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Meanwhile Lease Manager

Meanwhile Lease Manager

Do you want to help fill empty commercial space downtown and throughout our neighbourhoods? Do you have a background in real estate and a desire to see Calgary animated with arts and culture?

Want to be Calgary’s creative space matchmaker?

cSPACE Projects (cSPACE) is seeking a meanwhile lease manager for a project-based 10-month contract to start in March 2022, with a further year extension dependent on additional funding. Meanwhile leases allow tenants to take advantage of vacancies and lulls in property development, typically granted to tenants such as local non-profit or charitable groups, usually for a non-commercial purpose.

This Meanwhile lease pilot is an opportunity to:

  • Test the real estate sector’s support for meanwhile leases in Calgary that are derisked and made easier through a knowledgeable manager.
  • Assess demand in the arts and culture sector for meanwhile spaces.
  • Refine the sustainability of the meanwhile lease business model.
  • Scale the work of the meanwhile lease pilot by finding more opportunities for additional meanwhile leases.

The meanwhile lease manager is responsible for managing the meanwhile lease pilot on behalf of cSPACE. The meanwhile lease manager can work remotely or at cSPACE King Edward as needed. Site meetings may be in-person, as public health measures permit. The meanwhile lease manager will work with the cSPACE team and with Calgary Arts Development’s arts spaces consultant. This contract can be for a single person or an entity.

Please read the PDF for the full description and requirements.

To apply please email, in PDF format only, a current CV with cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position, along with two professional references to Deeter Schurig, President & CEO, at

Submissions will be accepted until February 9, 2022, at 12:00pm, or until a suitable applicant is found.

Interviews are planned for February 14 to 16, 2022, between 9:30am and 12:30pm.