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The role partners with other field office and national teams to optimize the existing restaurant real estate portfolio, and to align goals with Corporate strategies. Optimizing the existing real estate portfolio is defined as enhancing the customer experience, convenience and relevance by protecting the existing real estate assets, maximizing system profits, income and return on investment.
Maximizing Existing Assets
Improves existing asset base by managing and ensuring resolution of property issues, including but not limited to, Condemnations, Easements, CAM Disputes, Lease and Land Rights protection, Estoppel Requests, Excess Property, Consents from Landlords, Co-tenants, Abutters, etc., where required as part of any development initiative, and Non-monetary Defaults.
Proactively identifies opportunities for income potential in real estate assets (e.g., cell towers, air rights, unidentified marketable real estate excess, easements, RE Tax opportunities, CAM opportunities, billboards, etc.).
Utilizes current Development Standards to optimize the sales performance of existing restaurants (e.g. visibility, 24 hour, drive-thru, landscaping, signage, access, egress, easements).
Renegotiating agreements with Landlords & Co-tenants where necessary to facilitate required site remedies &/or development initiatives.
Analyzes and makes recommendations for underperforming real estate assets.
Vision Planning / AP Acquisition / Rebuild Packages
Collaborates with Real Estate Portfolio Lead and others to create, maintain and update the Vision Plan for the existing portfolio.
Negotiates terms and conditions of real estate agreements for additional property as required for existing locations.
Assembles and presents Rebuild and AP site packages to management for approval.
Works with Construction to secure all required approvals.
Work closely with Field Real Estate Lead, Legal Department Attorneys, Property Administration, Finance, REF Accounting, Asset Managers, Franchisees, landlords and governmental authorities on defaults, CAM questions, property tax, tenant/landlord inquiries and disputes, easements, condemnations, litigation, and violations.
Build and maintain relationships and dialogue with the Field Office leadership, owner operators, landlords, and governmental authorities.
Represent McDonald’s by participating in professional organizations and attending public hearings.
Conduct regular communication with FET Restaurant Development Management including Development Director and Construction Manager to maintain alignment with the regional plan and to participate in the FET planning process.
Provides input on the existing real estate portfolio as requested for Operator’s Business Reviews and/or Franchise Planning Meetings.
Problem Solving and Innovation
Consult with the Coordinators, Franchisees, Construction Managers, and Operations regarding issues related to maintaining the property by coordinating internal and external resources.
Meet with Landlord and resolve issues such as common area responsibility and compliance conduct on-site inspections to observe and resolve issues and problems.
Maintain a list of approved service providers on the Field Office website that the Franchisee can use for repairs and maintenance.
Working with Legal Department Attorneys, governmental authorities, Area Construction Managers, and outside consultants for the following matters related to condemnations: a) estimating value of improvements taken and cost to restore (e.g. curbing, asphalt, outdoor playlands, sign relocation, landscaping); b) complying with municipality w/code; c) negotiating compensation from condemning authority; d) preparation of condemnation impact reports; e) revising and executing legal documents.
Working with Finance Managers and Legal to initiate Legal notice and default for past due accounts receivable for Tenant properties.
Prepare and disseminate project tracking reports to the regions and management.
Working with the Region and Excess Property Team on store closing processes and transitioning the property Landlords or disposition.
Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required.
Education: College degree in a real estate related discipline preferred. Additional diversified business, real estate, construction, and financial courses desirable.
Experience:Commercial real estate experience, including position(s) requiring extensive analysis and direct negotiations recommended. Retail sector and facilities experience helpful. Property management, paralegal or title company background with real estate or construction experience would be a plus.
Skills: Proficiency in lease/contract analysis and negotiation; working knowledge of governmental processes such as permitting, zoning, special use, licensing, and condemnations; competency in use of surveys, site plans, and building plans; understanding of RE tax abatements; ability to manage the outsourcing of facilities and property maintenance and excess property, superior communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong real estate financial acumen, including time value of money, , discount & capitalization rate theory & techniques, OAR, Ye, IRR, ROI.
This position requires travel.
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