Real Estate Manager

Washington, DC
Nov 03, 2022
Nov 22, 2022
Full Time

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

AARP's Community, State and National Affairs (CSN) Group includes Government Relations, Programs, Volunteer Engagement, Community Outreach and Advocacy at the federal, state and local levels. It delivers on AARP's social mission by educating and engaging people 50-plus and their families, strengthening communities, and championing issues that help give people financial and health security.

The Real Estate Manager manages real estate activities for all aspects of commercial lease activity nationwide, including retention, disposition, acquisition of leased sites, broker selection, market analysis, budget preparation, financial analysis, rent authorization, business case preparation, and tenant/landlord relations. Inspects leased properties to ensure they meet organizational expectations and negotiates lease agreements. Collaborates with management to identify opportunities to streamline processes and to develop new procedures that support the business unit/department.


  • Plans, organizes, and implements assigned projects. Determines resources needed, tracks budgets, determines scope and execution, tracks progress towards milestones, establishes timelines, and evaluates progress. Ensures adherence to internal and external quality standards. Organizes project teams and leads internal and external team members and stakeholders to deliver on project goals.
  • Manages all aspects of commercial lease activity nationwide, including retention, disposition, and acquisition of leased sites informed by market assessments.
  • Provides in-depth reviews of leases market data gathered during market analysis, information obtained through mapping tools, results of on-line records searches, information provided by municipality records division(s), and/or correspondence received from the transaction management vendor.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of key market conditions, such as comparable rents, competitive positioning and the current condition of the property including condition of the HVAC system, parking lot, exterior façade, roof condition, etc.
  • Liaises between tenants and Landlords, Facilities management vendor, internal real estate attorney and brokers. Leverages relationship with landlord for other maintenance and operational follow-ups
  • Participates in the formulation of a long-range real estate strategy plan including responsibility for the creation of an enterprise strategy.
  • Conducts site evaluations to determine space planning/design, repairs and renovations, including scope, execution, timelines.
  • Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to determine business needs, business case preparation, and coordination of multiple decisions and project deliverables and to achieve project goals.


  • Completion of a Bachelor's or an equivalent in a related discipline and at least 8+ years of Real Estate Project Management experience.
  • Additional real estate, facilities or business operational credentials and/or certifications and professional writing experience preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively with others to gain respect, foster understanding of related issues, and build support for organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data, prepare concise summaries, and provide sound recommendations related to complex issues.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects under tight time constraints, with attention to detail and consideration for people.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Incumbent will be expected to travel periodically.

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.