Our client is growing exponentially by purchasing value added real estate in markets throughout the Northeast, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast, currently holding a portfolio of over 100 shopping centers. This is a great opportunity for any leasing representative who wants to work with many of the traditional national strip center tenants as well as someone who takes a keen interest in the local mom and pop. This individual will work with Senior Management to establish a strategic leasing plan for each center that they are responsible for leasing, and then focus majority of their time on executing that plan by aggressively procuring new tenants for the shopping centers.
This individual will responsible for leasing a portion of the Company’s portfolio based either in the corporate office in New York Metro, Midwest regional office in Chicago Metro, or Southeast regional office in Atlanta, GA. Location will be determined based on skillset of the candidate and immediate needs of the company.
Responsibilities: * Cultivates new and maintains existing relationships with desirable prospective tenants including national retailers, regional retailers, and Mom & Pops. * Leases new space, develops and executes creative and aggressive leasing strategies which may include new leases as well as renewals. * Aggressively and proactively looks for new tenants to fill vacant spaces by cold calling, warm calling, eblasts, mailings, and in person canvassing. * Qualifies potential tenants by reviewing their financial statements, credit report, and checking references. * Negotiates lease terms that meet or exceed budgets and that address items including, but not limited to rent, term, extra charges, and construction allowances. Keeps immediate supervisor apprised as to all activities. * Communicates and coordinates with Construction/Property Management Department to ascertain construction estimates prior to deal submission. * Reviews industry publications and local market publications for information on the retail/shopping center industry as well as maintain local market intelligence. * Attends leasing conventions and other industry events to represent the Company and its properties. * Prepares center-by-center annual budgets for review and approval by Senior Management as well as leasing and merchandising plans. * Brings a perseverant and positive attitude to work every day, and is not flustered when things go wrong. * Can work well in teams, and displays excellent leadership qualities.
Requirements: * 3 to 7 years leasing experience * Experience leasing and working at a landlord's office preferred. Will consider brokers or retailers * Proven Deal Sheet * Ability to relocate if deemed necessary * Pre-existing retailer and other tenant relationships * Have basic knowledge of deal structures and lease terminology. * Possess excellent negotiation and closing skills. * Possess excellent oral and written communication skills. * Ability to problem solve in difficult situations * Ability to multi-task, and handle many moving pieces at once * Ability to travel to properties frequently by car and plane * Efficiently organize, plan, schedule, and execute assigned tasks * Display the virtues of an ideal team player * Proficient in Word and Excel * Communicate effectively both orally and in writing whether it be one-on-one or in large groups. * Be assertive without being abrasive * Be open to and willing to accept input and direction.