Vice President, Development, Oakridge Centre
Development - Western Region
Ivanhoé Cambridge is a world-class real estate company that leverages its high-level expertise in all aspects of real estate including investment, development, asset management, leasing and operations, to deliver an optimal return for its investors.
Through its multiple subsidiaries, its assets in more than 20 countries are valued at over Cdn$35 billion as at December 31, 2012. Ivanhoé Cambridge is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers.
Specific accountabilities:
Primary Function:
To direct and be accountable for assigned activities that are the responsibility of the Development Department within Western Region.
Primary responsibilities will be to:
  • Ensure all assigned development projects are completed in accordance with the approved budget and schedule;
  • Identify, initiate and complete new development opportunities that are consistent with the Business Plan for the Western Region.
Specific Functions:
  • In conjunction with the Executive Vice President, Development, develop and implement the long term business plan for new developments, expansions, renovations, etc. that are consistent with the Company's Strategic Plan and financial objectives;
  • Develop and oversee a team that can successfully implement the development Business Plan for Western Region;
  • Initiate and oversee to completion of all assigned development projects;
  • Assemble and direct a multi-disciplinary project team to determine project feasibility and evaluate risk in order to properly advise Senior Management as to whether or not to proceed with a development proposal;
  • Assemble and direct a multi-disciplinary team to obtain all necessary government and third party approvals; and provide all project management services for the project. Project management activities typically include master planning, project design, preparation of proformas, budgeting, scheduling, hiring and managing project consultants, preparing and issuing project status reports, anchor tenant negotiations, acting as public spokesperson for the project, obtaining all project approvals, interfacing with all internal and external parties associated with the project, and ensuring the project is being developed on schedule, on budget and in accordance with the expectations of the Company;
  • Established professional working relationships with government and business organizations in the city of Vancouver;
  • Liaise with other departmental disciplines such as Leasing, Construction, Operations and Finance to ensure the objectives and visions of the project are realized. Development has overall responsibility to ensure that all disciplines are in compliance with the budget and that all the necessary information is provided by these parties in accordance with the project schedule;
  • Coach and mentor all direct reports.


Key requirements
  • The ideal candidate will bring the following attributes and experiences;
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in the shopping centre industry, and can demonstrate superior project management skills for the development of large, complex and financially significant projects;
  • Has successfully managed projects from conception through to completion;
  • A team leader and player who is experienced in organizing and leading a diverse number of disciplines. Must be able to work efficiently and effectively within a team environment;
  • Sound understanding of the development process, including government approvals, feasibility analysis, proforma preparation and analysis, budgeting, cost control, design and construction, leasing and operations.;
  • Solid negotiating skills, ideally with a history of dealing with government authorities, major tenants and land owners;
  • Strong communication skills, both as it relates to internal communication within Ivanhoe Cambridge and co-owners; as well as outside stakeholders, such as industry and government officials, news media, community groups, retailers, consultants and other real estate professionals;
  • Has a reputation of developing new and "out of the box" solutions as opposed to simply proposing status quo or "flavour of the month" solutions;
  • Understands retail and demographic trends and strives to create plans that maximize a developments retail potential;
  • Has an entrepreneurial yet disciplined approach to development in terms of project and financial management;
  • Comfortable working in a structured environment as it relates to reporting requirements;
  • Has a demonstrated ability to manage and mentor a team of professionals;
  • Proven ability to manage a number of projects and tasks at the same time;
  • Is a driven and results oriented individual with a reputation of achieving positive results under challenging circumstances;
  • Holds a University Degree ideally one related to real estate development;
  • Knowledge of Vancouver and BC markets, municipal regulations and staff an asset;
  • Knowledge of French an asset.

If you are interested by this challenge, please submit your resume.
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Ivanhoé Cambridge has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Employers in Canada. We value the importance of human resources, which is why we provide a stimulating professional environment where integrity and respect, the drive to outperform, service excellence, teamwork and innovation are highly valued.