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Manager Real Estate in Memphis, TN at ServiceMaster

Date Posted: 5/10/2018

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Job Description

Responsible for leadership in Real Estate policy, procedure and department goals including negotiating real estate contracts for all assigned projects as a support to the continued and changing business plan and growth of Business Units for the company. Creates Best Practices for Real Estate policies, transactions and negotiations. Responsible for savings tracking.

• Provides leadership to a team in real estate negotiation services for acquisition, lease, sublease and disposal of properties to support the company business plan and assist operations as necessary to maximize the real estate value of properties under the most favorable economic conditions
• Makes recommendations to leadership for 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
• Directs the negotiations of lease contract agreements to achieve the most cost-effective business terms and conditions after conducting market and site selection surveys
• Conducts reviews of leases and markets to ascertain economic changes that may present opportunities to renegotiate lease contracts and reduce real estate costs and then take action to reap results of same
• Partners with ServiceMaster Legal department to standardize lease language exceptions regarding environmental regulations, policies and corporation guidelines
• Partners with Business Unit (BU) field operations on branch planning and growth
• Provides leadership with updates of total project completion from site identification, negotiation and construction services, as needed
• Determines the need for outsourced vendors and manages those vendors regarding the scope of projects, development of milestone schedules and cost estimates
• Understands current leases and obligations and maintains relationships with landlords, their representative and attorneys
• Negotiates lease language with attorneys and property owners. Acts as an expert in the analysis of lease terms --financially and legally
• Conducts and makes recommendations for market real estate studies and valuations
• Engages, manages and evaluates field real estate brokers and attorneys

Education and Experience Requirements
• Bachelor's degree in Real Estate management and 8-10 years of experience in property or real estate management in a large, matrixed work environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience, required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Ability to effectively communicate including building strong strategic working relationships
• Ability to negotiate contracts
• Ability to effectively supervise associates
• Ability to perform work that is complex and varied in nature
• Ability to be readily adaptable to changes given a dynamic work environment
• Ability to develop a manage a project plan
• Ability to demonstrate a strong customer focus
• Ability to demonstrate a strong work-quality orientation
• Ability to demonstrate high motivation
• Ability to demonstrate technical and professional knowledge and skills
• Ability to efficiently manage resources (workload, time, etc.)
• Ability to make effective decisions

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

ServiceMaster is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability


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