The Leasing Executive is responsible for leasing shopping centers in the assigned region or regions. The ideal candidate will be a high-energy, self-starter, with a proven track record of retail deal-making.
Lease all vacancies in assigned retail centers by sourcing new tenants, negotiating and analyzing deals, and closing lease transactions
Maintain market awareness: prospective tenants, competing shopping centers, new shopping centers, market rents, market trends, etc.
Develop marketing strategy and work with Weingarten’s Marketing Department to create and update marketing materials
Establish tenant and industry relationships
Develop a thorough understanding of the dynamics of assigned retail centers, including demographics, traffic patterns, market trends, tenant challenges, etc.
Prospecting via phone and in-person to build pipeline and generate business
Essential Knowledge and Skills:
Effective sales and negotiation skills along with excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Ability to learn the Weingarten Leasing systems - computer technology, etc.
Ability to travel, sometimes overnight, to visit properties
Education and Experience:
A minimum of 1-2 years of retail leasing experience is required; 3-5 years experience preferred
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or related field strongly preferred; High School Diploma required
Working relationships with national and regional retailers is preferred; working knowledge of anchor lease negotiations and pad sale/ground leasing is also preferred
Active Texas Real Estate license required (or ability to obtain within 60 days)
Weingarten is an EEO Employer; including Women, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled.