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Real Estate and Research Coordinator

Organization: Bowling Green Area Chamber
Application Deadline:
Posted: 9/18/2017

Position Description

Position Title:                    Real Estate & Research Coordinator


Department:                             Economic Development


Classification:                          Full-Time


Job Grade:                               Grade 2


Status:                                     Exempt


Supervisor:                              Vice President, Economic Development & Talent




Position Reports To:               Vice President, Economic Development & Talent


Position Supervises:                No direct reports




Position Purpose


Under minimal supervision, responsible for managing the business operations of real estate development, sites & buildings and research as well as other tasks and projects assigned.




Essential Functions and Basic Duties:           


·         Lead industrial and commercial development including infrastructure development plans, land development, industrial park development while working with contractors, engineers, utility companies, vendors, etc.

·         Seek to obtain certifications for property such as Build Ready Certification, CSX Select Site and others.

·         Streamline information presented to boards, attempting to reduce minutia so that boards can focus on broad strategic decisions.

·         Present progress reports to senior staff.

·         Participate in meetings with clients, partners, and stakeholders.

·         Work with Communications Coordinator to ensure that industrial/commercial property marketing efforts and press releases are accurate and effective.

·         Maintain and organize all sites & building information, including development needs, cost estimates, and legal files.

·         Manage site/building database on;; and LoopNet.

·         Conduct research on a regular basis to ensure marketing materials, web site are current with latest available information.

·         Provide sites, utility, data and information used for the completion of Requests for Information (RFI).

·         Organize specific data such as area demographics, employment and unemployment, etc.

·         Responsible for monthly board reports and tracking announcement data and rankings.

·         Provide market research

·         Perform other work as requested.







Training and Experience:


Bachelor’s Degree or higher education in related field, such as planning, urban development.  Relevant experience in related field preferred.


Special Requirement(s):


·         Possession of a valid driver’s license.

·         Ability to be bonded.


Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:         


·         Knowledge and experience in the field of commercial construction and infrastructure planning.

·         Knowledge regarding bid process within a public entity and ability to skillfully and tactfully communicate with potential, successful, and unsuccessful bidders.

·         Ability to present ideas and reports clearly, coherently, and with confidence.

·         Excellent organizational and administrative skills to manage multiple projects.

·         Excellent communication skills.

·         Ability to work with and meet deadlines.

·         Ability to maintain the confidentiality of any information encountered.

·         Requires strong math and analytical skills.

·         Ability to make judgments serving the organizations’ best interests.

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, directors and clients. 

·         Ability to operate a variety of office equipment, including but not limited to, computer, printer, calculator, photocopy machine, fax machine, telephone, and vehicle.

·         Experience with various software and/or Windows based applications including but not limited to, word processing, internet usage, and email applications.

·         Ability to use a computer for spreadsheet, data, and word processing functions. 

·         Ability to embrace change and respond to daily situations that arise.

·         Ability to handle multiple tasks required of a small office environment.

·         Possesses and utilizes the following traits:  initiative, resourcefulness, thoroughness, accuracy, tact, firmness, sound judgment, and integrity.  




Physical Activities and Requirements of the Position:           


Finger Dexterity:  Using fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together.


Talking:  Must frequently convey detailed or important information, instructions, or ideas accurately, easily audible, and quickly.


Average hearing:  Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.


Repetitive Motions:  Movements frequently and regularly require using the wrists, hands, and/or fingers as well as legs.


Average Visual Abilities:  Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or products, or operate machinery.


Physical Strength:  Combination of sitting, standing and moving around the office, the Kentucky Transpark, and the community at large.  Ability to move objects weighing up to 50 lbs.  Overseeing the grounds of the Kentucky Transpark will require moving around the entire Transpark in a vehicle and on foot, requiring walking long distances outdoors.





Working Conditions:    Work performed in an office environment which can be moderately noisy.  Many days involve sitting for long periods of time at a desk or workstation.  Regular and prolonged work looking at a computer screen.  Overseeing the grounds of the Kentucky Transpark will require moving around the entire Transpark in a vehicle and on foot, requiring walking long distances outdoors.  Work can be stressful and pressured by deadlines.  Work week may occasionally exceed 40 hours.





Mental Activities and Requirements of the Position:  


Reasoning Ability:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed instructions and to deal with problem involving variables.


Mathematics Ability:  Ability to perform basic math skills including adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing two digit numbers; to perform complex mathematical calculations; to perform the four basic arithmetic operations with money; to perform operations involving allocations.


Language Ability:        Ability of average to above-average vocabulary and to read at an average rate; define unfamiliar words in dictionaries and other references and resources for meaning, spelling, and pronunciation.  Ability to write complex sentences, using proper punctuation, and use of adjective and adverbs.  Ability to communicate in complex sentences; using normal word order with present and past tenses; using a good vocabulary.





Intent and Function of the Job Description


Job descriptions assist organizations in ensuring that the hiring process is fairly administered and that qualified employees are selected.  They are also essential to an effective appraisal system and related promotion, transfer, layoff, and termination decisions.  Job descriptions are an integral part of any effective compensation system.


All descriptions contain only essential functions. Basic duties have been included.  Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to the position, have been excluded.  Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the job.  In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all inclusive.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the employer.


This job description is not intended as and does not create an employment contract.  The employer maintains its status as an at-will employer.  Employees can be terminated at any time for any reason not prohibited by law.


The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to revise this Position Description as it deems necessary.

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