Assistant Vice-President - University Planning, Design & Construction

University of Toronto

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-10-31

Assistant Vice-President, University Planning, Design & Construction

The University of Toronto is one of Canada's preeminent educational institutions. Established in 1827 by royal charter, The University of Toronto is the most intensive research-oriented university in Canada and is a major cultural and economic contributor to one of the world's most livable cities.

As the Assistant Vice-President, University Planning, Design & Construction (AVP UPDC) for a substantial landowner in the Greater Toronto Area, you will assume stewardship of one of the University's most precious assets - a portfolio of land, buildings and related facilities spanning academic, research, administrative, residential and commercial buildings.

Reporting to the Vice-President, University Operations, you will: develop strategies to align the University's physical assets to its academic mission; maximize value for the future; optimize the use of the University's physical assets in the immediate term; and, develop both long term and annual plans for the acquisition, divestiture, construction and redevelopment of land and buildings on all campuses. Leading a team of approximately 40, including architects, engineers and planners, you will establish real estate partnerships and co-ventures and be an inclusive and consultative leader with multiple stakeholders through an intensive customer-focused approach.

Overseeing an exceptional portfolio of holdings, this is a significant leadership position. To pursue this opportunity, you bring at least 10 years of senior level experience from a land and building portfolio, with construction management or within a large organization heavily involved in development, including several years of related space and facilities planning and/or capital projects management experience. With a high degree of adaptability and resourcefulness, you are able to work effectively within the University's dynamic culture and complex decentralized environment.

To explore this opportunity further, please visit our website at or contact Margaret Vanwyck in our Toronto office by email: We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.


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