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Federal Real Estate Specialist – Bethesda, MD (ID#15014)

Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting (CNMC) is a versatile small business that provides advisory & assistance services in research, experimental development, technology implementation, and program management. CNMC has expertise in a wide-range of technical disciplines including engineering, environmental, information and asset management, along with a variety of physical and life sciences. The company is an integral part of the Technology Division’s portfolio of companies. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNMC is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

The Real Estate Contract Branch (RECB) has GSA delegated responsibility for the NIH lease portfolio exceeding 6 million square feet of leasehold space, and easements/right-of-way/license agreements, and purchase and disposal of real property, and is a primary stakeholder for all non-governmental owned real property.

Job Description:

We are seeking a Realty Specialist to supply realty lease administration support services on-site to aid the RECB in completing its overall operational goals

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Deliverables):

Includes the following (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Prepare unilateral contract modifications for recurring cost as found in the lease, de-obligations, contract close out and sending contract modification to Contracting Officer for approval
  • Supply and ensure document management and associated documents are complete per the lease index and/or Local Operating Procedure including hard copy and electronic files and contract close out
  • Conduct market research; trending analysis; analytical and fact gathering data; create and support advanced Excel spreadsheets, pivot tables; risk analysis; track acquisition and project milestones, acquisition schedules and prepare PowerPoint presentations
  • Perform contract reconciliations including CPI adjustments, taxes/utilities, and operating expense and/or rent escalations
  • Responsible for documents related to FOIAs, data calls, audits, acquisition planning, delegation requests and Justifications of Other than Full and Open Competition (JOFOC)
  • Provide work projects and documents to reflect minutes of meetings with internal and/or external stakeholders are correct, action items concise, milestone dates set up and after action items tracked

Supervisory/Management Authority:

This position does not have management authority or supervisory capacity.

Education and/or Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or other business discipline is mandatory
  • Five (5) to eight (8) years of commercial real estate experience to include property management, execution & management of leases, risk analysis, market surveys, and negotiations are a minimum requirement.
  • Cannot possess an active real estate license
  • Demonstrated knowledge of leasing experience is required and knowledge of federal government leasing acquisition process (GSA) is highly preferred, but not required.
  • Advanced skills in all Microsoft Office Suite and related Microsoft business products, expert skills in advanced Microsoft Excel; Formulas, Macros and automation, Pivot tables, Lookup formulas, Charts, Sorting & filtering data, Drop down validation & form controls, and SharePoint.
  • Strong communications skills, oral and accurately in Microsoft Word
  • Long term Track Record of good temperament, diligence, and attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to obtain a public trust clearance, background check and drug screen


This position is primarily performed in a climate controlled office environment.

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

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Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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