Director, Real Estate Services, Vancouver- CLOSED

Joanna O'Callaghan


January 17, 2020

Brightside Community Homes Foundation (“Brightside”) is a private-sector, non-profit organization that owns and manages 26 buildings across the city of Vancouver, providing affordable housing to those who struggle to meet the demands of market housing. Brightside has articulated a goal of doubling the number of affordable homes we currently provide over the next 10 years.

Taylor Ryan is pleased to be Partnering with Brightside as they search for a Director of Real Estate Services. As part of the Senior Leadership Team, reporting to the CEO, this role is critical to realizing Brightside’s goal.

Through overseeing multiple redevelopment projects, as well as keeping an eye out for strategic partnerships and/or acquisition opportunities, the successful candidate will have the real estate expertise to lead Brightside into its next wave of growth.

The key accountabilities of this role include but are not limited to; growing of the Brightside housing portfolio through redevelopments, partnerships and acquisition, leading the redevelopments through rezoning with the City of Vancouver, oversee external Development Consultants to ensure development projects remain on time and on budget, developing new partnerships that may yield net new units for Brightside residents and maintaining existing relationships. Providing leadership to the Real Estate team through coaching, management and direction, collaborating with the CEO in seeking out funding opportunities and establish key relationships that will further the strategic goals of the organization negotiating and acquiring financing via BC Housing, CHMC or private lenders.

You will be forward thinking, able to anticipate the unexpected and problem-solve accordingly and be able to coordinate the volume and complexity of activities associated with a dynamic real estate team with tact, diplomacy and composure. Leadership must be a priority for the successful candidate, with demonstrated leadership experience.

The Director of Real Estate Services will possess a university degree in real estate, finance, planning, architecture or engineering. You will have a broad skill set and 10+ years’ experience in a related field and/or management level position, demonstrate a passion for leading and developing teams, building and maintaining relationships and strong project management experience. You should be a self-starter with impeccable administrative, interpersonal, and time management skills, and be a confident communicator, with a desire to serve the community.  Brightside has pledged a “Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion”; the successful candidate will be aligned with this commitment and the Foundation’s core values.”

To apply, and for more detailed information on this position, please include “Brightside – Director of Real Estate” in the subject line and forward your resume (word format) to Joanna O’Callaghan, Principal at