Our client is a vertically integrated private equity real estate firm with a track record of providing exception risk-adjusted returns to its investors. The company is focused on investing in value-add retail real estate assets and stabilized/core grocery-anchored shopping centers in major markets across the United States on behalf of its principals in partnership with the highest quality institutional investors. It has offices in South Florida, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C.
Our client is currently seeking a Leasing Manager, to be based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This position will report to the company’s Senior Vice President, Leasing, based in Chicago, Illinois, to lease a portfolio of eleven assets comprising of approximately 2mm square feet located in Minneapolis/St. Paul MSA.
Identify leasing prospects via canvassing, cold calling and by building/maintaining relationships with tenants and tenant brokers;
Negotiate letters of intent and work with the Company’s asset management, construction, and legal departments throughout the lease process;
Proactively handle tenant renewals to maintain each asset’s income stream;
Review the portfolio for opportunities to upgrade tenancy, increase rent and term and improve lease language/provisions to add long-term value to the assets;
Prepare market studies, lease budgets and leasing activity reports for distribution to senior management and investors;
Development sales tools such as marketing and merchandising plans for property redevelopments along with the Company’s marketing and construction departments
3-5 + years of retail leasing experience dealing with local, regional and national tenants
Possess a strong understanding of retailers’ site selection needs
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills critical to the success of this role
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
About Poline Associates
Poline Associates is an international executive search firm specializing in the shopping center industry.We serve property owners, developers, retailers and service providers who are seeking remarkable talent and work to align them with candidates who are eager for new growth opportunities. Since 1979, our team has been connecting companies and candidates with a commitment to integrity and client satisfaction—making us the industry’s most trusted leader in recruitment.