• Are you passionate about connecting with people and making a meaningful impact?

  • We are looking for Property Manager/s who are passionate, determined, and enthusiastic for a 14 months Fixed term contract based at the city campus

  • Belong to a vibrant, diverse community of RMIT University

  • About the Portfolio

    Property Services has approximately 90 staff and has responsibility for the operation, maintenance, utilisation and enhancement of buildings owned and leased by RMIT University. Property Services oversees construction projects and ensures the provision of physical facilities services. The Group has an operating budget of in excess of $73m and current capital projects are significant.

    RMIT's built environment involves approximately 124 buildings spread across all of RMIT's campuses and sites. The capital stock of the University is diverse and valued at approximately $2 billion and includes heritage and other classifications. Property Services currently consists of the following areas:

  • Executive Director's Office

  • Capital Works

  • Campus Strategy

  • Portfolio Management

  • Development

  • Facilities & Asset Management

  • Reporting & Compliance

  • For further information go to: https:// www. rmit.edu.au

    The Role

    The Property Manager is responsible for the successful management of all University commercial real estate and retail agreements. The position proactively manages the commercial property portfolio that supports and aligns with the RMIT strategy.

    The position provides pertinent expertise on real estate and related property matters across a large-scale, complex portfolio of commercial, retail, and partnership agreements distributed across freehold titles and diverse leasehold and crown Leases. The Property Manager is the interface between Property Services and internal and external stakeholders, engages and ensures that real estate assets and functions are delivered with a high degree of client service.

    Skills & Experience

  • High level of customer service, understanding provision of client focused operations and the importance of providing excellent customer service with willingness and ability to abide by this principle within a large organisation.

  • Significant experience in and comprehensive knowledge of the property industry, including a thorough understanding of common commercial, residential leasing and property management practises, legislation, procedures and terminology with focus on the Real Estate Agents Act 1980, Retail Leases Act, Owners Corporations Act 2006 and any other required legislation commensurate with the position.

  • Experience in and comprehensive knowledge of corporate and strategic property portfolio planning, acquisition, divestment strategies and property management within a tertiary education or similarly large complex environment.

  • Demonstrated experience in financial management of leasing portfolio, strong commercial awareness and contract management experience with an ability to identify alternative solutions to various matters.

  • A high level of interpersonal, negotiation and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholder groups and manage the expectations and interests of competing internal and external stakeholders.

  • Excellent reporting, organisation and time management skills to deal with several matters, work to deadlines and prepare business reports, business cases and recommendations based on established policies, procedures and legislation.

  • Excellent computer based skills and high level of data numeracy.

  • This position acts with significant autonomy in building and managing key internal and external relationships and resources. As such, the position requires high levels of integrity, commitment, analysis and judgment.

  • Lead and deliver the University's asset portfolio to produce required outcomes, management and reporting by providing subject matter expertise and operational advice for tenancy management, retail strategy, budget forecasting, and any other commercial or in kind site dealings.

  • Represent the University in negotiations with solicitors, landlords, managing agents, Owners Corporation and any other external parties including the commission and oversight of supplementary services such as Valuations, town planning, legal counsel and consultancy as required.

  • Oversee schedules for payables, receivables, statutory obligations, rent review and arrears management for action with Financial Services Group to ensure the both the University's obligations and interests are secure.

  • Manage the timely preparation and execution of Leases, Licences, Renewals and any other Real Estate agreements as appropriate with instruction to Legal Services Group and ensure sound administration and safe custody of specialist property agreements including Certificates of Title, Executed Agreements and Bank Guarantees.

  • Manage cooperative relationships with the relevant property stakeholders and provide key stakeholders with support through high level strategic and operational advice to ensure effective utilisation and optimisation of the property portfolio as both an enabler to the University's activities and to generate income.

  • To Apply

    Please submit your CV addressing your suitability for this position by clicking the ‘ ' link below.

    Please click on the Position Description to learn more about the role.

    Position Description - Property Manager

    We will be running a rolling recruitment process, so please do not wait until the closing date to apply.

    When you join our team, you'll be able to access a range of benefits: www. rmit.edu.au/careers/employee-benefits . From travel to fitness, there's something for everyone!

    Applications Close:

    18 Apr 2024 11.59 pm

    RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.

    At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via [email protected] or visit our Careers page for more contact information - https: // www. rmit.edu.au/careers.

    We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

    Job details


    Property Manager


    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology




    April 04, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 18, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology usually known as RMIT University is a research university established in Melbourne, Australia. The university has got a huge campus and has international recognition for providing brilliant vocational and professional education, applied research and other things. Francis Ormond laid the foundation for the university in 1887. It initially began as a night school where courses related to technology, art, and science were offered to students. The university was granted the title of the public university in 1992.
    RMIT University enrols almost 87,000 students every year, including 34,347 international onshore and offshore students. University also earns $54.1 million through their research income.

    The university holds 11th rank in the whole world in the field of art and design subjects. The main campus of RMIT University is in the centre of Melbourne city and has got huge heritage value as the campus is located in the oldest section of the city. Other two campuses of the university in Australia are Bundoora Campus and Brunswick Campus. It also has two regional sites and two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Spain. Since then the campus has developed to 87 buildings.

    The unique feature of RMIT University is that there are no boundary walls and the whole of the university is spread along with the six city blocks covering a huge area of about 720,000 sqm.

    The strength of the alumni community of RMIT University is more than 437,000 graduates who are currently working across 130 countries. Some of the well-known alumni of the university are Jim Stynes, famous charity worker; James Wan, movie director and writer; Lydia Lassila, Australian winter Olympic gold medalist; Charles Billich, famous Australian artist and Australian animator Felix Colgrave.

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