National Head of Real Estate (Sr. Director)

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About sweetgreen:

sweetgreen is on a mission to build healthier communities by connecting people to real food. We passionately believe that real food should be convenient and accessible to everyone. Every day in each sweetgreen, our 3,500 team members make food from scratch, using fresh ingredients and produce delivered that morning. And in our local communities, we’re committed to leaving people better than we found them. We’re in the business of feeding people, and we’re out to change what that means.

The National Head of Real Estate (Sr. Director) will be a key member of the Store Development Real Estate team and will be responsible for managing the company's NROs (New Restaurant Openings), Relocation, and lease renewal portfolio activities and be part of the Store Development leadership team with counterparts in Strategy, Design, Construction, and Facilities Management. This position will report directly to the sweetgreen Chief Development Officer (CDO) and will lead Real Estate acquisition activities while also managing internal Store Development real estate resources (direct reports of 2-3 Directors of Real Estate) to meet corporate 3 year plan objectives while driving the team to negotiate the most favorable business terms for sweetgreen.  Typical deal structure are 10 year lease terms, and the Real Estate Team works in conjunction with sweetgreen's external real estate vendors along with both inside and outside legal departments to accomplish expedited deal timing and appropriate terms.

This person must have an extensive real estate background regarding market knowledge and differing deal types and transaction methods.  Comprehensive market strategy, acquisition, and deal management experience is required to assist field operations with business development and real estate needs.  Previous direct report experience and team management capabilities are a requirement.  Additional responsibilities include: managing financial & team performance, budget adherence, reporting and real estate outcomes.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage internal and external real estate partnerships including leading site approval, coordinating lease execution process, managing cycle time efficiencies, and ensuring that all areas of the center development process undergo appropriate review.
  • Work closely with the operations to accomplish the goals and objectives and strategic plans.
  • Analyze and make business recommendations on real estate trends and portfolio conditions.
  • Ensure that appropriate steps are taken to anticipate and correct any unsatisfactory operating results and vendor relationships.
  • Oversee the preparation of reports to all levels of the organization such as BOD, Senior Management, and monthly metrics.
  • Assist with training and education of analysts, real estate managers, operational leadership and executive leadership.
  • Work with real estate vendors, developers and landlords in process focused on ideal outcomes. 

Desired Skills & Experience

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's Degree is required; Master's Degree (MBA) preferred.
  • A minimum of ten plus years of corporate real estate experience required, coupled with three to five years as a tenant broker representative or portfolio manager. Development experience preferred.
  • Business management including financial, operational, compliance and organizational responsibilities.
  • Wide ranging multi-state real estate experience and market knowledge required.
  • Demonstrated management skills to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate the efforts of professionals.
  • Ability to analyze the market and the competition, develop competitive strategies and recommend action plans.
  • Strategic ability to think through and partner with operations to deliver capital optimized real estate solutions.
  • Real Estate Broker's License (Active and in good standing) - preferred. 

What you'll get:

  • Competitive pay + bonus plan granted based on performance 
  • Health, dental + vision insurance
  • Flexible PTO, because we respect the need for work/life harmony
  • An opportunity to make a real impact on the people around you, both by growing them and by connecting them to real food
  • To live the sweetlife and celebrate your passion + purpose
  • A collaborative family of people who live our core values and have your back
  • A clear career path with opportunities for development, both personally and professionally
  • Free sweetgreen swag
  • Complimentary sweetgreen

Come join the sweetlife!

sweetgreen provides equal opportunities for everyone that works for us and everyone that applies to join our team, without regard to sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, any service, past, present, or future, in the uniformed services of the United States (military or veteran status), or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law.

sweetgreen participates in the federal government's E-Verify program to determine employment eligibility. To learn more about the E-Verify program, please click here.

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Location

Our office is positioned in the centerpiece for LA's newest creative generation, PLATFORM and directly across the street from the Metro Station.

What are sweetgreen Perks + Benefits

sweetgreen Benefits Overview

sweetgreen is committed to offering a benefit package with flexibility and options to help you live your sweetlife. Our suite of benefits includes the core options of medical, dental, and vision as well as other voluntary benefit options to help you create the benefit package that best meets the needs of you and your family.

We believe that our employees are the most important ingredients in our restaurants and aim to support you throughout your journey at sweetgreen. FAMILY FUND

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 5 months of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We believe in fully supporting new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
sweetgreen provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times. Do what you love on *and* off the clock.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees Give back with 5 paid volunteering hours per year.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Sweetgreen has partnered with Classpass to offer a different kind of gym membership. All benefits-eligible employees receive a subsidy per month to use towards your membership.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
sweetgreen hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

FAMILY FUND

The family fund provides emergency financial aid to employees experiencing financial hardship caused by catastrophic events outside of your control, like a natural disaster or life altering personal crisis.

Every person in the sweetgreen family can elect to donate part of their paycheck to the family fund pool of money. This is the money that will be distributed to individuals who apply for funds that will help them cope with an unfortunate situation.

With your continued support, we can truly make an impact in the lives of our sweetgreen family members who are experiencing hardship.

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