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We’re always looking for fresh talent to help us enhance British Columbia’s rental market for residents and property owners alike. From building managers to Head Office professionals, you can enjoy flexible schedules, an open-door policy and a dynamic corporate culture. Resident Building Managers are also eligible for reduced market rent and a monthly gas allowance.

Devon Properties is headquartered in a thriving part of Victoria’s downtown neighbourhood and also has regional offices around British Columbia, including Vancouver, Kelowna and Nanaimo. Learning is an essential part of the Devon Properties experience, and we’re committed to helping our employees develop the knowledge, skills and abilities for ongoing success. We look for individuals with excellent team working skills, who are highly organized and proactive.

Career Opportunities

Building Management and Maintenance

Property Management and Leasing

  • Licensed Property Manager (Victoria)

    Devon Properties Ltd. is growing, and we are searching for a Property Manager to join Devon Properties Ltd., an established and growing company with a well-earned reputation as a premier property management and real estate services firm.

    The Property Manager will support and execute Devon’s strategies related to property management operations by utilizing proven leadership abilities to lead team members, and by implementing the policies, procedures, and practices that enable each property in the portfolio to meet and exceed budgeted financial goals and to achieve the high operational performance objectives that Devon Properties is known for.

    Your experience and knowledge in property management, backed by your financial analysis, reporting and budgeting experience, along with your strong customer service focus, will all ensure you thrive in this exciting role.

    Why join Devon Properties?

    • Devon offers competitive wages and benefits, including extended health and dental.
    • You would be joining a company that knows that being best-in-class means empowering their people to be the very best they can be – so you will be empowered to make an impact that matters for your residents, colleagues and the community, and within your own career. Your input will be valued!
    • They have a highly valued team-oriented culture that attracts energetic, driven people.
    • You will be joining a collaborative environment where comradery across departments is encouraged and everyone steps in to assist when needed.

    Responsibilities:

    • Manage the financial performance of each property including property revenues and expenses, accounts receivable, analysis of monthly financial statements and preparation of monthly management reports.
    • Develop the annual budget(s) for the properties comprising the assigned portfolio and oversee attainment of budgeted goals by working with Accounting, client/owner, and others to address and resolve gaps in financial performance.
    • Ensure that the portfolio and individual communities meet the established operational, financial and business performance goals by inspecting properties, reviewing financial, market, and operational reports, and developing and implementing appropriate action plans to achieve results.
    • Monitor and recommend new or amended rental policies in a proactive and fiscally responsible manner to meet the needs of tenants and to resolve owner concerns.
    • Provide leadership to a team of building staff by managing their performance in accordance with company policies, values, and business practices.
    • Work with owners and the VP Property Management regarding building capital expenditures and establishing long term capital improvement programs for the portfolio.
    • Promote owner satisfaction through timely reporting and on-going communication about the performance of the properties, and respond quickly and with urgency to client/owner concerns, questions, issues, and requests.
    • Review, analyze and interpret market data to identify emerging trends that may impact the performance of the portfolio, and work to develop and implement market plans that drive occupancy and revenue growth.
    • Ensure that the appearance and physical aspects of the properties meet the company’s and owner’s established standards through routine site and safety inspections, and communicate concerns and requests for capital as needed to provide for the physical upkeep of each property in the portfolio.
    • Ensure strong customer service to residents, while still minimizing delinquency.
    • Manage rent, vacancy and rental incentives, providing the team with direction and follow up.
    • Develop and implement marketing plans to maximize rental income.
    • Complete various human resources, financial, administrative, and other reports and analysis, and perform other duties as assigned or as necessary.

    Our Ideal Property Manager:

    • 3-5 years of experience working as a Licensed Property Manager, ideally in a residential or building management role, is required.
    • Experience in financial analysis and reporting, preparation of budgets, lease interpretation, building operations and maintaining strong internal controls.
    • Knowledge of all governing legislation such as the BC Residential Tenancy Act is required.
    • Experience with and knowledge of property contracts/agreements is required.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and property management software (preferably Spectra or RealPage).
    • Ability to navigate complex landlord and tenant relationships.
    • A self-starter who is able to work independently, and takes pride in the delivery of quality services.
    • Flexibility in schedule is required in order to meet operational needs. This may require occasionally working outside of regularly scheduled hours.
    • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle at all times during employment is a requirement of the role.

