Chief Operating Officer - Adventus Realty Services Inc. - Boyden Executive Search Canada

February 09, 2018

Boyden Executive Search Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)


Adventus Realty Services Inc. (Adventus) is a privately-held, Vancouver based REIT that acquires, owns, and manages income producing commercial real estate in Chicago, Illinois and Atlanta, Georgia, and has recently expanded into a third US market, Dallas, Texas. Adventus has built a strong, well-diversified portfolio in the Chicago and Atlanta suburban markets through the development of strategic alliances, exacting due diligence, and being able to close quickly on both on- and off- market acquisition opportunities. 

The company has grown from a start-up $5 million investment in 2011 to a leading real estate private equity company with approx. $1 billion in AUM and over 4 million sq. ft. With a stable of core assets in key US markets, a strong investor base, skilled management team, and a track record of success, Adventus is positioned for even further growth with plans to double in size and go public in the next 3-5 years. The decision to expand into a third US market is clear indication of the company’s growth objective. 

The recent decision by the current COO to retire has created a need for a new COO to join the team with the goal of eventually succeeding the CEO. Reporting to the CEO, the mandate of the COO is to provide strategic guidance to the CEO to help grow the portfolio and lead the business before and after the planned IPO.  Core duties will be asset management, due diligence, leadership and team management and liaising with an engaged and supportive Board. 

As the ideal candidate you are an energetic, passionate, entrepreneurial real estate executive with a track record of success leading the growth of a commercial real estate portfolio. Specific experience in asset management and leasing commercial assets is critical. Investment experience is ideal.  You will help lead a small but talented team and be expected to build a progressive, collaborative and engaged culture while developing and mentoring future leaders within the organization.

This is a rare career-building and succession opportunity to play a key leadership role in a high growth Canadian real estate company investing into the US.  The role is located in Vancouver, BC with regular travel to the US required.

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