Date posted: November 2019

Facilities Manager

About Avison Young

Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals. Founded in 1978, the company provides value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hospitality properties.

We are currently seeking a Facilities Manager that will be responsible for management of two properties located in Harlem and the Bronx.   This role requires weekly presence at both sites.  Successful candidates should reside within reasonable proximity to client locations to facilitate a rapid response to building emergencies during non-business hours.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs light-duty maintenance such as lamp replacements, door repairs, plumbing, etc. 
  • Inspects facilities and equipment to determine need and extent of service, equipment required, and type and number of operation and maintenance personnel needed. 
  • Responsible for the effective, cost-efficient and timely management of facilities functions.  Prioritizes work to ensure building occupant’s needs are met in a timely fashion and assigns work requests to appropriate personnel to perform required maintenance, servicing and repairs. May also perform some repairs and servicing. 
  •  May conduct the hiring of building support staff. Conducts training on maintenance, safety, equipment and systems. 
  • May directly or indirectly supervise both skilled (plumbing, carpentry, painting, electrical, mechanical, maintenance) and unskilled staff (cleaning, moving, dispatch, security) and assign them to perform facility/building and site maintenance, repairs, cleaning, and servicing. 
  • Develops, implements, and oversees a preventive maintenance program for all facilities and equipment. 
  •  Coordinates, oversees, and directs vendors and contractors performing servicing, repairs, and construction on site. 
  • Visits with building occupants to ensure that their needs are met and solicits suggestions for improvements. 
  • Compiles and maintains maintenance logs, records of labor and material cost for operating building and issues cost reports to owner or managing agents.
  •  Responsible for ordering and maintaining inventory of building supplies, including janitorial, plumbing, electrical, lighting, etc.
  • Respond to emergency calls during non-business hours, including on-site as deemed necessary, and recommends corrective measures.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required; 2-year college degree or technical/vocational degree/certification desired.
  •  A minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience in commercial or residential maintenance, repair, or equipment servicing including at least 2 years of supervisory experience.  Education Facilities experience a plus.
  • General knowledge of all construction trade types (carpentry, plumbing, painting, electrical, mechanical, etc.). 
  • Hands-on ability to maintain building mechanical systems, plumbing, equipment, and fire systems plus strong HVAC background. 
  • The ability to promptly and successfully respond to client and tenant issues and work requests. 
  • Experience in conducting building inspections, correcting deficiencies and follow-up. 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. 
  • Ability to manage 2 properties (1 in Harlem, 1 in Bronx) and handle multiple priorities with efficiency and accuracy with a commitment to maintaining high building standards. 
  • Excellent written, verbal and customer service skills. 


Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  •  FDNY Certificate of Fitness S-95 (Supervision of Alarm Systems)
  •  Certificate of Fitness F-89 (Fire Life and Safety Director)

Our Equal Opportunity Commitment:

Avison Young practices as an equal opportunity employer in all services locations around the world.  We are committed to building and maintaining a workforce diverse in experience, skills and knowledge with uniformity in service excellence, commitment and integrity.

The firm maintains a strict policy to ensure employment opportunities are equal and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, protected veteran or military service status, or any other elements protected by law.

For those requiring assistance with disabilities, Information relating to the need for accommodation and accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Avison Young is committed to employing the best talent with the most fair and equitable recruitment practices.


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