Leasing Agent
Taubman Online - Bloomfield Hills, MI

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The Leasing Agent is responsible for contributing to the Company’s following core initiatives; net operating income, funds from operations, occupancy and merchandising.

  • Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

    • Produce the targeted annual number of leasing transactions. Use all related Leasing systems and programs in an effective manner.
    • Strategically maximize rent and multiple deal negotiations with individual accounts.
    • Prospect for new tenants.
    • Execute and manage the merchandising plan for focus center(s).
    • Actively participate with other departments in the store opening process, (i.e. Tenant Coordination, Lease Administration, Operations, etc.).
    • Proper and consistent use of all department systems and programs.
    • Ensure prudent use of the Company’s financial resources, (i.e. travel, entertainment, etc).
    • Use Individual Development Plan to target skill sets and competencies, which will enhance productivity.
    • Engage and cooperate with employees in other departments to maximize efficiencies in leasing systems and programs.
    • Other duties as required.

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Ability to deal and communicate effectively with all levels of employees and customers
    • Must have the ability to develop an “Ownership” attitude, concerning leasing strategies and disciplines from a business and legal position
    • Ability to understand the current and future impact of all negotiated decisions
    • Must have strong selling skills
    • Must have effective negotiating and closing skills that support the Company’s business philosophies
    • Ability to multitask
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Strong verbal & written communication skills
    • Strong organizational and project management skills
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
    • Must have effective one-on-one and group presentation skills
    • Must use judgment and discretion to make the appropriate decision regarding merchandising at different locations
    • Must be courteous, respectful and present a positive and professional image and attitude at all times

  • Experience and Training

  • Experience
    • Minimum of 1 -2 years of retail real estate leasing experience is required
    • Minimum of 1 to 2 years of retail operations or merchandising experience is preferred
    • 1 to 2 years of commercial real estate experience is preferred

    Education/Vocational Training
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, or Communications or similar field is required or equivalent education and experience
    • Must have a valid unrestricted driver’s license

  • Essential Physical Requirements/Working Environment

    • Ability to use a computer for long periods of time
    • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time
    • Ability to handle documents and files
    • Ability to work well with others
    • Must be able to work under short-term deadlines and work under stress
    • Must be able to occasionally lift up to 10 pounds
    • Must be able to drive
    • Ability to attend client meetings, sometimes on short notice
    • Must be able to travel frequently; local and out-of-state travel is required, via air and car
    • Ability to navigate an entire shopping center on a daily basis, including navigating multiple levels
    • Strong visual and audio acuity is required