Real Estate Manager/ Senior Manager

Ralph Lauren
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
23 Sep 2022
29 Oct 2022
Company Description
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration.

Position Overview
Plan and implement real estate strategy to respond to the changing market conditions for Ralph Lauren across Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Southeast Asia region. Requiring a highly analytical, strategic and seasoned individual with strengths to provide strategic and effective real estate solutions to optimize operating costs, accelerate multi-channel distribution and create value to the overall business.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Key Responsibilities:
* Plan and implement regional real estate strategy for all brands under the Ralph Lauren portfolio across Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Southeast Asia, direct report to Real Estate Director
* Conduct qualitative and quantitative market analyses regularly by cities, channels, traffic, competitors' performance and market movements
* Review existing real estate portfolio across the market and identify opportunities for optimizing operating costs through strategic restructuring
* Identify, prioritize and secure new business development opportunities in order to accelerate the multi-channel distribution aligned to the corporate objectives
* Develop and maintain excellent relationships with key landlords, department stores and agents throughout the region and lead commercial discussions and negotiations
* Liaise with Retail, Hospitality, Finance, Store Development and Merchandizing Departments to build business case and proforma for investment evaluation
* Prepare management-level presentation materials for regional and headquarter approvals
* Structure LOI and TA provisions to maximize corporate interests and create business value, and act as a key partner to liaise with Legal Department to finalize contractual agreements

Experience, Skills & Knowledge
* University degree in business or real estate related discipline is highly desirable
* Minimum of 8 years real estate or/and business development experience with retailers
* Proven track record for managing Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan markets
* Strong organizational skills to manage sizeable active store pipeline and competing priorities
* Robust problem-solving skills to analyze and resolve complex business issues
* Great numerical skills and strong ability to operate and interpret investment appraisal model
* Advanced knowledge and solid experience in structuring complex deals to maximize corporate interests and create business value
* Seasoned communication skills and ability to quickly establish strong credibility with both internal and external stakeholders
* Good understanding of and strong business network in the retail real estate market
* High degree of facility with research sources, modeling techniques and presentations approaches
* Candidates with less experience will be considered as Real Estate Manager

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