Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries that serve 70 million customers daily. As the global leader in the food service industry, our legacy of innovation and hard work continues to drive us.
From drive thru updates to delivery to mobile order and pay, we are innovating quickly and growing. Joining McDonald's means thinking big and preparing for a career that can have influence around the world.

At McDonald’s, we see every day as a chance to create positive impact. We lead through our values centered on inclusivity, service, integrity, community and family. From support of Ronald McDonald House Charities to our Youth Opportunity project and sustainability initiatives, our values keep us dedicated to using our scale for good: good for our customers, people, industry and planet. We also offer a broad range of outstanding benefits including a sabbatical program, tuition assistance and flexible work arrangements - check them out here!

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our crew members, staff, operators, and suppliers. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone. We are interested in people who enhance our company culture: Does this role interest you? We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every single requirement!

Job Description:

Contributes to the McDonald’s National Development Plan by assuming primary real estate responsibilities for new/role inventory post-contract execution.  The National Real Estate Transaction Manager is a member of the Real Estate COE team and supports the National Real Estate COE team for one or more Field Offices.


New/Role Development Plan Inventory, Ground Break and Opening

  • Assumes primary responsibility for real estate transaction post-contract execution through ground break and opening.  This includes negotiating lease amendments, access agreements, easements, and leading communication with Landlords/Sellers on their contract deliverables
  • Conducts research on behalf of NREMs that may be required for site approval, which may include validating growth projections, road expansion projects, competitor activity, and similar information
  • Reviews/filters site submittals through Opportunity Real Estate, brokerage companies, developers, and similar sources
  • Updates various team reports and actively participates in weekly project status meetings with Field construction teams
  • Works in tandem with Coordination team to track and communicate project progression to ensure project meets contractual obligations and contingency period deadlines
  • Works in tandem with construction managers to ensure seamless transitions into permitting, construction, and turnover/grand opening on individual projects.
  • Partners with key stakeholders across business units and teams to achieve results and meet team goals
  • Works cross-functionally with Construction, Strategy and Analytics, and Finance teams to update financial pro formats, including costs and sales volume estimates
  • Prepares franchise orientation packages and coordinates communication between RECOE and Field teams regarding new restaurant offerings
  • Works with Coordinators to resolve issues identified in title, survey or other documents that may impact building size, design, restrictions, and other similar matters

Assists NREMs in preparing presentations for Real Estate Committee approval

  • Must be fully vaccinated (i.e., at least 2 weeks after last dose) for COVID-19 and, if hired, present proof of vaccination by start date.

  • Ability to negotiate various legal documents and manage many different transactions at the same time.
  • Strong technical aptitude
  • Data analysis and ability to utilize Excel and PowerPoint to assist in understanding and presenting data

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:                          

  • 3+ years commercial real estate experience preferred
  • Comprehensive understanding of real estate legal document administration
  • BA/BS degree in a real estate or business discipline preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication.
  • Excellent interpersonal, persuasion and teamwork skills.
  • Able to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams
  • Self-motivated and productive working in a remote position.
  • Willingness to be flexible, adaptive, and to operate in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
  • Self-motivated with attention to detail, accuracy, documentation, and follow-through.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization as well as external clients, Landlord, Developers.
  • Working knowledge of typical mapping, analytical, and sales projection tools.
  • Understanding of retail leases, purchase agreements, easements, CC&Rs and other applicable real estate documents.
  • Familiarity with commercial site and utility plans
  • Proficiency in handling multiple projects with strong attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of internal/external stakeholders including senior management, landlords, attorneys, and external consultants
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task.
  • Able to work independently with attention to detail, accuracy, documentation and follow-thru.
  • Strong knowledge of the real estate acquisition process, and ground up real estate development
  • Extremely detail-oriented, efficient, and organized with an exceptional ability to establish priorities and objectives
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills  
Additional Information:

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