APAC/GCA Real Estate Transactions Director

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization

Corporate Real Estate (CRE) is responsible for the active management of the global CRE Portfolio including transaction, all design and construction for offices, showrooms and DC’s for adidas. This support the successfully implementation of “Impossible is Nothing” by supporting revenue growth, portfolio optimization and creating great workplaces to attract and retain top talent across the globe. To ensure a successful and sustainable Portfolio, CRE is collaborating with an extensive network of internal / external stakeholders and industry experts and providing value added service


In this role, you are responsible for management of the corporate real estate portfolio in your respective region. This includes the acquisition, disposition, and other transactional work for commercial and industrial properties (adidas and Reebok). This function will be accountable for providing guidance and strategic insight on potential site identification, assessing viability, lease negotiations as well as ensuring that financial hurdles are met in the overall development of adidas Group locations.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage, optimize and develop the regional portfolio, including the management of external professional
  • Due diligence and develop the future strategy across different countries enhancing strategic initiatives and optimizing real estate footprint; creating business cases to drive conscience real estate decisions
  • Execute within Group guidelines and criteria for site selection, deal-making and the management of landlord relations
  • Strategically plan and negotiate transactions in multiple asset classes
  • Support the development of a Global Lease Administration Tool, ultimately gaining global visibility to our Group exposure and opportunities
  • Manage external real estate resources in locating and evaluating potential sites
  • Evaluate existing store portfolio to actively drive rental optimization, recommend lease renewals and terminations and negotiate renewals and extensions where appropriate
  • Benchmark key initiative against country and industry best practices Help ensure alignment between portfolio strategies and business/country objectives
  • Provide planning assumptions for annual budget preparation and 5-year planning
  • Collaborate with regional delivery teams, assemble and reconcile the information necessary to build business cases
  • Manage Lease Administration internal and external
  • Other duties as requested by your manager


Key Relationships:

  • Lease Administration team
  • Global workplaces team
  • Internal Stakeholders (HR, Brand, IT, Finance)
  • Partner with HR and IT in regards of a joined project approach to successfully implement and constantly improve the adidas future workplace (incl. physical and virtual aspects)
  • External designers, architects, consultants, project managers and contractors
  • Workplace research


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills including impactful presentation skills, influencing and negotiating
  • Advanced numeracy and literacy, with good IT skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to organize, manage and track large and varied sets of data
  • Geographical mobility
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal)
  • Language skills for APAC –mandatory nice to have
  • Proven ability to manage external partners to solve complex real estate requirements and create executable real estate strategies
  • Proven track record of successful negotiations


Requisite Education and Experience/Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years multi-national real estate transaction experience
  • University degree in business or equivalent relevant experience
  • Business acumen and entrepreneurship
  • Previous experience in an International operation is highly regarded.

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  APAC/GCA Real Estate Transactions Director

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Facilities & Services
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  358431
Date:  Jan 8, 2022