Dear Hiring Decision Maker(s):
Please consider me in your search for a Tenant Coordinator (Tenant Engagement, Commercial Real Estate). I’ve created a web page version of this cover letter. It has links to samples of my work and illustrates my abilities in communications, marketing, photography, graphic design and art.
I have the experience in tenant relations, event planning, marketing and promotions you’re looking for.
In May, 2016, I joined Pace Property Management in Prince George, BC and was immediately enrolled in the Residential Property Management Course through UBC’s Sauder School of Business. I passed the exam on my first try and received my two-year license to “Provide Rental Property Management Services” in October. My duties at Pace Advanced included all aspects of property management under the guidance of the BC Residential Tenancy Act: showing properties; vetting tenants; preparing leases; calculating and implementing rent increases; handling collections; conducting move in and move out inspections; arranging for maintenance; safety testing, and managing disputes, including hearings with the Residential Tenancy Board.
In August, 2018, I joined Advanced Property Management in Courtenay, BC, and served as a Licensed Property Manager with the company until resigning my position in February, 2019. My duties at Advanced were the same as with Pace Property Management.
Note, as well, my experience with the Prince George Association for Community Living (AiMHi), as a Residential Care Worker and with Thompson Community Services, as a Community Support Worker. My duties for both positions included working with clients with medical or cognitive challenges.
Marketing, Promotions, Communications, Event Planning and Creativity
After completing my Art Education degree at the University of Alberta, I joined The University of Calgary as a Communications Officer II. In this position, I worked with university administrators to develop and implement strategic communications and marketing plans for students, staff, faculty and the public. As co-editor of the U of C bi-weekly, Gazette, I sought to write engaging, creative copy. My article, New ways to slice the mapping pie and its accompanying commissioned illustration and my profile of new staff member, Beatrice Medicine, are two examples. In addition to supplying photography, illustration and design skills, I was also involved in producing press releases and answering media inquiries.
After almost five years with the U of C, I accepted a position as a Journalism Instructor at Grant MacEwan where I taught newswriting, photography, graphic design and mass media. Moving to Vancouver, I became Western Editor for Canadian Forest Industries Magazine, providing stories on harvesting, safety and milling.
Settling in Nanaimo I freelanced as a weekly reporter for The Nanaimo Business Examiner writing on business-related issues, including the development of a submersible camera. Working for T-MAR Industries, I launched the company’s newsletter, The T-MAR Times. My Nanaimo experience also includes almost five years running a direct-mail advertising franchise. As owner/operator of Val-Pak, I helped businesses develop direct-mail advertising promotions. In addition to developing marketing ideas I also analyzed coupon redemptions.
As Marketing Manager for forest equipment manufacturer T-MAR Industries, my duties included conducting customer surveys; producing advertising copy, brochures and videos; and launching the company’s newsletter, The T-MAR Times. I also designed the trade show booth and helped represent the company at the annual Truck Loggers Convention in Vancouver. A highlight of my time at T-MAR was creating and organizing the company’s involvement in a “live forestry” demonstration in the BC interior.
A downturn in the industry led to 10 years overseas teaching in Libya, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Norway, the UAE and Japan. In that time, I developed lesson materials using language carefully chosen for ESL students that ranged in age from grade-three to adult. Highlights of this period include the co-authoring of a series of mathematics workbooks and a number of video productions, including my video application in Dubai for the position of Traveling Ambassador.
Returning to Canada in 2012, I completed the first semester in the Hearing Aid Practitioner Program at MacEwan University. At this time, I also launched my WordPress website to highlight my creative abilities in writing, photography, art, music and video production. I use my website and blog to promote my belief in a more positive world. I have a working knowledge of WordPress, MS Office, Illustrator and Photoshop and have used a number of video editing programs.
In April 2021, I returned to Edmonton, the city of my birth. Since then, I have worked as a custodian in homeless shelters for The Mustard Seed and as a janitor, industrial janitor and cook in various camps for my current employer Horizon North. I am in camp for two weeks, starting June 28.
You seek someone with a passion for creating a vibrant and collaborative community within the commercial space and around the property and ask if I am enthusiastic about the prospect. Yes! Why? Because it links perfectly with my belief in a hopeful, inclusive and joyous world. Teach Only Love and my Happy Face Series are two examples of my work that speak to such a state. Accordingly, then, let me suggest we meet to discuss the contribution I could make to Triovest in filling the role of Tenant Coordinator.