American Airlines Manager, Corporate Real Estate in Ft Worth, Texas

Location: AA Headquarters 1 (DFW-HDQ1)

Additional Locations: None

Requisition ID: 23783

Overview

Join us for a career with endless possibilities.

Looking for a job where a passion for innovation, a culture of teamwork, and opportunities for growth are valued and rewarded? You’ve come to the right place.

You don’t have to be an airline aficionado to join American Airlines. It takes more than cool planes to keep us ahead of the curve, and thanks to our team of behind the scenes professionals, we do just that. As the largest airline in the world, American Airlines is in the business of serving the global travel needs of our customers. At the core of the Company is our commitment to each customer and each employee. We are dedicated to developing and delivering what our customers value and are willing to pay for. Customer-centric planning, innovative marketing, and an exceptional customer experience are supported by a cadre of talented people.

What does it take to join us? We’re glad you asked! We expect exceptional skills in your discipline and a dedication to being the best as we relentlessly pursue our goal of being not just the largest airline in the world, but also the best airline in the world.

Fortunately, we’re building on almost a century of innovation and firsts in our industry – and we plan to continue that tradition of excellence.

About The Job

This job is a member of the Corporate Real Estate Team, within the Corporate Affairs Division. This position will be responsible for representing American’s corporate interests, as they relate to obtaining appropriate facilities for American’s operations through negotiations with airports, other airlines’ properties representatives, IATA, ALTA, and industry consultants. Manager will be directly involved in the process for calculating and negotiating airport rates and charges where able; understanding airport operating budgets, passenger facility charges, and capital improvement plans. Also responsible for off-airport leased and owned properties strategy. Works in collaboration with local and regional station leadership, Finance, Network Planning, Customer Experience and other internal stakeholders.

Specifically, you’ll do the following:

  • Negotiate and manage contracts, leases, subleases, use and operating agreements with airports and other commercial and retail property landlords

  • Coordinate internal approvals of leases and facility projects

  • Coordinate space requirements between user departments and landlords in accordance with corporate standards

  • Analyze and model financial impacts of space and rate changes on overall lease economics

  • Represent company on Airline-Airport Affairs Committees in matters such as annual operating and capital budgets, rates and charges, lease and use agreement terms, and airport master plans

  • Proactively anticipate changes in user charges at airports and work diligently with industry peers and local management

  • Identify risks and opportunities, develop recommendations, and implement leasehold and airport affairs initiatives

  • Participate in new station start-ups, ensuring that Day 1 property and facility needs are met

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • ​​​​​​Undergraduate degree in Real Estate, Business, Finance or related subject or equivalent experience and training

  • Knowledge and experience in the administration and negotiation of lease agreements, and specifically Airport-Airline Use and Lease Agreements

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA preferred

  • Ability to be assertive while maintaining diplomacy and political awareness

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Software (e.g., Word, Outlook, PowerPoint); advanced MS Excel experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively interact with employees at all levels within the organization

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, shift priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, while exercising sound judgment to make decisions

  • Ability to build strong working relationship with internal and external groups

  • Ability to coordinate and manage large cross functional projects with all levels of management

  • Excellent presentation and leadership skills

  • Must be able to work independently while drive results with little oversight

  • Willing and able to travel

Additional Locations: None

Requisition ID: 23783

Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. American Airlines, Inc fully considers all qualified applicants including those with a criminal history.