A spirit of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit has driven Wesgroup Properties to find new ways to solve problems and transform communities since 1960. From professional office campuses to master planned communities to urban infill buildings, a Wesgroup Community is one that makes a positive impact on its neighbors and stakeholders. Today, Wesgroup is one of the largest private real estate companies in Western Canada. Wesgroup owns and manages 2.5m sq. ft. of commercial real estate and has developed 6000 homes across 100 communities.

Job Overview:

Taylor Ryan Executive Search Partners have been retained by Wesgroup to search for a Director of Development.

Due to continued growth, Wesgroup now needs to add a Director of Development to its development team in Vancouver. This individual can expect to lead a wide variety of projects over time, from large master-plan projects such as River District, and high rise mixed-use residential, to smaller commercial/industrial projects. Wesgroup’s approach is to have one person clearly responsible for the successful execution of a project, understanding it strategically and as a business. The successful candidate will treat each project like their own business, seeking value and solving problems through an entrepreneurial mind set.

The Director of Development will be responsible for the design, delivery and municipal approvals of development projects. They will manage and coordinate consulting teams and project teams to ensure the project is delivered as planned. The incumbent will also lead community engagement, municipal negotiations and approvals and play a key role in acquisitions and pre-development reviews. This is a high impact role with challenging deliverables.

Qualifications and Knowledge:

The candidate will have 7+ years of applicable work experience within the Vancouver real estate industry. The candidate will have experience managing projects through the full development cycle and be capable of managing several projects simultaneously. Training and education may be from any applicable field e.g. architecture, engineering, construction, planning, land economics, finance – providing relevant work experience is present. The successful candidate must be able to display an entrepreneurial mindset and a strong understanding of the development business. We will provide a competitive salary and benefits package for the right candidate as well as a professional and rewarding working environment.

For any queries relating to the position: Director of Development, please contact Joanna O’Callaghan at Taylor Ryan Executive Search Partners: Joanna@taylorryan.com