Real Estate Specialist / Leasing Assistant

Madison, WI

Posted: 11/4/19
Deadline: 11/8/19
Reference Number: 101125

About This Organization

University Wisconsin-Madison

The Division of Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) is a full-spectrum service organization that builds, maintains, and operates the physical environment of the UW-Madison campus in support of the university’s education, research, and outreach activities..

FP&M works behind the scenes to coordinate campus planning, manage design and construction, maintain and operate buildings and grounds, supply utility services, ensure health and safety, and provide parking and transportation services.

Our campus customers include anyone who works, studies, visits, or lives on campus.

Job Duties

Under general direction of the Director and Senior Real Estate Specialist, this position is responsible for assisting in the ongoing management of UW-Madison’s Leasing Program. The leasing program manages over 50 leases with an annual expenditure of $7 million encompassing over 500,000 square feet throughout Dane county and the state. This includes working with tenants on space needs, preparing and assisting in presentation of information, working with deans, departmental administrators, and UW System Administration staff to evaluate requests for space. This position assists in securing, negotiating, and maintaining leases while adhering to State of Wisconsin and UW System Administration policies and procedures. Considerable judgement is required during negotiations, contract enforcement, and making decisions that affect departmental programs throughout the state.

This position is responsible for assisting the Director and Senior Real Estate Specialist in the development and maintenance of the lease plan for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This position requires knowledge of space planning principles, leasing procedures, and space management practices. This position requires a close working relationship with department representatives, contractors, private sector landlords, and development companies throughout the city of Madison and state. Attention to detail is a requirement, as is, excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently while maintaining strong team relationships.

The Division of Facilities Planning and Management is committed to promoting respect and civility in the workplace. Staff serves as role models by practicing exemplary behaviors when working with customers, fellow staff members, students, and visitors. The mission of Facilities Planning and Management is to provide excellence in facilities and services for our university community.

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Applicants must upload a resume and cover letter. Your cover letter should specifically address the Required Qualifications listed in the Relevant Work Experience section.

For more details on this position and to apply, visit the link below.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with major studies in Real Estate, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or a related field preferred; or, 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience in Commercial Leasing or related field.

Three to five years of commercial real estate experience involving tenant representation and leasing of office, storage, laboratory, and multiuse space. Experience includes, but is not limited to space planning, lease negotiations, contract management, lease payments, and operating expense reconciliations.

Required Application Materials

Resume and Cover Letter