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Manager, Corporate Real Estate

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Job # 11592579
Date Posted: 11-12-2018
This job is a member of the Corporate Real Estate Team, within the Corporate Affairs Division. This position will be responsible for representing American’s corporate interests, as they relate to obtaining appropriate facilities for American’s operations through negotiations with airports, other airlines’ properties representatives, IATA, ALTA, and industry consultants. Manager will be directly involved in the process for calculating and negotiating airport rates and charges where able; understanding airport operating budgets, passenger facility charges, and capital improvement plans. Also responsible for off-airport leased and owned properties strategy. Works in collaboration with local and regional station leadership, Finance, Network Planning, Customer Experience and other internal stakeholders. 
Specifically, you’ll do the following:
  • Negotiate and manage contracts, leases, subleases, use and operating agreements with airports and other commercial and retail property landlords
  • Coordinate internal approvals of leases and facility projects
  • Coordinate space requirements between user departments and landlords in accordance with corporate standards
  • Analyze and model financial impacts of space and rate changes on overall lease economics
  • Represent company on Airline-Airport Affairs Committees in matters such as annual operating and capital budgets, rates and charges, lease and use agreement terms, and airport master plans
  • Proactively anticipate changes in user charges at airports and work diligently with industry peers and local management
  • Identify risks and opportunities, develop recommendations, and implement leasehold and airport affairs initiatives
  • Participate in new station start-ups, ensuring that Day 1 property and facility needs are met 
Required Qualifications
  • ​​​​​​Undergraduate degree in Real Estate, Business, Finance or related subject or equivalent experience and training
  • Knowledge and experience in the administration and negotiation of lease agreements, and specifically Airport-Airline Use and Lease Agreements
Preferred Qualifications
  • MBA preferred
  • Ability to be assertive while maintaining diplomacy and political awareness
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Software (e.g., Word, Outlook, PowerPoint); advanced MS Excel experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively interact with employees at all levels within the organization
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, shift priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, while exercising sound judgment to make decisions
  • Ability to build strong working relationship with internal and external groups
  • Ability to coordinate and manage large cross functional projects with all levels of management
  • Excellent presentation and leadership  skills
  • Must be able to work independently while drive results with little oversight
  • Willing and able to travel
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 23783 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth 
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas 
Job Segment: Real Estate, Realtor, Manager, Marketing Manager, MBA, Sales, Management, Marketing

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