Senior Manager, Airline Affairs and Terminal Leasing

Website Port of Portland - Portland, OR

The Portland International Airport, PDX, is often the first impression people have of Oregon, SW Washington and the City of Portland. As the winner of America’s Best Airport, we take airport operations very seriously. As the Senior Manager for Airline Affairs and Terminal Leasing, you will be responsible for the development and administration for the Port’s core business in aviation, the signatory airline lease agreement and other operating agreements and Port ordinances. In addition, you will lead the development and administration of leases for non-airline terminal spaces at the Portland International Airport. You will lead a team of Port Staff to coordinate contract negotiations through the Port’s revenue contract making process, which results in $150 million in annual revenue from terminal airline and non-airline rents.

The Senior Manager of Airline Affairs and Terminal Leasing will serve as a project sponsor on key airline capital improvements and plays a major role in the execution of the PDXNext terminal redevelopment program. We are looking for an influential team player who can work effectively alongside other senior managers who are responsible for revenue generation, operations, project delivery, and public safety. If you can lead a team, effectively negotiate, and navigate complex business transactions and provide outstanding customer service, then this may be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for!

NOTE: The Port of Portland is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our employees and community. As part of this commitment, all Port employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious exception and accommodation as a condition of employment. Candidates must provide proof of vaccination or have an approved exception and accommodation prior to beginning work at the Port.

* This position is classified as FLSA exempt, therefore it is not eligible for overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of a 40-hour work week

Summary of Essential Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day needs for all terminal tenants excluding concessionaires at Portland International Airport:
    • Ensures compliance by tenants and the Port with contractual obligations, environmental obligations, and Port Rules and Regulations utilizing property management and real estate best management practices.
    • Conducts property inspections of tenant owned or leased facilities to ensure maintenance requirements and other contractual obligations are being met.
    • Reviews and interprets airline operating agreements, leases, contracts, renewals, permits, and/or various property rights or other rights of use evaluating customer issues to determine appropriate responses to tenant issues including recommendation of negotiating positions.
    • Coordinates tenants move-in and move-out of leased space.
    • Coordinates, monitors, and tracks the development, progress and implementation of tenant improvement and Port construction projects; coordinates all necessary Port work in tenant spaces ensuring lease compliance is adhered to and maintained.
    • Oversees resolution of non-compliance issues ensuring that they are resolved to meet legal requirements.
  • Maintains and develops relationships with tenants such as air carriers, baggage handling companies, ground support companies, maintenance operations, and local and federal agencies including the TSA and FAA
  • Negotiate and interpret complex lease agreements, contracts, renewals, permits, and/or various property rights or other rights of use
  • Prepares and manages operating budgets by managing revenues and expenses for the nonairline business unit:
    • Analyzes and interprets industry specific trends and factors used to develop and maximize use of facilities, customer service and revenues from leasable areas of the terminal building and on airfield where appropriate.
    • Assists with the financial performance of tenants by partnering with Financial Services and the Business and Properties Contract Administrators with the collection of rents, security deposits, insurance and miscellaneous fees.


Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Aviation Management, Public Administration, or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience is required; a Master’s degree in Business Administration and/or related field is preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ directly related experience in property management of Aviation, Industrial, Commercial or Multi-family tenants, or any combination that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform duties of the job is required.
  • Must be able to pass criminal history records check and security threat assessment to obtain and maintain a PDX Security Badge is required.
  • Advanced proficiency with currently used Microsoft Office programs, specifically analysis with Excel, use of PowerPoint, and graphics programs.

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