Senior Leasing Officer

University Of California San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 3 weeks ago

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UC San Diego Real Estate is looking to add an extremely creative individual to assume the role of Senior Leasing Officer. Under direction of the Executive Director of Real Estate and the Director of Asset Management, the Senior Leasing Officer will represent the University as landlord for leasing selected campus spaces to top restaurant and retail operators, research institutes and entrepreneurs, and technology tenants.

The position will also be responsible for negotiating and preparing license agreements and facility use agreements with third parties. Specific skills required for success are performing financial analyses, deal negotiations, legal contracting, coordination with the University's third party real estate brokerage teams, and on-going management of commercial real estate tenants as the landlord representative. This is a unique opportunity to play a vital role in the campus growth and transformation for one of the world's top-ranked public universities.

Department Overview:
Real Estate (RE) provides real estate services for the UC San Diego campus and UC San Diego Medical Centers multi-million dollar portfolio of University owned and leased property, public/private partnerships, property acquisition and disposition, and off-campus leasing. The Senior Leasing Officer's portfolio will include the management of 160,000K s.f. of retail space in operations, under construction, and in design as well as 60K s.f. of office and research space.

RE is a comprehensive organization whose objectives are to complete real estate transactions on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of its clients and as a fiduciary for The Regents of the University of California. The RE Department comprises functional units that include leasing as landlord and as tenant, licenses, fiscal management and administrative services, property acquisitions and dispositions, public-private partnership development and asset management.


Uses advanced real estate skills to provide real estate services, analyses, negotiations, legal contracting and management of commercial real estate transactions. Provides technical expertise in conceptualizing, structuring, and developing proposals for real estate transactions.

Leads negotiation efforts. Functions independently and is responsible for managing, implementing and permitting uses of University property by non-University entities, and uses of non-University owned properties by University entities, including but not limited to managing and/or implementing Real Property Licensing Programs, Telecommunications Licensing Program, Alternative Energy Licensing Programs, On-Campus Licensing, Off-Campus Licensing Program, On-Campus Leasing Program, Campus Retail Advisory Services, and compliance activities related to the foregoing programs.

Manages and implements these functions which involve research, complex financial analyses, complex business and contract negotiations, contract document creation, and site improvement coordination with private, public and governmental agency representatives, business owners, property owners, developers, real estate brokers and attorneys.


  • Advanced knowledge of real estate principles and practices, methods and procedures used in competitive real estate transactions, including value analysis, and source selection techniques. Professional experience in commercial real estate practices and lease contract development.

  • Advanced knowledge of real estate law and contract interpretation, the California Public Contract Code and an advanced understanding of University's Business and Finance Bulletins and other relevant rules, guidelines, policies and practices.

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of specific real estate assignments. Experience in conducting lease negotiations relating to financial and legal contractual terms, contract development, space planning, coordinating tenant improvement projects, finance and property management, and superior skills in lease negotiation and drafting of leases and legal documents.

  • High level of analytical, mathematical and decision making skills in order to analyze and interpret financial and legal contractual terms and draft formal contracts.

  • Advanced organizational and negotiation skills. Ability to effectively resolve financial and contractual issues and disputes.

  • Strong listening, political acumen skills and problem recognition, avoidance and resolution skills. Advanced interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy and flexibility to establish, interact and maintain working relationships with University departments, University administration, private industry representatives, charitable organizations and governmental agencies.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of technical and engineering aspects of construction as used in tenant improvement projects and asset management.

  • Understanding of risk management, seismic, fire and other life safety and ADA compliance issues.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of economic and general accounting principles and practices.

  • Proficient computer skills, including production of complex legal contracts, and analyses including spreadsheets, databases and modeling applications, specifically for complex financial feasibility analysis, operating budget performance analysis and database development.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to compile complex data and information, and draft formal documents and produce comprehensive reports. Ability to draft accurate and complex correspondence based upon negotiations and/or conversations, and the ability to keep accurate notes regarding transactions.

  • Knowledge and understanding of real property licensing. Knowledge of telecommunications and alternative energy licensing. Experience in real property related litigation and legal issues, including evictions, space improvements, land ownership disputes, tenant/landlord disputes, and contract interpretation.

  • Ability to deal with a multiplicity of demands and projects on an ongoing basis. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment of changing priorities and to maintain accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Must have a car available to make site visits on and off campus.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.

This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:

a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance.

b) Vacation/holidays.

c) Work/Life Balance.

d) UC Retirement Plan.

For more information about UCSD Benefits please visit and UCSD Work/Life visit.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit for more information.

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Senior Leasing Officer

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