Real Estate at Bridge
Our Development group (real estate, legal, physical planning, construction) owns the life cycle of academy expansion, from identifying potential land deals in our communities through to constructing academies, sometimes several dozen at a time. The real estate team begins the development cycle by engaging in a central part of our operations which includes the identification, verification and acquisition of plots of land for our schools inside the informal settlements. The development (and real estate team) is one of the first groups introducing a community to Bridge.
Overview of position
The Real Estate team identifies potential land deals in target communities and executes on leases. The Programme Associate, Real Estate is the glue that keeps everything together managing interdependencies and working with managers and individual contributors alike to ensure that targets are met and processes are followed.
This is a position that requires extreme attention to detail/speed and the organizational/strategic savvy to manage stakeholders effectively. You will be in a highly visible position in a high-pressure environment where targets and deadlines matter, and where you will need to understand the intricate details of how a physical planning permit is obtained, and the general framework/milestones for academy construction. You will need to be extremely responsive and systems-minded. Ultimately, you will be a part of every single academy that launches at Bridge through your work in Real Estate
What you will do
Manage the real estate lifecycle across all active plots; you should know every detail there is to know, and be able to report on the statuses/issues with every plot
Monitor new plots submitted through the GIS system; coordinating with legal for validation of deals
Manage of daily work plans for field staff including validating schedules and work output
Organise Real Estate files and ensure all documentation and process are in order
Provide general administrative support to your supervisor and the rest of the team as needed
What you should have
BA/BS degree with at least 2 years of work experience
Project management experience in fast-paced environments with clear cut targets
Experience coordinating projects within Real Estate, Physical Planning, or Construction preferred
Experience working in startups/fast-growth companies a HUGE plus
Tech/systems savvy; great with Microsoft Office and learning new tech products.