The Real Estate Services (RES) division of Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) supports the operations of the government of the City of New York by providing services for the City’s real estate needs. RES is responsible for the space planning and management of 37 million square feet, Citywide acquisitions (lease or purchase), sales and other dispositions of City-owned real estate, architectural design and project management, zoning and land use analyses, disposition of 15,000 City-owned lots, property valuation, and financial analysis of real estate transactions.
RES consists of five distinct units: Portfolio Planning and Management (PPM), Leasing and Acquisitions, Design & Project Management (D&PM), Planning and Dispositions, and Financial Services. The RES Line of Service meets the different real estate needs of City agencies including: lease negotiation, architectural design and project management, acquisition and disposition of real estate, condominium management, zoning and land use analyses, enforcement of space standards in office design, and overseeing the equitable allocation of over 22 million square feet of privately owned leased space and 15 million square feet of City-owned space for agency use.
The Land Use Planning group within the Planning and Dispositions unit provides critical functions for DCAS’s operation such as oversight of the City’s real estate portfolio, including tracking, records maintenance, evaluation, and reallocation of the 15,000 tax lots owned by the City. It provides research and guidance on land use matters and the process to implement real estate transactions. It also responsible for the sale of surplus City property, and additionally manages a portfolio of more than 400 agreements (lease, license, permit or concession) for use of City-owned real property by private users, generating over $40 million in annual revenue.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Serve as liaison between DCAS and other entities
• Responsible for understanding the City’s real estate portfolio, with emphasis on the DCAS properties.
• Evaluate properties used by City agencies and assess opportunities for reallocation or disposition
• Use IPIS, digital maps, other software and real estate resources to review and analyze City property.
• Recommend and implement enhancements to DCAS’ Geographic Information Systems (GIS) environment.
• Conduct in-depth property research and affirm property status, including signing legal affidavits based on DCAS records, and attend legal meetings and hearings.
• Identify City-owned properties for new agency uses that focus on cost avoidance and reallocation of properties to other agencies
• Evaluate and select properties for existing revenue generating programs, such as for potential sale, lease or other disposition mechanisms and develop and enhance new revenue programs such as concessions.
• Provide technical expertise for ULURP documents, conduct land use research, review maps and other real estate documents
• Resolve complex land use and real estate issues, including restrictions, easements, special conditions, etc.
• Prepare and review land use documents
• Prepare ULURP applications, CEQR documents, Fair share documents and other similar applications, and attend related public hearings on behalf of DCAS
• Oversee and manage several condominium buildings under DCAS jurisdiction to ensure compliance with local laws including those involving energy efficiency, maintain and organize official condo records, reconcile and track violations on buildings, systems and equipment, and organize condo board meetings.
• Coordinate with other City agencies and government stakeholders
• Respond to requests based on special requirements within the required timeframes.
• Manage short-term and long-term projects pertaining to complex sites within the DCAS portfolio.
• Monitor and track key performance indicators for the entire Line of Service including managing the processes for the creation and collection of monthly indicators, reconcile discrepancies, prepare data for submission to Citywide reports, such as the Mayor’s Management Report (MMR) and the Preliminary MMR, and coordinate updates with the Mayor’s Office of Operations
• Create digital maps and presentations
• Train and supervise Planning interns
• Attend meetings, including with external stakeholders and the public, on behalf of DCAS to further projects
Qualified candidates should have a Baccalaureate degree in city planning, public administration, geography, architecture, business or related fields; and real estate; and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Preference is for candidates with Master’s degrees.
Other requirements include:
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Familiarity with New York City real estate and land use processes
• Advanced GIS experience
Please go to www.nyc.gov/careers or www.nyc.gov/ess for current NYC employees and search for the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) and then Job ID #531840