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Real Estate Transactions Lead

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.


Job Summary

As a part of the Real Estate Transactions and Analysis group within CenturyLink’s Real Estate and Fleet Department, this position provides professional leadership in managing the acquisition and dispositions of real estate transactions for all types of leased or owned real properties.  The department is committed to acquiring cost effective and well-located locations pursuant to the company’s strategic objectives.   This is achieved through the independent application of judgment, financial acumen, and experience with real estate contracts that is used to set negotiation strategy for the external parties assisting CenturyLink in the completion of contract negotiations.  On an annual average the Lead Transaction Manager will oversee the completion of about 100 transactions for $30 to $50 million of annual rent obligations or sale proceeds for a diverse global real estate portfolio of office, warehouse, network equipment sites, data centers and retail locations consisting of 22,000 sites and 55 million sq. ft.

Job Description

  • Portfolio Analysis for Transaction Implementation
    • Assist with the review of the portfolio where value can be added through renegotiations or sales
    • Provide real estate market information and data reports for lease expirations to determine action
    • Translate the strategic real estate plan into an implementation plan for transaction work
  • Assemble site acquisition requirements and team for new location that require site visits Competitive Negotiations
    • Manage multiple site acquisitions, lease renewals, disposition, projects
    • Create and modify requests for proposals for competitive market financial terms
    • Analyze site alternatives for quantitative and qualitative benefits
    • Collaborate with decision making for the determination of recommended action
    • Negotiations key business terms under a letter of intent or directly to a draft contract
    • Negotiates final terms of a mutually acceptable contract that benefits the company
  • Contract Management
    • Ensures the timely and accurate communication and management over external service providers
    • Determines the need to use the outside service provider based on the size and complexity of the transaction
    • Coordinates the negotiation and contract process by interfacing with internal departments
    • Qualifies landlords for retail store acquisitions and buyers for the sale of properties
    • Solves contract disputes and offer solutions to contact issues to complete the transaction
    • Seek solutions to landlord/tenant disputes to conform to lease obligations
  • Report Generation, Tracking and Relationships
    • Reviews lease expiration dates, early terminations, and other dates for peer departments
    • Obtain and track recovered amounts for cost savings, sale proceeds or cost avoidance
    • Prepare letters to recover security deposits and settlement agreements
    • Establish cooperative working relationships with internal customers and landlords


Basic Qualifications, Skills and Education

  • 6+ years of overall experience or 4+ years with a Master’s Degree
  • 5+ years of experience demonstrating strong organizational skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word, Power Point, and use of database systems.
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities, maintain a high level of attention to data/result integrity,
  • Detail oriented and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or other business field.


Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Education

  • MBA, JD, CPA or profession designations such as CCIM, CPM, MCR
  • Experience with a Fortune 500 company


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Denver; US-Louisiana-Monroe

Requisition #: 181609

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EEO Statement

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The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

Full time
Monroe, Louisiana 71203, US