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Manager, Real Estate Programs - Montreal - 21093

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Sep 6, 2018
Posting End Date: Sep 20, 2018


Job Description


Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and vibrant team working together to lead the growth and expansion of Canada’s flag carrier.


Corporate Real Estate provides real estate services and expertise to internal customers and this throughout all countries where Air Canada operates. A vacancy exists for a Manager, Real Estate Programs, to oversee and be responsible for a real estate portfolio comprised of airport, commercial and industrial space within a varied geographic region.

  • Oversee the leasing of facilities in owned, third party and airport properties
  • Develop, recommend and implement short, mid and long-term real estate strategies in line with corporate objectives
  • Develop proposals and financial recommendation for acquisitions and/or dispositions of Air Canada’s real estate assets
  • Target space optimization opportunities
  • Target 3rd party leasing opportunities for vacant space and successfully drive cost reduction initiatives.
  • Plan annual budget for the real estate portfolio being managed
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with the airport authorities, landlords, tenants and internal customers while maintaining ability to challenge requirements for expansion and/or relocation
  • Manage and coach a team of professionals and administrative technical support staff by providing clear and strong direction and guidance
  • Motivate a team by fostering positive interactions
  • Work in a project management environment


  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Finance with five (5) years experience in real estate or relevant experience

  • In-depth knowledge of leasing, real estate and/or contract negotiations
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the current real estate market
  • Thorough understanding, analyzing and developing financial models as it pertains to real estate
  • Strong negotiation skills, ability to close deals while obtaining the best terms for the corporation
  • Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to be assertive while maintaining diplomacy and political awareness
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills
  • Ability to resolve conflicts
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to shift priorities on an ad hoc basis
  • Organized and disciplined
  • Proficient in all MS Office products with advanced MS Excel experience
  • Highly self-motivated, entrepreneurial and able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong ability to be a team player
  • Must be willing and able to travel frequently
  • Airline experience is an asset

Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates.

Diversity and Inclusion

Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.


As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.


Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.




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