Our client is a leading real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates high-quality retail properties that provide an engaging experience in an outstanding environment. They have an immediate need for a Vice President of Leasing at their Corporate headquarters in Chicago, IL.
The Vice President of Leasing will be a forward-thinking and driven professional who will handle a broad range of functions in the deal-making process that have direct revenue impact on a sub-region of 10-15 shopping centers within the portfolio. As part of the leasing leadership team, this individual will oversee a team of 5-7 high-performing leasing professionals as well as participate in strategic planning and the underwriting of leasing development activity.
Prepares and meets annual budgets and monthly forecasts
Develops strategic leasing plans to include appropriate merchandising
Understands our client’s financial tools and systems
Aptitude for understanding and negotiating lease contracts
Coordinates the leasing efforts for each space with Business Development, Leasing Representatives, Brokers, and individuals on each center team
Owns leasing results
Maintains and enhances retailer relationships
Participates in industry associations and functions
Focuses on bringing new retailers to company
Other duties as assigned
Minimum of 8-10 years of retail leasing experience, including contract negotiation and exposure to legal
Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office 365
Demonstrated ability to manage, direct, and lead in a large organization
Excellent communication skills
Professionalism and negotiation skills essential
About Poline Associates
Poline Associates is an international executive search firm specializing in the shopping center industry.We serve property owners, developers, retailers and service providers who are seeking remarkable talent and work to align them with candidates who are eager for new growth opportunities. Since 1979, our team has been connecting companies and candidates with a commitment to integrity and client satisfaction—making us the industry’s most trusted leader in recruitment.