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Vice President, Transaction Real Estate

Location:  Toronto
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jan 5, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  492426

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


Vice President, Transaction Real Estate


Running a business is all about making intelligent decisions, powered by accurate information. As a Vice President in our Transaction Real Estate (‘’TRE’’) Practice, you’ll help make that happen. You will be an important part of our diversely talented, highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile real estate advisory and transaction mandates. When you join our industry-leading team, you’ll be right at the heart of that challenge, working with leading business tools and methodologies to provide to some of the most sophisticated clients around.
The opportunity
EY has one of the largest intergrated real estate practices providing advisory, valuation and transactional services to real estate owners, developers, investors, lenders and users. EY is looking for a well rounded real estate professional to lead and manage a team that will serve multiple client engagements across abroad range of real estate solutions. 


EY has an established industry leading Strategy and Transactions Practice. We help clients determine the right deal to do, and then assist them in doing the deal right. We are a growing practice that has the resources to serve any client, anywhere in the world. With so many offerings, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a friendly, collaborative environment through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. 


Your key responsibilities


As an Vice President in the Transaction Real Estate group you will have the opportunity to work within our specialty practice Orenda Corporate Finance Inc. as well as our licensed Real Estate Brokerage, Ernst & Young Real Estate Services, Inc.. You will be part of a growing practice that has the resources to serve any client, anywhere in the world. You will be responsible for managing a team of diverse real estate professionals, nuturing relationships within the real estate industry, and solving critical challenges facing our clients. 
Skills and attributes for success 

  • Keep abreast of trends in the Canadian Real Estate Market
  • Fundamental understanding of valuation models
  • Ability to develop and review financial models within broadly defined guidelines
  • Synthesize research information to be used in valuation, modeling, competitive analysis, industry analysis, negotiation support and various other applications
  • Understand the entire process of a real estate transaction, including the use of debt and equity to finance acquisitions
  • Evaluate real estate development opportunities on behalf of clients
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to clients
  • Support the team in identifying and exploring potential new business including assisting with the preparation of proposals
  • Prepare real estate and asset strategies for diverse portfolios


To qualify for the role you must have

  • An undergraduate degree 
  • Preferably in Commerce/BA with Real Estate or Finance Specialization or real estate focused graduate degree, AACI, CFA or MBA considered an asset. 
  • Ideally 7-10 years of work experience in the commercial real estate industry in Canada
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • The interest and aptitude - and possibly experience - to excel in other aspects of TRE work (strategy, valuation, brokerage, real estate portfolio planning, M&A, due diligence, etc). 
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple engagements and successfully complete client deliverables on a timely basis
  • Relationship management capabilities
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong computer and financial modeling skills
  • Understanding of key real estate value drivers, risks and opportunities
  • The successful candidate for this position will have strong written and verbal communication/presentation skills, superior analytical skills, demonstrated project and/or people management skills and have been recognized for their "roll up the sleeves" attitude and high levels of creative energy and enthusiasm.

What we look for


We’re interested in talented professionals with the ability to visualize our clients’ goals and think creatively to facilitate them - often in politically charged environments. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, and a genuine passion for taking on new challenges, this role is for you.


Diversity and Inclusion at EY

Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. From our actions to combat systemic racism and our advocacy for the LGBT+ community to our innovative Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, we welcome and embrace the diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds and perspectives that make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.


What we offer
At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.


We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


EY Way of Work and your health and safety

EY Way of Work recognizes flexibility in the way we collaborate, innovate and deliver with the ability to work in-person and remotely. To support a healthy and safe in-person working environment, EY has implemented various layers of health and safety controls while working in the office or at client or other locations. A critical component of EY’s workplace safety program includes our COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless an accommodation based on a reason protected by human rights legislation is provided


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