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Reference Number: PR 0003857

Real Estate Director

Denver, CO 80237

What you'll do


It is an exciting time to join The Wendy’s Company! Wendy's and its franchisees operate ~6,800 restaurants in more than 30 countries and U.S. territories with a vision of becoming the world’s most thriving and beloved restaurant brand.  New market expansion and further development within existing markets will continue to be dominant drivers of Wendy’s worldwide strategy over the coming years. Our goal is to grow our global footprint to 8,000 restaurants by 2025. A vital part of that growth will be in the US.

As a key member of the Global Development team, you support the Wendy’s brand growth plan by driving the strategy, process, tools and teams required to effectively identify, evaluate and select new growth opportunities with company and franchise partners. In this manager-level role, you will drive US new unit growth through market planning, site acquisition, franchise consulting and contributing to the team in all things related to restaurant growth. You will facilitate transactions through the vetting and approval of new sites for franchisees and the company, and provide support in both the traditional and non-traditional development arenas. This role will be based in the great American west and will report directly to the Development Director - West.

Reporting to the Development Director, this role directs all real estate activities within the assigned territory (Division, Province or Brand), including DMA market planning for new restaurants, reinvestment needs of existing restaurants, and managing the portfolio of existing properties. Directs the execution of the market plans through the procurement of new restaurant sites, relocation and disposal of existing underperforming restaurants, and lease renegotiations and other portfolio management of existing properties.  Responsibilities include corporate restaurants and consulting on franchise restaurants.  Brand positions, although including all aspects of the job function, may be focused on specific aspects of the position purpose and key accountabilities.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Directs all DMA Market Planning activity on an on-going basis.

  • Procures new restaurant sites for Corporate and Franchise on an on-going basis.

  • Directs the flow of real estate transactions by coordinating the efforts of others (Real Estate Brokers, Real Estate Coordinator, Legal, Field Engineering, Operations, and Franchise Development).

  • Procures replacement sites for underperforming restaurants as identified in DMA Market Plans.

  • Consults with the Franchise community on all real estate related matters.

Wendy’s is the world's second largest quick-service hamburger company and was built on the premise, "Quality is our Recipe®," which remains the guidepost of the Wendy's system. Today, Wendy's and its franchisees employ hundreds of thousands of people across more than 6,700 restaurants worldwide with a vision of becoming the world's most thriving and beloved restaurant brand.

What we expect from you

Education / Experience

  • BA / BS in Real Estate, Business or other related field preferred 

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a corporate real estate environment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge / skill in market planning and implementation for freestanding “retail” real estate development.

  • Extensive knowledge of real estate development process including broker management, negotiation, real estate contracts, demographic analysis, financial analysis, site plans and zoning.

  • Experience in Microsoft Office, GIS, Oracle and other database systems

Please note that the Wendy's Company does not accept unsolicited résumé’s from recruiters or employment agencies.  In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit résumé’s to an approved requisition, the Wendy's company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

Wendy's is an equal employment opportunity employer who may provide reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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