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Real Property Analyst

Department: Real Property
Location: Albany or NYC, NY

Position Title:† † † † † † † † † † Real Property Analyst†
Grade/Classification:† † † †4†(D1) - Professional I
Bargaining Unit:† † † † † † † †UAW
FLSA Status:† † † † † † † † † † †Exempt
Hiring Rate:† † † † † † † † † † † †$62,702

Primary Purpose

Working†independently, the Real Property Analyst assists particular Authority clients in the purchase, lease or sale of property and/or facilities.

Essential Functions

  • Work with various regional offices and the central administration of OPWDD and OMH to identify, evaluate, and secure the various residences and commercial spaces that will suit the unique needs of individuals with physical disabilities, mental disabilities, and/or psychological conditions as identified by the OPWDD and OMH staff.
  • Evaluate sites based on the needs of the client population.
  • Track the status of ongoing projects to ensure that they are completed in a timely manner.
  • Negotiate the business terms of property leases.† These terms include the services that the landlord will supply and the aspects for which the DASNY client agency will be responsible.† Construction may also be incorporated into the terms of a commercial lease.
  • Coordinate the tasks of various parties involved in the purchase or lease of property, within the New York State approval process.† These parties include architects, engineers, appraisers, title abstract companies, landlords, landowners, attorneys, the State Attorney Generalís Office, the State Division of the Budget, the Office of the State Comptroller, and client agency staff.
  • Assist client agencies in the assessment and sale of surplus property.
  • Review and oversee the work of the Real Property Specialist.†

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • May train and evaluate employees.
  • Assist with the development, documentation, and implementation of procedures.
  • Assist with the assessment/development and implementation of internal controls, and participate in the review and testing of same.
  • Undertake special assignments as directed.
  • Maintain regular, consistent attendance and punctuality in accordance with DASNY policy.†
  • Must adhere to the NYS Information Security Policy Standards established and issued by the Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination.† (Standards can be found on the Intranet).


May supervise one or more employees.†

Physical/Mental/Visual Demands

Weekly travel is required using public transportation, DASNY vehicle, rental vehicle or personal vehicle.† This travel may include overnight stays at public accommodations and related establishments. Overtime or extended work hours may be required.

Work Environment

Standard office environment, with weekly visits to property sites.† Requires the use of one or more of the following: PC, telephone, fax machine, printer, copier, scanner, electronic stapler, financial calculator, date stamp, shredder.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelorís degree and a valid real estate appraiserís license with three years of relevant experience, or a bachelorís degree and at least three years of real estate transacting experience with a focus on commercial leasing. Associateís degree may be considered for candidates who have a valid real estate appraiserís license and at least five years of relevant experience. Other combinations of education and relevant experience may be considered. Appraiserís license is required for candidates without a degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelorís or Masterís degree in Real Estate, Business Administration, Construction Technology, or related fields and at least three years of real estate transaction experience focused on commercial leasing.† Valid real estate appraiserís license. Valid real estate brokerís license.† Real estate experience which involved construction, commercial leasing, and/or development (as opposed to experience solely in the area of residential sales). Understanding of the New York State process for approval of contracts, acquisition and sale of real estate.

Essential Skills

  • Understanding of market value as established through appraisals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of real estate contracts including leases, purchase contracts or options, permits, licenses, deeds, and surveys.†
  • Knowledge of real property legal principles such as legal title, title defects, conveyance of title, easements, zoning, and other land use regulations.
  • Knowledge of space planning and architectural principles relative to sites and structures.
  • Knowledge of building systems and construction types.
  • Knowledge of the construction process, scheduling issues, and cost estimating.††

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