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Director, Asset Management


Head Office


The Director of Asset Management (DAM) will apply a proactive, hands-on management approach to achieve specific goals and impact targets for each asset in the portfolio in accordance with the business plan and organizational objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Asset Plan Execution:

  • Oversee the operations and management of the portfolio ensuring the properties physical and financial well-being, responsible for driving strategy to get the most value out of each asset;
  • Complete financial review on a monthly basis, and a full financial review and analysis on a quarterly basis.
  • Set annual operational and capital budgets in accordance with asset plans. Including: providing guidance to all team members on assumptions, managing the internal timelines and milestone dates, coordinating delivery of budget files with the property management companies.
  • Engage appropriate third party providers for design-related capital projects; direct, review, and approve design projects for implementation with capital projects team.
  • Review and provide approval of capital projects. Monitor progress of projects to ensure timely completion and quality control.
  • Provide direction to 3rd party property management companies regarding day-to-day management and operation activities.
  • Ensure compliance to conditions set in place by financial institutions/​lenders, municipalities and other governing bodies for all assets. Provide updates and direct activities to correct any deficiencies.
  • Prepare leasing and marketing strategy to maximize the income profile and value of each property, supported by market-based comparable and competitive information.
  • Attend property tours on a regular basis with team members, each property should be visited, at minimum, once per calendar year. 

Value Add Opportunities:

  • Work with the team to ensure that all possible value creation opportunities are identified.
  • Recommend and implement such programs with assistance from capital projects teams and/​or 3rd party property management companies. 


  • Oversee the professional development of direct reports
  • Oversee strategic projects, as needed for the Canadian Multi- Family portfolio, providing guidance to team members 


  • Review asset manager property level reports; prepare and present quarterly reporting to clients.
  • Review and present ad-hoc reporting, and business cases as reasonably requested by client.
  • Ensure that the team is appropriately managing property tax appeals process.
  • Oversee the internal reporting prepared by the analyst team.

Relationship Building:

  • Take ownership of the acquisitions, dispositions, and financing transactions related to the portfolio and act as the lead communicator with all related third parties (property managers, lawyers, etc.) 
  • Coordinate due diligence activities with other departments and/​or third parties. 
  • Manage investor/​client relations activities.
  • Promote the Starlight brand in the real estate community.
  • Liaise with other internal departments and team members regarding value add opportunities and special projects (i.e. energy initiatives, marketing)
  • Organize and lead property tours with Client and other stakeholders.
  • Conduct other day-to-day relations with third parties, including property managers, suppliers, joint ventures, lenders, brokers, consultants, advisors, accountants, lawyers, insurers, appraisers, and regulatory bodies.
  • Any other duties as required


  • Degree in Business and/​or related field; MBA or professional designation an asset
  • 8 – 10 years experience in a related field
  • Proactive/self-starter, detail-oriented, and critical thinking skills required.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Developed time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Interpersonal skills, work well with others