We are searching for a talented Specialty Leasing Manager to be based out of our The Shops at Northfield Stapleton, Denver, Colorado. At Forest City, we are thoughtful in social responsibility and pride ourselves in fostering an inclusive and dynamic workplace that provides opportunities for continuous growth! The Specialty Leasing Manager is responsible for the design, management, and implementation of the specialty leasing program at assigned shopping center property(ies). This position is expected to maximize average monthly rent for temporary displays, Kiosk, exhibits, vacant spaces, and Retail Merchandising Units (RMUs). This is performed using independent discretion while working cohesively with the team. This includes identifying and cultivating prospective tenants, along with negotiating and closing the lease deals. Pursues sponsorship opportunities for shopping center.
•Actively canvasses the region to find and develop retail opportunities. Uses conventional and unconventional analytical skills to develop new opportunities to create property income. Prospects new tenants who are able to deliver the needed mix of goods and services using temporary displays, Kiosk, exhibits, vacant spaces, and Retail Merchandising Units (RMUs). •Negotiates, generates, and enforces provisions of the license agreement and lease with new and existing specialty retailers. Monitors and enforces specialty retailers' activities to ensure lease and licensing standards are met. Monitor insurance, business/tax/licenses of specialty retailers. •Analyze financial sales reports, market data, and traffic flow to optimize sales. Works with specialty retailers to maximize sales through location, structural needs, and signage. Review and approve retailer set-up, signage, and build-outs where necessary. •Oversees and monitors specialty retailers' payments. Collects and monitors minimum rent and percentage rent based on lease agreements. Provides necessary license agreements and other forms to corporate to initiate billings and terminations of lease agreements. Renew and manage rent payments and monthly billings for accuracy.
•This position requires an Undergraduate Degree in Business, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, or related discipline. •In the absence of a degree, directly-related job experience managing commercial leases or sales where a number of years and proven knowledge offsets the degree requirement. •3-5 years of required experience in being progressively responsible experience in retail management, shopping center management, regulated sales environment, or similar applicable experience. •Required skills for the position include: self-motivated, team-player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, must have excellent negotiating skills and be creative and persistent, ability to effectively prioritize in a fast-moving environment, and close attention to detail. •This position requires up to 10% travel. Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Religion/Sex/Protected Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Marital Status/Pregnancy/Age/National Origin/Genetic Information Drug free workplace