• Property Development Manager

    Job Locations US-TX-Plano
    Requisition ID
    Department (Portal Searching)
    Restaurant Development
    Location : Address
    6800 Bishop Rd
    Location : City
    Location : State/Province
    Location : Postal Code
  • Overview

    A Property Development Manager will lead all property development functions for the development of Cane’s company restaurants. Responsibilities will start from the time real estate obtains Restaurant Executive Committee Approval (REC), thru the pre-development investigation, jurisdictional site approval, building permits up to construction start, for the development of Raising Cane’s Restaurants with direct responsibility and accountability for establishing and controlling overall project scope, consultant cost, quality, schedule, and branding.

    The manager will be assigned a main region domestically to manage the permitting and entitlement process, including signage, that will be constructed at the permit release by the in-house construction department. It will be critical for this manager to establish close working relationships with legal, real estate, design, marketing, construction, IT, and various developers and landlords.


    • Communication - Must be a leader with experience and knowledge of obtaining development entitlements, building and signage permits, etc., and clearly communicate the status to the development team.
    • Collaboration – Managers must be able to build a positive working relationship with a team environment that promotes 2-way communication and holds themselves, teammates, and consultants to a high standard of performance.
    • Change - A manager will need to be flexible, and have the ability to plan and manage around priority shifts in the development process and pipeline of projects.
    • Character - The manager will be a self-starter, and motivated to solve complicated development problems and issues, with being able to listen and consider various options presented by their peers and other professionals.
    • Capacity - Must be able to manage multiple projects in various development stages, clearly solve development issues, and bring a project to full completion

    Job Responsibilities

    Key Performance Elements/Essential Functions

    • Direct and manage all aspects of the property development process with responsibility for developing project scope, site adaptation design, capital budgeting, overall project scheduling, construction document quality control, public hearing representation, permitting, issues resolution and turn-over for construction.
    • Execute the property development process in a dynamic team environment for the development of 20 plus new restaurant projects per year, or a portion of the overall company goal.
    • Oversee and coordinate the governmental permitting and public hearing process necessary to construct and open the proposed restaurants. Execute & direct the tasks for obtaining all necessary governmental approvals. Represent Raising Cane’s at various municipal, state, and federal public hearings pertaining to each project.
    • Provide effective input to team members regarding project process execution, direct or assist in the resolution of site specific issues.
    • Provide functional support for existing restaurant remodels and expansions..Identify, qualify, hire, direct, and monitor outside design consultants and other services to support the development process. Responsible for contract negotiation, administration and cost tracking for consulting services. Ensure quality control, maintain a liaison with consultants and crew members while holding them accountable for scope, cost, schedule and quality.
    • Ensure all obligations agreed to between landlord/seller and Raising Cane’s are incorporated into the lease or purchase agreement. Re-negotiate deal points through the internal real estate team with the landlords/sellers when necessary. Coordinate and communicate with Real Estate, Legal, Design, Purchasing, and Construction.
    • Perform accurate site feasibility and due diligence investigations on a timely basis with the use of an approved consultant team.
    • Make decisions regarding waiver of contract/lease conditions pertaining to zoning, environmental, survey, and permit requirements.
    • Act as a resource for technical information to ensure an effective decision-making process throughout the real estate development and construction process.
    • Utilize document scheduling systems and products to track projects, ensuring adherence to standards and project schedules consistent with the company annual plan.
    • Regularly communicate project status and issues to project team members, management and Operations through requisite documentation and team meetings. 



    • Working knowledge of current state-of-the-art techniques in commercial architecture, engineering and construction
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Knowledge of potential vendors, technical consultants and contractors
    • Expertise in contract & deal point negotiating, effective use of negotiating techniques & a command of the industry language
    • Expert knowledge and professional experience in project management including planning, scope development, budgeting, scheduling, design and construction execution
    • Computer literate, MS system knowledge
    • Ability to coordinate and direct dynamic teams from all company development departments and multiple outside consultants representing various design disciplines.

    Education (or equivalent experience)

    • College degree (BS in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Land Planning, Construction Technology, Construction Management, Real Estate), or equivalent work experiences.

    Preferred Work Experience:

    • 6 years architectural or engineering design, or supervision of the design process plus…
    • 3 – 5 years in commercial real estate development or construction project management


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