Galardi Group, Inc. is the parent firm of three franchised QSR Brands: Wienerschnitzel, Hamburger Stand, and Tastee Freez. We are located in Irvine, California and we are seeking a Director of Real Estate to work at our Corporate Headquarters.
Our Company’s purpose is Serving Food to Serve Others! We are driven to serve in our communities as a Family; with an emphasis on having fun, operating with integrity, openness, and values that honor our heritage.
Our Company’s pledge is to make our Franchisees our #1 priority!
Candidates must be able to engage and embody the values of our Company. If this opportunity to work in an exciting, fast paced, family owned, challenging and value-based Company excites you, we would LOVE to hear from you!
Job Summary: The primary responsibilities of this position entails managing the real estate interests of our Company.
Manages new store development, rebuilds and relocations, prospective site evaluations, selection, negotiating, acquisition, permitting and construction for all Company sites.
Reviews prospective site evaluations for franchised sites
Provides site selection feedback for franchised sites.
Provides assistance to franchisees related to acquisition, permitting and construction.
Negotiates lease renewals.
Reduces rent exposure for surplus real estate.
Positive and proactive face of Company to promote deals to move forward.
Regular market tours with franchisees.
Travel to required markets to visually inspect and evaluate proposed sites, existing stores and competitors within the markets.
Involved in construction process, including working with Manager of Construction with outside vendors, architects and franchisees.
Oversees property management issues.
Other tasks as assigned from time to time by the Vice President of Development
5 years working in a Real Estate Department, (QSR or Retail Chain preferred).
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Real Estate, Finance or Business).
Experience working with franchise concept.
Superior negotiation/persuasion skills.
Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve real estate related problems.
Outstanding integrity, accountability, a positive attitude, outstanding verbal and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills.
International experience a plus.
Ability to regularly travel locally, nationally and internationally.