Our client is a publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT), owning and operating more than 400 high-quality, open-air shopping centers (73M in GLA). They value highly talented professionals who thrive in a culture of integrity, accountability, empowerment and trust. Their mission is to aggressively manage their shopping centers, making them relevant to the communities they serve, delivering compelling total returns to their shareholders; they believe that their shopping centers should transform the everyday lives of the communities they serve.
The Project Director, Re-Development will be based in Metro Atlanta and will report to the VP of Re-Development in this Region. The Project Director is responsible for leading the creation, merchandising, entitlement and execution of reinvestment opportunities, across multiple states within the Company’s regional portfolio. The Project Director will partner with the regional leasing, national accounts, and construction teams to implement value accretive projects across the portfolio. This position requires a proven track record in retail development / redevelopment, architecture or related fields. The Project Director will rely heavily on prior experience in managing consultant teams, directing entitlement processing, building strong interpersonal relationships through effective verbal written communication skills, professional judgment and confidentiality. Regular travel throughout the region is required.
Provide leadership for assigned redevelopment related tasks, including but not limited to the following:
Development of project conceptual program through evaluating value-add opportunities through densification, outparcel creation and property reconfiguration
Evaluate and achieve highest and best use for accretive investment
Creatively initiate site plan and design development
Lead entitlement procurement and municipal process, including attending municipal meetings
Accountable for project budget, revenue projections and project return performance
Partner with internal team to drive lease negotiations
Direct third-party consultants
Coordinate with regional leasing and construction teams through project execution phase. Report on construction progress through project completion
Cultivate and manage tenant relations within project boundaries
Travel to assets/markets/tenants when necessary, as may be required
Professional Experience & Qualifications:
7 - 10 years combined Development / redevelopment/ architectural / project finance experience
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.