Real Estate Manager

Job title: Real Estate Manager

Company: Leon County BOCC

Job description: General Description of Duties

Initial salary may be up to 15% above the minimum salary based on verified related education, experience, and training above the minimum requirements.

This is responsible, professional and administrative work ensuring the County adheres to the County Real Estate Policy. Work includes coordinating new and renegotiated leases, establishing a time line for the acquisition of right-of-way necessary to construct County projects, ensuring projects are completed on time. Work also includes managing the County’s Real Estate Portfolio.

NOTE: The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The Job Description Questionnaire (JDQ) reflects a more detailed description of the position. Neither the job description nor the JDQ constitutes an employment agreement. Both are subject to change as the needs of the County and requirements of the job change.


Supervise other licensed real estate professional staff. Guide daily operations by providing direction and quality oversight to ensure compliance with policies and procedures, and managing deadlines. Oversee the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation, and the motivation of employees to achieve peak productivity and performance. Conduct annual and mid-point performance evaluations, ensure corrective actions where needed.

Serves as Manager of the County Real Estate Division. Coordinates real estate acquisition procedures between landholder, County Attorney, appraiser, surveyor and requesting departments such as Public Works, Resource Stewardship, Development Support & Environmental Management and the Office of Human Services & Community Partnerships. Administers projects that requires the identification and setting of priorities, development and tracking of complex schedules, budgets, surveys, appraisals, and legal descriptions. Initiates title reports, surveys, appraisals, variances, environmental audits, and other documents necessary to effectively negotiate agreements within the assigned time frames of projects and related activities. Coordinates and manages the acquisition of right-of-way for County projects. Coordinates an manages the sales of County properties received through the statutory escheatment process. Manages the County Real Estate Portfolio. In consultation with the County’s commercial Real Estate Broker, negotiates leasing terms and conditions with the tenants; constructs lease agreements; prepares legal and related documents and correspondence; and finalizes lease agreements. Monitors and takes action regarding leasing activities, including termination dates, rent due dates, renewals, et cetera. Ensures timely and effective communications and that all parties are informed of expectations, responsibilities, leasing and property issues, problems, developments, et cetera. Prepares Annual Real Estate Report.




Positions assigned to this class requires exercising independent judgment when conducting negotiations, and devising terms for the leasing and licensing of real property or space. Work requires initiative to research and accomplish tasks and developing long term strategic plan for the disposition and acquisition of real estate. Work also requires formulating policies and procedures for operating functions.


Supervision Received

This position’s duties are generally defined and require significant independent judgment in determining work methods for the accomplishment of desired results. Employee must be autonomous.

Supervision of Others

Supervisory of other licensed real estate professionals.


Employee has regular and frequent contact with various people within and outsidethe organization.


Tools and equipment used include, but are not limited to, personal computer, word processing software, spreadsheet software, fax machine, calculator, and vehicle.


Work is primarily performed at a desk. Employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions.


Knowledge of real estate transaction procedures, mortgages and their subordination closings, and mortgage and title insurance. Knowledge of local, state, federal laws and regulations pertaining to public sector and land acquisitions. Knowledge of real estate appraisal process and review. Knowledge of eminent domain laws. Knowledge of principles of real property, negotiation process, legal descriptions and surveys, title research, government real estate acquisition. Knowledge of real estate terminology and basic civil engineering. Knowledge of leasing principles and practices. Knowledge of Board approved leasing procedures and Florida statute leasing requirements. Knowledge of modern principles of organization and management. Thorough knowledge of real estate requirements of the government. Knowledge of deed research. Knowledge of real estate law and terminology. Skill in negotiations, written and oral communications. Ability to establish effective working relationships with tenants, landlords, County Administrator, Administrators, Directors, and other internal and external clients. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to interpret surveys and legal descriptions. Ability to read technical location plans and property descriptions. Ability to prepare, read, proofread, and interpret real property contracts, such as leases, licenses, memorandums, and other legal documents. Ability to read technical documents, property descriptions, and supervise records maintenance. Ability to understand and perform mathematical calculations typical of lease transactions, including the time value of money. Ability to research, read, interpret, and write land descriptions and prepare deeds. Ability to read and interpret survey drawings, engineering drawings and construction plans. Ability to research and interpret property ownership. Ability to effectively supervise and coordinate the activities of subordinate employees. Ability to be detailed oriented.


Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, Finance, Real Estate or a related field and five years of related work experience, two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Necessary Special Requirements:

Must be licensed as an active and current Florida Real Estate Agent.

Requires a valid Florida drivers license and a favorable driving record.

Selection Guidelines:

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check, and drug testing.

FLSA STATUS: Position meets the administrative exemption under the FLSA. Work involves independently handling the acquisition, leasing, and sell of government property. Revision History: Established 10/01/2011;March 3, 2021.

Leon County Government offers an extensive benefit package for FULL TIME employees. EXECUTIVE LEVEL employee benefits are determined through contract negotiations. Below are some of the highlights.

  • Medical Insurance-Employer and Employee Contributions
  • Voluntary Dental Insurance
  • Voluntary Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Group Term Life Insurance-Employer Paid
  • Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Legal Insurance
  • Voluntary Individual Insurance Coverages with AFLAC & Colonial
  • State of Florida Retirement Plan-Employer & Employee Contributions
  • Voluntary 457(b) Deferred Compensation Savings for Retirement
  • Retirement Savings Match-for-employees earning less than $50,000
  • Annual Leave Accrual
  • Sick Leave Accrual
  • 3 Personal Days
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Loans At Work Program


What is your highest level of education?

  • Less than High School
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Vocational or Technical School.
  • Associate’s degree in Public Administration, Finance, Real Estate or a related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Finance, Real Estate or a related field.
  • Master’s degree in Public Administration, Finance, Real Estate or a related field.
  • Doctorate in Public Administration, Finance, Real Estate or a related field.


If your degree area is not listed above, please type it in the space below or type N/A.


How many years of related work experience do you have?

  • No Experience
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
  • 3 Years
  • 4 Years
  • 5 Years or more


How many years of experience do you have in a supervisory capacity?

  • No Experience
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
  • 3 Years
  • 4 Years
  • 5 Years and more

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Location: Tallahassee, FL

Job date: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 08:23:19 GMT

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