If you’re looking for a purpose and not just a job, Smoothie King is looking for you.
Since pioneering the first nutritional Smoothie franchise in 1973, our mission has always been to inspire others to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Now, with over 900 stores and counting, we’ve grown to become the largest nutritional Smoothie bar in the nation, with a simple recipe for success: Hire the best people, use the best ingredients, and blend with a purpose!
If you’re looking for a career that connects you to something larger, join the Smoothie King team and turn your purpose into a fulfilling passion!
We are currently seeking a Real Estate Manager to join our growing team. The Real Estate Manager is responsible for assisting Smoothie King Franchisees with the identification and acceptance of sites for Smoothie King franchised stores. The Real Estate Manager will manage and support franchise partners in their pursuit of high profile real estate. This position evaluates the marketplace for growth areas and underserved voids to maximize Smoothie King’s market presence.
Essential Functions / Major Responsibilities:
Thoroughly research and apply strategic requirements in market planning, site selection, and development of all new locations, relocations, rebuilds, and existing real estate assets.
Utilize market knowledge, demographics and analytics to identify all target intersections for potential site selection within designated territory.
Collaborate with local representation and Franchise Community to secure real estate based on SKFI’s site criteria.
Establish and oversee a long-term market development plan.
Coordinate and assist Franchise Development Managers in the sales process to foster a continuous real estate pipeline across designated territory.
Partner with local representation and legal counsel to support all LOI and lease negotiations from start to finish.
Identify and punctually solve all development issues to proactively work though conflicts and execute leases promptly.
Help to improve and create processes and documentation associated with site selection, lease negotiation, and approvals.
Schedule regular field visits to completely understand designated territory and evaluate any site alternatives.
Assist in negotiations and preparations of quality proposals and site review packages to maintain development schedules.
Provide project management leadership and discipline to the development process.
Obtain complete comprehension of financial requirements and risks associated with each negotiation.
Specific Job Requirements
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all levels of the organization.
Exceptional analytical, problem identification, and problem-solving skills.
Documentation skills, research and resolution skills, data analysis, and multi-tasking.
Exhibits professionalism, discipline, honesty, integrity, courtesy and respect both inside and outside the corporation, in all dealings with fellow team members, Franchisees, vendors, or others with whom Smoothie King conducts business.
Understanding of architectural plans and construction materials and processes.
Highly detailed and process oriented, have strong organization skills, and ability to prioritize and re-prioritize based on our business' changing needs.
Self-motivated, entrepreneurial mindset, outstanding communication, solid problem-solving, and excellent time management, organization, and prioritizing skills.
Ability to Travel – 60% or more.
Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree required; an emphasis in Real Estate preferred.
Minimum 5 years’ experience working with a Franchisor in the real estate department, preferably in the quick service restaurant segment. Commercial real estate knowledge is a plus.
Current knowledge of retail/real estate landscape and successful experience navigating the landlord/tenant relationship.
Extensive experience leading site selection, lease negotiation, and business development efforts in a retail organization.
Intermediate competency in Microsoft Office suite, primarily Adobe, Excel and Word.
Experience using real estate analytics software and a background in using regression models.
Basic knowledge of architectural drawings, LOI’s, and leases.
Smoothie King is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status, or Vietnam-era veteran status. If you are a person with a disability and you need assistance in applying for a position with Smoothie King, please call our Human Resources Department at 985-276-5199 or email us directly at email@example.com and direct assistance will be provided.