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Manager - Real Estate Initiatives

Date: May 24, 2019

Location: Mason, OH, US, 45040

Company: Luxottica Group

Requisition ID: 100338 


Luxottica is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear. Our wholesale network covers more than 150 countries and our retail presence consists of over 7,200 retail stores across the globe.

In North America, our wholesale business is the home to global brands like Ray-Ban, Oakley, and many of the top fashion house brands. Our leading retail brands include; LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut, Pearle Vision, Target Optical and Sears Optical. We are also home to EyeMed, the fastest growing vision care company in the United States.

Supporting over 4,500 retail stores in North America, a career in our retail headquarters allows us to stay in touch with the end customer and use their ever-changing behaviors and preferences to shape our offerings of the best eyewear and services.



The Manager, Real Estate is responsible for supporting Real Estate review, approval, and reporting activities. This role is critical in running an effective, efficient, and accurate review and approval process for the Real Estate Function in partnership with the Finance Team.



  • Manage end-to-end process for executive reviews and approvals of all real estate investments including lease renewals, new stores, and store closures.
  • Ensure content accuracy and validate internal alignment with all brands and functions prior to executive reviews.
  • Coordinate reviews with North America Real Estate and Corporate Real Estate.
  • Liaison with Milan Corporate office on all Real Estate matters.
  • Facilitate reviews and coordinate questions/requirements with brands and functions.
  • Submit and track approvals and communicate updates with Real Estate, Finance, Brands, and Construction.
  • Provide regular reporting on status of all projects and measurement against goals.
  • Coordinate across key partners such as the Real Estate Territory leads, Corporate Real Estate, Brands and Finance to gather information for needed processes.
  • Drive process improvements and recommend efficiencies to improve the accuracy, effectiveness, and efficiency of leasing activity for Luxottica Retail North America Real Estate.
  • Build strong relationships by collaborating with team members, manager, and business partners to ensure that business & project goals are met; provide mentoring and oversight for other team members.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Real Estate or related field; MBA preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant experience plus experience in retail real estate, retail or project management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required to interact independently with senior executives across the company.
  • Advanced Excel Skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent financial analysis skills.
  • Strong knowledge of retail real estate in all venues types.
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills. Best in Class ability to convey – in written form – extremely complex analysis in simple to understand ways.
  • Ability to verbally convey complex analysis in ways that typical, non- analytical business professionals can understand.


Upon request and consistent with applicable laws, Luxottica will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities who need assistance in the application and hiring process. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Talent Luxottica at  877-589-8253 (513-765-2256 outside of US) or email

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information or any other characteristics protected by law.


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