McDonald's - Corporate

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

National Real Estate Manager

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Job Description

Company Description:

McDonalds 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. We continue to operate from a position of strength. Our updated growth strategy is focused on staying ahead of what our customers want and realizing further growth potential. Our relentless ambition is why McDonalds remains one of the worlds leading corporations after almost 70 years. Joining McDonald's means thinking big and preparing for a career that can have influence around the world.

At McDonalds, 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.

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.

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Key responsibility of this role will be to support the development activities of a Senior Real Estate Manager and the McDonalds National Development Plan, primarily in producing new, freestanding locations and leading deals through internal approvals, contractual negotiations, ground breaks, and openings. Travel is required; and the scope of the travel is the entirety of the US.


  • Under the guidance of a Senior Real Estate Manager, investigate, select, and acquire real estate that meets McDonalds trade area and site requirements for new restaurants
  • Support the Senior Real Estate Manager by maintaining strong market knowledge and understanding of McDonalds coverage gaps, target markets, trends, projected home/work/shop growth, competition, and other factors that create real estate opportunities
  • Participate in site tours with National RE Lead and Development Director to gain field approval of proposed sites
  • In conjunction with McDonalds Analytics team, estimate and analyze sales performance of new restaurants to ensure accurate forecasting
  • Prepare and present new restaurant site packages for the Real Estate Committee. Presentation shall include a decision logic, maps, aerials, demographics, competitor analysis, sales forecast, return metrics, impact analysis, and real estate deal points. The intent of the Real Estate Committee presentation is to gain McDonalds leadership approval of the site and economics
  • Partner with coordination and construction teams to ensure project moves smoothly through due diligence, entitlements, and construction phases. This includes negotiating lease amendments, access agreements, and easements.
  • Communicates with Landlord/Seller/Developer on a consistent basis to ensure that contract deliverables and site delivery are obtained in accordance with McDonalds opening plan.
  • Participate in weekly development department project status meetings and manage associated critical dates

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • 1+ years of Commercial Real Estate Experience
  • BA/BS degree in a real estate or business discipline strongly preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of time
  • Proactive, innovative, and strategic thinking/project manager
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Excellent interpersonal, persuasion and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to engage and influence Senior-level executives and stakeholders
  • Willingness to be flexible, adaptive, and to operate in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
Additional Information:

McDonalds is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our workforce. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone. McDonalds provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as part of the application or hiring process or to perform the essential functions of their job. If you need assistance accessing or reading this job posting or otherwise feel you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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