Director of Real Estate



Director of Real Estate Austin Texas

The Role:  Director of Real Estate
Location:  Austin, Texas

The Company

HireBetter’s client is a Central Texas, Multi-site Retail industry company.

The Role

The Director of Real Estate is responsible for overseeing the company’s real estate operations, including retail and non-retail properties. This role is crucial in the development, negotiation, and management of property acquisitions, leases, and facility planning, ensuring alignment with the company’s mission and strategic objectives.


  • Develop and implement comprehensive real estate strategies that support the expansion and optimization of the company’s property portfolio. Work closely with the VP of Commercial Services to align real estate efforts with the organization’s long-term goals.
  • Oversee the daily operations of the real estate department, including lease negotiations and property management.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with landlords, brokers, developers, contractors, engineers, architects, and other real estate professionals.
  • Serve as the company’s primary liaison in all real estate matters, ensuring effective communication and partnership.
  • Partner with the company’s internal teams including Finance, Retail, Legal, and Facilities.
  • Collaborate with the Finance Department to manage budgets, conduct financial analyses, and ensure the financial viability of real estate projects. Own the responsibility for delivering results on time, on spec, and on budget.
  • Monitor current market lease rates as a benchmark for existing the company’s leases.
  • Develop and maintain retail store level plans for lease renewals, store remodels and relocations, and store closures.
  • Collaborate with the Finance and Retail Departments in developing forecasts for new locations utilizing and understanding the company’s International site evaluation tools.
  • Lead the project management of all significant real estate projects in collaboration with external professionals to track performance against planned costs and calendar.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements related to real estate and facilities. Prepare and present detailed reports on the status of properties and projects to senior management and the board as required.
  • Monitor competitor activities in the company’s service areas and maintain an active awareness of commercial and residential development trends.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Real Estate, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years in real estate management, including significant experience in retail property management and facility operations. At least 3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Strong leadership skills, excellent negotiation and communication skills, and proficient in Microsoft Office and real estate management software.
  • Knowledge of demographic and mapping tools.
  • Knowledge of real estate development, leases and negotiation, design plans, and project management.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Texas Driver’s License, current liability insurance, personal transportation, and an approved driving record.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment that requires managing multiple projects simultaneously

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, and talk or hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

To Apply

Interested candidates should apply through the HireBetter website at jobs.hirebetter.com. Qualified applicants will be responded to as quickly as possible.

Please note: Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization that does not require sponsorship for a visa now or in the future.

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