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Director of Real Estate job in New York City

Warby Parker jobs
New York (NY), New York City
Company Type:  Certified B Corporation
Industry:  Retail
Employment:  Full-time
Impact Area:  Quality of Life
Company Name:  Warby Parker

Country:  United States
State / Province:  New York (NY)
City:  New York City


Are you a retail real estate junkie with your finger fixed firmly on the pulse of the retail real estate market? A high-energy negotiator who lives for getting the best deals? Does the opportunity to open up tons of stores in some of the coolest neighborhoods around the country sound like a dream come true? If so, we’ve go the job for you at Warby Parker. Read on!  

What you’ll do:

  • Spearhead the real estate development process for our strategic real estate storing plan

  • Maintain a strong industry network of brokers and developers in all relevant areas

  • Travel to required market areas to visually inspect and evaluate proposed sites, existing stores, and competitors in the area

  • Ensure the site selection and acquisition process is humming and is in line with our corporate real estate strategies for store launches, remodels, and relocations

  • Lead and develop the internal and external development team to include real estate managers, brokers and lease administrators

  • Negotiate business terms under real estate-related agreements for development and any related real estate transactions

  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to oversee the coordination and preparation of pro forma budgets for all real estate development projects—and present new opportunities to the internal Real Estate Committee for approval.

Who you are:

  • A highly organized and focused negotiator who has experience with complex real estate lease negotiations

  • An industry expert in retail real estate with a heavy concentration on street locations, lifestyle centers, and other off-mall leasing

  • Equipped with at least 7 to 10 years of relevant experience and 5 years directing multi-unit “retailer-side” real estate (i.e., leadership, site selection, committee approvals, processes, and dealmaking)

  • Skilled in retail leasing and site selection (and armed with a knack for negotiating complex lease provisions)

  • Equipped with a strong network of industry contacts that includes brokers and developers in retail (from street locations to lifestyle centers to malls)

  • A technology lover who’s highly computer-literate and proficient in spreadsheets, docs, and presentations

  • The proud owner of a bachelor's degree (or backed by the equivalent in relevant work experience)

  • Willing and able to travel around 50% of the time

About us:

Warby Parker was founded in 2010 with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. By circumventing traditional channels and designing our frames in house, we’re able to offer insanely high-quality eyewear at decidedly non-insane prices (i.e., from $95 with prescription lenses—a fraction of the going price!).

In the last eight years, we’ve grown to over 60 retail locations in the U.S. and Canada, opened our first optical lab in upstate New York, and launched two of our own iOS apps. And for three years running, Fast Company has named us one of the world’s most innovative companies.

We also hold ourselves to the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. This means lots of different things, like operating carbon-neutrally and distributing a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair we sell. (We’re big believers that businesses can scale and be profitable while doing good in the world.)

Of course, all work and no play makes an extremely dull office, and no one likes an extremely dull office. (We sure don’t.) As an employee at Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings, guest speakers, volunteering opportunities, and other brain- (and/or taste-bud-) stimulating activities. It also doesn’t hurt that our team is just great company.

Some benefits and perks of working at Warby Parker:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance

  • Flexible “My Time” vacation policy

  • Retirement savings plan with a company match

  • Parental leave (non-birthing parents included)

  • Cell phone plan reimbursement

  • A health-and-wellness stipend

  • Free eyewear (plus discounts for friends and family)

  • And more (just ask!)

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