Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries.
The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.
Guided by its global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment Our Way to Serve, Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.
In connection with stewarding and safeguarding a fleet of 2,500 leased and owned retail real estate assets, within their assigned territory / assignments, this role is responsible for real estate transaction management including lease renewals, subleases, easements, license agreements, acquisitions, dispositions, and surplus management. The individual must be able to work in a team environment and have strong communication, negotiation and independent planning skills. The individual will possess an attitude focused on customer service and conflict resolution.
• Within assigned territory / pipeline, responsible for the management and tactical oversight of portfolio matters within our fleet of existing real estate assets including lease renewals, subleases, easements, license agreements, acquisitions, dispositions, and surplus management.
• Responsible for compiling and presenting actionable market research to support long term decision making including store performance analysis, demographics analysis, competitive landscape indexing, market rent value assessments, close versus stay scenario analysis, and other complex models as needed.
• Able to clearly and concisely present recommendations to Real Estate leadership for review and approval
• Participate in cross functional teams to support the resolution of ancillary real estate matters including eminent domain takings (available for mediations as needed), easements, common area agreements, landlord disputes, significant facility issues, signage agreements, supplementary parking agreements, etc…
• Consistently serve as brand ambassador between BSRO/GCR to landlord community ensuring that Bridgestone’s interests are protected while creating a collaborative working relationship with landlords.
• Leverage real estate technology to reduce expenses and drive increased productivity.
• Provide real estate support on a special project basis (as requested by Sr. Leadership) for sister BSAM divisions (BATO, FSIP, BSBP, etc..)
• Other responsibilities and duties as assigned by real estate leadership.
• At least 6 - 8 years’ experience within a real estate department for a high-volume, large portfolio retailer responsible for real estate transaction management including new leases, lease renewals, subleases, easements, license agreements, acquisitions, dispositions, and surplus management.
• Strong pipeline management background and negotiating skills, specifically related to lease renewals and terminations.
• Demonstrated ability to identify and implement process improvement to optimize efficiency and cost reduction.
• Ability to collaborate and operate cross-functionally in a retail store support center environment.
• BS, BA required, or MBA preferred – Real estate professional certifications a plus (CPM, CCIM, MRE).
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lucernex, and Intalytics required.
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