POSITION TITLE: Sr. Analyst, Real Estate Strategies
REPORTS TO: Director, Real Estate Strategies
The Senior Analyst, Real Estate Strategies will have oversight over all real estate analytics and market insights. The role is both project-oriented and responsible for day-to-day support of critical real estate analytics and decisions. You will work closely with the Director of Real Estate Strategy and the entire Real Estate Team to develop a comprehensive and long-term real estate strategy for all AEO Brands.
Quantify current and future real estate needs and develop brand specific real estate strategies.
Develop short and long-term strategic plans related to the company's existing store fleet.
Assist in analytical and problem-solving exercises with knowledge of retail real estate site selection strategies, sales forecasting, and existing store cannibalization.
Work daily with statistical and predictive modeling software.
Establish clear parameters for evaluating new store opportunities, based on overall corporate and real estate strategy, and financial policy.
Conduct real estate market research to understand and track market trends and regional economic trends throughout the US and Canada (existing real estate markets and new developments).
Evaluate financial and market analytics to make recommendations related to all existing stores, new store opportunities, expansions, and strategies to resolve real estate space utilizations and other issues.
Perform analytics on store closures to determine store and digital sales recapture.
Conduct white space analysis for multiple AEO Store Concepts.
Support the deal pipeline process as required.
Partner with business stakeholders to understand analytic requirements and support the development of metrics, performance reports, and analysis.
Must demonstrate critical thinking skills with an ability to creatively develop varied solution sets to multi-dimensional problems.
Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task several complex projects with the flexibility to be proactive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
Bachelor's Degree (Accounting, Finance, or Real Estate Related degree preferred, but not required) or commensurate experience
Experience with large, real estate portfolios preferred
Ability to work independently while maintaining all deadlines and critical date obligations
Strong attention to detail, persistent follow up, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Effective time management and organization skills
A strong ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally
Highly proficient with Google Suite and Microsoft Suite software
Extensive experience with GIS mapping and Real Estate Analytic Software
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