City of Tampa

Real Estate Director (#092910) MH

$50.82-$79.62 Hourly / $8,808.80-$13,800.80 Monthly / $105,705.60-$165,609.60 Yearly


The department's mission is to provide services aligned with City’s strategic goals, create and maintain partnerships with client departments, and lead process improvements that advance informed business decisions in all City Real Estate transactions.  This is highly responsible managerial and technical work in directing the city’s program of property acquisition, management, and disposal in a collaborative environment. 

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class, under administrative direction, plans, controls, and directs the administration of the City’s real estate policies for and management of the processes of acquisition, leasing, and disposition of property for the city, including managing an extensive mortgage portfolio. Work is of unusual difficulty requiring the exercise of extensive initiative and independent judgment in coordinating activities with city departments and officials in such areas as conducting real estate negotiations, developing long-term city real estate policies, and reviewing department projects for property needsWork is of considerable difficulty and requires the application of considerable initiative and independent judgment. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results achieved. Appointed position; employee serves at the pleasure of the Mayor.

Examples of Duties

Lead or support strategic project management, ensuring deliverable quality and timeliness, and stakeholder management; develop, refine and complete various projects; communicate project status regularly to City departments and partners.

Actively contribute valuable insight and content knowledge to internal and external stakeholders; supports strategy related meetings; maintain and support key relationships.  

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

Provides centralized management of real property disposition by the City by the: acquisition, sale, and leasing of real property; assessment of properties for holding or disposition as surplus; management of leases – compliance, reviewing expiring contracts for optimal use of the asset, working with necessary parties on opportunities for renewals and increased/decreased pricing; and maintaining an inventory and history of all City owned properties used in city operations.

Analyze real estate proposals and negotiate lease terms for City owned assets

Direct the flow of real estate transactions by coordinating with brokers, attorneys, landlords, etc.

Act 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.

Coordinate planning and scheduling of real estate transactions with other municipal departments to ensure timely acquisitions of utility right-of-way and public facilities sites.

Review and distribute funds from closings to proper city accounts.

Prepare reports and correspondence; assign, develop, and evaluate employees; manage department budget and work processes.

Seek the continuous improvement of business processes and services; use data, knowledge, and strategic decision-making to generate new and innovative process solutions.

Perform 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: 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; 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 ensures all tasks are prioritized and completed in a timely manner; write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings

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 and development, management and disposal, including three (3) years in supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


Master’s degree in public or business administration, economics, real estate, or related area preferred.

Licenses or Certifications

A Florida Real Estate Broker’s License is required within 12 months of appointment. Possession of a valid driver's license required.

CLASS: 092910; EST: 8/1/2022;