Strategic Property Advisor


We have a great opportunity for a property professional to join our Strategic Property Team, in Council's Strategy & Growth group. The team is responsible for advising on Tauranga City Council's property investment/divestment decisions and leading strategic property projects that help meet the city's growth and the benefit of our communities.

This role delivers professional property advisory services for Council, finds innovative solutions to property/development issues, and enables our customers and stakeholders to meet their objectives. It is a challenging and diverse role.

Our work includes property investigation and strategic advisory work regarding current and potential property interests. Our Strategic Property team is central to the delivery of key infrastructure and amenity projects, the optimisation of Council property and development opportunities, and in facilitating great places for our communities.

You will help resolve complex or contentious property issues, lead a diverse range of property deals for Council, prepare reports and present at Council meetings, negotiate with property owners, developers and other stakeholders, and engage with the community.

As we deal with various interests in land, you will need an appreciation for the Council's relationship with Tangata Whenua, be willing to engage with Tangata Whenua, and seek to understand kaupapa Maori within the Tauranga Moana area.

We are looking for someone who has sound property experience, such as valuation, development, planning, or a legal property background. This role requires a responsive and strategic approach, backed by solid technical knowledge - primarily public works, local government, resource management and reserves legislation, plus sale and purchase processes. You will be skilled at developing and maintaining strong relationships, and enjoy interacting with a wide range of people.

This role will report to the Team Leader: Strategic Property.

To discuss, please contact Brigid McDonald, Manager Strategic Investment on 027 540 1942 or brigid.mcdonald@tauranga.govt.nz or Alicia Oldham, Acting Team Leader Strategic Property on 027 208 7032 or alicia.oldham@tauranga.govt.nz

Applications close on 18 May 2021

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: PO 4500010394

Location: Tauranga

Closing Date: Tuesday, 18 May 2021