Real Estate Director, Corporate Properties

The Ross Real Estate Director for Corporate Properties will be located at either our Dublin HQ or our New York Buying Office (NYBO). This role will primarily support high profile and complex project management activities in our various office and industrial locations in the United States.

  • Translate business needs into a realistic set of real estate requirements.
  • Establish and manage a third party network of contractors and vendors to support negotiations and thorough due diligence / market intelligence.
  • Perform detailed site diligence activities for relative comparisons of viable options and recommendations.
  • Aggressively negotiate contracts and other agreements to ensure market or better deal terms.
  • Create business cases for the Real Estate Committee as required.
  • Manage brokers, contractors, vendors and attorneys as required to ensure all documents are tightly controlled from initial drafting to full execution and management.
  • Manage and monitor drawings, contracts, invoices, and reports to track and timely act on any key activities.
  • Interact with landlords and internal departments as appropriate to hold them accountable for their deliverables and the ultimate success of the project.
  • Lead activities involving the scoping, designing, engineering, bidding, construction and commissioning of interior improvement and other construction projects.
  • Management of effectiveness and coordination of outside resources including, Real Estate Brokers, Attorneys, Architects, General Contractors, and Landlords.
  • Quality of Work
  • Credibility and Trust
  • Communication
  • Decisiveness
  • Planning, Organizing, and Multi-tasking
  • Adaptability
  • Use of Influence
  • Integrity
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in corporate real estate project management involving industrial and office assets.
  • Masters or Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or real estate preferred.
  • Project Management certification strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability in managing tactical execution while maintaining a strategic focus.
  • Proven business and financial acumen.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; ability to convey messages clearly and concisely.
  • At-ease working individually and in teams, and at all levels of the organization (internally and externally).
  • Experienced in all aspects of financial planning and management from a cash flow and P&L perspective.
  • Comfortable with levels of ambiguity and managing multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to influence, manage conflicts, solve complex problems and lead people and activities.
  • Strong working knowledge of building structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as maintaining regulatory compliance.
Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.


This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management’s discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company’s overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.