Corporate - Director of Real Estate in Bradenton, FL at First Watch Inc.

Date Posted: 11/8/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    8725 Pendery Place
    Bradenton, FL
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
  • Restaurant
    *First Watch Corporate Office

Job Description

I.  Job Summary

The First Watch Restaurant Data Engineer is responsible for building and managing First Watch ETL pipelines. The ideal candidate will apply proven technical expertise with designing, developing, and maintaining business intelligence solutions. The positions will partner with the First Watch business to translate business needs to technical specifications that enable easier consumption of data sets in the data warehouse.

II.  Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

 The essential functions of this job description are not all-inclusive of this position's duties and responsibilities.  Reliable and dependable attendance is required.

Job Summary 

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

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

Leadership Responsibilities and Reporting

The Director of Real Estate reports to the Vice President of Real Estate and provides support to the Development team, Real Estate Committee and other Executive leaders. This position currently has no direct reports.


  • 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 Mountain West and Southwest states

Other / Preferred Qualifications

  • Intermediate/advanced Microsoft Office product skills
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Dependable, flexible and professional demeanor
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Resourceful with an established bias for action in a team environment
  • Ability to build strong relationships with business partners and influence results
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, balance priorities and meet competing tight deadlines with limited supervision
  • Travel is required, based on business needs
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and drive to and from work locations when requested/required

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.