Reports to: Manager, Legal and Contract Administration


Are you interested in joining an effective team striving to transform economic reconciliation? Are you passionate about creating authentic, inclusive and sustainable development projects? Taza Development Corporation is a real estate development company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Canderel that is responsible for one of the largest First Nation development projects in North America on behalf of the Tsuut’ina – Canderel Partnership. Taza is a multi-phase development project encompassing three distinct, but related villages that are situated within the Tsuut’ina Nation and form the border with southwest Calgary. Guided by established design standards, Taza spans 1,200 acres and is master planned for over 25 million square feet that will be constructed over the next 30 years to meet the environmental, social and governance needs of the future.
Reporting to the Manager, Legal and Contract Administration, this role will work closely with members of the Taza Development Corp development team to provide lease administration and support on a wide variety of projects and office functions.
This role provides an opportunity to develop and enhance your leasing and administrative skills in a fast paced, entrepreneurial work environment that values teamwork, integrity, accountability, and excellence. As Lease Administrator, you will be custodian of all lease documentation, support tenant negotiations by providing timely turnaround of offers and assist with monthly reporting requirements.


  • Coordinate with Leasing and Legal teams on the review and drafting of various standard real estate agreements, including, but not limited to offers to lease, leases, subleases, lease amending agreements, condition waivers, estoppels, construction contracts and engagement agreements
  • Prepare electronic agreements using Adobe and DocuSign for delivery to clients and third parties
  • Develop efficient processes for responding to lease and contract related matters
  • Create lease abstract summaries, which will include tracking key dates, tenant rights and obligations
  • Maintain a diary system to track critical dates and obligations
  • Manage new deal pipeline to ensure key dates and deliverables are met, and assist in tenant turnovers
  • Perform lease analysis, net effective rent calculations and assist with preparation of deal approvals
  • Assemble financial covenant review packages for internal review
  • Coordinate with Leasing, internal and external Legal teams on the timely review and update of leasing precedents
  • Participate in drafting standard form agreements and formalizing templates
  • Organize real estate folders, take meeting minutes and scan and file lease documentation
  • Conduct market research, analysis, and benchmarking as required
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with brokerage community and other external stakeholders
  • Assist with monthly reporting requirements and various presentations as required

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in real estate, law, commerce or business administration
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in commercial real estate or real estate development, business administration, or paralegal services
  • Excellent written, verbal and computer skills including a strong working knowledge of MS Office programs Word, Excel and Adobe, knowledge of DocuSign, and the ability to adapt to other software programs as required
  • Strong knowledge of commercial leases, terminology, and documentation management is required
  • Legal experience working in agreement execution is an asset
  • A team player that can work in an entrepreneurial environment and balance changing priorities, meeting deadlines and take direction from multiple sources
  • Self-motivated and proactive with an established track record of effectively completing tasks independently and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail and adherence to standards with a track record of actively checking for accuracy
  • Tsuut’ina citizens and Indigenous candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Preference will be given to those who have experience and can demonstrate an understanding of First Nations culture and practices

Canderel is an equal opportunity employer. We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce drives innovation and makes our company stronger. We are committed to fostering a safe and positive environment that respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs.

We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants to join our team as we continue to grow and build a strong and varied workforce reflective of today’s diverse world. Should you need accommodation during the application process, please contact Shawna Brothers Manager, Talent Acquisition, National

Job Category: Property Management Leasing Administration Legal
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Calgary

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