Real Estate Manager

Los Angeles, California /
Real Estate & Development /
We are hiring a Real Estate Manager to help us realize our mission to better the lives of animals by building a place that’s better for all of us who love them. Acting as a strategic thought leader to the organization, this role will be responsible for helping form and execute our real estate strategy including market and site evaluation as well as end to end deal negotiation. Specifically, this person will be accountable for maintaining a robust real estate pipeline to best position Modern Animal for future growth.

We are looking for a leader with a strong real estate background, who blends excellent analytical and negotiation skills who thrives working in high growth, demanding and fast paced environments. This individual is extremely organized, proactive, resourceful and efficient and operates with the highest level of professionalism. This individual is effective at influencing direct reports and consultants to drive best possible outcomes.

In this role, we are looking for someone who is excited about rolling up their sleeves to bring our mission to life as we grow. This role is preferably based in Los Angeles and will require travel, local and national. This person is expected to travel at least 50% of the time.

This role will oversee the following:

    • Lead new market and submarket assessment and site selection process utilizing analytical frameworks, software & technology and community intelligence
    • Conduct market tours and select, manage and motivate brokers and external parties to secure new sites
    • Negotiation of LOI’s and leases alongside a deep understanding of what’s important to the company to drive the most effective and best economic outcomes
    • Lead real estate committee meetings to assess individual sites
    • Iteration of our market and site selection frameworks, incorporating customer feedback and clinic performance to help the business make smarter decisions
    • Grow and maintain real estate pipeline to match Modern Animal’s strategic priorities and growth targets
    • Cross functional collaboration with internal business to ensure transparency of real estate progress across the organization and drive successful New Clinic Openings
    • Oversee lease administration alongside a third party and manage overall risk of our real estate portfolio

Why you'd be a great fit:

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • Minimum four (4) years of experience in commercial real estate leasing 
    • Track record of success in a high growth environment hitting measurable targets
    • Extensive retail and market knowledge in target growth markets
    • Independently strong broker, landlord and developer relationships
    • Demonstrated ability to negotiate leases and LOI’s who drives outcomes be being creative and solution orientated
    • Strong leadership capability, with track record of motivating teams and driving their performance 
    • Experience with scaling digitally orientated brands through brick and mortar
    • Technologically proficient in Google Suite Applications with the ability to learn and master project management software
    • Exceptional organization skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Operate with high emotional intelligence and exceptional listening / communication skills

What you can expect from us:

    • Excellent medical, vision, & dental coverage with various options to choose from 
    • 401k savings plan with a company match
    • Flexible time off & paid parental leave
    • Free membership to Modern Animal for your furry family members and discounts on extra services
    • Free membership to One Medical for primary care
    • Access to behavioral and mental health services through Ginger
    • WFH stipends to help you set up your home office while we build out an office
    • A collaborative team who has your back and will welcome you as part of our pack