ITC Holdings Real Estate Specialist in Novi, Michigan

Real Estate Specialist

Location: MI - Novi

Department: Legal - Utility Operations



Plans and manages real estate activities such as site location and acquisition, right-of-way negotiation, land acquisition and disposition. Manage and maintain database records of property rights and utilize available GIS systems to analyze rights and support company activity for maintenance and construction.


  • Researches and analyzes moderately complex requests to use company property and rights of way

  • Compares and proofs legal descriptions to survey/engineering drawings and other maps

  • Communicates property and rights of way information to internal and external parties

  • Investigates and resolves property and rights of way complaints

  • Investigates and remedies illegal use of company property

  • Collaborates and liaisons with internal departments regarding requests to sell, lease, license, or permit real property, and relocate company equipment

  • Assists with sale, purchase, leasing, and licensing of property

  • Negotiates and processes railroad leases and licenses and payments

  • Investigates and processes damage claims

  • Assembles real property records in paper and electronic formats to ensure complete, accurate documentation

  • Ensures real estate instruments are complete, executed, and stored appropriately

  • Travels and patrols to view existing electric transmission facilities, as necessary

  • Prepares maps and drawings to support the franchising process, as necessary

  • Ensures that the company’s real estate records are properly acquired, recorded, maintained and organized within appropriate systems

  • Works with real estate specialists, legal teams and engineering personnel to support project activity

  • Initiates internal relationships with other departments and employees to facilitate effective progress

  • Continually seeks knowledge and development of capabilities with regards to real estate duties


  • High school graduate or equivalent.

  • Bachelor’s or Associates degree preferred

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a professional role in the Real Estate/Property Management area.

  • Utility experience preferred.

  • One (1) year of experience in total in any combination of the following:

  • Evaluating title insurance policies, commitments and title searches to determine legal condition of property title.

  • Examining records such as deeds, easements, vital statistics, and plat and map books to determine ownership, legal restrictions, and to verify legal descriptions of property.

  • Reading and understanding legal descriptions and surveys.

  • Mapping legal descriptions.

  • Assisting in preparation of leases, grants, deeds, and easements.

  • Reviewing appraisal reports.

  • Experience utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and digital mapping in order to effectively locate and analyze property

  • Possess sound analytical, problem-solving, and documentation skills.

  • Ability to perform duties with a great deal of accuracy and ability to operate effectively with a moderate level of supervision.

  • Focuses on results, meeting deadlines, managing multiple tasks, and is able to manage changing priorities in an efficient and well-ordered manner.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors on a daily basis regarding actions, issues and progress on projects; Communicates effectively with individuals outside the Company as well.

  • Is committed to initiating action to resolve problems or issues in a collaborative fashion.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access).

ITC Holdings is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment

to diversity. Females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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