Real Estate Manager in Birmingham, AL at Books-A-Million, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Reporting to the Vice President of Real Estate, the Real Estate Manager is responsible for development and execution of the overall real estate strategy within the assigned geographic area(s) to meet new store opening requirements for the Company. The position is regionally responsible for market analyses, site selection, LOI negotiations and managing the real estate process. The position interfaces with landlords, brokers, other real estate professionals and senior management of the Company.


In this role you will be trained to oversee the real estate process from site selection through LOI and Lease negotiations, including but not limited to:

  • Create a real estate development strategy for each market within the assigned territory based on traffic and retail patterns, demographic trends, socio-economic behavior, competitive landscape, etc
  • Frequent travel within the assigned territory to gain a strong understanding of each defined trade area
  • Analyze real estate opportunities, formulate a strategy, and execute a plan
  • Manage a pipeline of deals, negotiate Letters of Intent, and close deals
  • Provide updates as needed for projects and pipeline within the given territory
  • Successfully manage multiple real estate projects and deal efficiently with critical deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Prepare Site Submittal Packages for presentation at Real Estate Committee meeting
  • Perform all other tasks as assigned
  • Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Real Estate Management or similar discipline required


Job Requirements

Preferred Skills

  • Financial aptitude and the ability to work through complex situations
  • Abstract reasoning skills to solve complex problems
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Goal oriented team player
  • Advanced computer skills, especially  Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel  and PowerPoint, and any company specific programs
  • Strong decision making skills based on a combination of analysis, wisdom, and judgement.
  • Strong time management skills and precise attention to detail
Physical and Environmental Requirements
  • Must be able to sit at a computer or desk for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to use hands/arms to operate keyboard, telephone and for repetitive motion activities.
  • Must be able to lift objects up to 25 lbs. with or without assistance.
  • Must be able to communicate using speech, sight, and sound with or without assistive device.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop or crouch while performing daily activities of the job.
  • Must be able to walk long distances
  • Must be willing to be exposed to the elements while visiting job sites
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