What you’ll be doing...

Verizon’s Global Real Estate organization is seeking a dynamic real estate professional with strong experience in retail lease negotiations. As a Real Estate Manager, your primary focus will be site selection and lease negotiation for new leases and relocations in the Great Lakes Region (MO, MN, IA and WI) to meet the company development goals.

  • Manage all activities associated with retail site selection and lease negotiations for new stores, relocations and expansions in the Great Lakes Region.
  • Work with Area and Region real estate and leadership teams to create strategic plans to maximize Verizon distribution in various markets.
  • Conduct research within the identified markets to ascertain availability of sites appropriate for Verizon Retail locations.
  • Manage and utilize brokers in various markets to ensure Verizon has the most up to date information on available locations and market conditions.
  • Conduct market reviews and site tours to locate, evaluate and recommend high potential real estate sites for the development of Verizon retail stores.
  • Work with various internal teams (Construction, Facilities, IT, Sales, Operations) to ensure timely and successful store openings.
  • Management of the existing portfolio of Verizon corporate retail stores in the Great Lakes Region.
  • Visit and evaluate each trade area to understand competitive position, vacancy and rent rates to create negotiating leverage.
  • Negotiate lease renewals to reduce occupancy cost and improve competitive position.
  • Negotiate termination agreements, subleases and other documents as necessary.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • A valid driver's license.
  • Willingness to travel.

Even better if you have:

  • BA or BS or equivalent work experience.
  • Six or more years of corporate retail real estate experience, including retail tenant or landlord representation.
  • Experience managing a real estate portfolio of roughly 100 sites.
  • Contract and lease negotiation experience.
  • Background in improving and optimizing retail locations within portfolio.
  • Knowledge of commercial real estate as it relates to market planning, site evaluations, city/county/state regulations, building and permitting, utility accesses, easement, parking regulations, traffic flow.
  • Experience in reading and interpreting market and demographic data and matching the site to the needs of Verizon.
  • Ability to evaluate the economic viability of real estate decisions.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

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