    For more information and to apply for this job, please email:

    careers@devonproperties.com

    We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. All successful candidates will be subject to background checks.

  • Licensed Senior Property Manager (Vancouver)

    Devon Properties Ltd. is growing, and we are searching for an experienced Licensed Senior Property Manager to join Devon Properties Ltd., an established and growing company with a well-earned reputation as a premier property management and real estate services firm.

    The Property Manager will support and execute Devon’s strategies related to property management operations by utilizing proven leadership abilities to lead team members, and by implementing the policies, procedures, and practices that enable each property in the portfolio to meet and exceed budgeted financial goals and to achieve the high operational performance objectives that Devon Properties is known for.

    Your experience and knowledge in property management, backed by your financial analysis, reporting, and budgeting experience, along with your strong customer service focus, will all ensure you thrive in this exciting role.

    Why join Devon Properties?

    • Devon offers competitive wages and benefits, including extended health and dental.
    • You would be joining a company that knows that being best-in-class mean empowering their people to be the very best they can be – so you will be empowered to make an impact that matters for your residents, colleagues and the community, and within your own career. Your input will be valued!
    • We have highly valued team-oriented culture that attracts energetic, driven people.
    • You will be joining a collaborative environment where comradery across departments is encouraged and everyone steps in to assist when needed.

    Responsibilities:

    • Manage the financial performance of each property including property revenues and expenses, accounts receivable, analysis of monthly financial statements, and preparation of monthly management reports.
    • Develop the annual budget(s) for the properties comprising the assigned portfolio, and oversee attainment of budgeted goals by working with Accounting, client/owner, and others to address and resolve gaps in financial performance.
    • Ensure that the portfolio and individual communities meet the established operational, financial, and business performance goals by inspecting properties, reviewing financial, market, and operational reports, and developing and implementing appropriate action plans to achieve results.
    • Monitor and recommend new or amended rental policies in a pro-active and fiscally responsible manner to meet the needs of tenants and to resolve owner concerns.
    • Provide leadership to a team of building staff by managing their performance in accordance with Company policies, values, and business practices.
    • Work with owners and the VP Property Management regarding building capital expenditures and establishing long term capital improvement programs for the portfolio.
    • Promote owner satisfaction through timely reporting and on-going communication about the performance of the properties, and respond quickly and with urgency to client/owner concerns, questions, issues, and requests.
    • Review, analyze, and interpret market data to identify emerging trends that may impact the performance of the portfolio, and work to develop and implement market plans that drive occupancy and revenue growth.
    • Ensure that the appearance and physical aspects of the properties meet the Company’s and owner’s established standards through routine site and safety inspections, and communicate concerns and requests for capital as needed to provide for the physical upkeep of each property in the portfolio.
    • Ensure strong customer service to residents, while still minimizing delinquency.
    • Manage rent, vacancy and rental incentives, providing the team with direction and follow up.
    • Develop and implement marketing plans to maximize rental income.
    • Complete various human resources, financial, administrative, and other reports and analysis, and perform other duties as assigned or as necessary.

    Our ideal Property Manager:

    • 5-10 Years of experience working as a Licensed Property Manager, ideally in a residential or building management role required.
    • Experience in financial analysis and reporting, preparation of budgets, lease interpretation, building operations and maintaining strong internal controls is required.
    • Knowledge of all governing legislation such as the BC Residential Tenancy Act is required.
    • Experience with and knowledge of property contracts/agreements is required.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and property management software (preferably Spectra or RealPage).
    • Ability to navigate complex landlord and tenant relationships.
    • A self-starter who is able to work independently, and takes pride in the delivery of quality services.
    • Flexibility in schedule is required in order to meet operational needs. This may require occasionally working outside of regularly scheduled hours.
    • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle at all times during employment is a requirement of the role.

