Chief Operating Officer

Toronto, ON M5H 2W9 | Direct Hire

Job ID: 59709 Industry: Executive

Chief Operating Officer


Competitive Salary + Bonus + RSU’s

Our client, a leader in the real estate field with over $12 billion assets under management, is searching for a Chief Operating Officer to join their team.  This exciting opportunity will appeal to an entrepreneurial leader eager to make a bottom line and leadership impact in an established, successful organization positioned for continued growth.

Working closely with a high performing team, the COO will drive asset value and increase financial returns on a national scale.  With the team, the COO will achieve these goals by developing, implementing and overseeing the firm’s asset management, leasing and operational (property management) strategies specific to the OFFICE and INDUSTRIAL Portfolios.

The successful candidate will have a solid knowledge of operational leadership, people and project management, policy and project development, technology and finance.  This role would appeal to a candidate with in depth knowledge of the Office and Industrial Real Estate Market in the GTA and across Canada. 




  • Develop and implement strategies, goals, policies, procedures and services to achieve organizational objectives for portfolio
  • Drive organization-wide projects and processes to ensure a solid platform for continued growth, financial strength and operational efficiency
  • Maximize the value of existing assets and to keep portfolio at optimal value
  • Provide recommendations regarding property acquisitions and dispositions using knowledge of real estate markets
  • Recommend appropriate actions to ensure alignment and advancement of key property objectives and investment performance


  • Lead, coach and mentor the Office and Industrial Leasing Teams to maximize occupancy and profit levels
  • Direct internal operations to meet performance objectives and financial goals


  • Lead, coach and guide Regional Vice Presidents of Operations to maximize tenant satisfaction. Oversight of budgets, capital expenditures, procurement and cost management
  • Identify value-add opportunities for improved performance and implement property efficiencies
  • Secure contracts and manage relationships with 3rd party service providers to ensure services are effective and efficient


  • Accountable for business planning, resource acquisition, budgeting and cost optimization
  • Overall understanding of cash flow and distribution analysis.  Develop investment projections
  • Develop, establish and oversee implementation of standard operating policies, procedures, and guidelines that represent and support the organization’s objectives and culture
  • Work closely with the Chief Financial Officer to provide guidance and support to ensure the integrity and accuracy of financial operations
  • Review quarterly and annual performance reporting including variance analysis and forecasts.  Recommend and implement appropriate action to advance key property objectives and investment performance


  • Collaborate with Executive Team and Board to develop and implement strategic plan
  • Accountable for business planning, resource acquisition, budgeting and cost optimization
  • Present to the Board and investment community.  Represent the firm in the broader business community and local communities
  • Act as right hand and trusted advisor to CEO



  • Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Real Estate Engineering or Law
  • 15+ years of  progressively increasing operational management experience with general management, project management and budgetary oversight
  • In depth knowledge of Office and Industrial Real Estate Market in GTA and across Canada
  • Team player adept at influencing and inspiring others to meet goals
  • Solid experience in asset management, leasing and operations
  • Skilled in quantitative and qualitative analysis, data manipulation and due diligence
  • Ability to successfully prioritize and manage multiple projects effectively
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills with the ability to communicate with, engage and inspire a wide range of audiences
  • Sound judgment and ability to effectively make decisions in alignment with organizational goals

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