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Assistant Director of Real Estate Services


Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County is accepting applications for General Services Assistant Director - Real Estate Services
SALARY $131,001.81 - $176,852.41 

Position Description
The Assistant Director of Real Estate Services provides a new leadership role reporting to the Department of General Services (DGS) Director and is responsible for development and implementation of real estate-related strategies, policies, and procedures for the DGS-managed portfolio. The incumbent should have the appropriate experience to establish DGS as a Metro-wide key strategic real estate advisor and to transition the management of the DGS portfolio toward a more proactive operating environment.

This role is intended to perform oversight of the end-to-end real estate lifecycle, set a strategic vision for the DGS-managed portfolio, lead cross-departmental committees, and own a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) process to drive continued collaboration and transparency with departments. Responsibilities are complex and broad in-scope. The role will require a high degree of experience in real estate-related operations, evidenced knowledge of relevant public real estate administration, and demonstrated ability to maintain tact and diplomacy throughout all forms of communication.

Typical Duties
Serve as key real estate ambassador on behalf of DGS:

  • Interface regularly with Council, Mayor’s Office, Planning and Other Departments to articulate business casesand support broader strategic initiatives.
  • Coordinate key real estate-related meetings and communications with staff members, consultants, contractors, and other Departments to drive transparency and engagement.
  • Provide critical feedback or input on certain Metro-wide real estate-related issues.
  • Act as the leader of a space planning committee, intended to establish proactive, collaborative, and consistent space planning Metro-wide.
  • Communicate required compliance reporting to the Mayor’s Office of Performance Management.

Develop and implement real estate-related strategies and develop/refine policies & procedures in support of strategies for Metro real estate within the DGS portfolio:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of current polices & procedures; prepare policy and procedural revisions to key documents.
  • Recommend and implement systems and operational improvements.
  • Own the real estate strategic planning process for the DGS-managed portfolio .
  • Manage reporting of performance metrics to support data-based decision making across DGS and other departments.
  • Conduct divisional needs assessments for staffing, training, and programming to drive more effective operations.


  • Receives direct supervision from the Director of General Services who is informed on DGS-related business objectives established by the Mayor.
  • As the Division of Real Estate Services expands, this position will directly supervise staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Finance, Real Estate, Business, Architecture, or other business-related field
and six (6) years of management experience in corporate real estate, architecture, design &construction, or related experience.

*Additional education may be considered In lieu of some experience*
**Required to pass and maintain a passing background check from the Metro Nashville Police Department.**
Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply.

Note: Per Metro Ordinance No. SO94-1078. All employees of the Metropolitan Government shall be residents of the State of Tennessee or become residents of the state within six (6) months of employment as a prerequisite to employment with the Metropolitan Government.

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience utilizing governmental organization, operations, goals, and objectives
  • Experience in program management, including demonstrated ability to create integrated project plans, managed eadlines and financial targets
  • Experience interacting at an executive level requiring discretion, sound decision-making, and strong problem-solving skills

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of persona lcharacteristics, are encouraged to apply.

Metro Nashville Government respects the religious beliefs and practices of all employees and will make, on request, an accommodation for such observances when a reasonable accommodation is available that does not create an undue hardship on business operations.
Requests for ADA accommodation for the recruitment process should be directed to Human Resources at 615-862-6640.

Human Resources Department
700 President Ronald Reagan Way, Suite 201
Nashville, Tennessee, 37210