Development Coordinator - Real Estate

4 weeks ago
Requisition ID
Real Estate and Construction


Lead and execute Smashburger’s asset management and franchise growth strategy as a Senior Development Coordinator.  This is a dynamic role that requires a multidimensional skillset to add value in maintaining the Smashburger corporate portfolio and provide support to our franchise partners.


Core Characteristics of the Development Coordinator are:


  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to create/maintain processes and efficiencies
  • Team player mentality and desire to wear multiple hats
  • Solid understanding of corporate/franchise real estate development processes, milestones, contractual obligations, and franchise agreements
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational abilities and a demonstrated attention to detail
  • A strong cooperative work ethic, and a proven track record of superb customer service
  • The capability to effectively prioritize competing projects and deadlines
  • Efficiently acquire, analyze and organize data


Franchise Development


  • Drive franchise development and achieve MUDA commitment obligations through franchisee accountability and excellent development support
  • Identify, review and validate new unit development opportunity using current success criteria. Responsible for a plan of net new units per year
  • Manage franchise development pipeline—includes maintaining accurate opening projection dates and important development milestones through regular communication with franchisees
  • Send out pipeline report to internal parties on a regular basis
  • Coordinate with Franchisees on site submittal packages and ensure that they are complete with all necessary materials as well as scheduling REC with internal parties
  • Develop Forecasting Model for REC and create REC presentation package
  • Prepare above REC materials and present to executive members, which will require real estate analysis and recommendations as well as preparation of all materials
  • Create/Update/Maintain Lucernex (project management software) site info, including but not limited to: new site submittal (all relevant site info), executed leases, riders, amendments, abstracts, approved site packages, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned



Corporate Real Estate Portfolio Management


  • Manage Lease renewal notice dates and negotiate appropriate renewal terms if necessary
  • Ability to analyze Leases to support internal team members with lease-related questions
  • Manage communications and document execution for estoppels, SNDAs, rent commencement certificates, etc., which often includes tight turnaround deadlines
  • Update corporate Lucernex files with missing documents from transition period and bring current, including: executed leases (and recording relevant dates in summary: leases execution, rent commencement date, lease expiration, opening dates, options, etc.), amendments, etc.
  • Compile necessary documentation and submitting for Tenant Improvement packages to Landlord for 2017 sites and any other future corporate sites
  • Help maintain future ‘lease admin/facilities’ email inbox
  • Provide necessary support in any future corporate development
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 3-5 years of experience in retail real estate development (preferably fast casual or restaurant)
  • Bachelor’s Degree


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