Why Work With a Small Independent Like Me?

... when there are all those big multi-national recruitment firms out there?

Because when it comes to having truly great people to work with, a small independent like me works harder, faster and smarter! I’ve held senior positions at some of the biggest and the best recruitment agencies, in the US and Canada. I know how large recruitment firms work, what their motivators are and how so many of them reward performance on the basis of dollars in, rather than quality out.

If you are looking for quality candidates to fill a position or you are currently looking for a new challenge I would like an opportunity to work with you.

Abby Rubin delivers!

  • Outstanding recruitment services 

  • Competitive placement fees

  •  Fast turn-around on all staff vacancies

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Residential Property Manager

May 4th, 2016
My client is looking for a superstar Senior Residential Property Manager for Rental Properties. Reporting to the Senior Vice President, this position is ideal for an entrepreneurial customer driven Property Manager who wants to work for a smaller firm with room for advancement. This role pays well, and does not require a licence although it would be an asset. Must be willing to get Rental Licence, and have experience dealing with tenants. For immediate consideration please call Abby Rubin (604) 836 – 2672 and email resume to abby@abbyrubin.c...Click here to read more detail about 'Residential Property Manager'

Property Services Coordinator Vancouver

May 4th, 2016
My client, a large 3rd Party Commercial Property Management firm is currently seeking a Property Services Coordinator to cover a 7 month Maternity leave position in Downtown Vancouver. The Property Service Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the effective delivery of a variety of services related to the ongoing operation of the building(s).  This job is also responsible for the timely resolution of all client requests pertaining to property services. This position pays $17 - $20 hour with the possibility of becoming permanent. For immediate consideration please call Abby Rubin (604) 836 – 2672 and email abby@abbyrubin.com RESPONSIBILITIES Processing service requests received by telephone, e-mail and personal visits and maintaining a database of such requests to meet reporting and analysis requirements Review of demand work orders to determine if billable or non-billable Preparation and communication of PO’s to managers and suppliers; receiving of PO’s to approve payment for work completed at the correct cost Administrating and monitoring service contracts including cleaning and reviewing vendor/contractor performance Preparing monthly summaries of expenses with supporting details and resolving errors or inconsistencies in expenses from the general ledger Assisting the Property Manager with budget/expense variance analysis; preparing monthly forecasts of expenditures and preparing the annual operating and capital budgets Establishes and maintains working relationships with Clients and service providers Other duties as assigned Knowledge of financial management software Excellent interpersonal skills Strong customer-oriented skills Good communication skills (verbal/written) Ability to multitask Analytical and problem solving skills Ability to work independently Good computer skil...Click here to read more detail about 'Property Services Coordinator Vancouver'

Outside Sales Representative

May 4th, 2016
My client, a large Commercial painting firm in Metro Vancouver, is currently seeking a dynamic Outside Sales Representative/Project Manager for the Delta, Ladner, Tsawwassen, White Rock territory.  This role offers a lot of autonomy and freedom so my client requires a diligent, motivated, self starter for this role. The mission of the Sales and Project Manager is to develop and strengthen client relationships in order to generate opportunities for business, and oversee painting projects from prospect through to project completion. My client requires a value driven individual with a strong sense of integrity, and someone who is a “hunter” and has a passion for Sales.  This position offers a nice base salary (40K – 55K depending on experience) plus commission and car allowance. For immediate consideration, please call Abby Rubin (604) 836 – 2672 and email resume to abby@abbyrubin.com Responsibilities: Appointment scheduling Develop long-term relationships with clients in person and by leveraging technology and social media. Perform consultations with clients at prospective job sites to identify their painting needs, and provide solutions. Estimates, and proposal generation, customized to providing solutions to your client’s needs. Close and pitch your proposals in person to offer the best possible value to your client. Follow up with prospective projects to accommodate any changes to your client’s painting needs, and generate orders. Project manage your awarded projects using my client’s System from pre-production to project completion. Provide leadership and coordination for field staff on projects. Maintain my client’s CRM to keep track of growing portfolio. &nbs...Click here to read more detail about 'Outside Sales Representative'

