Manager, Economic Development and Commercial Outreach
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS®
Type: Full Time
Telecommuting is allowed.
As part of the Member Experience, Engagement, and Legal Affairs group, the Manager of Economic Development and Commercial Outreach will be part of NAR expanding presence in the commercial real estate space and role as an indispensable business partner to the commercial real estate professionals, trade organizations, and broader industry. Reporting to the Director of Engagement, Commercial Real Estate, you will be responsible for representing REALTOR® interests and strategic goals by collaborating with national and international economic development agencies, organizations, and consultants to broaden NAR’s engagement and presence in the industry. Successful candidates will work with other NAR teams to create and execute an outreach strategy that identifies additional opportunities to position NAR as an industry leader and partner by increasing the number of speaking engagements, panel participations, and hosted networking events.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Analyze opportunities and create resources for REALTOR® associations to use in order to become proactive with public/private economic development organizations to achieve NAR’s strategic goals of being community and economic development thought leaders
Create opportunities to connect corporate brands to State and Local associations.
Analyze opportunities and create resources for REALTOR® associations to use in order to become proactive with public/private economic development organizations to achieve NAR’s strategic goals of being community and economic development thought leaders.
Build and maintain relationships with organizations such as the ICSC, Site Selectors Guild, International Economic Development Council, Industrial Asset Management Council, and Corenet and others to highlight NAR’s leadership in Economic Development.
In partnership with NAR’s Advocacy team, stay up to date on policy issues, legislation and regulation impacting commercial real estate and professionals at the federal, state, and local level.
Serve as a subject matter expert on issues relating to economic development.
Provide subject matter expertise to ensure messaging and collateral is relevant and aligns with organizational goals.
Research, create & implement best practices for state and local associations to expand relationships and reach with the EDC community.
Work effectively with cross functional teams on economic development address issues that are roadblocks to the growth and help plan tools to address.
Other duties, as assigned
At least 5 years of related experience in economic development, corporate site selection, city planning or commercial real estate field
Ability to work collaboratively and develop partnerships with government entities, associations, site selectors and developers
Exceptional communication skills—verbal, written, and presentation
Strong customer relations and interpersonal skills with a high level of response to all inquiries
Ability to travel up to 30%
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is a team of professionals dedicated to providing world-class service to over 1.5 million REALTORS® working in the United States and around the world. The real estate industry is fast-paced and fast-changing--each year, our members participate in the sale, lease, and management of billions of dollars in real estate. As in every industry, our members’ value proposition is constantly being challenged by innovation.
It is our mission to help REALTORS® navigate that change and thrive in their careers. We cannot do that without the ideas, passion, and commitment from our talented employees. As our greatest assets, employees are offered their pick of competitive benefits/perks and flexible work options. NAR is certified as a Great Place to Work®. Our most successful employees are committed to our Core Values, which are:
Putting members first Leading change Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Giving respect Collaborating Communicating
Note: This position can be located in Washington, DC or Chicago, IL