Senior Real Estate Manager

Port of Seattle   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Real Estate / Property Management
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Posted on July 13, 2020

This position meets the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers criteria for Washington State. During the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, most, if not all, of this work will be performed onsite. Social distancing and personal protective equipment guidelines will be followed when required to work onsite.


As the Senior Real Estate Manager, you will be providing strategic leadership and hands-on execution in leasing and managing the assigned diverse real estate portfolio.  This portfolio includes the landside areas of Fishermen’s Terminal, Maritime Industrial Center, Salmon Bay Marina and Shilshole Bay Marina.  

  • You will serve as the owner’s representative, directing and coordinating maintenance and capital project planning and implementation and develop expectations for overall property maintenance standards throughout the portfolio.
  • You will preserve and enhance the net operating income from the assigned assets through assertive marketing and lease negotiation and prudent operating expense management, while working with the Innovation, Sustainability, and Energy Efficiency team (ISEE) as the Port develops Green Leasing protocols and develops procedures and strategies. 
  • You will provide supervision to currently one Property Manager, but this is under review and may increase. This position administers salary, sets performance and assessment expectations, trains and supports career advancement and personal development goals.  As a Senior manager, you will also be providing indirect supervision and leadership to other team members in other departments and trades. 
  • You will retain and nurture existing tenant and colleague relationships through regular face-to-face communication and follow-up.  It is imperative that you are in lockstep with the project and maintenance managers and with colleagues who will be helping you carry out the work, duties and services. 
  • You will develop and manage annual operating annual operating budgets as well as ten-year operating forecasts for each property in assigned portfolio.
  • You will collaborate with the Department Director on properties that are managed by both the Economic Development Division (EDD) and the Maritime Division, and analyze and evaluate property appraisals and consulting reports to then recommend changes in use or operations to the Director. 
  • You will represent the Port at sponsored events relating to the local community and/or specifically related to properties in assigned portfolio, and collaborate with public affairs on special events and public inquiries and concerns related to assigned portfolio.
Who you are:

Two years of experience may be substituted for one year of education:

  • Experienced – You have five (5) years of experience in commercial real estate including leasing and property management.
  • Educated – You possess a Bachelor’s Degree in business, real estate, finance or a related field and/or; a Certified Property Manager, Masters of Corporate Real Estate or Real Property Manager Designation from a real estate association or a Washington state real estate broker’s license. 
  • Desired – We hope you have  MBA or equivalent and ten (10) years of experience in the management, acquisition, sale and leasing of real property assets in a marine environment.   
  • Leadership – You’re able to make quick, prudent decisions and provide direction to staff you directly or indirectly manage.
  • Communication – Your delivery, whether verbal or in writing, is appropriate and understandable to our diverse internal and external customers. 
  • Knowledgeable – You must have a working knowledge of critical building operating systems, including, but not limited to HVAC, elevators, roof systems, electrical, fire, and plumbing, with the ability to read and understand construction drawings, specifications and legal descriptions.
  • Customer Service Minded– Our internal and external customers and tenants are most important, so you will strive to take care of their concerns in a calm and compassionate manner, as a representative of the Port of Seattle.
What else you need to know: 
  • Driver’s License – You will need a valid Washington State Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain one, is required in order to travel locally to various Port of Seattle properties.
  • Work Schedule – Your normal work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week). You may be required to work any and all assigned shifts, including weekends and holidays. You may be required to work during emergent issues.
  • Work Environment – You will primarily work in an office environment (80%).  Duties performed outside an office environment include meeting with internal and external customers vendors, and performing site inspections at all facilities.  You will work periodically outdoors in all types of weather conditions. You may be exposed to areas of high noise, various hazardous materials, work at heights and/or in confined spaces (20%).
  • Grade Review – The grade and wage for this position is currently under review and subject to change.
  • Safety Requirements – You will be required to comply with all work rules, safety, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.
Why you'll love it here: 
  • Healthcare – Medical, Dental and Vision Care with options that work for you and your family.
  • Paid Vacation – Just about four weeks per year that increases with tenure to rest and rejuvenate.
  • Holidays – More than ten days per year to celebrate with family and friends away from work.
  • Pension/Retirement Plans – A pension and additional savings plans to prepare for your future after the Port.
  • Getting to Work – Fully subsidized parking and a low-cost public transit card to get you here.
  • Parental Leave – Six weeks paid leave to spend with new additions to your family.
  • Development – From tuition reimbursement, training, stretch assignments and internal internships, we support a learning culture.
  • Diversity – We foster opportunities for employees to contribute to our communities and business success in a way that celebrates a fully inclusive and engaged work environment.
  • Work-Life Balance – We provide the resources to help you create habits to be healthy and balanced.
  • Mission Driven – We are focused together in promoting economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce and job creation in an equitable, accountable and environmentally responsible manner.
Why the Port of Seattle: 

Every role at the Port of Seattle is vital to our thriving community. We are a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability.

The Port of Seattle is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that values diverse perspectives and life experiences. We encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, knowing decisions concerning the employment relationship will be made without regard to age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, regulations and ordinances.

Port of Seattle

Seattle , WA