sbe Corporate

  • Director of Development

    Job Locations US-NY, New York
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  • Overview

    From our dazzling location in the heart of New York City, sbe offers both our staff and our guests a hip, cutting-edge experience in the world of hotels as theater.

    We have an exciting job opportunity to join our New Business Development Team as Director of Development.



    A global tribe of individuals, partners and progressives, devoted to creating extraordinary experiences for our community throughout our proprietary brands - we are sbe.

    Visionaries at the forefront of hospitality, cuisine, design, residences and entertainment, our lifestyle moments are forged with highly-curated and passionate service. 

    We are committed to authenticity, sophistication, mastery and innovation.

    Our stage is the world. Our time is now.

    With this in mind, we foster a family environment built on values that describe our lifestyle, experiences and how we see the world. When you have a tribe such as ours and place it in and around the collection of accommodations, restaurants and nightlife, you create a force that cannot be replicated by anyone else. We are an equal opportunity employer.


    Director of Development

    Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Director will be a member of the development team and will execute on the development strategy for all sbe brands.


    This position is focused on identifying and pursuing new business opportunities and coordinates within a multidisciplinary team involved in the review, approval and finalization of contracts for new hotels and restaurants. Success in the position demands a driving focus on creating key count growth and earnings, a passion to champion new business opportunities that build brand equity and help grow with the right people, in the right locations, and the right sbe brands. 


    Key Accountabilities

    • Review and analyze potential hotel conversion, new-build, or acquisition opportunities  to build an effective pipeline of new deals 
    • Oversee all aspects of the development process, including site inspections by brand, market management and technical services representatives, analyzing feasibility and pro forma valuations, and presenting the opportunity for approval to the respective SBE executives. 
    • Negotiations of management agreements, purchase, joint venture, franchise or other agreements with owner/owner's representatives.  Ensure that agreement terms and conditions are acceptable to sbe senior leadership.
    • Work collaboratively with internal appropriate departments to maximize returns on sbe investments in hotel projects.
    • As needed, assist owners and developers to identify and tap sources of financing for hotel acquisition or construction.
    • As requested, participate in the resolution of workout situations.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    Required Experience

    • Five to seven years of real estate development or hotel industry experience with hotel development or related experience.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively structure and negotiate complex transactions, handle multiple projects on short timetables, and manage allocated resources efficiently and effectively.
    • "Self starting" experience, particularly in a high energy environment.
    • Excellent inter-personal skills and capability of building lasting relationships – both internally within sbe and externally within the hospitality industry – and “pitching” sbe's brands to third parties.
    • Ability to think strategically, critically and analytically, while maintaining an enthusiastic, energetic, proactive outlook and approach to professional life.
    • Mature, professional demeanor, capable of expressing confident, independent judgment, with strong "selling" skills.
    • Strong contact base and excellent reputation in the hotel investment and development sector. 
    • Familiarity with capital markets a plus.

    Personal Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Attributes)

    • Must have a broad business view; sharp business acumen;
    • Must have excellent communication, negotiation and mediation skills.
    • Creates relationships and a positive climate to work with effective teams that are committed to organizational goals and initiatives; 
    • Must be a self-starter who can work independently and be a strong team player that contributes to the effectiveness of the broader Development team;
    • Translates business needs into what needs to get done; solves problems and monitors the progress; maintains high performance standards.
    • Develops and maintains effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders; influences with and without direct authority.

    Education or Certification

    • Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Real Estate, Hotel Administration or Business; MBA or other advanced degree preferred.  


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