Director, Canada Real Estate & North America Portfolio Management

Région: Canada

État/Province: British Columbia

Ville: Vancouver

Unité commerciale: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Type d'heure: Full-time

Description et exigences

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

Store Development represents the union of the Real Estate, Agile Leasing, Construction, Lease Management & Administration, and Operations & Analytics teams. Together we are responsible to develop, support, and execute lululemon’s strategic growth of the physical store fleet. We are a team that values collaboration, respect, and clear communication all while holding fun at our core. Reporting into the SVP, Store Development the Director, Canada Real Estate & NA Portfolio Management will lead the growth of the Canadian Real Estate program and oversee the renewals of all existing stores across NA.

a day in the life: what you’ll do

  • Manage lease actions for 400+ existing retail assets leased across NA
  • Drive portfolio management process improvements, manage all leasing templates, and enhance lease standards in alignment with evolving RE markets and changing needs of the business
  • Manage major landlord relationships in Canada (Oxford, Cadillac Fairview, and Ivanhoe Cambridge) and leverage portfolio negotiations across major landlords across NA
  • Drive Canada specific Strategic Initiatives (ex. Team Canada Campaign, Airport Strategy, etc.)
  • Evaluate and finalize store locations through market tours and site visits
  • Analyze proformas to determine stores’ financial feasibility and obtain approval by Real Estate Committee
  • Identify and implement opportunities for cost savings and risk mitigation
  • Manage the Canadian real estate portfolio; establish strategic expansion strategies for the Canadian real estate portfolio that align with long range objectives and oversee the successful implementation within annual operating plans
  • Collaboration with Retail Operations, FP&A, Store Construction, and Store Design to ensure 10-20 real estate projects are opened on time, aligned with the vision of the brand, and within the approved proforma per year
  • Interface with attorneys to review, negotiate and finalize leases
  • Coach, mentor and develop a team of 5+ skilled real estate managers and/or specialists


  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year college/ university
  • MBA designation preferred
  • 10+ years in commercial real estate (preferably representing retailers)
  • 5+ years of people management experience and the ability to lead senior technical experts
  • Expert Knowledge of lease language and related legal documentation specific to commercial real estate
  • Confident dealing with people (internal and external) and resolving issues diplomatically
  • Resourceful with a high level of personal initiative
  • Strategic thinking to develop and maintain effective standards & portfolio management processes
  • Proven work ethic with utmost integrity
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written

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