Real Estate Acquisition Manager - Blue Crane

Job Title

Real Estate Acquisition Manager

Job Description

Blue Crane is seeking a skilled, highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual to join the team as a Real Estate Acquisitions Manager. The ideal teammate will have the demonstrated ability to provide real estate services to multiple organizations.

This position is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact in an up-and-coming region

About the Position
You’ll join a top-notch team and assist in the acquisition and disposition of real estate on behalf of Blue Crane and its clients. You must be able to facilitate and execute real estate transactions on behalf of multiple entities.

What you will do
You will work with Blue Crane and affiliate team members, brokers and other market participants to identify, assess, and execute complex real estate transactions in the NWA community in a highly coordinated way. These transactions will, many times, be highly confidential, and thoughtful discretion will be paramount.


• Serve as primary point-of-contact on real estate purchases for several very well capitalized Blue Crane related entities – including both for profit and non-profit organizations
• In coordination with the various entities, prepare and present property acquisition opportunities that are consistent with and help accomplish the desired strategies and goals
• Engage and coordinate with a network of regional brokers, agents and representatives to assist with the identification and purchase of any selected properties, including ensuring anonymity for the owners and purchasing entity as needed
• Coordinate and facilitate the negotiation process and prepare contracts for execution in coordination with specific entities and their counsel
• Think creatively about real estate strategies and the NWA community broadly
• Work with members of Blue Crane and affiliates PR and communications team, as necessary, to provide information about various real estate transactions
• Implement a scalable framework for the real estate transaction process within Blue Crane (and affiliates more broadly), including maintenance of a database of owned properties, by entity
• Collect and maintain real estate market data for multiple sub-markets in Northwest Arkansas
• As needed, provide commentary, analysis and support for real estate investment or development efforts

Who we are looking for

Personal attributes that support your success

• Ability to act as a trusted advisor to principals and colleagues while demonstrating expertise and integrity
• You are helpful, a team player, and show respect while collaborating with others
• You are results oriented and exercise sound judgment in your work
• A lifelong learner, who is inquisitive and solves problems with bold thinking and innovation
• A visionary who plans for the future with imagination and wisdom
• You are dedicated to achieving excellence and work with others to tackle the tasks at hand

What this position offers

• A true partnership
• A focus on action
• An open and transparent culture that is fun
• Incredibly nimble and fast paced firm – with an owner/operator mentality
• Long-term optionality
• Ability to work on interesting and compelling real estate projects
• A balance of work and life (Northwest Arkansas has a lot to offer!)

About Blue Crane

Blue Crane provides real estate services to organizations working to revitalize and promote NWA through investments in local real estate and through land preservation activities. Blue Crane oversees a significant volume of real estate acquisition for commercial real estate development as well as for parks, open space, and trails.

Blue Crane is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status of protected veteran, among other things or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

Basic Qualifications

• B.S. Real Estate, Business, or a related field required
• Experience coordinating and executing commercial/private real estate transactions
• Ability and confidence to negotiate transaction details with various market participants, quickly and effectively
• Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and in the extraction and use of data from geographic information systems
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – ability to communicate with local property owners as well as business, legal, financial and real estate professionals

Preferred Qualifications

• 7-15 years of broker and/or asset management experience
• A current knowledge of the real estate market, trends and community in Northwest Arkansas