Airport Economic Planner

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Retail

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Position Description
The 9255 Airport Economic Planner – Senior Principal Property Manager reports to the Airport Director of Revenue Development & Management of the Business and Finance division at the San Francisco International Airport and performs a variety of functions related to the Airport’s property management and business development programs, financial and economic business planning, development and management, and may supervise professional and support staff.

The essential functions of this position include:
  • Develops, implements, and manages the Airport concession program with an emphasis on retail sales, food & beverage, and passenger services for all terminal spaces and the rental car facility to maximize Airport revenue and provide opportunities for small businesses.
  • Develops, implements and processes proposals of use, bid packages, leases, permits and other documents related to property and concession rentals.
  • Manages staff to ensure the accomplishment of department mission and goals.
  • Assists with space planning for future concessions facilities by analyzing sales trends, customer behavior and passenger flow, and determining the value of concessions space and the ability of the City to lease the space.
  • Develops and implements tenant relocation and future space allocations.
  • Negotiates leases, amendments and contracts for use of Airport space.
  • Presents proposals for space use to management and Airport Commission, coordinating with other Airport staff on tenant issues, and working with other government entities as required.
  • Supervises staff in ensuring tenant compliance with contract terms, coordinating tenant maintenance and construction issues, and negotiating daily property issues.
  • Supervises maintenance of office records, including leases and other contracts, insurance documents, deposits/letters of credits, tenant reports and payments, drawings, specifications, and change orders.
  • Comprehends, develops and accomplishes operational and revenue goals for the department; ensuring those goals are in line with the goals of the Airport.
  • Coordinates and defines deadlines for projects and ensuring those deadlines are met.
  • Assesses the impact (operation, revenue and political) that specific projects/assignments/requests may have on other inter-or-inner-departmental projects and assignments, and taking appropriate action.
  • Negotiates with and often directly managing larger, more complex accounts and/or tenants.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Administration, Airport Management, Business, Economics, International Relations, Public Administration or a closely related field; AND

    Five (5) years of verifiable and recent professional experience leasing and/or managing a retail or mixed use (retail, food and beverage, and office) property, including financial analysis of the operation; space planning; concept development and marketing; lease development or management; tenant interface; and day to day operations. 

    Education substitution: Additional qualifying experience as described above may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis for up to two (2) years. (One year of work experience is equal to 30 semester or 45 quarter units).

    Note:  Residential property management experience is not qualifying.

    Desirable Qualifications
    The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred to hiring.

  • Four (4) years of experience managing concession contracts and/or leases at a large public facility (e.g., airport, shopping center).
  • Experience with conducting a Request for Proposals, Bids Process, or Commercial Leasing.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

    One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

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