Assistant Director - Real Estate Services

$131,002 - $176,852 yearly
  • Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County
  • Department of General Services, Richard H. Fulton Campus, 730 President Ronald Reagan Way, Nashville, TN 37219-6300
  • Mar 26, 2024
Full time Administration/Management Finance Real Estate Other (Please Specify)

Job Description

Position Description:

The Assistant Director of Real Estate Services provides a new leadership role reporting to the Department of General Services (DGS) Director and is responsible for development and implementation of real estate-related strategies, policies, and procedures for the DGS-managed portfolio. The incumbent should have the appropriate experience to establish DGS as a Metro-wide key strategic real estate advisor and to transition the management of the DGS portfolio toward a more proactive operating environment.


This role is intended to perform oversight of the end-to-end real estate lifecycle, set a strategic vision for the DGS-managed portfolio, lead cross-departmental committees, and own a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) process to drive continued collaboration and transparency with departments. Responsibilities are complex and broad in-scope. The role will require a high degree of experience in real estate-related operations, evidenced knowledge of relevant public real estate administration, and demonstrated ability to maintain tact and diplomacy throughout all forms of communication.

Typical Duties:

Serve as key real estate ambassador on behalf of DGS:

  • Interface regularly with Council, Mayor’s Office, Planning and Other Departments to articulate business cases and support broader strategic initiatives.
  • Coordinate key real estate-related meetings and communications with staff members, consultants, contractors, and other Departments to drive transparency and engagement.
  • Provide critical feedback or input on certain Metro-wide real estate-related issues.
  • Act as the leader of a space planning committee, intended to establish proactive, collaborative, and consistent space planning Metro-wide.
  • Communicate required compliance reporting to the Mayor’s Office of Performance Management.

Develop and implement real estate-related strategies and develop/refine policies & procedures in support of strategies for Metro real estate within the DGS portfolio:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of current polices & procedures; prepare policy and procedural revisions to key documents.
  • Recommend and implement systems and operational improvements.
  • Own the real estate strategic planning process for the DGS-managed portfolio.
  • Manage reporting of performance metrics to support data-based decision making across DGS and other departments.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Finance, Real Estate, Business, Architecture, or other business-related field and six (6) years of management experience in corporate real estate, architecture, design &construction, or related experience.

*Additional education may be considered In lieu of some experience*
Required to pass and maintain a passing background check from the Metro Nashville Police Department.

Job Bulletin Website:
http://www.nashville.gov/Human-Resources/Employment-Opportunities.aspx