Corporate - Director of Real Estate in University Park, FL at First Watch

Date Posted: 5/3/2021

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Job Description

I.\tThe Company

First Watch specializes in award-winning, made-to-order Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. A recipient of more than 200 “Best Breakfast” and “Best Brunch” accolades, First Watch offers traditional favorites, such as omelets, pancakes, sandwiches and salads, and unique specialty items like the fan favorite Chickichanga®, and Quinoa Power Bowls. First Watch was recognized as one of TripAdvisor’s Best Restaurant Chains for 2019, one of Business Intelligence Group’s Best Places to Work in 2018 and as one of Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2017 Second 100 restaurant brands. First Watch is the largest and fastest-growing daytime-only restaurant concept in the United States with more than 400 restaurants in 32 states and additional units under development as part of the Sarasota, Florida based company’s aggressive growth strategy. For more information, visit www.firstwatch.com.

II.\t Job Summary

The Director of Real Estate direct the real estate functions in the Northeast and Midwest region of the United States. Position will be fully remote and will live, work and travel within the assigned market.

III.\t Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

•Preparation and management of Development Market Strategies for new growth, for corporate markets
•Hiring and working with brokers to analyze and select new site locations
•Negotiating all aspects of Letters of Intent
•Assist in lease negotiations and the creation of lease exhibits
•Working with Development Team to bring all aspects of new restaurant openings together (design, scheduling, budgeting)
•Preparing materials and presentation of new site opportunities at Real Estate Committee meetings
•Work with team on Real Estate Committee approved locations through to opening
•Review and study existing locations in-region, for the purpose of making lease renewal decisions as well as to evaluate relocation opportunities
•Conduct high-quality trade area reviews in targeted trade areas


Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in a related related field required.
Minimum of 5 years in multi-unit Real Estate site selection for top level brands.
Leadership position within a high new-unit-growth business, preferably in the restaurant industry.
Strong negotiating skills and strategically oriented.
Strong background in site selection in Northeast and Midwest states.
Residence in Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Cleveland, Columbus or Cincinnati required.

Additional Info:
First Watch is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, First Watch will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.