Agile Retail Leasing Specialist

Region: Canada

State: British Columbia

City: Vancouver

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Time Type: Full-time

Description & Requirements

who we are
lululemon is an innovative performance apparel company for yoga, running, training, and other athletic pursuits. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional design, we create transformational products and experiences that support people in moving, growing, connecting, and being well. We owe our success to our innovative product, emphasis on stores, commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we make in every community we're in. As a company, we focus on creating positive change to build a healthier, thriving future. In particular, that includes creating an equitable, inclusive and growth-focused environment for our people.

about this team
The Agile Retail Leasing team supports the company goals by providing short term innovative concepts and agile stores. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Agile Retail Leasing, the leasing specialist is responsible for reviewing, managing, negotiating and executing short term leasing initiatives, lease extensions, and in collaboration with the area director and the agile team, the execution of new agile concepts in the assigned regions. The successful candidate will be goal oriented to deliver on targets while maintaining adherence to process and applicable time lines. As a leasing specialist, this role will ensure understanding and compliance with company and departmental policies/procedures and internal controls. 

a day in the life
  • Secure and negotiate short leases while adhering to lease and financial standards within tight timelines
  • Renew and manage all lease obligations within your regional short-term agile portfolio (renewing, drafting documentation, alignment with operations and real estate based on market strategies)
  • Manage lease obligations within your assigned region (rental invoices, lease reviews, renewal approvals, amending agreements, estoppels, SNDA’s and other required agreements) 
  • Abstract and verify lease language into a lease management software and file management system
  • Build and manage cross functional relationships with internal and external partners
  • Communicate and track critical dates for new and existing locations

  • 3+ yrs related commercial real estate leasing experience
  • Strong understanding of lease language and documents 
  • Strong problem solving skills and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Confidence in dealing with people (internal and external) and resolving issues diplomatically
  • Resourceful and high level of initiative
  • Proven work ethic with utmost integrity
  • Desire to excel and succeed
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Proficient computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint

must haves
  • Acknowledge the presence of choice in every moment and take personal responsibility for your life.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovate to achieve great results. 
  • Communicate with honesty and kindness and create the space for others to do the same. 
  • Lead with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure. 
  • Foster connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships. 
  • Integrate fun and joy as a way of being and working, aka doesn’t take yourself too seriously.