    For more information and to apply for this job, please email:

    careers@devonproperties.com

    We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. All successful candidates will be subject to background checks.

  • Commercial Property Manager (Victoria)

    Devon Properties Ltd. is seeking a seasoned Commercial Property Manager to lead the Commercial division of our growing property management firm. Reporting to Devon’s Managing Partners, this position is accountable for the development and implementation of the organizations strategic plan for the Commercial property management division. Responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day management of commercial properties, monitoring financial performance including budgeting and reporting, capital project management, and navigating complex landlord-tenant relations.

    The Commercial Property Manager has a strong business acumen with the ability to manage the financial aspects of the role as well as a firm understanding of building systems operations. The ideal candidate is a collaborative team-player who is able to build business relationships within clients and tenants. This position fulfills all responsibilities and activities in close cooperation with the Leasing Department and Property Accountants.  

    Why join Devon Properties?

    • You would be joining a company that knows being best-in-class means empowering their people to be the very best they can be. You will be encouraged to make an impact that matters for your clients, colleagues and the community – all within your own career. Your input will be valued!
    • You will be joining a collaborative environment where comradery across departments is encouraged and everyone at all levels steps in to assist when needed. The resulting company successes are shared by everyone. 
    • Our highly valued team-based culture attracts energetic, driven professionals – striving to be the best in their given professional fields.
    • Devon offers competitive wages and benefits, including extended health and dental. All Commercial Property Managers are extended a vehicle allowance and company provided cell phone.
    • Devon values a strong culture, including social events, holiday parties and other company-sponsored events throughout the year – supporting a fun and friendly office environment.

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop and implement the approved strategic plan for the commercial property division.
    • Establish short and long-term goals and objectives for commercial assets in alignment with the client/organizations vision and direction.
    • Oversee day-to-day management of the commercial properties division, ensuring properties meet the established operational, financial, and business performance goals by inspecting properties, reviewing financial performance, market, and operational reports, and developing and implementing appropriate action plans to achieve results.
    • Overseeing of 45+ commercial/mixed use buildings, 500,000 sqft with continued growth.
    • Act as the primary contact with property owners to ensure that objectives are being met. Prepare and deliver timely, accurate and comprehensive reports.
    • Develop and control annual budgets for operating and capital expenses. Forecast management plans and prepare monthly performance reports, explaining variances.
    • Oversee capital projects and prepare and monitor capital budget, execute operating plans to ensure the budgets and financial goals are met.
    • Coordinate contracts and activities of third-party vendors, such as maintenance, landscaping and janitorial services. Ensure vendors are fully qualified and in compliance with requirements.
    • Coordinate and supervise construction projects as required.
    • Develop strong relations with tenants, contractors, vendors and all other related professionals.
    • Negotiate with tenants and prepare renewal/lease extension documents.
    • When necessary, prepare correspondence with tenants regarding collections. Send and coordinate default notices to tenants and complete paperwork to initiate legal process. Participate in legal action when required.
    • Coordinate with the Accounting Department to ensure accuracy of monthly statements, review tenant accounts and monitor the collection process, actively engage in resolving collection issues and disputes.
    • Approve and ensure accuracy of all Accounts Payable invoices related to operations, building maintenance, and capital expenditures in accordance with the established budget.
    • Establish programs for the care and maintenance of all buildings and equipment to ensure buildings are maintained at the highest level.
    • Collaborate with the with Leasing Department regarding all aspects of leasing.
    • Identify and control the physical safety and liability concerns at assigned properties.

