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Our Mission is simple – To support the university’s collective impact through ensuring campus operations run smoothly while exceeding student, faculty, and staff service expectations. UCF is one of the largest universities in the country. Our campus size requires extensive attention and care and our team in Facilities plays a crucial role by ensuring the campus facilities and grounds are functional and safe 24/7. Our team is very proud to be the single point of contact for all facilities related matters within our main campus, housing facilities, downtown campus, Lake Nona, Rosen campus and the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa Beach. Our employees exemplify what our service mission is: delivering tangible, high-quality results to our campus.

Assistant Vice President for Real Estate

The University of Central Florida is seeking a strategic and forward-looking leader to serve as its inaugural Assistant Vice President for Real Estate. The university is shifting its approach to the management of our physical space, both on and off-campus. This position will spearhead the centralization of all real estate activity management under one office.

Under the direction of the Vice President for Facilities & Business Operations, the Assistant Vice President for Real Estate will work closely with the University’s senior leadership to develop strategies for real estate including, the evaluation of financial feasibility, market analyses, alternative project development methods, site selection, land acquisition, property disposition, real estate asset management, commercial real estate transactions, and real estate negotiation as assigned. This position will supervise a small team of professionals, with the flexibility to restructure and increase team size as needed. The role will have strong ties to the Assistant Vice President of Planning & Construction to ensure that Real Estate strategies are integrally linked to the direction of the University’s Campus Master Plan and Institutional Master Plan.

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To nominate a candidate for this position, please contact Renee Grigor, Director, Talent Acquisition at

About UCF

The diverse faculty and staff at UCF create a welcoming environment and opportunities for our more than 71,000 students to learn, grow and succeed. And through strong partnerships around Central Florida, we’re able to make a difference in our community through collaborating on innovative research and providing top talent that fuels our future.

UCF is a metropolitan research university located in Orlando, the heart of Central Florida’s world-class hospitality, technology and creative industries. Our reach extends far beyond our four campus locations, from regional campuses that serve 11 Florida counties to our fully online programs.

Students from across the globe come to UCF to experience academic achievement — getting hands-on experience inside and outside of the classroom before graduation. Leave here prepared for a rewarding lifelong career, and make a difference in the community and beyond. At UCF, excellence is in everything we do.

UCF is an academic, partnership and research leader in numerous fields, such as optics and lasers, modeling and simulation, engineering and computer science, business, public administration, education, hospitality management, healthcare and video game design. In fact, in addition to being recognized as one of the best national universities in 2020 by Washington Monthly, UCF consistently appears in U.S. News and World Report’s best college rankings. Explore several of our academic programs that regularly rank among the top in the nation — and the world:

  • No. 1 graduate game design program in North America in 2020, according to The Princeton Review and PC Gamer
  • No. 2 emergency and crisis management graduate program in the nation in 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report
  • No. 4 hospitality school in the world, according to CEOWORLD magazine
  • No. 5 nonprofit management graduate program in the nation in 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked among the top 30 cybersecurity programs in the nation, according to

UCF offers 106 bachelor’s, 95 master’s, 34 doctoral and three specialist degree programs, and it leads all universities in Florida by conferring more than 18,000 degrees a year. In Fall 2021, the freshman class had an average SAT two-score of 1325, The Burnett Honors College enrolled 491 new students, and the number of incoming National Merit Scholars ranked UCF among the top 40 colleges and universities.

Working in Orlando

Orlando is a dynamic and diverse city that has seen rapid growth and economic expansion in recent years. Plus, the sunshine and warm climate create a perfect environment to live, work and explore. A center for the life sciences, medical innovation and technological developments, The City Beautiful offers boundless possibilities.

Ranked No.1 on Forbes’ hottest metro job markets — and the coolest in 2019, Orlando was also the fastest-growing of the 30 largest regions in the U.S. in 2018. UCF’s newest campus that opened in August 2019 is located downtown and generates opportunity for partnerships and learning engagement in the creative, cultural and economic hub of Orlando.