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Director/Vice President of Acquisitions (San Francisco)

 

ABOUT US

Do you love to create delight through design and attention to detail? Are you a MacGyver who always finds a way to get it done? If so, then we invite you to apply to AutoCamp to join our adventure.

AutoCamp is seeking a Director/Vice President of Acquisitions to join our incredible team and to help us lead the company in achieving its aggressive growth objectives to expand into major markets in North America and internationally. AutoCamp is a lifestyle hotel brand that is changing the way people experience the great outdoors. We provide an upscale, hassle-free, and comfortable experience in the world’s top outdoor destinations – we call it Outdoor Hospitality.

AutoCamp is poised for rapid expansion with capital commitments in excess of $200M for the next 2-3 years.

ABOUT YOU

The Director/Vice President of Acquisitions will be a key member of the leadership team, building the real estate portfolio and helping to shape the company’s expansion strategy. The person in this role will identify and acquire real estate suitable for development, repositioning, and conversion.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Sourcing deal opportunities that align with the company’s growth and objectives for the brand.
  • Building, developing, and managing a team of professionals to source and negotiate deal opportunities.  
  • Overseeing financial and feasibility analysis, diligence, and presentation of investments to the investment committee.
  • Leading real estate negotiations with selling landowners; JV negotiations with partners; and closing of real estate transactions.
  • Developing relationships with developers and potential joint venture partners to source and develop properties suitable for AutoCamp.
  • Overseeing the due diligence, conceptual design, entitlement, and feasibility analysis process for all potential acquisition opportunities.
  • Cultivating relationships with park and campground officials at local, state and federal governmental organizations.
  • Cataloging, preparing, and submitting requests for proposals for concession/management opportunities at city, county, state, and national parks/forests.
  • Building relationships with private landowners and owners of portfolios of RV Parks, Campgrounds, and wineries.
  • Building teams of acquisitions professionals to uncover opportunities at strategic locations domestically and abroad.
  • Performing analytical studies to demonstrate the feasibility of the business plan for new acquisitions – analyzing the impact of AutoCamp’s entry and/or expansion into key markets.
  • Pursuing opportunities for the acquisition and negotiation of management contracts.
  • Working closely with the CFO and CEO to understand the company’s strategic goals and how they translate to the acquisition of new properties.
  • Ability to travel, primarily domestically, up to 50% of the time.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

REQUIREMENTS

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Minimum ten years of experience in real estate finance, including, specifically, commercial real estate acquisitions and negotiations.
  • A minimum of three years experience in the hospitality industry and in acquisitions is desired.
  • Understanding of the real estate entitlement process and ideally 3-5 years of experience working with local governmental agencies to gain development project approvals.
  • Experience identifying and qualifying leads to close real estate acquisition and management contract deals is important.
  • A deep and experiential understanding of all parts of the deal process for a variety of transaction types including fee simple acquisitions, ground leases, management contracts, joint ventures, etc.
  • Strong networking skills and established reputation among industry peers and colleagues.
  • Comfortable and confident leveraging existing relationships and forging new ones to source off-market deal opportunities.
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills.
  • Highly analytical and strong Excel modeling skills.
  • Ability to manage support personnel, as well as work closely with the senior leadership team across functions.

Educational Requirements and Preferences

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent is required.
  • Business concentration and/or the study and understanding of finance and operations, as well as a concentration in hospitality studies is desirable.
  • MBA or Master’s Degree preferred.

The Right Person will…..

  • Think at a strategic level, and will also be comfortable operating as “a doer” and getting into the details.
  • Work independently and effectively lead a team
  • Make themselves visible at industry conferences, present themselves professionally and good-naturedly to partners and the public.
  • Work to build strong, trustful and cooperative relations with the senior leadership team.  
  • Be instrumental in growing AutoCamp! 

INTERESTED CANDIDATES:

Sound good? We’d love to hear from you.

Please reply to hr@autocamp.com with both a resume and a cover letter telling us about your relevant experience and salary requirements. Resumes without a cover letter will be crumpled up and used as campfire kindling.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job; and pursuant to applicable law, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records. It is important that you provide accurate information on the job application, inaccurate information may cause delays in the processing of your application and/or may disqualify you as a candidate.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, effort, work conditions, and benefits associated with the job.

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