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Director, Real Estate


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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Director, Real Estate

Jobid 23768-351459

Location: New York, NY, 10176, USA

Description **Job Number** 30419BR

**Job Title** Director, Real Estate

**Business Segment** Operations & Technical Services

**Sub-Business** Real Estate

**Posting Category** Facilities

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** New York

**City** New York


The NBCUniversal Global Real Estate team is responsible for portfolio management and transactions for over 700 owned and leased properties in 39 countries and 188 cities, comprising 10 million square feet of interior space – including corporate offices, studios, warehouses, and technical facilities. We also sponsor a global workplace strategy program that will help attract and retain the best talent to NBCUniversal, and we provide design & construction guidance for many locations. We deliver successful projects by partnering with functional peers throughout the world, including operations, facilities, IT, finance, HR, sourcing, business affairs, and legal. Our team is distributed across NYC, LA, and London.

This position will report to the Senior Director, Global Real Estate and will be responsible for a segment of the company’s property portfolio, providing leadership on: strategy & planning, client relationship management, and transactional execution. Your segment of the portfolio will encompass between 100-200+ locations and 2-4MM SF of leased space, plus 10MM+ SF of owned land & buildings, including: administrative offices, broadcast & media production studios, warehouses, and communications infrastructure.

Here what you’ll do in this role

+ Build and maintain strategic consultative relationships with a variety of assigned business leaders, with either a geographic or line-of-business focus. Work with those business partners to develop short-, mid-, and long-range real estate goals and plans, in accordance with enterprise business objectives and guidelines. Also react and effectively manage a variety of unplanned or opportunistic real estate activities, as initiated by business partners or corporate leaders.

+ Plan, organize, and direct the efforts of various internal and external contributors to deliver on all real estate transactions from strategic planning through lease/contract execution, including: brokers, attorneys, and other professionals. Effectively prioritize efforts and load-balance resources among 20-40 simultaneous active projects at various stages of delivery.

+ In dotted-line fashion, manage 1-2 individuals dedicated by a preferred service provider to support the portfolio.

+ Assure consistent, regular, accurate, and wide reporting on project health (i.e. RAG status), with respect to scope, schedule, and budget; risks and opportunities, etc.

+ Personally deep-dive as/where needed to drive optimal results on high-value or high-risk issues or projects, including complex lease or sale negotiations.

+ Write and present various executive-level communications to provide recommendations, stimulate discussion, and/or drive decisions based on both qualitative and quantitative factors.

+ Assist GRE leadership in development of guidelines and best practices; process building and continuous improvement; and vendor performance management.

+ Other departmental duties as required.


Basic Qualifications

If this sounds like you, we can’t wait to meet you!

+ You have 7+ years of progressive experience in corporate real estate management, with at least 2+ years showing responsibility and accountability for portfolio strategy and complex transactions.

+ You have an undergraduate degree (required), preferably in business, finance, or real estate.

+ You have experience converting real estate strategies into delivered & completed projects, leveraging a combination of fixed and variable resources.

+ You have experience working with a variety of property types / asset classes, ideally in a single role or portfolio.

+ You have experience personally negotiating a variety of transaction types (owned, leased, build-to-suit/pre-let, etc.) and strategic situations (consolidation, expansion, renewals, greenfield new build, etc.).

+ You have outstanding communications skills – written & verbal. Also have the ability to modify your communication style as appropriate, based on the audience, situation, and value/risks involved.

+ You have successful experience in roles that demanded a strong client focus and results orientation.Fine Print for Eligibility

+ If you think you’d be awesome in this role, please submit a resume/CV through to be considered

+ You must be willing to work in New York, NY

+ You must be willing to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

+ You must be “on call” 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

**Desired Characteristics**

Bonus Points if this describes you

+ You have advanced education and/or certification(s) focused on any of: real estate, law, finance, design, engineering, or project management. (e.g. MCR, MSRE, JD, MBA, MFA, IASSC, PMP, PgMP)

+ You have previous experience in a large media and/or technology enterprise.

+ You have previous experience working in an international corporate real estate role.

+ You have previous experience in commercial real estate development.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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