Manager, Lease Administration

  • Toronto, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Current Indigo employees should apply through the Internal Mobility page using your email address.

Dedicated to telling stories and creating experiences, Indigo is always looking for bright, energetic and customer-focused people who can help bring our exciting mission to life in one of our more than 200 Indigo, Indigospirit, Chapters and Coles stores across Canada. We offer a variety of exciting opportunities at our retail stores, distribution centres, and home office for people who share our passions and want to be part of a dynamic and enriching culture.


  • We love books and all things beautiful
  • We are Canada’s Cultural Department Store
  • Books are our heart and our soul and Great Books are JUST the Beginning…

We play by the following rules:

  • We exist to add joy to our customers’ lives each and every time they interact with us and our products
  • Our job is to create joyful moments for our customers
  • We treat each other the way we’d treat a valued friend
  • We inspire each other to do our best work
  • We seek to ignite creativity and innovation every day
  • We give back to the communities in which we operate

Job Description


The Manager, Lease Administration will assist the VP, Real Estate, to optimize Indigo’s real estate portfolio to maximize stores sales and EBITDA performance.

  • Draft, review and abstract leases, subleases, lease amendments, estoppel certificates, licenses etc. creating reports as required
  • Maintain and protect legal real estate documentation
  • Negotiate non-monetary terms of legal documentation working with outside legal counsel as necessary
  • Manage Indigo’s real estate portfolio to ensure all leases are renewed, extended or renegotiated in a timely manner
  • Liaise with other key departments, such as Store Design, Construction and Retail Operations, to ensure a smooth transition of responsibility from lease negotiation through store build out and opening
  • Manage lease administration database tool (Lucernex) to keep lease information up to date and complete



  • Paralegal or Law Clerk certificate required 
  • Post secondary education paralegal/law clerk required) 
  • 6+ years of experience in a legal or real estate environment with a demonstrated expertise in negotiating and drafting retail lease documentation 
  • Superior knowledge of lease clauses and terminology within the real estate industry
  • Managerial/supervisory experience

Additional Information

Indigo Books & Music is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. Accommodations are available upon request for all applicants with a disability throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources if you require accommodation. We will work with all applicants to accommodate their individual accessibility needs.