Retail Leasing Manager | Cairo Festival City | Cairo, Egypt.

Al-Futtaim - Cairo

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Experience Needed:
3 to 5 years
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Arabic, English
1 open position
About the Job

Role Purpose

Manages and directs the daily activities of the leasing department in accordance with organization policies and standards. Responsible for all leasing functions which include reviewing and negotiating lease transactions and agreements. Responsible for the productivity and performance of the leasing department, reporting to the General Manager - Leasing. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices and procedures with the following objectives:

- Be able to analyze the market and negotiate with assigned levels of retailers, local, regional and international.

- In conjunction with the General Manager - Leasing (and any outsourced consultants), you are required to seek and secure by way of lease, new stores that will benefit the current retail mix.

- Seek alternates for more than one retailer for given spaces.

- Maintain an up to date database of retailers with their full details so as to facilitate the leasing process.

- Develop and maintain target lists for Leasing prospects.

- Maintain good relations with prospective & existing tenants including attending meetings, presentations, oral and written communication, assisting in site visits, providing the updated leasing tools, etc.

- Based on guidelines from your superiors, produce correspondence both formal and informal, including letters, memorandums, retailers profiles and retailer history. Compile requisite paperwork for leased deals with bi monthly or monthly reports.

- Furnish data for entry of terms and conditions for the lease documents.

- Assist as liaison with tenants during the tenant fit out. To support to Tenant Delivery Managers with respect to hand over information and delivery of tenant design.

- In summary- tenant sourcing, rental negotiations, compiling of lease reports, managing retail leasing process, lease renewals, tenant relations, tenant mix, ability to keep to deadlines and prioritize work. Attention to detail.

Key Accountabilities

Planning: Prepares and implements leasing plans and tactics to support the Leasing strategy to exploit the current market demand and generate future demand for the Retail Leasing business to achieve or exceed projected units and revenue targets.

Market Intelligence: Researches market in terms of current demand, customer preference, types, size, and location of the properties. Where possible, obtains information on competitors pricing policy, property specifications to revamp the company pricing policy, strategies and tactics to effectively position the property against the competition and enhance market share.

Targeting Prospective Customer: Prepares a target list of prospective tenants, local and international, suitable for the type of properties available for leasing. Prepares company profile, and performs due diligence on prospective tenants as appropriate.

Term Negotiation: Negotiates and finalises lease terms in line with prevailing SOP’s, Budgets, DOA’s and any other conditions required by the business.

Arranging Documentation: Ensures that all documentation is correctly prepared in accordance with the SOP (LAF/LCA, Lease Contract etc.) and is signed by the authorized person as per the DOA in order to avoid any litigation in future and to serve as a point of reference. Maintains awareness of local legal procedures and practices, ensuring that these are upheld and/or not contradicted in lease terms.

People Management:
Team Management: Helps maintain motivation of the team to ensure high degree of productivity, efficiency and commitment

Job Requirements

About You

Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • Degree or equivalent level of education in any discipline
  • Ability to write and converse in English

Minimum Experience:

  • 3-5 years as a Leasing professional
  • Good understanding of tenant mix and zoning.
  • Knowledge of leasing contracts.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Job-Specific Skills:

  • Sound knowledge of Leasing market and practices in local market

Behavioural Competencies :

Research, insights & analysis:

  • Obtain & analyse information through effective intelligence gathering systems and interpretation of results

Strategy & planning:

  • Influence strategy formulation and ensure an effective leasing planning process and plans


  • Create, build and manage competitive products, portfolios & services

Leasing programme implementation:

  • Create competitive and sustainable pricing policies, use pricing strategically and creatively
  • Establish and develop effective channels for your business and support for channel members
  • Deliver and manage effective customer relationships and infrastructure for same
  • Assisting in establishing, planning and managing programme and project frameworks and plans against objectives and budget

Measuring effectiveness:

  • Establish, promote and use metrics to improve effectiveness
  • Create and use a system of critical review to make more informed future decisions

Managing people:

  • Manage self and support staff
  • Manage cross-functional relationships effectively
  • Develop teams and self to enhance department’s performance

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About this Company

Al-Futtaim’s family business traces its origins back to the 1930s on the banks of the Dubai Creek, a trailblazer for innovative trading concepts designed to enrich lifestyles.

Today, Al-Futtaim is present in 29 countries, represents over 200 companies spanning the... (More)

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