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National Express Manager, Assets and Transactions in Lisle, Illinois


Manager, Assets and Transactions will be in responsible for general portfolio management, including the negotiation of new and existing leases, extending term at existing locations, negotiating termination agreements when necessary. Ideal candidate will have 10 years of experience in a corporate environment with commercial (light industrial) real estate negotiation experience. Experience in negotiating commercial leases and portfolio management experience is required. This individual must be willing to work in a team environment and possess strong communication, negotiation and planning skills. This individual will possess an attitude focused on customer service and be comfortable working with diverse groups, remotely.


  • Provide day-to-day short and long-term strategic guidance and support to operations managers, business development, and other corporate partners concerning issues that arise regarding real estate and facility needs throughout North America.

  • Develop and maintain a corporate broker network for searches and relocations.

  • Support the new business development team in searches for new locations.

  • Provide guidance and support to operations and corporate partners regarding site location, relocations, facility issues and special projects, including proactive identification of future needs for new locations and facility improvements.

  • Coordinate with the field in negotiating business and economic terms for lease agreements and amendments in line with business objectives while limiting exposure to the company.

  • Negotiate lease extensions and renewals across the portfolio. Engage proactively with business development to identify where additional term is needed to protect bid pricing.

  • Identify opportunities for savings on fixed rent options.

  • Assist in identifying and vetting sites by engaging brokers, identifying comparable properties, providing market value information on proposed and existing real estate interests, and identifying potential issues and site development needs.

  • Support construction and development activities as the need arises.

  • Support operations in identifying and procuring land for fleet management and storage.

  • Provide guidance to facilities as needed in responding to lease inquiries.

  • Support the acquisition team in real estate investigations and analysis.

  • Serve as the primary business liaison with landlords and brokers.

  • Perform other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

Beneficial Skills and Background:

  • Knowledge and experience in light industrial leasing

  • Due diligence review experience (company has an active M & A team).

  • General knowledge of common environmental issues for transportation industry

  • Experience interpreting zoning ordinances, obtaining approvals, variances, etc.

  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with brokers, attorneys, paralegals and other internal and external resources


  • BA/BS Degree required, advanced degree and/or professional real estate certifications preferred

  • Minimum of 10 years of substantive real estate lease negotiation experience with significant experience in industrial real estate

  • Portfolio management experience

  • Knowledge of negotiation strategies

  • Ability to read and understand leases

  • Strong financial analysis experience preferred

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Must be proficient at producing and analyzing comps

  • Self-starter with ability to organize and prioritize a large volume of concurrent tasks

  • Ability to work within strict timeframes and resolute deadlines

  • Strong analytical and decision-making abilities

  • Strong communication, dispute resolution, and negotiation skills

National Express LLC is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Job: Legal

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Lisle-US Headoffice

Organization United States Bus

Schedule Full-time

Employee Status Regular

Job Shift Day Job

Travel No

Req ID: 201682