Retail Real Estate Associate, Facilities

Los Angeles, CA /
Facilities – Facilities /
Full Time
This is what you’ll do:
o   Work closely with all stakeholders (StratOps, Ops, Design, Construction, A/E) to execute strategies to accommodate current and future retail needs of the various business units within Rivian.
o   Detailed analysis of individual opportunities/solutions to accommodate Rivian’s rapidly expanding needs.
o   Ongoing evaluation of entire retail portfolio to maximize efficiency, while working closely with Design to provide space that inspire and are consistent with Rivian’s greater mission.
o   Contribute towards Real Estate team’s development of best practices for submarket/property analysis and attack.
o   Establish and manage brokerage relationships, as well as direct relationships with institutional and private real estate owners, to assist in our rapid growth efforts.
o   Identify, analyze, short list, negotiate and secure properties.
o   Work seamlessly with Design, Construction, and Ops to ensure that acquisitions (lease and sale) are as efficient as possible.
o   Be a leader within the Real Estate and Facilities org, and help to build a WORLD CLASS real estate team.
o   Support Senior Manager to assist in aspects of Rivian’s retail real estate needs, and assist the rest of the Real Estate team as needed to execute on assignments.

This is what you’ll need:
o   5+ years of experience in commercial real estate transactions (both lease and sale). Retail experience strongly preferred.
o   In-house experience working collaboratively with Design, Construction and Operations professionals (preferred).
o   A comfort in leading complex real estate negotiations, and intimate knowledge of all types of lease and sale contracts. 
o   Proficient in financial modeling and analysis.
o   Experience with reviewing zoning and permitting, as well as a working knowledge of city planning departments and economic development agencies.
o   Strong presentation skills.  Powerpoint and/or Keynote experience required.
o   Ability to represent Rivian in all scenarios in a manner that establishes credibility and creates a WORLD CLASS reputation within the real estate community.

This is where you’ll work:
Department: Facilities, Real Estate
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Rivian description:
Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract. 
As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. 
We operate development centers in Plymouth, MI, Irvine CA and San Jose, CA, and Surrey, England, as well as a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois. 
Rivian is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Rivian is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Rivian are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Rivian will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Rivian encourages applicants of all ages.