In just a few months, Zoku will open new locations in Copenhagen and Vienna, followed by further pipeline projects in Paris and Brussels. This will grow the Zoku portfolio to five hotels in operation. Zoku’s ambition is to create a global network of Zokus, by focusing on large cities with an extensive creative community, that are innovative, tolerant and that have a large international network (with the likes of London, Paris, Milan, Berlin, Barcelona and Dublin). To make this happen, Zoku is turning these cities upside-down, following leads for greenfield developments as well as conversions of existing buildings and create value for our target audience and other stakeholders. While reporting directly to one of the co-founders, the Real Estate Development Manager’s primary goal will be the closing of hotel development deals for Zoku in major European cities. You will be responsible for the identification, assessment and the acquisition process of new Zoku locations in Europe. The Real Estate Development Manager will contribute to Zoku’s success by developing, managing and executing the strategy for new hotel developments. The job is based out of Amsterdam and includes frequent travel.

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  • You will have to understand local market fundamentals of Zoku’s target cities and build credible business cases
  • You will source, assess, analyze and evaluate the feasibility of sourced leads
  • You will attend relevant hospitality events and maintain a high profile within the industry
  • You will work on continuously improving Zoku’s rollout approach and propose and implement new processes
  • You will follow-up and own lead sources to build, foster and maintain an international network with key industry players
  • You will prepare feasibility analysis in coordination with internal & external resources
  • You will coordinate internal resources to prepare program definition, space allocations and investment budgets
  • You will co-lead the negotiations of development, lease and management agreements
  • Are willing to travel when needed
  • Have a relevant academic education (hospitality or real estate related)
  • Have an existing network within European real-estate
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit, and like to discover new things
  • Are reliable and stress-proof
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Have an international background, experience in guest relations/people management are seen as a plus
  • Are interested and have a passion for hospitality and innovation
  • Are pro-active self-starters with a getting-things-done mentality
  • Are highly communicative team players
  • You are fluent in English, and one other language
  • You have a Bachelor or Master degree (or more) in Real Estate, Finance or Hospitality Management
  • You love to work, because we need you full-time
  • You have 3-4 years experience in a similar position
  • You have the relevant analytical and financial skills
  • A market conform salary package, in accordance with experience and know-how
  • Full time (40 hours a week) position at “One of the 25 Coolest Hotels in the World” according to Forbes
  • 25 holiday days to relax & unwind
  • Phone subscription and laptop from Zoku
  • Exciting on-the-job training opportunities
  • Cool Benefits
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