VP of Real Estate and Public Affairs

iHeartMedia   •  

Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Media


Less than 5 years

Posted 152 days ago

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Job Summary:

Strategically manage and grow the region’s portfolio of real estate assets while successfully navigating the federal, state & local regulatory environment and making strategic / tactical decisions about site location, entitlements, design, budgeting, construction and/or acquisition of real estate assets.


  • Manages existing real estate assets to secure cash flow; minimize site lease, real estate, and some public affairs expenses; employ capital monies for new construction and acquisitions; and maximize value of assets in condemnation. Prepare monthly & quarterly reports.

  • Oversees real estate matters, including policies, and procedures to protect the existing real estate inventory; and work with others to effect laws and public sentiment that is friendly to the company/industry. Prepare quarterly Real Estate and Public Affairs Reports, strategizing on current issues and developing political and community relationships campaigns.

  • Coordinates with legal counsel in all matters involving restrictive zoning, takings, leasecontract disputes, code violations and other legal issues.

  • Maintains consistent communications with real estate and public affairs department to effectively share ideas with the parent company and sister divisions.

  • Wins support of programs from various government and community entities consistent with company goals and objectives, while thwarting obstacles to those goals and objectives.

  • Works with other departments such as sales, marketing, finance, and operations to target opportunities, set real estate goals, and evaluate legal/governmental issues.

  • Resolves challenging customer complaints.



  • Bachelor’s degree or 4 years of equivalent experience. Graduate degree and/or real estate license a plus.

Work Experience

  • 3 years real estate experience, preferably in charge of either significant portfolio management and/or the entitlement process for a real estate leasing/development firm.

  • 2 years management experiencerequired, preferably in a related field.

  • Relevant experience in managing 3rd party vendors.


  • A strong talent mindset – exceptional people management and team performance experience.

  • Able to read and interpret complex legal, zoning and technical documents.

  • Politically savvy with the ability to select and build an effective team, and to inspire the same excellence in others.

  • Deep and broad business acumen with strong analytical, critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills focused on achieving business results.

  • Have a collaborative and professional style with the objective of building strong relationships with diverse customer groups and vendors.

  • Be a self-starter with a diligent work ethic, demonstrated flexibility and tolerance for rejection.

  • Able to multi-task and balance multiple priorities.

  • Knowledge of media and advertising industry, business cycles, and key revenue and expense drivers.

  • Able to accurately assess situations, perform root cause analysis and provide solutions.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills including acumen in delivering presentations.

  • Proficient in Microsoft software applications (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).


  • Understanding the Business – Knows the business and the mission-critical technical and functional skills needed to do the job; understands various types of business propositions and understands how businesses operate in general.

  • Getting Work Done Through Others – Manages people well; gets the most and best out of the people he/she has; sets and communicates guiding goals; measures accomplishments, holds people accountable, and gives useful feedback.

  • Political Savvy – Can maneuver through complex political situations effectively and quietly; is sensitive to how people and organizations function; anticipates where the land mines are and plans his/her approach accordingly.

  • Action Oriented – Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.

  • Communicating Effectively – Writes and presents effectively; adjusts to fit the audience and the message; strongly gets a message across.

  • Negotiation – Can negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups; can settle differences with minimum noise; can win concessions without damaging relationships.

Other Requirements

  • Occasional travel outside the market area for legislative sessions and company sponsored events and trade meetings.

  • Access to a reliable vehicle and possess valid driver’s license.