    Our ideal commercial property manager:

    • Post-Secondary education with a degree or diploma preferred
    • Minimum 5 years experience working as a licensed property manager, managing retail, office, and industrial spaces of sizes ranging between 5,000 – 150,000 sf.
    • Experience in commercial property management, financial analysis and reporting, preparation of budgets, lease interpretation, building operations and maintaining strong internal controls.
    • Knowledge of all governing legislation such asWorkSafe BC, Building code, Fire Code and Occupational Health and Safety.
    • Experience in complex commercial real estate dispute resolution and problem solving and navigating complex landlord and tenant relationships.
    • Knowledge of commercial leasing and commercial recovery procedures.
    • Experience and understanding of commercial leasing and sales.
    • Knowledge of building systems operation and building maintenance including construction and the ability to review building specifications and drawings, oversee landlord and tenant work in accordance with the lease documentation.
    • Must have a flexible work schedule, this will not be a traditional 8-4, Monday to Friday role.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and property management software.
    • Must be able to maintain flexibility in schedule in order to meet operational needs. This may require occasionally working outside of regularly scheduled hours.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle at all times during employment.

    For more information and to apply for this job, please email:

    careers@devonproperties.com

    We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. All successful candidates will be subject to background checks.

Corporate Office

  • Senior Accountant, Commercial Property Management (Victoria)

    This is an opportunity to take the next step in your career and round out your experience at an established company in property management and real estate services. You will have the opportunity to help us grow and further develop commercial accounting business practices as the organization continues to expand across Vancouver Island and the mainland. This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic and energetic candidate with solid accounting expertise and a strong business acumen. You will have the opportunity to enhance your skillset and deliver demonstrable improvements to the performance of accounting systems, processes, and deliverables.

    Reporting to the Corporate Controller, the Senior Accountant will be a key member of the finance team and with the support of the finance group is responsible for the following core areas of responsibilities:

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    COMMERCIAL ACCOUNTING

    • Review and post property rent rolls each month.
    • Complete Payable process (entering supplier invoices, producing checks, reconciliation of supplier statements).
    • Complete Receivable process (monthly billings, deposits, collections, reconciliation of tenant statements).
    • Ensure all property and tenant information is up to date and correct through lease interpretation and cross-referencing against other property information.
    • Communication with Tenants and/or Suppliers to resolve outstanding issues and inquiries.
    • Update lease charges and records in the system as necessary
    • Journal entries entered accurately & in a timely manner to meet deadlines.
    • Complete general ledger operations.
    • Maintain, analyze, and reconcile balance sheet accounts.
    • Prepare analysis of other G/L income and expense accounts as requested.
    • Bank reconciliation and clearing of cheques to make sure control accounts are balanced.
    • Prepare/report monthly, quarterly and annual GST filings.
    • Assist in recording property acquisitions and disposals.
    • Assist in recording new financing / mortgages as well as maintain summary schedule of mortgages with monthly payments and expiration dates.
    • Performs yearly CAM reconciliations and assembles the necessary detail and back-up for the tenant’s use.
    • Prepare annual operating expense statements and follow up with tenants.
    • Prepare monthly/quarterly financial statements as required.
    • Prepare internal ad-hoc reports as required.
    • Assist in coordination and data collection for internal and external audit.

    CORPORATE ACCOUNTING

    • Assists in the monthly accounting of the corporate records
    • Assists in entering Accounts Payable invoices for the Corporate and Commercial departments
    • Prepares monthly invoices for Devon to for building reimbursement

    Qualifications:

    Education and Experience

    • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a multi-entity accounting role, preferably direct experience in Property Accounting.
    • Enrolled as a Level 3-5 CPA Student preferred
    • Strong spreadsheet skills (Excel) a must, knowledge of YARDI/SPECTRA/REALPAGE or other real estate accounting systems.
    • Task oriented, able to work well under pressure.

    For more information and to apply for this job, please email:

    careers@devonproperties.com

    We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. All successful candidates will be subject to background checks.

