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Real Estate Manager, North East USA

Company: COBS Bread
Location: Stamford
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Reports to: Vice President, USA

Location: Fairfield County, CT

This is a unique opportunity to become a part of a well-established, internationally-loved 40 year-old business-- at the ground floor. But wait a minute-how is that possible?

With over 160 bakeries across Canada and 500 through Australia and New Zealand, COBS Bread and Bakers Delight is the world's largest bakery franchise. We are now planning our expansion into the Northeastern United States. This is where you come in.

We are looking for a Real Estate Manager who resides in or near Fairfield County, CT to join our close-knit start up COBS USA Team and who is passionate about expanding the real estate portfolio of a successful franchise business.

Frequent travel in the North Eastern USA will be required.

If you're passionate about being part of a start up with an awesome family-owned company whose passion is bread and giving back - then apply for this 'roll'!

Responsibilities include

    • Locating, negotiating and finalizing leases for new locations
    • Managing the northeastern USA real estate portfolio
    • Negotiating initial terms of all offer documents to meet COBS Bread standards and in accordance with required timelines
    • Communicating with the Senior Management Team on real estate opportunities and with potential prospective franchisees
    • Supporting the Project Management Team to help ensure construction of new sites and renovations are on-time and on-budget
    • Providing lease management advice to COBS Bread corporate and franchise network with confidence and professionalism
    • Establishing and developing relationships with COBS Bread broker and landlords
    • Liaising effectively with corporate team members, franchisees, and landlords

      How can you contribute to this adventure? You bring:
      • Minimum 3 years proven experience in commercial real estate management, lease review /negotiation and property management in restaurant or retail environment
      • In depth knowledge of retail and real estate industries, contractual real estate and commercial real estate principles
      • Strong knowledge and understanding of State lease Legislation and Retail Leases
        • A post-secondary diploma or degree in a related discipline
        • Self-motivated, ability to work well autonomously and amongst a close-knit team
          • Excellent problem solving and negotiation skills
          • Exceptional computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, experience and proficiency with industry standard mapping and analytic software
          • Experience working within both corporate and franchise environment is an asset
            • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple projects at once
            • Proven track record in managing complex situations and various stakeholders to reach desired outcomes
            • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
            • Exceptional interpersonal skills and quick to build strong relationships
              • Strong sense of urgency and driven by a fast-paced environment

                • Able to travel within specified region, and possess a valid driver's licence

                  What's in it for You
                  • Competitive salary, and vacation plan
                  • Both individualized and a company-wide bonus plans
                  • A great Healthcare plan - Medical and Dental
                  • Paid sick and personal leave days
                  • Subsidized wellness program, and paid day for mental health or volunteer time
                  • An open, 'continuous-learning' environment where professional development and career progression is encouraged
                  • Work within a dynamic, driven, high-achieving, close-knit and fun-loving team
                  • High level of autonomy and responsibility
                  • Be part of rapidly growing company with a product you can be genuinely proud of!
                    More About COBS Bread

                    COBS Bread is a unique, well-loved bakery business. Everything we sell at our bakeries is baked fresh that day. At the end of the day, leftover products are donated to local charities. The brand is well-established with more than 160 locations across Canada and plans to continue growing fast to become a household name across North America.

                    The company's success can be attributed to the quality of our product, the development of our people, and our warm and friendly customer service-in addition to a business model where giving back to the community every day is built-in. (In Canada in 2021, we donated over a retail value of over $70 million in bread to local charities.)

                    We thank all applicants for their interest in COBS Bread but would like to advise that only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

                    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.

                    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status regarding public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.


                    Accommodation is available upon request for applicants and employees with disabilities. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

Keywords: COBS Bread, Stamford , Real Estate Manager, North East USA, Executive , Stamford, Connecticut

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