Operations Manager - Red Deer

May 4th, 2016
My client, a large Commercial Property Management firm is currently seeking an Operations Manager reporting to the Senior Property Manager or Director of Operations for the Red Deer and/or Wetaskiwin area of Alberta.  Overall responsibility will be for building operations and profit for managed sites and will directly supervise a team of employees as well as subcontractors when onsite. FOR IMMEDIATE consideration, please call Abby Rubin (604) 836 – 2672 and or email resume to abby@abbyrubin.com   Oversees all aspects of Commercial building operations, including the Preventative Maintenance Program Manages employees assigned to maintenance and operations and supervises subcontractors while they are on-site Completes the property management function including liaising with tenants/clients, ensuring contractor standards are met and identifying any improvements/maintenance that may be required Works with team and manager to deliver contract requirements including KPI components, where applicable   Qualifications:   Power Engineering and background in property management industry and/or pursuing an accredited Commercial Real Estate designation (RPA, CPM, FMA) OR alternatively having completed a Commercial Real Estate designation Minimum five years hands-on building operations experience, preferably in a commercial real estate environment Valid Driver’s License and clean Driver’s Abstract Strong customer care skills Strong leadership and supervisory/management skills Excellent knowledge of building systems Strong computer skills including MSOffice (Word, Excel, Outlook) Currently pursuing or completion of the following health and safety training programs:  WHMIS, Confined Space/Monitor, Prime Contractor, Leadership for Safety Excellence, Emergency First Aid   Responsibilities   Building Operations and Maintenance Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives and policies Regular building surveillance tours to look for and identify building concerns, review logs, identify opportunities and ensure that there are no building operational abnormalities or inefficiencies Ensures that OH&S legislation and regulations are being adhered to as per my clients Management’s Safety Program Responds immediately to emergencies both during regular working hours and after hours when on call (in accordance with call cycle) Processes work orders and invoices for the contract Administers and reviews client requests submitted by the clients Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of building code administration Leads and schedules a team of staff and subcontractors in delivering my clients building management programs and standards Develops, modifies and customizes Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) including those that are specific to their supervised sites &nbs...Click here to read more detail about 'Operations Manager - Red Deer'

Fulfillment Center in New Westminster

May 4th, 2016
My client is looking for a Facility Manager to oversee a Fulfillment Center in New Westminster, this is more of a Site Manager position - and requires material handling experience and someone who has worked in a manufacturing, logistics or warehousing environment. Ideally the candidate will have worked in a Commercial Facility dealing with Plant Engineering Management, Facility and Maintenance Management. This role requires managerial experience supervising all facility and maintenance functions including utility systems, processing/packaging equipment, and warehousing, building and roof systems and grounds maintenance. Ideally you will have experience managing maintenance teams within an industrial environment.  Must be able to lead a team to insure cost-effective machine reliability and increased production capability, while improving overall plant profitability and quality.  Additional responsibilities include:  budgeting, safety, training, scheduling, quality control, and project Management. For immediate consideration please call Abby Rubin (604) 836 – 2672 and email resume to abby@abbyrubin.com This position pays $80K + excellent benefits and room for growt...Click here to read more detail about 'Fulfillment Center in New Westminster'

Office Coordinator

May 4th, 2016
My client an Electrical and mechanical Construction firm is currently seeking an Office Coordinator for their Burnaby office. I am looking for someone good with computers. Efficient and fast! My client needs someone to handle a variety of duties, billing, dispatching, and computer work with data entry. I am seeking a “yes I can” person – someone who likes to take on a lot of work and thrives in a fast paced environment. Must be able to work as a team, and with minimal supervision ideally someone to take the ball and run with it. This role pays $25 hour + benefits and room for growth. For immediate consideration please call Abby Rubin (604) 836 – 2672 and email resume WITH CONTACT INFORMATION to abby@abbyrubin.c...Click here to read more detail about 'Office Coordinator'

Construction Manager Vancouver

May 4th, 2016
My client, a high profile Vancouver Construction firm specialising in wood frame Multi-Family Residential Construction, is currently seeking a qualified Construction Manager. This role will be reporting to the Senior VP Construction, and will be responsible for maintaining budgets and schedules. I am seeking a passionate and driven individual who is looking for career position with opportunity for advancement. Salary is negotiable plus bonus depending on experience. For immediate consideration, please call Abby Rubin (604) 836 – 2672 and email resume to abby@abbyrubin.com Responsibilities: Deliver construction projects in a safe, timely, profitable manner Provide strong leadership and management to a team Assist in the recruitment of Construction staff Works closely with internal clients Manage and model site safety – liaise with WCB Quality assurance meetings Qualifications: Minimum of 5 years experience as a Construction Manager working in wood frame construction, concrete experience is an asset Microsoft Office, Timberline an asset Able to effectively manage 2-4 Townhome and low-rise Apartment projects in various stages of development from inception to completion Lead, manage and mentor 5-15 people, plus trad...Click here to read more detail about 'Construction Manager Vancouver'

Building Operator - Vancouver

May 4th, 2016
My client, a large Commercial Property Management firm is currently seeking a Building Operator for a building in their Vancouver portfolio. Reporting to the Operations Supervisor, the Building Operator will be primarily responsible for ensuring that the building is being managed and maintained in a safe and environmentally responsible manner to the highest level of operational efficiency. Responsibilities include: Review, monitor and inspect all building functions including mechanical and electrical areas; provide direction in maintaining exceptional standards and services; including decisions for various operational modes, equipment logs, inspections, chemical tests, filter changes and temperature concerns Provide quotations, recommendations, regular visits and prompt service to building tenants to ensure satisfactory and problem resolution. Order supplies and services based on pre-authorized levels of approval   Be responsible for the efficient, effective and successful control of all equipment, maintenance and repair building structures and property in accordance with approved practices, procedures and financial limitations Implement WHMIS, Health & Safety programs, and departmental directives Provide standby support to on-call maintenance staff as required and attend after hour building emergencies Direct and supervise repairs to the building and its equipment Be involved in energy management practices for lighting and HVAC and seek to identify areas for improvement Perform chemical tests on building water systems; including chilled water back up and base building heating systems. Conduct final inspections on all construction to ensure deficiencies are corrected, space conforms to codes, ensure that the space has been built as per the drawings and provide a completed and detailed report Prepare and submit reports based on operations.   Requirements:   Must have a 5th Class Building Operator Certificate or Building Operator “A” Certificate or higher (4th Class etc,,,)  Minimum of two years experience in a similar role Are knowledgeable about Building HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, BAS Systems and Life Safety Systems   For immediate consideration, please call Abby Rubin (604) 836 - 2672 and email Resume as an attachment in Word to abby@abbyrubin.com. This position pays $55,000 - $60,000 + excellent benefits + room for advancemen...Click here to read more detail about 'Building Operator - Vancouver'

