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General Manager, Real Estate Management - Universal Realty Group

30 Years of Building Excellence

Universal Realty Group is a leader in the development and management of residential and commercial properties in Nova Scotia. With a reputation for building excellence, our ever-growing real estate portfolio currently consists of over 2,500 apartments, more than 1.7 million square feet of commercial space, and the landmark Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites. As a locally-owned company, our team is keenly invested in the community and committed to providing quality apartments and retail, office, and warehouse spaces in prime locations across Bedford, Dartmouth, and Halifax. Our mission is to help people and businesses thrive by offering the utmost in service, support, and appreciation.

Reporting to the Owner, the General Manager Real Estate Management is a key member of the senior management team, overseeing a team of property administrators, building staff, and technical experts who uphold high standards of service excellence and who manage an extensive commercial and residential property portfolio. They establish goals, priorities, and key metrics; manage people and budgets; provide oversight on building operations; make recommendations on capital investment and oversee contractors and project management on refits and ongoing maintenance.

The General Manager Real Estate Management is a natural leader of people with exceptional management skills. They are an innovative and strategic leader who excels at being proactive with their team in evaluating risks and solving issues creatively and promptly. Strong business acumen complements their ability to present recommendations based on sound analysis. The General Manager supports the team in achieving high levels of individual and organizational performance with exemplary attention to detail. They consistently evaluate decisions regarding the impact on the business, its strategy, and its brand. They have an intergenerational and entrepreneurial mindset.

The successful candidate has at least 10 years of management experience, ideally with knowledge of real estate, contributing at the senior leadership level and building a strong team of professionals, committed to a culture of operational excellence and customer service, with a continuous improvement orientation. They have a track record of managing budgets, projects, and strong negotiation, collaboration, and problem-solving skills. Post-secondary education in a related discipline and a professional designation are considered assets.

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Royer Thompson is committed to presenting a diverse and inclusive roster of candidates to our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from the following underrepresented groups: Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with a disability, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. If you are a member of one of these underrepresented groups, we invite you to self-identify on your cover letter or resume.

Please submit your resume and interest online by clicking “Apply.” For further information about this opportunity, please contact Kim West ( or Dominique Roche ( in confidence at 902-422-2099.

We will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation(s) to participate in the application, interviewing, or selection process, please contact Dominique Roche at

Royer Thompson Management & Human Resources Consulting is a Canadian talent management firm focused on capturing the full potential of people in organizations by supporting a shared sense of purpose, recruiting and cultivating leadership, and fostering an innovative, caring, and entrepreneurial spirit.

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