Sr Real Estate Development Mgr - 90037498 - Philadelphia

Date: May 14, 2022

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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The Senior Real Estate Development Manager is responsible for managing Amtrak’s real estate portfolio in the assigned territory in order to support operation of the railroad, reduce operating expenses, maximize revenues, and enhance safety. 


• Act as Amtrak’s first line of contact for all real estate transactions in the territory, including negotiation, proposing business terms, and working to achieve the acquisition and disposition of real property and real estate rights to support Amtrak’s operating requirements.  
• Provide real estate management and expert advisory services (including but not limited to property valuation and negotiations) to the Law, Engineering, and Operating Departments for the purposes of program support, litigation, determining ownership obligations, and obtaining necessary access rights to maintain or expand railroad operations.
• Manage and enforce all real property agreements including lease administration/enforcement, real estate documentation/title research, negotiating settlements, and resolving property right disputes in order to protect Amtrak’s property rights and interests and ensure the most efficient and cost effective use of real property.
• Assist in the preparation of annual budgets for lease payments within the territory, review invoices, conduct CAM and other lease related expense reconciliations, and assist in payment processing, as required.
• Collaborate with Planning, Engineering, and Operations to satisfy real estate requirements through site selection activities.
• Provide assistance to and work jointly with the Law Department in drafting legal documents and contract terms for real estate transactions.
• Interface with other Amtrak departments, state and local government agencies, and other organizations to resolve tax issues, code violations, claims cases, police and security matters, environmental issues, and rights and responsibilities related to Amtrak controlled real estate.
• Provides efficient and timely analysis of real estate acquisitions and dispositions to support operating and capital requirements.
• Participates in negotiations between Amtrak and private owners/developers, state and local government agencies, and freight and commuter railroads which involve the development, redevelopment, or improvement of Amtrak or other rail-related properties.
• Provides mentorship to other real estate managers and interns.
• Assists in business process improvement and with reviewing policy and process documentation for improving efficiencies.
• Supports Senior Director of Real Estate with specific project and strategic initiatives.
• Performs other related duties as required.


• Demonstrated experience negotiating and managing real estate transactions involving acquisitions, dispositions, leases, and easements.
• Extensive experience managing and marketing real estate properties and commercial development projects to include, for example, the disposition (sale and lease) of surplus property; negotiation and administration of lease and purchase/sale contracts; zoning; site plans; and titles and entitlements.
• Demonstrated knowledge of real estate valuation and appraisal methods.
• Excellent and professional communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills sufficient to work in multi-disciplined groups to achieve desired results.  
• Ability to work under tight time constraints, pressure, and multiple priorities.
• Strong skills in managing multiple projects, organization, cross-functional and internal collaboration, time management, project management, teamwork, professionalism, communications, adaptability, decision-making, strong customer focus, results orientation, and the ability to meet priorities and deadlines.
• Knowledge of procedures and federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations governing real estate practices.
• Ability to understand and interpret legal documents, laws and regulations, contracts, real estate valuation appraisals, land surveys, title reports, complex engineering, architectural, development and land plans, and railroad maps and plans, and related documents.
• Strong skills in managing multiple projects, organization, time management, project management, teamwork, communications, adaptability, decision-making, customer focus, results orientation, and the ability to meet priorities and deadlines. 
• Knowledge of procedures and federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations governing real estate practices. 
• Ability to understand and interpret legal documents, laws and regulations, contracts, appraisals, land surveys, title reports, complex engineering, architectural, development and land plans, and railroad maps and plans, and related documents.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access).
• Experience with asset management systems (i.e. Maximo) and data collection and validation.
• Experience with Google Earth Pro and Adobe Pro.
• Ability to travel 50%.


• Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI Designation)
• Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate, Business Administration, or other related field or the equivalent combination of education and training/experience.
• Direct experience with commuter and freight operations and interface with Amtrak.
• Extensive transportation industry real estate experience.
• Experience with environmental matters.
• Project management experience.
• Experience with CoStar, Ariba On Demand, Documentum, and SAP.

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:78261
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Finance 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

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