Director, Development

HighView Partners Inc - Kelowna, BC, Canada

Join one of the Okanagan’s leading privately owned and operated real estate investment and development companies.


Your New Employer

Argus Properties is one Kelowna’s fastest growing privately owned and operated real estate investment and development companies. With over 50 years in business, we have a proven track record of success, and the expertise to provide exceptional service in the areas of leasing, project management, property management, and construction.  Headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia, we believe in responsible and sustainable development in our communities. Our extensive portfolio of properties includes innovative commercial buildings, hotels, modern residential developments, and versatile business parks.


Your New Role

Reporting to the Managing Director and closely collaborating with the Director, Construction, the Director, Development will be responsible for proactively developing and executing strategic plans for securing ideal properties for development and zoning. The incumbent will be responsible for initiating and establishing partnerships with City Council, potential tenants, investors, and other parties involved in securing projects. Negotiate and administer real estate transactions, support and analyze sales estimates and financial analysis, and present relevant information to Executive, Council and community groups. You will direct the development of site/building plans, interpret/analyze legal contracts, direct legal counsel, and attain all governing authority approvals up to and including development permits, utility right of ways, servicing agreements, signage permits, zoning amendments and subdivisions. The Director, Development will work in liaison with the leasing department to address the requirements and provide information as necessary to fulfill the tenant’s expectations. 

What Sets You Apart

The Director, Development will have the ability to drive projects and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities, consultants, and confidential matters with discretion. Key attributes include:

  • 10+ years’ progressive experience in development, zoning, documentation, and contracts
  • Formal post-secondary education (Business preferred)
  • Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and client service skills and the ability to build relationships quickly
  • Highly resourceful and forward thinking with proactive approaches to problem solving
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Strong negotiation and mediation skills
  • High level of integrity, handling confidential information with discretion
  • Adaptable to competing demands
  • Driven to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Adobe

What You Can Expect

You can expect to work with a dedicated team who takes pride in their reputation for quality. The emphasis on developing premium properties, supported by an entrepreneurial environment that is result-driven, and community oriented, makes this opportunity stand out in the market. A competitive compensation and benefits package will be on offer.


Next Steps

If you believe you meet the qualifications and criteria outlined above; please apply today and we will be in touch in the next 48 hours to discuss how HighView can help you make your Best Next Move.

Posted On: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Compensation: $150,000 - 200,000

Position Contact
Richard Costello
Vancouver, BC
Richard has beenĀ connecting people who perform in Canadian real estate since 2010. Richard leads HighView's recruitment and talent search practice on the West Coast.
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