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Canderel - ECC - Specialty Leasing Manager

Who we are:

Canderel is a leading real estate company committed to creating vibrant communities across the nation. With a strong emphasis on sustainability, innovation, and inclusivity, we take pride in delivering exceptional properties that enhance the lives of residents and tenants. As part of our unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion, Canderel is actively seeking applications from individuals within the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and LGBTQ+ communities.


We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment. The Specialty Leasing Manager is responsible for the overall management and execution of the specialty leasing program at [Shopping Centre Name]. This role involves identifying and securing short-term leases with specialty tenants, managing the specialty leasing budget, and developing strategies to maximize non-traditional revenue streams. The Specialty Leasing Manager will work closely with the marketing and operations teams to ensure a vibrant tenant mix and engaging shopping environment. By joining our team, you will contribute to our mission of creating inclusive spaces where everyone feels valued and respected.


Specialty Leasing Management

  • Identify, negotiate, and secure short-term leases with specialty tenants, including kiosks, pop-up shops, and seasonal tenants.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with specialty retailers, local businesses, and potential tenants.

Prepare and manage all necessary leasing documentation, ensuring compliance with legal and company policies.

Financial Management

  • Develop and manage the specialty leasing budget, including revenue projections and expense control.
  • Monitor and report on financial performance of specialty leasing activities, providing regular updates to the Director of Property Management, Senior Retail Property Manager, and the retail leasing team.
  • Analyze market trends and adjust leasing strategies to maximize revenue and occupancy rates.

Tenant Relations

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for specialty tenants, addressing inquiries, resolving issues, and ensuring a positive tenant experience.
  • Conduct regular site visits and tenant meetings to maintain strong relationships and address any operational concerns.

Marketing and Promotions

  • Collaborate with the marketing team to develop and implement promotional strategies to attract specialty tenants and shoppers.
  • Coordinate special events and seasonal activities to drive foot traffic and enhance the shopping experience.

Market Research and Strategy

  • Conduct market research to identify emerging retail trends, potential tenants, and new business opportunities.
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive specialty leasing strategy aligned with the shopping centre’s overall business goals.

Reporting and Administration

  • Maintain accurate records of all leasing activities, including contracts, correspondence, and financial transactions.
  • Prepare regular reports on specialty leasing performance, tenant feedback, and market conditions for senior management.

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Real Estate, Marketing, or a related field.
  • Commercial Real Estate License from RECA is required.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in retail leasing, real estate, or property management, preferably in a shopping centre environment.
  • Proven track record of successfully negotiating and managing short-term leases.
  • Strong understanding of retail market trends and tenant mix strategies.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and property management software.
  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to develop and implement effective leasing strategies to drive revenue and occupancy.
  • Financial Acumen: Strong understanding of budgeting, financial analysis, and revenue management.
  • Customer Focus: Commitment to providing exceptional service to tenants and shoppers.
  • Problem-Solving: Aptitude for identifying issues and developing creative solutions.
  • Organizational Skills: Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities effectively.

Application Process:

At Canderel, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success. We actively encourage candidates from BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities to apply for this position. To apply, please submit your resume outlining your qualifications and why you are interested in joining our team. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Canderel is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. We value and respect the diverse experiences and backgrounds of all individuals. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For Assistance please contact Shawna Brothers, Talent Manager, National -

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