Real Estate Lead

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

The Real Estate Lead is responsible for Square’s global real estate portfolio as well as the occupancy planning function that informs portfolio decisions.  Additionally, this person is responsible for financial planning and management across the various departments comprising the Experience team, providing cross-departmental strategic and analytical support, ensuring scalable tools and cohesive strategies are in place to support the team’s roadmap.

You will:

  • Manage Square’s global real estate portfolio, ensuring Square has room to grow, when and where needed.

  • Deliver regular reporting cadence of portfolio analysis to leadership, including occupancy and key-date driven recommendations for expansion or relocation.

  • Manage Real Estate financial planning and budget. Oversee creation of deliverables supporting transaction decisions.

  • Responsible for development and delivery of global occupancy planning program, the output of which informs key real estate decisions.

  • Partner closely with F&S to develop improved methods for occupancy forecasting.

  • Responsible for overseeing CAFM programs.

  • Lead annual planning process across all Corporate Facilities’ departments.

  • Build and maintain metrics tools, iterating as new solutions become available.


  • Ten plus years experience in Corporate Real Estate or related finance roles with direct responsibility to managing transaction activity, preferably with experience with public company real estate, private equity, or brokerage teams.

  • Demonstrated experience developing, building and running complex financial models.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects with shifting deliverable requirements on tight timelines.

  • Experience with lease accounting and/or lease management systems.

  • Work with and understanding of commercial lease agreements and experience with lease negotiations.

  • Budget planning and management experience, preferably in a public company environment.  Understanding of the implications of real estate finance decisions across the income statement and balance sheet.  Experience with construction planning and budgeting a plus.

  • Experience with real estate finance structuring, lease/buy decisions, and familiarity with current lease accounting standards strongly preferred.

  • Successful management of small teams and ability to influence across various organizations.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated comfort engaging with senior leadership and multiple executive stakeholders.

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.