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State of Massachusetts Director of Leasing in Boston, Massachusetts

_Agency Overview_ The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), which oversees over $2 billion in capital programs and projects, is responsible for capital planning, project delivery, property management, and real estate services for the Commonwealth. We are stewards of the Commonwealth’s assets, which include 5.5 million square feet of state buildings. As an agency, we care for the people of our state and the future of our planet. * Wework with state agencies to create and manage forward-thinking, sustainable buildings to meet the needs of the Commonwealth’s citizens and help achieve a zero-carbon future. * We are partners with fellow agencies to help them meet their strategic needs with fiscally responsible building and real estate solutions. * We support the growth of the Commonwealth’s economy and actively engage with private sector partners to make it easier to do business with the Commonwealth. * We work to expand access, opportunity, and equity to create more inclusive services, planning and outcomes for all the citizens of the Commonwealth. * General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities* DCAMM is seeking an experienced, energetic commercial real estate professional to fill the Director of Leasing position. This is an exciting opportunity for the selected candidate who will be in a leadership role helping to shape the future workplace requirements of the Commonwealth, with a coordinated vision for the balance between remote and office-based work. The Commonwealth is looking to maximize the efficiency and cost effectiveness of our workforce with an eye towards challenging the traditional office space model and an appreciation for post COVID – 19 ramifications. The leasing office manages all lease procurements as well as establishes and administers guidelines and standards for space utilization, build-out of leased space, property management, and operations of leased space for the range of uses required by state agencies and in compliance with state policy and statute. The Director will lead the agency’s leasing team in procuring, managing, and administering leases on behalf of the Commonwealth’s 100 state agency clients. The incumbent will maintain and improve DCAMM’s procurement program of cost-effective leases in highly competitive markets. The Director will identify priorities and manage the workflow of this 18-person unit. S/he will manage their own portfolio of leasing projects, assign work to staff, advise project managers, and oversee the resolution of issues to keep projects on schedule and achieve rent savings. The incumbent should be a collaborative manager and solid communicator who will set the tone for relationships with agencies and landlords. The Director will oversee matters relating to open and competitive lease procurements, execution of leases, and lease administration throughout the term of the lease; development of RFPs; preparation of leases and lease riders, determinations relating to lease extensions, emergency procurements, and lease of unique premises; and matters requiring giving notice to landlords. The Director approves selection decisions for procurement of leases, in concert with the project manager, Deputy Director, and in consultation with the client agency. The successful candidate will balance the varied needs and interests of all interested parties while maintaining the integrity of the public procurement process, adhering to the public statutory and policy requirements, and delivering cost and operational efficiencies. This position reports to the Deputy Commissioner for Real Estate and will coordinate and collaborate with other work units within DCAMM. Preferred Qualifications The successful candidate must have a collaborative and innovative workstyle and the ability to think strategically. In addition, the preferred candidate will have: Skilled negotiator with 10 years of professional leasing and commercial real estate experience; Direct involvement overseeing large institutional leasing in competitive markets; Team leadership skills to effectively motivate and guide staff members within a hybrid work model; Knowledge of state government practices and operations is required. A proven record of accomplishment within a government setting, is preferred; Ability to analyze current workflow and implement electronic workflow process improvements; Experience with implementation of new workplace standards. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) seven (7) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management of which (B) at least three (3) years must have been in a managerial capacity. *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Division of Capital Asset Management *Title: *Director of Leasing Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Ashburton Place Requisition ID: 220007EI