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Manager of Real Estate in Memphis, TN at ServiceMaster

Date Posted: 3/15/2020

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Position Overview

Responsible for all Service Master Real Estate deal flow and lease administration, reporting to the Sr. Director of Real Estate. This person will drive value by partnering with business units to identifying best branch real estate strategy, partner with market brokers on new deals and relocations, aggressively negotiating renewals and extensions, and support mergers team on acquisitions.  

  • Provide leadership in real estate negotiation for acquisition, lease, sublease and disposal of national portfolio of properties to support the company business plan
  • Make recommendations to Sr. Director of Real Estate in the planning of real estate projects to support corporate objectives, including analyses of economic factors, environmental, demographics, etc., as necessary to make appropriate real estate decisions
  • Manage critical dates, negotiate aggressive cost-effective business terms and conditions for branch lease renewals and extensions
  • Conduct review of leases and markets to ascertain economic changes that may present opportunities to renegotiate lease contracts and reduce real estate costs
  • Partner with Construction Project Managers to lower project costs and help ensure projects are delivered on time and budget
  • Engage, manage and evaluate field real estate brokers and attorneys
  • Negotiate form leases and lease language with attorneys and property owners
  • Manage the lease administration team and function


  • Fanatical sense of urgency
  • Organized and ability to multi-task well
  • Skilled in negotiations
  • Able to build relationships
  • Able to lead and problem solve

Education and Experience

  • BBA/BS Degree – (Business degree preferred)
  • MBA or JD a plus but not required
  • 5-7 Years real estate lease negotiations experience within a multi-unit national, retail, restaurant or office, real estate department.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities 

  • Working understanding of real estate accounting, finance and budgeting.
  • Working knowledge of a large portion of the US real estate markets
  • Strong understanding of real estate finance, deal negotiations and lease language

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential function to this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Incumbent must be prepared to:

  • Move up to 10 pounds occasionally, by lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise repositioning objects.
  • Sitting for long periods of time while using office equipment such as computers, phones and etc.
  • Fingering and Repetitive motions; such as movement of wrists, hands and fingers while picking, pinching and typing during your normal working environment.
  • Express or exchange ideas with others through the use of spoken word, quickly, accurately, and at an easily audible volume, and receive detailed information through oral communication at usual speaking levels without correction, and/or make fine discriminations in the nature of sounds in the environment.

Incumbent is required to have:

  • Close visual acuity to perform detail oriented activities at distances close to the eyes, as well as visual acuity to perform activities at or within arm’s reach with skill, control, and accuracy, such as preparing and analyzing data, viewing computer screen and expansive reading.

Incumbent will be subject to:

  • Inside working conditions: The change of building environment such as with or without air conditioning and heating.

ServiceMaster is committed to Diversity and Inclusion.  We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position.  Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.


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