Director, Real Estate – International Franchise Development

Position Type: Full time

How You’ll Do It

 Participate and assist in the preparation and management of 5-year development plan for the new international location pipeline to prioritize capital investment and sites to be pursued by our franchise partners. Present potential new locations to real estate committees and executive staff for ground up development projects. Demonstrate ownership throughout the process.

 Partner with construction, design and operations teams to build consensus of the Company’s overall strategic goals and ensure all projects open on time adjusting the overall strategic plan as necessary.

 Directs the flow of real estate transactions by consulting on the efforts of all strategic franchise partners; i.e., their Real Estate Brokers, Developers, Property owners/landlords, Counsel, Field Engineering/Construction, and Operations to ultimately drive best practices for the international development strategy. Duties include a leading role in site review and acquisition strategy, due diligence, entitlements, legal documentation, project coordination, tracking, and reporting on applicable project management.

 Provide leadership to the international franchisee’s Real Estate and Development teams to ensure Topgolf’s and our franchise partners development goals are met.

 Utilizing integrity and professionalism, build and promote strategic partnerships within the commercial real estate industry among developers, brokers, land owners and city.

 Travel extensively to international markets across the world to develop market level strategies, review new site opportunities and provide direction and oversight of the franchise partners real estate development proposed plans.

 Provide international partners with advice and guidance in preparing budgets and calculating return on investment analysis for real estate projects.

 Represent Topgolf in meetings such as planning and zoning commissions

What We’re Looking For

 This role requires international travel >50% of the time.

 Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or related field of study. Masters preferred with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in commercial retail real estate, preferably with a national or international restaurant, retail or entertainment chain that does large ground up development

 ICSC Certification and/or CCIM designation a plus

 Knowledge of land use regulations and the political and governmental processes governing real estate development.

 Strategic, forward looking thought leader with extensive knowledge of high-volume transaction real estate development process including broker management, negotiation, real estate contracts, demographic analysis, financial analysis, site plans and zoning and municipal processes.

 Outside of the box thinker that will perform both strategic and tactical functions.

 Strong understanding of predictive demographic modeling with the ability to correctly interpret results into strategic advantages and opportunities.

 Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to provide clear and concise direction to fellow team members.

 Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint).

 Ability to empower others through delegations and hold those accountable for the results

Topgolf is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

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