How to explain a job that you have never done and sound like a pro?

Q: What do you know about our company and this position?

A: RioCan is the second largest real estate investment trust in Canada. You are retail-focused – develop, own and manage a portfolio of 200+ retail properties. Threat from e-commerce, retail bankruptcies and store closures, COVID-19 pandemic have significantly reduced foot traffic and demand for retail space. Your senior leadership have changed strategy since 2015 to move from retail to residential, redevelop shopping malls into mixed-use apartments under the new brand RioCan Living. I understand your vision and importance of this role. I will make data work for business at all levels, using data and data tools to answer questions, solve problems, support decisions. I will help business visualize value creation in the context of housing demand and supply, funding sources and uses by property, neighborhood and city, over the life of property development, construction, leasing and management. There are almost always gaps between business, data, insight, action and outcome. I am very good at closing gaps!

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