Commercial Real Estate and Leasing Manager

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Company Description:

Johnson Development Associates, Inc. (JDA) is a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, multi-division national real estate developer that is committed to delivering excellence. Initially focused on the development of local industrial and commercial property, JDA's portfolio has grown to now include multifamily and single-tenant industrial space.

We are driven by our Guiding Principles of integrity, partnership, humility, principled entrepreneurship, initiative and fulfillment, and we believe the key to our continued success and growth is our ability to identify, hire, onboard and develop highly talented people.

JDA is currently searching for a full-time Commercial Real Estate and Leasing Manager for the Corporate Office in Spartanburg, South Carolina. A description of the position and requirements are listed below. Qualified candidates should email their resume to

Position Summary:

As a Commercial Real Estate and Leasing Manager, your primary responsibility is to oversee and manage The Johnson Group’s Spartanburg community portfolio, including leasing operations and property management activities for commercial real estate properties. You will be responsible for ensuring efficient property operations, maximizing occupancy rates, and driving financial performance. In addition, you will act as a representative of JDA within the community for the portfolio including establishing and maintaining relationships with key community stakeholders, including property owners, brokers, legal professionals, and maintenance staff.

Position Responsibilities - Essential Functions:

  • Lease Management:
    • Develop and implement leasing strategies to attract and retain tenants.
    • Market available properties to prospective tenants, respond to inquiries, and conduct property tours.
    • Negotiate lease terms and conditions, including rental rates, lease duration, and tenant improvement allowances.
    • Prepare lease agreements, oversee lease renewals, and manage lease documentation.
    • Ensure compliance with lease terms and conditions, monitor rent payments, and address tenant concerns.
  • Tenant Relations:
    • Foster positive relationships with tenants, addressing their needs and concerns in a timely and professional manner.
    • Collaborate with tenants to understand their requirements and facilitate the resolution of issues.
    • Coordinate and oversee tenant move-ins, move-outs, and space renovations.
    • Conduct regular property inspections to assess tenant compliance with lease obligations and property conditions.
  • Property Manager:
    • Develop and monitor property budgets, including operating expenses and capital expenditures.
    • Analyze and report on property performance, occupancy rates, and financial metrics.
    • Stay updated on market trends, rental rates, and competitor activities to inform decision-making.
  • Community Liaison:
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with key business and political stakeholders within the community.
    • Represent The Johnson Group on various business development and community organizations.
    • Liaise with property owners, providing regular updates on property performance, lease negotiations, and financial matters.
    • Work closely with real estate brokers to identify prospective tenants and market available properties.
  • Team Collaboration:
    • Collaborate with internal teams, such as accounting, legal, and marketing, to ensure seamless property operations.
    • Engage legal professionals to review lease agreements and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • New Investment Identification:
    • Identify additional investment opportunities that meet the strategic goals of The Johnson Group within the Spartanburg Community.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in real estate, business administration, or a related field (preferred).
  • Proven experience in commercial real estate leasing and property management.
  • Strong knowledge of real estate laws, regulations, and leasing practices.
  • Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to analyze market trends, financial data, and property performance metrics.
  • Proficiency in property management software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management abilities.
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is committed to diversity and equal opportunity employment. The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy (including medical needs due to pregnancy, child birth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military obligations, citizenship status (except as otherwise provided for by applicable law) or marital status and any other category protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including employment status and opportunities such as hiring, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, and termination and applies to all Company employees and applicants.  If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 864.594.5862.


The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities nor is it a contract of employment. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

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