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The Catalyst team has a wealth of experience in real estate development, community based projects, social enterprises and socially progressive businesses. If you are interested in working with a dynamic team of professionals who are helping to build affordable rental housing in communities throughout BC, we want to hear from you.

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Property Operations Manager

We are currently seeking a Property Operations Manager to join our team. The Property Operations Manager will build and maintain strong and healthy relationships with internal and external stakeholders, (including external property managers), and enhance overall strategies and practices for the organization.


  • Responsive and analytical by nature, with a strong aptitude for finance/numbers.
  • Extremely curious, with a solutions-oriented approach to problems and the ability to focus on the details while keeping an eye on the bigger picture.
  • Thrives in an autonomous work environment and has the foresight to bring others in as needed.
  • Enjoys staying organized, developing and maintaining systems, being methodical.
  • An excellent collaborator with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to build and maintain strong relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.


  • Work experience that demonstrates the above qualities and skills, with a minimum of 1-3 years of directly relevant work experience in the property management/real estate development/construction fields.
  • Strong working knowledge of tendering, financial reporting, building maintenance, construction planning, building sustainability programs. Experience in operational and strategic risk management fundamentals.
  • Intermediate to Advanced Excel.
  • Commercial leasing experience will be considered an asset. 
  • A current BC rental property management license.


The Property Operations Manager will have the following responsibilities:

Project Management:

  • Preparing for and participating in project meetings with our partners and external stakeholders to determine operations phase parameters, e.g. smoking, pets, bike storage. Preparing meeting agendas and minutes for project meetings as required.
  • Setting up contracts with energy metering and cable/internet companies, managing existing contracts with property and parking managers for buildings currently under construction.
  • Arranging contracts with Telus/Shaw for marketing incentives.
  • Providing occasional relief/coverage for the Property Manager when renting and showing suites.
  • Researching, selecting, and coordinating property managers for both current and future projects.
  • Answering telephone calls and responding to emails from trades and suppliers in a timely and professional manner.
  • Maintaining a current and accurate records/filing system, including document management on the server, and accurate and updated contact lists for approved suppliers, trades, etc.
  • Scheduling coordination/management including maintaining calendars, scheduling appointments, and coordinating timing with trades, tenants and prospective tenants as required, including permanent and contracted employees’ vacation schedules and notifying property managers of scheduling conflicts.


  • Developing and reviewing operating budgets at all stages of project lifecycle, providing information to the Development Analyst for project proformas.
  • Administering online accounts including payment tracking and processing in Yardi, supporting rental bump protocols, and preparing leases.

Tenancies and Tenant Relations:

  • Conducting and documenting pre-screening phone calls with prospective tenants.
  • Responding to inquiries from potential tenants.
  • Tenant selection, tenancy agreements, liaising with property managers.
  • Preparing and processing tenant and suite documents, ensuring accurate and current information.

Marketing & Event Coordination:

  • Updating Catalyst website with project information throughout project lifecycle.
  • Organizing and marketing events, such as street festivals, block parties, groundbreakings, completion ceremonies, and tenant barbecues.
  • Coordination of Community Engagement processes and events.
  • In consultation with external consultants, coordinating project marketing needs, including project naming, creation and installation of temporary signage during construction, rental websites and advertising for tenants, and creation of project website.




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Development Manager

We are currently seeking a Development Manager who will work closely with the VP Project Planning & Partnerships to manage the generation of new affordable development projects from initiation through the project feasibility, business case, and preliminary planning phases.

This role would ideally suit someone with a strong background in managing real estate development feasibility work, a passion for building community through affordable rental housing projects, and the ability to work with a wide variety of project stakeholders. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, great problem-solving and time-management skills, an intrinsic sense of curiosity, a keen sense of humor, and the ability to embrace a diverse workload with a positive and results-oriented focus.


  • Highly skilled at developing and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders. An excellent collaborator with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, and able to manage your time without a lot of supervision.
  • Enjoys being part of a team and recognizes the importance of each member of the team and their roles.
  • Strong development management skills and attention to detail. Excellent quantitative and budgeting skills.


May include:

  • Degree/Diploma in management/business, real estate, planning, urban land economics, etc.
  • Work experience that demonstrates the above qualities and skills, with a minimum of three years of direct experience. Experience working in non-profit real estate and/or housing would be ideal.
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills. Comfortable in a mac environment.


Reporting to the VP Project Planning & Partnerships, your responsibilities would include:

  • Taking the lead in conducting development feasibility studies and business cases with potential partners.

  • Arranging and attending meetings with prospective project partners to present the Catalyst development process and assess potential partners’ organizational mission, vision, and priorities.

  • Conducting preliminary meetings and building relationships with municipal staff, potential funders, and other project stakeholders.

  • Hiring and overseeing the work of architects, consultants, contractors and other service providers through feasibility study and business case phase of project development.

  • Working with the VP Project Planning & Partnerships in preparing and delivering presentations about Catalyst, our projects, and our development model.

  • Presenting on behalf of the organization at partner meetings.

  • Conducting general research and market analysis, maintaining a strong knowledge of the industry.

  • Conducting feasibility analysis and preparing business plans, reporting on each to internal and external partners.

  • Preparing input for and analyzing pro forma budgets in coordination with the Development Analyst.

  • Preparing project accounting as required such as monthly invoicing and cash flow updates. Develop project schedules and manage timelines together with our partners.

  • Managing the creation and negotiations of project agreements and legal contracts as necessary.

  • Supporting communication plans for new projects and for the Project Generation team, including stakeholder registers and project communication plans during various project stages.

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