Area

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.