The Sr. Manager of Real Estate is a subject matter expert and is responsible to oversee a portfolio of US Foods occupied properties which may include; temperature controlled distribution centers, retail stores, training and test kitchen facilities, food processing facilities and office space. This position will be responsible for leading certain real estate and strategies which may include: leasing transactions, building and land acquisitions/dispositions and incentive negotiations. This position Responsibilities will include developing project strategies, development of key partnerships, negotiations, portfolio management, performance specifications. This position will lead a collaborative approach between internal stakeholders and multidisciplinary consultants in and efficient manner to drive successful projects.
**ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:**
+ Conducts continued workplace portfolio assessments to effectively leverage the footprint; tracks, analyzes and reports metrics, risks and opportunities;
+ Leads and develops large, mid-sized and small transaction project strategies. Defines scope and goals based on business needs and coordinates the execution of agreed upon path. This may include site selection, negotiation of new leases and lease renewals, Purchase and Sales Agreements (PSA), and dispositions;
+ Coordinates transactions with service provider and US Foods Legal Department including negotiation, preparation/review of all real estate documentation;
+ Review, analyze, and present real estate financial analysis according to project objectivates and evaluating feasibility studies;
+ Leads governmental incentive project approach with service provider and internal stakeholder for individual projects;
+ Develops key forecast inputs (e.g., critical dates for lease expirations, commission forecasting, rent and capital requirements for budget processes), cost savings tracking;
+ Prepares and manages pipeline real estate studies and business plans;
+ Performs regular visits of property, recommends alterations, maintenance and reconditioning of property as necessary;
+ Partners with Facility Management and Design and Construction to evaluate and execute;
+ Partner with Facility Maintenance to create, monitor and direct capital needs assessment and budgeting for each property in the portfolio;
+ Assists in identifying upcoming expense and capital budgets for the upcoming year;
+ Ensures execution of and develops corporate real estate processes, guidelines and policies.
**# EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status
+ Bachelor’s Degree required; Engineering, Finance, Business Administration or Real Estate Management preferred.
+ MBA preferred.
+ Minimum of seven years with corporate real estate portfolio/transaction management experience managing or providing services to a geographically diverse portfolio.
**Knowledge, Skills and Abilities** :
+ Demonstrated history of successful portfolio/transaction strategy and management in an industrial/distribution/retail portfolio;
+ Experienced with ground up development and land transactions;
+ Successful track record of managing governmental incentive projects
+ Strong real estate negotiation skills;
+ Ability to prepare, review and present in-depth financial analysis and deal structures;
+ Demonstrated experience representing strong leadership skills, creating highly collaborate teams, and challenging the status quo;
+ Well-rounded real estate professional that is knowledgeable in construction, facility services, physical security, lease administration, and environmental regulations;
+ Strong verbal and written communication skills;
+ Advanced skills in Microsoft products such as Excel and PowerPoint.
**Primary Location:** Rosemont-IL
**Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day Job
**Job Function:** Property Management
**Job Level:** Manager
About US Foods
Why US Foods? As one of America’s top 10 largest private companies, we offer talented professionals outstanding opportunities for personal and professional development. We maintain a strong focus on growth in a high-performance environment. That means your work will be challenging and rewarding. We conduct business in a highly ethical manner and maintain an unwavering commitment to operational excellence, safety, and environmental responsibility. As important, we encourage collaboration and value each member of our diverse and talented team.