City of Tampa

Real Estate Manager (#000925) ME

$43.90-$68.77 Hourly / $7,609.33-$11,920.13 Monthly / $91,312.00-$143,041.60 Yearly


This is highly responsible managerial and technical work in directing the city’s program of property acquisition, management and disposal.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class, under administrative direction, establishes policies for and manages the process of acquisition, leasing, and disposition of property for the city, including managing an extensive mortgage portfolio. Work is of considerable difficulty and requires the application of considerable initiative and independent judgment conducting negotiations, securing appraisals and reviewing projects for property needs. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results obtained. Appointed position; employee serves at the pleasure of the Mayor.

Examples of Duties

Establishes policies and procedures for real estate acquisition and disposition and for management of leases and the city’s mortgage portfolio; provides inventory and information services on city owned real estate.

Manages the acquisition of property through condemnation proceedings; assists the Legal Department in preparation of condemnation cases; acts as city liaison for real estate activities with other agencies such as the Hillsborough County Right-of-Way Department, Port Authority, Aviation Authority, other governmental entities, and title insurance companies and appraisers.

Provides real estate appraisal and title services for the city and for the public when city owned property is in question; coordinates planning and scheduling of real estate transactions with other municipal departments to ensure timely acquisitions of utility right-of-way and public facilities sites; prepares reports on project status; provides consulting services to other entities and communities.

Reviews and distributes funds from closings to proper city accounts; conducts field inspections to review quality and location of housing produced through special city programs such as the Challenge Fund.

Prepares reports and correspondence; assigns, develops, and evaluates employees; manages unit budget and work processes.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Extensive knowledge of: real estate practices, procedures and laws; the requirements of form, content, and recording necessary to validate real estate documents; methods of appraisal of property; real estate title and valuation work.

Considerable knowledge of: modern management practices and procedures; application of data processing to office operations, including record maintenance.

Ability to: read and interpret technical location plans and property descriptions; plan, assign, direct, and coordinate the work of professional, para-professional and clerical employees in a manner that promotes full performance; write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings; establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, directors, managers, and employees, representatives of property owners, lending institutions and the general public; plan, organize and refine operating procedures; set clear objectives and measures and monitor process, progress and results.

Suggested Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, economics, real estate, or related area and five (5) years of experience in property acquisition, management and disposal, including three (3) years in supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

A Florida Real Estate Broker’s License is required. Possession of a valid driver's license may be required.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 000925; EST: 8/13/2013;