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Transactions Director

Full Time
Real Estate Field
  • Acquisitions
Postal Code
United States

Relocation assistance may be considered

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The Transactions Director is responsible for helping manage and execute acquisition and disposition activities for the Company.  This position leads deal efforts and partners with leadership to assess, recommend and facilitate the acquisition and disposition of real estate assets.


1. Creatively sources off-market acquisitions through relationships with brokers and landlords
2. Leads deal efforts as the point person and manages the analysts staffed on specific transactions by providing guidance and direction on company and departmental initiatives 
3. Reviews financial projections and pricing analyses related to the acquisition and disposition of real estate assets utilizing technical software programs, including Excel and Argus
4. Actively participates in the negotiation and drafting of business terms and documents for acquisitions and dispositions
5. Coordinates financial due diligence related to the acquisition and disposition of properties; interacts with other departments including leasing, property management and legal as required by transactions
6. Coordinates the disposition of assets identified for sale, including property underwriting, due diligence and closing of the sales
7. Understands the capital market and financial statement impact of transactional activity and accounting reviews
8. Maintains a professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications and establishing personal networks


1. Assumes additional responsibilities and performs special projects as needed or directed


Education, Training and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or related field with five plus years of shopping center transactions experience through investment banking, public accounting or other industry experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

1. Advanced knowledge of financial theory, financial analysis and generally accepted accounting principles
2. Well-developed analytical and problem-solving abilities
3. High degree of integrity and business ethics
4. Demonstrated leadership and management ability as well as team building and staff development skills
5. Strong communication, negotiation and presentation skills
6. High degree of initiative and independent judgment
7. Strong attention to detail
8. Ability to organize work, engage in a variety of tasks simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines
9. Ability to work effectively with cross functional groups in solving business problems
10. Computer skills; financial spreadsheet capabilities and advanced proficiency in Argus real estate projection software
11. Well-developed oral and written communication skills

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations



Experience sourcing and leading real estate transaction deals.  Professional certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) a plus.


Nature of work requires an ability to effectively communicate and exchange information, collect, compile and prepare work documents, and operate standard business office equipment.


Work performed in a general office environment.  Requires extended hours during peak periods and availability for frequent travel.  

This position description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of DDR.  Since no position description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder’s responsibility.

Job Functions

  • Acquisitions
  • Transaction
  • Due Diligence

Job Sector

  • Retail


5+ to 7 years

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