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Company Name Dream Unlimited
Job Title Senior Manager, Portfolio Management & Analysis
Available To Members only
Posting number 139763
Posted On 2017-06-27
Preferred Start Date 2017-08-01
Industry Type Real Estate
Location Canada-Ontario/ Toronto
Job Status Permanent
Description of Business

Dream Unlimited Corp. is a leading Canadian real estate company with $15 billion of assets under management in Canada and Europe. We develop, manage, and invest in master-planned communities, income properties, and urban intensification. We proudly build communities from the ground up: from land development to buildings homes and condominiums, and from providing retail centres and driving renewable energy projects to managing assets across the country.

Our attitude and approach set us apart from our competitors.  We are guided by our entrepreneurial spirit: we seize unconventional opportunities and try new things, approaching every project with passion and purpose.

We care about our employees. We want everyone to have a rewarding career and to work with people they like, so we provide exciting work opportunities, open work environments, and fun events. We hire constant learners so we make sure to provide them with learning and growth opportunities: among other things, we’re proud to offer every employee with the chance to take part in our mentoring program, our Dream U lunch & learn sessions, and weekly meetings with our President & Chief Responsible Officer.

Dream Industrial REIT is a national pure-play industrial REIT that owns high-quality light industrial properties across Canada. We aim to build and maintain a diversified, growth-oriented portfolio of industrial properties in the country and pride ourselves in offering investors a solid platform for stable and growing returns. Most of all, we are committed to creating better communities for Canadians to work in.

Job Description


Dream Industrial REIT is looking to hire a Sr. Manager, Portfolio Management & Analysis to be responsible for tracking and aggregating portfolio leasing activity and key performance indicators (“KPI”), perform financial analysis and deliver value added management reporting for the REIT.  Reporting to the VP, Portfolio Management & Analysis (“PM&A”), the successful candidate must be a critical thinker able to assess, synthesize and communicate issues and solutions as a key part of the PM&A team. Key areas of responsibility include:

Portfolio Management:

  • Responsible to provide support to our 4 regional offices by monitoring leasing activity against budget, perform lease deal analysis, KPI’s roll-up, monitor business results and forecast, and communicate the performance projections of the company.

  • Responsible to maintain internal databases (Excel and Argus) with the assistance of Analyst.

  • Responsible to provide reports to senior management and the Board of trustees on actual and projected performance of the portfolio, and identify tenant and leasing risks underlying the forecast.

  • Responsible to analyze, review and summarize market data to understand changes in the market and impact on our regional performance and leasing strategy.

  • Work on internal and external property valuations, by updating Argus models, interacting with external consultants and auditors, as well as performing analysis and providing explanations on value changes.

  • Perform ad-hoc analysis as required related to lease deal analysis including KPI’s and impact on value, proforma analysis on investment transactions and development.

  • Work with investments, strategic finance and debt financing teams to provide information, and perform analysis as needed.

  • Proactively anticipate, identify and resolve issues across the business; 

Financial Analysis: 

  • In coordination with the strategic finance team, maintain financial model of the REIT’s existing operations and perform ad-hoc analysis to assess proposed transactions.

  • Responsible to design and implement reports leveraging existing reporting tools to satisfy ‘near-term’ reporting requirements.

  • In coordination with corporate accounting team, prepare internal and Board reports on a monthly and quarterly basis including analysis of performance against budget and forecast.

  • Responsible to review and update public disclosure documents including sections of the MD&A, investor presentation, research analysts’ reports and others related to the performance of the company and its peers.

  • Analyze current and future state financial business processes, with a focus on Asset Management, Financial Analysis and Corporate/Property Accounting functions;

  • Communicate findings to senior management accurately in clear, concise report formats.What type of experience do you have? We’ve listed just a few select qualifications that we consider to be “must-haves.” We can cover the rest when we chat.


    • 5-7 years of related experience in Asset Management and/or Business Analysis

    • Bachelor of Commerce degree. Real Estate degree, MBA, CFA or CA/CMA/CPA designations are a plus.

    • Asset Management and business analysis. Experience in commercial real estate with focus on key performance metrics.

    • Strong people skills. You are an empathetic team player with a proven ability to build relationships at all levels of an organization.

    • Innovator. You are a creative thinker, with the goal of an improved future state. You have a proven ability to identify, evaluate and develop new ideas and support these with results.

    • Strong communication skills. You understand the importance of clear, understandable communication. You demonstrate your abilities in written and verbal reports, presentations, and examples of meeting facilitation. You have the ability to confidently communicate with IT colleagues and identify salient points to share with business stakeholders.

    • Responsiveness. You have an ability to anticipate needs and can commit to respond in agreed time frames.

    • Deliver on commitments. When you say you’ll deliver, you deliver.

    • Work beyond normal business hours when required.

    • Very proficient in Microsoft Excel. Strong spreadsheet and data manipulation skills.

    • Argus Enterprise experience is a plus.

Skills Required
Financial Accounting - Junior
Financial Statement Compilation - Junior
Budgeting - Advanced
Financial Statement Review - Advanced
Internal Audit - Advanced
Corporate Finance (M&A/IPO) - Advanced
Financial Analysis - Advanced
Business Valuations - Intermediate
Communication - Written - Advanced
Performance Measurement - Junior
MS Access - Advanced
Communication - Oral - Advanced
Strategy Development and Planning - Advanced
Financial Statement Audit - Advanced
MS Office (Word, Power, Excel) - Advanced
Managerial/Supervisory - Junior
Treasury / Financial Management - Advanced
Risk Management and Control - Intermediate
Accounting Software - Intermediate
Total Years of Work Experience 5 - 10
Degrees Not Specified
Designations and Certificates Not Specified
Required Languages English - Excellent
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