National Real Estate Manager - Houston, TX Area (Real Estate)
Kiddie Academy®, a leading provider of educational child care centers, is looking for a talented and dynamic National Real Estate Manager to join our Real Estate team to support our continued growth and expansion plans. This position works as part of our collaborative team in assisting new and existing franchisees with securing real estate using a lease or purchase and sale agreement (“PSA”) for the operation of the franchisee's Academy and reports directly to the Director of Real Estate. The ideal candidate should have experience in Retail Real Estate working with retailer or tenant seeking commercial space.
This is an “in-market” REMOTE work position. Although our corporate office is located in Abingdon, MD, we are looking for the best qualified candidate who resides in the Greater Houston, Texas area to better serve our franchisees in that region.
About this role:
Experience in the franchise industry is preferred
Experience in child-care real estate and development is preferred
Previous transactional real estate experience working directly for a retailer or as a commercial real estate broker primarily focused on commercial-retail real estate
Thorough understanding of and experience with commercial real estate leases and contracts, and translating it into quality locations
Ability to network with real estate brokers and developers
Ability to negotiate business terms of a lease or PSA
Familiarity with tenant improvements and how it relates to the business terms of a commercial lease
Excellent communication skills
Ability to utilize the latest business software regarding site selection, demographics, mapping, and Microsoft Office (proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
Ability to be persuasive and aggressive with franchisees, landlords and brokers to drive deals
Ability to travel 20 - 25%
(Please note this position is not a property management role.)
Why join the Kiddie Academy team?
Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care has been preparing young minds for future success since its founding in 1981. With more than 280 independently owned franchises throughout the United States, this stable company is poised for continued growth to over 300 locations this year. In this role, you will:
For the second-straight year, Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care ranked tops among child care category in Entrepreneur's 2021 Fastest-Growing Franchises rankings and in Franchise Gator's 2021 Top Franchises List. Locally, we are ranked by the Baltimore Business Journal as #14 on its list of Top 100 Private Companies, #24 on its list of the Top 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Greater Baltimore, and in the top 10 Best Places to Work in 2020 and 2021.
Our franchisees and customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger.