Real Estate Manager (Real Estate)
Kiddie Academy®, a leading provider of educational child care centers, is looking for a talented and dynamic 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 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. This position is based in our corporate office located in Abingdon, Maryland.
Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care has been preparing young minds for future success since its founding in 1981. With more than 285 independently owned franchises throughout the United States, Kiddie Academy provides quality educational child care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Kiddie Academy was ranked #7 on the 2019 Forbes list of Best Franchises to Buy. In 2020, Kiddie Academy was recognized as one of the top, fastest-growing franchise companies in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine and Franchise Gator. Locally, we were ranked by the Baltimore Business Journal as #10 on its list of Top 100 Private Companies and #24 on its list of the Top 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Greater Baltimore. We were also named one of Baltimore Business Journal's 2020 Best Places to Work.
Experience in the franchise industry
Thorough understanding of and experience with commercial real estate leases and contracts, the child care industry, 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 be aware that this position is not a property management role.
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