Manager - Real Estate

Lidl US - Atlanta, GA

Role Information
Job Title: Manager – Real Estate

Department: Real Estate

Business Unit: Central Services

Reports To: Director of Real Estate

Supervisory Role: No

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Summary
The Real Estate Manager will manage the site selection and acquisition process including site identification and qualification, negotiation, exchange of purchase and lease agreements. This role is also responsible to provide project management and financial oversight in delivering entitlements of new store on time and on budget for projects within the assigned territory.

Essential Functions
Analyze markets within assigned territory to identify the best available sites for Lidl US
Track competitor locations and activities
Develop and cultivate relationships with land owners , brokers, developers, potential business partners, and professional organizations
Negotiate the purchase and lease of retail sites
Analyze local ordinances and zoning codes to determine development parameters
Create and manage detailed budgets and schedules for individual development projects
Manage all activities and communications between stakeholders, consultants and contractors including engineers, architects, and attorneys in order to deliver stores within appropriate timeframes
Oversee the due diligence and entitlement process for ground-up and/or takeover development opportunities including rezoning, site plan approval, Department of Transportation (DOT) permits, environmental permits, building permits, and all other permits and approvals required for development
Represent Lidl US to local governmental entities and the public including facilitating community meetings and public hearings
Prepare regular reports and updates in Lidl’s real estate systems to advise leadership on status of all live sites
Train or guide the work of other team members on occasion
Meet acquisition goals for assigned region
Perform other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Knowledge of real estate acquisition and lease process, real estate and contract law, retail real estate markets, real estate valuation, development entitlement processes for assigned region, and best practices of real estate project management
Effective, efficient and results-oriented mindset
Excellent organizational, analytical, relationship building/interpersonal and problem-solving skills
Excellent negotiation skills
Written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Proficiency in project management, budget management, and other customized software systems
Ability to use mapping/GIS software

Required Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience

Bachelor’s degree required minimum
2 – 4 years of experience in related field required
In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, 5 years of experience in a related field will meet the education and related experience requirements
Driver’s License required

Physical Job Requirements

This person in this role must be able to position him/herself (ex: kneel, crawl, crouch down) to fulfill the essential functions of the role less than half the time
This position requires the ability to remain in a stationary (standing and/or seated) position more than half the time
The person in this position may need to move about the store(s), distribution center(s), warehouse(s), and/or corporate office(s) less than half the time
The person in this position must be able to maneuver (lift, move, carry, slide, etc.) 15 – 40 lbs.
This position operates machinery and/or equipment that requires the constant use of hands/fingers/wrists (ex: typing, etc.) more than half the time
This position requires the ability to spend more than half the time viewing computer monitors
This position is exposed to outdoor weather conditions less than half the time
This position is exposed to non-climate controlled workspace(s) less than half the time
The person in this position must be able to identify and distinguish between colors less than half the time

Travel Requirements

This position requires overnight domestic travel 50% of the time
Anticipated travel will be by car, air, and/or train

Lidl US, LLC & Affiliates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to, including but not limited to, race, sex, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity or expression, national origin or ethnicity, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, disability, or veteran status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.