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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A7087 / Mgr,Real Estate
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Manages and oversees the integrated Real Estate operations associated with a major University business or service unit, focusing on planning, management, operation, and development of the real property assets of the unit. Coordinates all property management, leasing, facilities construction, site planning and development, and marketing activities of the unit. Ensures compliance with institutional plans, policies, and directives. Provides overall management to the business or service unit, including day-to-day operations, fiscal management and administration, and human resource management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develops and establishes relevant policies and objectives consistent with those of the department to ensure efficient operation of the business or service unit.
  2. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  3. Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives; recruits, employs, trains, supervises, and evaluates unit staff.
  4. Oversees property management of multiple buildings including services contracts, maintenance, and repairs.
  5. Negotiates and prepares leases, including amendments and renewals, and other real property legal documents in conformance with University requirements and standards for approval by Director, Real Estate and/or University administration.
  6. Manages construction, modification, and renovation of space managed by the unit, including determination of scope of work, hiring architects and engineers, obtaining contractor bids, and construction oversight.
  7. Plans and manages property development projects, including highest and best use, land planning, infrastructure planning and design, and site development construction.
  8. Oversees the marketing of real estate developments, as applicable, including maintaining good tenant relations, preparation of marketing materials,and written and oral presentations to business, industry, community and government.
  9. Develops and manages annual budgets for the unit and performs periodic cost and economic performance analyses. Oversees preparation of financial reports for senior management and/or other University administrators.
  10. Oversees the day-to-day operations of the unit, including managing tenant-generated revenues and building expenses.
  11. Represents the unit in interactions with various institutional divisions as well as externally to media, government agencies, funding agencies, students, the general public, and local community.
  12. Recommends and participates in the development of overall policies, objectives, and short- and long-range plans; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in the accomplishment of established goals.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge of marketing strategies, processes, and available resources.
  • Knowledge of business practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Knowledge of real estate, property management, development, and construction principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, methods, and techniques in area of specialty.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements.
  • Strong interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to work effectively within a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Research, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.

Conditions of Employment

  • Successful candidate must possess a current NM Real Estate Associate Broker or Qualifying Broker License OR must obtain such licensure within 12 months of date of hire.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017