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Director, Real Estate

Framingham, MA 01701
**Description**

Staples Connect is seeking a **Director, Real Estate** to oversee and lead our portfolio strategy in a territory to be assigned upon commencement at Staples. This person will be responsible for the overall real estate strategy within this region, including the negotiation of renewal and new leases, site selection for new store locations, general market analysis, and maintaining relationships with key partners, including landlords and the brokerage community.



**Key Responsibilities:**



+ Be the market expert for the assigned territory with a complete understanding of market rents, competitors, new developments, redevelopments, etc.

+ Provide recommendations and analysis for all lease renewals, relocations or new store opportunities

+ Negotiate and finalize all leases and renewals, in partnership with legal team

+ Develop and implement network strategies to ensure Staples is a market leader.

+ Analyze demographics and sales forecast with the research department to maximize store market networks.

+ Maintain strong relationships with external real estate community, including landlords, developers and brokers including attending industry events where required.

+ Work closely with key internal groups such as Legal, Property Management, Facilities, Lease Administration, Research, and Store Construction & Design.

+ Assist in preparing real estate presentations and recommendations to the Real Estate Committee for all approvals in the assigned territory.

+ Support efforts to dispose of surplus property portfolio within assigned territory to mitigate excess occupancy costs.

+ Develop and manage local brokers and other third-party service providers.

+ Provide input on facilities and capex spend to ensure efficiency and cost-saving measures where possible.

+ Research and recommend new markets and sub-markets for store expansion.

+ Other duties as may be periodically assigned.



**Get great perks.**



+ Generous amount of paid time off and bonus plan

+ 401(k) plan with a company match, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, and many more benefits

+ On-site, discounted childcare, fitness center and dry cleaners in Framingham, MA corporate office

+ Associate store discount and more perks (discounts on mobile plans, movie tickets, etc.)



**Qualifications**

**Essential skills and experience:**



+ Bachelors degree

+ 5+ years experience within retail real estate, with that experience including site selection work, lease negotiations and market analysis

+ The cultivation and management of relationships with the real estate community

+ Strong interpersonal and team management skills

+ Efficient and results oriented mindset, including strong attention to detail

+ Professional and organized communication skills, both verbally and written, when working with internal teams along with negotiations with third-parties.

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Office and Excel)

+ Ability to learn and use proprietary software systems for lease negotiations, site selection, budgeting, etc

+ Ability to confidently and clearly present real estate strategy to senior management and real estate committee.



**Preferred skills and experience:**



+ Membership in International Council of Shopping Centers, ULI or similar institutions



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_Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law._

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Posted: 2022-05-13 Expires: 2022-06-12

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