Our Client is seeking a Real Estate Director for the Americas Region who will report to the VP Real Estate Americas. The position will be based in New York City.
The Real Estate Director for the Americas Region will help develop, plan, negotiate and execute the regional retail distribution strategy as well as corporate office strategy within a multi-channel environment. This is a strategic role that will work closely and partner with Regional Presidents and COOs, Retail Vice Presidents, Finance, Legal and Store Planning functions both at brand and corporate level, as well as external real estate partners.
To all Group brands in their retail and corporate real estate development planning and execution across the region:
Evaluate, select, and negotiate commercial terms and lease provisions for retail, office, warehouse and showroom openings, closings, relocations, renegotiations, and renewals.
Direct all negotiations with landlords, developers, brokers, and lawyers.
Partner with brand and Corporate retail, store planning, construction, legal and finance teams on site feasibility, lease and property acquisition negotiations and timing.
To take care of all aspects of tenant and administrative management of company-owned and company-let property portfolio, which together preserve the operational efficiency of workspace and optimize its performance for both Group and external occupiers.
To support team’s management in producing systems, tools and processes that improve company’s Real Estate efficiency and ensure that all Group stakeholders receive timely, accurate and comprehensive information which allows them to make informed decisions.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
A candidate with at least 10 years’ professional experience working within the Americas region in a real estate role, with a strong exposure to the US market.
Someone from a fashion retailer, a consulting firm, investment fund or property company.
Business Administration, economics, law, or architecture university degree preferred; MBA is a plus.
Comprehensive knowledge of leasing process, negotiations, contract review, industry terminology and financial modelling.
Ability to communicate effectively to local and central executive/leadership teams as well as cross-functional departments and partners across the entire organization.
Able to work in fast-paced environment requiring adaptability, agility, and efficiency.
Entrepreneurial approach to assess and proactively source market opportunities in a rapidly changing environment.
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