Director, Americas Real Estate

NIKE INC - Beaverton, OR4.2

30+ days ago
With aggressive long-term growth targets, Nike Inc.’s continued success hinges on new product innovations, operational excellence and fostering a workplace that can unleash the creativity and potential of all employees and our brand. Workplace Design and Connectivity (WD+C) is responsible to lead the transformation of the Nike workplace experience through a focus on physical space, services and connectivity solutions.

The WD+C team will leverage systems, design thinking, and key partnerships across the Nike matrix and the industry to bring Nike to the forefront of new ways of working. WD+C will serve as an enterprise catalyst under the COO, helping to drive change, strengthen its global operations and accelerate progress toward Nike’s strategic objectives and in support of the Consumer Direct Offense.

Given Nike’s rapid growth, WD+C already face tremendous pressure to meet increased demand and improve services and infrastructure globally. There is a pressing need to challenge assumptions, innovate new solutions and elevate design excellence across the WD+C organization, and the portfolio of Nike facilities worldwide.

Overview of WD+C AMERICAS Real Estate

The WD+C AMERICAS Real Estate Director will develop, manage and execute upon the overall strategic plan and will be required to demonstrate strategic portfolio thinking, have exceptional analytical and financial skills and strong executive communication and relationship skills in a matrixed organization. The Global Real Estate (GRE) organization is a Center of Excellence (COE) function responsible for strategic management of an existing Non-Retail Global Real Estate portfolio. The AMERICAS portfolio (including WORLD HEADQUARTERS) consists of 150 owned and leased properties totaling 18 million square feet of space.

In partnership with WD+C GEO General Managers and WD+C Sr. Director Global Real Estate COE, the AMERICAS Real Estate Director will establish WD+C as a key global influencer to realize Nike’s innovation and growth objectives. Developing and maintaining relationships with Nike Inc. senior leaders is key to the success of this role through successful strategy and proactive and thoughtful opportunity development.

The WD+C AMERICAS Real Estate Director will report to the WD+C Sr. Director Global Real Estate COE with a dotted line reporting into the WD+C GEO General Managers. The role will be based in Beaverton OR, at Nike’s World Headquarters with some travel (approximately 20%) as business demands dictate.

Areas of responsibilities:
AMERICAS Real Estate Portfolio Strategy: Gather and translate business insights in support of long term real estate strategies that leverage the power of our brand and to optimize the portfolio in support overall business objectives and priorities
Collaboratively partner with all Nike AMERICAS senior leaders to align and support their business objectives. Be a thought leader and provide advanced market intelligence
Lead and support the business with location strategy and implementation of approved strategy
Develop portfolio strategies that align to long term business objectives and make recommendations
Support cross functional WD+C Program Team in the development and implementation of long term master plan for World Headquarters
Ability to act in a Client Relationship role supporting other business lines or functions
Manage annual real estate business planning (op ex and cap ex) budget process and development of multi-year road map of projects and initiatives
Overall responsibility for real estate transaction management as an end to end process
Lead and develop business cases and funding requests and present business cases through appropriate Program Management Office
Manage a network of key internal partners and strategic external partners that support WD+C as an extension of the core team
Help drive end to end consumer workplace experiences through understanding of and support for cross functional global programs.
Define relevant workplace KPI’s both for internal functions and external partners and collect insights
Innovative and creative and in the use of technology and able to approach real estate with a fresh perspective
Regional responsibility for oversight of lease administration services and ensuring
Be an active participant in leading industry organizations to bring insights and best practices to help evolve the overall function that inform and inspire Nike’s culture
The role will lead WD+C AMERICAS Real Estate function and collaborate across WD+C Real Estate peers including real estate leaders in all Geographies and COE’s. Collaboration with key partners within WD+C team including: Workplace Design and Construction and Integrated Workplace Services. Partnership and collaboration with key functions such as Legal, Global Procurement and Finance is required to help drive consistent results.

BA or BS required; focus on commercial real estate discipline desired (MBA, CoreNet MCR designation or RICS designation a plus
8+ years of experience desired in real estate either as a corporate leader or external service provider (both ideal)
Strong customer relationship management skills
High energy and enthusiasm to effectively manage the organization and service delivery function
Strong analytical and strategic problem solving capabilities
High profile communication skills and leadership skills with the ability to influence multiple business partners across all levels with differing points of view
Ability to operate independently and effectively in an ambiguous environment
Must have experience leading internal and external teams including experience mentoring a team and fostering an environment of continuous learning and development
Must have experience with vendor negotiations and vendor management
Successful background working in and navigating in a corporate matrix environment
Must have strong project management skills and an ability to oversee multiple projects simultaneously
Proven track record resolving complex business issues and making sound decisions
Highly professional and ethical