Aviation, Manager, Properties & Commercial Development, LaGuardia Airport

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The Aviation Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is currently seeking a Manager, Properties & Commercial Development who will be responsible for the overall properties management and commercial development of LaGuardia Airport through the management, leasing and administration of all commercial property, airline flight fee agreements and airport privilege permits.  As the Aviation Department evolves to a new tenant governance model and major redevelopment programs advance at LGA, the Manager, Properties & Commercial Development will have a unique opportunity to be part of the team that shapes the airport’s future!

Under the direction of the Aviation Commercial Officer (ACO), Deputy Aviation Commercial Officer (DCO) and the guidance of the General Manager, LaGuardia Airport, the Manager, Properties & Commercial Development leads, directs and supervises staff assigned to the LGA Properties and Commercial Development division to maximize revenue production, establish and maintain effective relations with tenants and assess and enforce tenant compliance with lease requirements, to include monitoring key performance indicators associated with service level agreements.

The Manager, Properties & Commercial Development also leads and supports negotiations and relationships with airport partners and tenants to improve the customer experience at LGA as measured by Airport Service Quality (ASQ) surveys and other measures of passenger satisfaction.

The selected candidate will be responsible for:

-Leading staff in coordination with the ACO, DCO and GM in the negotiations of airline, terminal and other tenant lease agreements and airport privilege permits and extensions, including research regarding airports best commercial and financial practices to inform the preparation of business terms and operational framework.
-Leading, in coordination with the ACO, DCO and Assistant Director Aviation Development (ADAD) the development of commercial strategies, and guiding implementation plans, for projects and development ancillary to terminal operations.
-Overseeing staff review, negotiation, and coordination of appropriate consents to sublease agreements among the Port Authority, the airlines, the terminal operators, and other tenants, including consistency with approved Comprehensive Airline Leasing Plans.
-Coordinating with the Manager, Airport Concessions and Strategic Customer Experience in the oversight of Concession’s staff review, negotiation, and coordination of appropriate consents to sublease agreements among the Port Authority, concessionaires or concession managers, and the terminal operators including consistency with approved Comprehensive Concession Plans.
-Monitoring, in collaboration with Aviation Customer Experience staff and Manager Airport Concessions, the tenant’s compliance with lease requirements and service level agreements to promote provision of world-class customer service; and the provision of top-notch retail and food and beverage concessions in accordance with contractual obligations including Street Pricing and Value for Money Options.
-Monitoring, in collaboration with the Office of Diversity & Inclusion staff and Manager Airport Concessions, the tenant’s compliance with lease requirements with respect to diversity and inclusion requirements such as M/WBE, ACDBE, and local participation.
-Managing Port Authority approval to any changes to terminal operators’ key contracts including management service agreements and operating agreements.
-Leading staff in coordination with Physical Plant & Redevelopment regarding agreements and discussions with developers and related parties as needed to facilitate airport development and design review of tenant construction and alteration process (TCAP) applications and maintenance letters.
-Under the direction of the LGA GM and Deputy GM, assisting as necessary in obtaining terminal operator compliance with operational directives including participation in the Airport Operations Center and the airport safety committee.
-Facilitating Key Performance Indicator and Performance Management Plans reviews with the appropriate PANYNJ personnel and managing the administration of applicable lease provisions relating to Performance Measurement and Standards.


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

-Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Finance, or a related field
Five (5) + years progressively responsible experience in property and/or real estate negotiations; or business or financial analysis
-Experience developing, negotiating, and managing leasing or revenue strategies
-Experience managing professional and technical staff (career development, driving performance, etc.)
-Experience developing and fostering internal and external relationships
-Experience in creating and giving effective presentations to executive staff
-Favorable results for a Criminal History Records Check to obtain and/or maintain Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) access.  SIDA access and escort privileges also require SIDA training and successful completion of a SIDA test


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

-Experience creating, investigating and interpreting complex financial analyses
-Knowledge of flight fee agreements, commercial property leasing and operating permits in an airport context (understanding of FAA policies)
-Demonstrated experience in adapting to the demands of concurrently handling multiple diverse situations and operating effectively in the face of uncertainty and change
-Capable of aligning professional goals with the needs and priorities of the organization
-Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with the workforce at all levels as well as external constituents
-High level of integrity and dependability with ability to think on both a strategic and tactical level to develop long-term achievable plans
-Effective decision making, problem solving, conflict negotiation, and communication skills

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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