Building Operator - GTA

May 4th, 2016
My client, a large 3rd Party Commercial Property Management firm is currently seeking a Building Operator for the greater Toronto area. This candidate will have a strong focus on operating, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing facility equipment on all systems. Individuals are expected to demonstrate technical expertise in one craft area (Electrical, HVAC, Piping/Plumbing, and Central Utility Plant Operations) and be multi-skilled in others in order to successfully complete daily/weekly work assignments. Excellent salary plus benefits and room for growth! For immediate consideration please call Abby Rubin (604) 836 – 2672 and email resume to abby@abbyrubin.com   RESPONSIBILITIES Ensure that work performed in client space is accomplished with a minimum of disruption and is followed by adequate cleanup Perform maintenance, monitoring repairs to the Mechanical, Plumbing, Structural, Furniture, Fire, Life Safety, and Control systems for the facility to keep facility and building systems up to applicable standards as assigned Maintains responsibility for facility services, preventative maintenance, purchasing and inventory control, contracted maintenance, general maintenance and technical proficiency Ensure the availability of an adequate operating inventory of tools and supplies and develop sources for stock materials related to maintaining the facility Record readings and make adjustments where necessary to ensure proper operation of equipment Maintenance of the equipment will include cleaning, inspecting, calibrating and changing parts to maintain the HVAC systems and associated equipment at optimum performance levels Comply with departmental policy for the safe storage, usage, and disposal of hazardous materials; maintain a clean and safe workplace Review monthly client service request summaries to pinpoint and correct recurrent operational problems Evaluate vendors and suppliers on a regular basis with regard to quality and competitive pricing Prepare and submit purchase order requests Verify the accuracy of deliveries for count, pricing, and description Perform periodic checks of tool and instrument inventory Monitor the quality and pricing of maintenance work performed by outside contractors Lead and/or assist with event setup/teardown activities including electrical, audio visual, coordinating with security or other tasks as needed Perform additional job duties as requested   QUALIFICATIONS Operating Engineers license (SMA) or equivalent Certification as a Universal Technician for CFC’s (or within 90 days of employment) Ability to analyze the operation of various systems, determine the cause of any problems/malfunctions and take corrective action as required Working knowledge of computer applications including Word and Excel The individual in this role must be available for Call-in work and perform other duties as required. High School diploma or GED equivalent, with two years of trades schooling in electrical system design, refrigeration and HVAC   &nbs...Click here to read more detail about 'Building Operator - GTA'

Acquisitions Chicago

May 4th, 2016
My client, a private equity real estate investment firm, headquartered in Philadelphia is currently seeking an Acquisitions Associate to be based out of their Chicago office. My client specialises in Industrial Real Estate and some office. This position is essentially an Acquisition and Leasing Officer for Chicago and the Midwest/Mid South areas. It is required to live in the Chicago area and this person will be responsible for multi markets, so travel will be involved. Preference will be given to someone who is currently an Industrial Broker in Chicago or a Senior Associate of Acquisitions and /or Asset Manager of an Institutional investment firm. If you want to work for a dynamic company with ample opportunity for career advancement – please apply.   This is may also be good role for an Acquisition Analyst/Associate who wants to‎ move on to become a "field" Acquisition officer. Must have 4-5 years experience in office or industrial property (not only multi-family residential). This role will be an integral part of my client’s Regional Acquisitions team. The Acquisitions Associate will work closely with the Leasing and Asset Management team, sourcing and assisting with new acquisitions throughout the region. The successful candidate will have superior communications skills and strong analytical abilities. Specific duties include: Source new acquisition opportunities Collection and analysis of market data including recent sales and lease transaction terms Review due diligence materials related to pending new acquisitions Assist acquisition team in researching specific real estate markets and strategies for growing the west coast region Develop and maintain strong, trustworthy relationships with the commercial brokerage community in the submarkets which my client operates, including the formation of professional relationships with senior real estate executives of corporations based in assigned markets Assist accounting and finance staff in the preparation of quarterly valuations and portfolio analysis   Compensation for this role is competitive with the market and will be based on experience. Remuneration will be comprised of an annual salary plus a large discretionary bonus. For immediate consideration, please call Abby Rubin (604) 836 – 2672 and email resume to Abby Rubin Personnel. My client is focused on industrial and logistic investments across the U.S., Canada and Europe and is the largest private owner of industrial real estate in the U.S. with nearly 90 million square feet of owned properties. The combination of local execution and international scope allows my client to construct diversified, high-performing portfolios, to deliver superior real estate solutions to their tenants and to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns to investors. Since 2006, My client has been entrusted to manage approximately $3 billion in equity on behalf of institutional clients across the globe including public, union and corporate pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, university endowments, insurers, private wealth/family investment offices and fund-of-funds. &nbs...Click here to read more detail about 'Acquisitions Chicago'