Real Estate Manager at Brilliant Earth

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Real Estate Manager

Brilliant Earth is one of the fastest growing e-commerce jewelers in the world, and a global leader in ethically sourced fine jewelry. Founded in 2005, we have been featured in Time, The Knot, Refinery29, and Forbes, among many other media outlets. We are a team of dedicated individuals with a common goal of creating a more sustainable, transparent, and compassionate jewelry industry.

We are searching for bright and passionate people who are excited to make an impact from day one and grow with the company to take on greater responsibility over time. We are hard-working team players that welcome challenges and rise to any occasion. Our community of collaboration, respect, and encouragement is fostered by frequent team events, cross-departmental meetings, and celebrating our wins, big and small. Brilliant Earth team members bring a top-notch attitude and a willingness to help each other grow. For more insight into our work environment and culture, and to hear from our employees, check out our profile on the Muse!

Everyone at Brilliant Earth has a voice – we want to hear yours! If you are interested in growing with Brilliant Earth, send us a resume and cover letter letting us know why you are interested in joining our mission and our team. Please include a sentence about your favorite shape of diamond. 

About the role:

We are seeking an energetic, organized individual that thrives in a fast-paced environment to play a pivotal role in the expansion of Brilliant Earth physical, retail jewelry showrooms. The Real Estate Manager will be involved in key aspects of the expansion process in their designated region by supporting the Senior Real Estate Manager and Director, Showroom Expansion in sourcing, identifying and evaluating new locations, managing broker relationships, supporting LOI and lease negotiations, and assisting with lease administration. This individual should be detail oriented, flexible, comfortable working with tight deadlines, able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously, and excited to play a hands-on role in new showroom expansion.

What you’ll do:

Location Identification

  • Manage daily real estate pipeline activity, including monitoring and reporting on potential properties across multiple markets within designated region. 
  • Research new markets including peer and competitor locations, submarket demographics, retail performance and other relevant data to inform location selection.
  • Become an expert on key markets in designated region, staying up to date on leasing activity and performance of peers and competitors and new real estate developments and availabilities within market.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with brokers and landlords in key markets.
  • Provide clear guidance to brokers about space requirements and feedback on specific locations.
  • Assist with evaluation, organization and follow up on information and key terms on new properties, ensuring that properties meet our needs and requirements.
  • Coordinate and schedule new market and property tours.
  • Perform initial due diligence, ensuring building condition, dimensions, engineering, layouts and utilities are suitable for buildout.

LOI & Lease Negotiation and Process Management

  • Support the LOI process including drafting, internal sign-off process and coordination with brokers.
  • Collaborate with internal and external real estate partners (brokers, consultants, outside counsel, landlords and internal teams) throughout the lease negotiation process. Coordinate legal review process, ensuring quick and efficient turnaround.
  • Conduct initial review of lease agreements to ensure terms conform with negotiated LOI.

Lease Administration

  • Manage portfolio of existing showroom locations within region, including tracking and flagging key lease dates including rent increases and option renewal periods.
  • Communicate with landlord and property manager to respond to critical lease-related notices, including commencement date agreements, renewals, estoppels, landlord notices and other related documents.

You’re a great fit if you have:

  • 3+ years of relevant real estate experience, including site selection, working on the real estate team at a retailer or other company with a portfolio of multiple locations, an institutional landlord or brokerage firm
  • 5+ years of professional experience with progressively increasing scope and responsibility 
  • Knowledge of typical LOI structure and terms, lease language and related legal documentation 
  • Retail-specific real estate experience a plus
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational and time-management skills
  • Fast and thorough problem solver with a can-do, positive attitude
  • A demonstrated ability to engage with and build productive relationships with people to achieve results
  • Knowledge of in-store retail operations, including customer service, sales, training, policies and procedures, visual merchandising, and inventory management a plus
  • Available for domestic travel as needed (estimated 20-40%)
  • Bachelor’s degree

Brilliant Earth offers a competitive, robust benefits package. As a full-time Brilliant Earth employee, you can choose to enroll in medical, dental and vision insurance plans, 401(k) plan with matching contribution, and commuter benefits. We offer paid parental leave, an open PTO policy, and an employee discount on our products. Employees of Brilliant Earth have access to an Employee Assistance Program which includes mental health counseling, and can participate in regular wellness events led by the culture team. 

Brilliant Earth recognizes the value of diversity and inclusion on our team, as we work together to reinvent fine jewelry in a thoughtful and modern way. At Brilliant Earth, we celebrate each other – our successes, the lessons along the way, and the unique perspectives each individual brings to our team. It is our intent to maintain a work environment and hiring process which is free of harassment or discrimination because of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal, State or local laws. We are committed to complying with all Federal, State and local laws providing Equal Employment Opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. 

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An Insider's view of Brilliant Earth

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I joined Brilliant Earth because the story of growth was very inspiring to me. I knew I could contribute to that vision and be a part of something that I believed in. The culture fit with my own personal values and the mission provided a sense of purpose in the work I would be doing.

Sam

Director, Customer Experiences and Contact Center

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I start my day by taking a look at the calendars and seeing what lies ahead for the day. I also like to say hi to everyone as they come in. Our showroom is open 7 days a week, so we each have a different workweek. It's nice to catch up each morning with people who are back from their weekend!

Kelly

Customer Experience Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

"Brilliant Earth is a great place to work, not only if you want to develop professionally, but also if you want to work toward a larger common good. You’ll be motivated by your other team members to put your best foot forward every day. I’m excited to see all the impacts Brilliant Earth can continue to make on the jewelry industry!

Mary

Sr. Marketing Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Brilliant Earth has one of the most collaborative cultures I've been a part of. It is strongly encouraged to partner on initiatives cross-functionally and build teams to solve tough problems. The feeling of support, friendship, and working toward a common goal is palpable and makes this a special place to work.

Sharon

SVP, Customer Operations

What are Brilliant Earth Perks + Benefits

Brilliant Earth Benefits Overview

Brilliant Earth offers a competitive, robust benefits package. As a full-time Brilliant Earth employee, you can choose to enroll in medical, dental and vision insurance plans, 401(k) plan with matching contribution, and commuter benefits. We offer paid parental leave, an open PTO policy, and an employee discount on our products. Employees of Brilliant Earth have access to an Employee Assistance Program which includes mental health counseling, and can participate in regular wellness events led by the culture team.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Mission & Volunteering Committee Professional Development Book Club
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer a stipend for continuing education.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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