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UC San Diego

University Center Leasing and Asset Manager

Full Time
Real Estate Field
  • Asset / Portfolio Management
La Jolla
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United States

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UC San Diego

University Center Leasing and Asset Manager

Filing Deadline: Mon 12/14/2020

Salary Range: $83,250 - $103,100 /year


UC San Diego Real Estate seeks to recruit and retain the best and the brightest and to create a challenging and dynamic environment where we learn, grow and have a significant impact on the future transformation of one of the country’s top public universities. We recognize the strength in upholding a vibrant and diverse workplace culture and strive to enable our employees, who are our greatest asset, to reach their fullest potential.


UC San Diego believes in investing in our talent, and we dedicate ourselves every day to cultivating a positive, team-oriented environment where every voice is heard. We encourage our employees to boldly take on new challenges, constantly surpass the status quo and demonstrate a strong entrepreneurial spirit.



Real Estate (RE) provides real estate services for the UC San Diego campus multi-million dollar portfolio of University owned and leased property, public/private partnerships, property acquisition and disposition, and off-campus leasing. RE is a comprehensive real estate organization whose objectives are to complete real estate transactions on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of its clients and as a fiduciary for The Regents. The office comprises functional units that include offcampus leasing, licenses, fiscal management and administrative services, and asset management.



The University Centers Leasing and Asset Manager represents the University Centers and Real Estate Department on matters relating to third party lease holders (tenants) within facilities operated by the University Centers, a student-fee funded department. The Leasing and Asset Manager reports to the Director, Asset Management Real Estate (D AMRE) with a dotted reporting line to the University Centers Executive Director (UCEN ED) and a home office in the Price Center. The Leasing and Asset Manager serves as a member of the University Centers senior management team.


Providing support to the UCEN ED, the Leasing and Asset Manager is responsible for the strategic planning of a student-centered retail program and the daily administration of more than 25 property leases and licenses within the Price Center, Student Center, and Student Services Center. The University Centers retail program includes a healthy mix of locally-owned small business eateries and corporate franchises, bringing the San Diego community to campus. A full-service, bank, hair salon, other dry retail, and student-run cooperatives and enterprises round out the leasing portfolio.


With a triple bottom line (student satisfaction, student experience, and financial success), the incumbent applies professional knowledge or expertise in leasing and asset management of UC owned real estate and serves as the lead person to support University Centers. Representing the Regents as Landlord in coordination of retail brokers and retail opportunity marketing efforts, managing tenant selection process, coordination of legal review in lease negotiations and lease preparation for retail or miscellaneous space in UC owned properties. Ensures leased facilities meet all UC requirements and guidelines. Provides real estate consultative services to the Director of University Centers, including commercial market analyses, lease analyses, annual property budgets or forecasts analyses & trends, monthly property financial reports, and reports of activities as requested.


Works closely with the UCEN ED to establish program goals and objectives for University Centers that support both the department's vision and the campus vision for an engaging retail environment that supports students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Takes a student-centered approach to define and execute the retail program. Responsible for annual and quarterly goals and metrics, analysis and reporting, and recommendations for continued improvement. Works with, and through, the UCEN ED to engage the student-majority University Centers Advisory Board (UCAB) in shared governance and decision making for the retail program, operations, and promotions.


• Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.





• Professional experience in commercial real estate practices and lease contract development. Proven ability and experience in conducting analysis relating to financial and legal contractual terms, contract development, space planning, coordinating tenant improvements projects, finance, and property management. Minimum of five years' retail leasing and asset management experience is essential.

• Demonstrated experience (typically five (5) years minimum) in retail leasing and asset management.

• Thorough knowledge and understanding of commercial property management, basic real estate law, and contract interpretation. Proven skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.

• Proven ability and experience in conducting lease negotiations relating to financial and legal contractual terms, contract development, space planning, coordinating tenant improvements projects, finance, and property management. All abilities and experience in this section are required for this position with the exception of lease negotiations.

• High level of analytical, mathematical and decision-making skills in order to analyze and interpret financial and legal contractual terms and to draft formal contracts Demonstrated ability to project budget costs.

• Ability to effectively resolve legal, financial and contractual issues and disputes.

• Understanding of risk management, seismic, fire and other life safety and ADA compliance issues.

• Strong computer skills, including production of complex legal contracts, as well as analyses including spreadsheets, databases and modeling applications, specifically for financial feasibility analysis, operating budget performance analysis and database development.

• Proven knowledge of economic and general accounting principles and practices. Demonstrated experience in financial and accounting systems, including modeling, forecasting, and planning. Ability to develop and implement such systems.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to compile data and information, and draft formal documents and produce reports. Ability to draft accurate correspondence based upon negotiations and/or conversations, and the ability to keep accurate notes regarding transactions.

• Strong interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy and flexibility to interact and maintain working relationships with University departments, University administration, industry representatives, charitable organizations and governmental agencies, including skills to clearly communicate information to a broad variety of people in written form, in person and on the telephone.



• Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

• Duties may require direct contact with children (defined as individuals under the age of 18). Completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form will be required.


Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce. This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:

a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year)

c) Work/Life Balance

d) Life insurance

e) UC Retirement Plan

f) Pet Insurance 


For more information about UCSD Benefits please visit and UCSD Work/Life visit


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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job Function

  • Leasing

Job Sector

Not specified



5+ to 7 years

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