Real Estate Coordinator-Housing & Community Development

$45,670 - $74,477 yearly
  • City of Norfolk- Housing & Community Development
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
  • Sep 30, 2021
Full time Community Development Economic Development Housing Real Estate Sustainability

Job Description


The City of Norfolk is seeking a Real Estate Coordinator to join an exciting opportunity with the new Department of Housing and Community Development. The Department of Housing and Community Development oversees a variety of housing and community development programs and services for those who wish to be a part of the City of Norfolk's vibrant communities.

The department seeks to provide opportunities for City of Norfolk residents to live in safe, quality, affordable housing by developing, preserving, and revitalizing communities through responsible and transparent processes.

Join us as we work to build great neighborhoods. Work involves managing the use and sale of City-owned property, purchasing properties for City use and future development, reviewing the use of current property, and making recommendations.

Essential Functions

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates with other city departments to identify the highest and best use of vacant city property. 
  • Manages the use and sale of City owned property to maximize its value.
  • Purchases properties for city use and future development, reviews the use of current property, and makes recommendations. 
  • Purchases and sells property by negotiating a contract with the property owner or buyer, preparing contracts, and coordinating funding. 
  • Reviews the use of current City owned property by checking the value of adjacent or similar property, reviewing the property status and recommended use, preparing council letters and docket schedule, and coordinating the preparation of ordinances.
  • Makes recommendations to various City departments regarding real estate values and permitted uses. 
  • Requests ordinances, prepares council letters and submits for City Council docket.
  • Attends City Council meetings and addresses questions from Council members and the public regarding real estate matters.


Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Five years experience required.

Additional Information & Requirements

  • Valid Driver's License required
  • The ideal candidate will have the demonstrated ability to effectively write and execute a real estate property contract. Current Virginia Real Estate License preferred.

*Total Compensation sums the costs associated with FICA, Group Life, Retirement, and healthcare options.