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Director of Leasing

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Employment Type: Direct Hire Position: Real Estate Job Number: 56468 Branch: Torrance

Leasing Director – Commercial Real Estate Opportunity!

Are you an experienced leasing professional within commercial real estate? Do you have experience collaborating with various departments, both internal and external, to achieve company objectives? Have you created strategies to develop leasing relationships with new groups and strengthen existing ones? If so, a well-known commercial real estate corporation in Los Angeles is seeking a Leasing Director. They are looking for an individual with proven negotiation, customer service, data analysis, and communication skills. The person in this role will oversee the development and maintenance of leasing relationships, and work to provide best in class service to tenants. He/She will also take point on leading growth within the Leasing department of the company, seeking ways to improve all aspects of the business through analyzing past results and creating/improving policies and procedures. Moreover, this person will manage broker relations too, improving existing ones and marketing to create new ones.

This company offers many great benefits, including a competitive salary, fantastic medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a 401k with a great company match percentage. Beyond this, the organization has been recognized for its incredible focus on employee growth and development. They strive to ensure every person working across their teams is positively challenged, learning new skills, and advancing their career. This opportunity would provide room for personal and professional growth, as well as allow you to influence the company’ s growth.

Role Responsibilities:
  • Oversee leasing team in all facets of its operation
  • Lead negotiations with potential occupants, and see them through the contract process
  • Market to and build relationships with potential new tenants, with the goal of decreasing vacancies
  • Track and analyze performance of properties through Yardi system
  • Aid in budgeting for the company by projecting future expenses based on prior data, and assist accounting team with necessary tax information
  • Work hand in hand with legal team to ensure all documents are drafted and completed properly, and to take care of any tenant issues efficiently
  • Manage and advise team responsible for lease renewals, collection of delinquent payments, and proper posting of notices when necessary
  • Review leasing reports and present to upper management as required
  • Work with marketing team to create a unified strategy to improve occupancy and develop new business relationships
  • Stay up to date on competitors leasing procedures, rates, and amenities to remain competitive in the market

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree required
  • 7+ years of high level Leasing experience in Commercial Real Estate properties
  • Demonstrable negotiation skills, with experience in determining leasing terms and fee agreements
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be organized, and able to maintain an organized digital file structure within company’ s Yardi platform
  • Yardi experience
  • Experienced in leading and developing a team
  • Able to create and implement strategies for improving leasing efficiency and business success

Janet Zitron
Vice President

Janet is an expert in client relations and has consistently lead Wollborg Michelson's team for over 20 years. She started in recruiting as a staffing consultant before rising through the ranks to manage WM’s Southern California Region. In this role, Janet facilitates and fosters a team environment between the direct hire and contract divisions, while still personally serving a broad client base. Janet's strength is developing long term relationships, which requires thoroughly understanding the needs of both her clients and candidates. Janet has been recognized as a top performer in the staffing industry, winning numerous company awards for consistent top production. She is a California Accredited Consultant. Janet loves working with WM because of the company’s passion for improving lives and building community. A lifelong traveler, artist, nature lover and yogi, when Janet isn’t working, you might find her hiking in Peru, trekking through Southeast Asia, eating tapas in Spain, practicing yoga, walking her dog on the beach with her family, or supporting charity events in the Los Angeles art community.

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