  • Intermediate Property Accountant (Victoria)

    The Intermediate Property Accountant is responsible for full-cycle accounting functions for an assigned portfolio. The Intermediate Property Accountant is a detail oriented, self-starter with strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as a collaborative team-player who is able to build business relationships within an organization and with clients. The successful candidate will foster a team culture and maintain an environment of continuous process improvement and outstanding customer service.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Prepare monthly reporting packages for management review.
    • Review and record routine journal entries at month-end including: Accruals, Prepaids, etc.
    • Review journal entries at month-end for accuracy and trends.
    • Reconcile balance sheet accounts for all properties in portfolio.
    • Prepare bank reconciliations for portfolio of properties on monthly basis.
    • Prepare variance analysis reports on a monthly basis.
    • Coordinate and work with accounting team to ensure deadlines are met.
    • Assist with the preparation of the consolidated quarterly and annual financial statements.
    • Assist with year-end audit requirements.
    • Assist in the development of financial forecasts and budgets while also providing regular analysis and recommendations to the benefit of the business.

    Our ideal Candidate brings:

    Education and Experience

    • 3+ Years of prior professional accounting experience required;  
    • Property Management experience would be considered an asset;
    • College diploma or University degree preferable in business or financial management.

    Skills and Abilities

    • Comprehensive working knowledge of all aspects of full cycle accounting including:  accounts payable, receivables, bank reconciliations and financial statements is required;
    • Strong computer skills, including MS Office Excel and Outlook required;
    • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.

    The above description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all knowledge, skills, abilities, responsibilities, duties, physical job demands, and working conditions associated with the position.

    For more information and to apply for this job, please email:

    careers@devonproperties.com

    We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. All successful candidates will be subject to background checks.

  • Administrative Assistant (Victoria)

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provide high level administrative support including managing multiple email accounts, Outlook calendars scheduling meetings, sending reminders, prioritizing the most sensitive matters, and providing briefings on daily/weekly priorities and deadlines.
    • Provide administrative assistance, such as taking meeting minutes, writing, and editing emails, drafting memos, and preparing communications on the executive’s behalf.
    • Handle incoming calls and respond to inquires from property owners.
    • Manage and maintain documents and records (electronic files and hard copy files and contracts, backup, shared directories) efficiently and effectively, ensuring data/documentation integrity, timeliness for updates, and ease of reference or retrieval as required.
    • Assist with creation/modification of presentations, reports, spreadsheets, and various documents.
    • Organize multiple projects and oversee the timely progress and successful completion.
    • Organize and secure highly confidential company and employee information.
    • Provide administrative leadership by:
      • Assisting with preparation of monthly, quarterly and year-end reports for owner operators.
      • Maintaining and updating critical schedules, lease documents, contracts, lists, reports, budgets, renewals etc. 
      • Assist with administration of various reports, notices, and budgets relative to real estate and property management transactions.
      • Conduct Land Title and Corporate Registry searches.
      • Onboarding new properties to the Devon portfolio.
      • Manage administrative tasks including daily requests for documents and reports from building owners, lenders, building managers, law firms acting on behalf of sellers, and purchasers of properties.
      • Overseeing strata and leasehold administrative matters.
    • Reviewing of contracts and transactions for accuracy and to ensure compliance with legislation, rules, policies, and procedures.
    • Corresponding with building owners and investors, ensuring they are up to date with recent real estate or property related issues.
    • Assist with the preparation of legal documentation to facilitate property acquisitions and real estate transactions from beginning to end.
    • Serve as back up support for other administrative staff and reception when required

    Our ideal Candidate brings:

    Education and Experience

    • Post-secondary education in Business Administration or related field.
    • 3-5 years of demonstrated administrative assistant experience in the real estate, property management, accounting, or legal industry.
    • Basic accounting knowledge.

    Skills and Abilities

    • Highly competent with Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Outlook and Excel.
    • Demonstrated experience and skills providing support to an executive team in a real estate, property management environment.
    • Outstanding written communication and proofreading skills, and document processing experience.
    • Ability to create and manage reports, memoranda, compose and edit letters or other documents; ability to build and manage filing systems.
    • Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a professional, high-pressure environment while maintaining the utmost integrity and confidentiality.
    • Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to organize self, set priorities, and meet critical timelines.

    The above description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all knowledge, skills, abilities, responsibilities, duties, physical job demands, and working conditions associated with the position.

    For more information and to apply for this job, please email:

    careers@devonproperties.com

    We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. All successful candidates will be subject to background checks.

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