Director of Real Estate & Corporate Services

Employment Type: Permanent

Job Number: 27023

Compensation: 170k/year - 190k/year

Job Description

Director of Real Estate & Corporate Services

Real Estate & Corporate Services will:

  • Lead the Corporate Services team of ten team members
  • Oversee the global real estate portfolio of distribution and service centers and offices, including sourcing new facilities, negotiating leases, overseeing design / build facilities, overseeing construction projects and tenant improvements, and subleasing existing facilities
  • Manage the facilities needs of the company’s corporate offices in Houston, Texas; Charleston, West Virginia and La Porte, Texas, including (among other things) utilities, security and maintenance
  • Manage the company’s corporate fleet of over 900 trucks and vehicles, including interfacing with the company’s internal fleet manager and external fleet management company to lease new vehicles, sell vehicles under expiring leases and maintaining vehicles
  • Seek and obtain cost savings opportunities through the oversight of the company’s corporate purchasing programs including (among others), electricity and other utilities, waste management services, forklifts, racking, warehouse supplies, office supplies, travel services and packing and shipping materials
  • Help direct the company to reduce its carbon footprint and environmental impact

Key Competencies:

  • Prior real estate experience (5-10 years), especially with respect to distribution or industrial properties with some knowledge of commercial office space
  • Prior successful leadership of a dedicated group of team members
  • Good negotiating skills to obtain the best prices and terms for the company
  • A level of business and financial acumen to evaluate transactions, costs and efficiencies
  • Great project management skills
  • Ability to work with, support and lead across organizational boundaries
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Analytical and problem-solving
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
  • Willingness to travel (2-3 trips as needed, usually once or twice a month; one or two one-week international trips per year)

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (such as Business, Engineering, Economics, Finance)
  • Five years or more of experience in industrial or commercial real estate
  • Industrial/commercial real estate brokerage experience a plus