On a mission to support a new generation of remote workers looking to live more flexible, meaningful lives, Kift is looking for a Head of Real Estate Network Acquisitions to be responsible for onboarding of Kift partner locations in the Western US. We’re building a curated network of unique sites in stunning locations where members can come and stay for as long they want, with access to communal facilities and resources, including a kitchen, bathroom/shower, co-working facilities, cozy spaces, great Wi-Fi, and more.
You are someone who wants to explore our beautiful country and find the most unique places hiding in it.
Overall responsibility for building out Kift’s network of sites.
KPIs: Growth of site network, site utilization
Identify and build a pipeline of Kift locations, which will range from near-fully furnished spaces to empty plots of land: doing whatever it takes to get a site from its pre-existing purpose to a fully functional Kift clubhouse
Negotiate win-win revenue share agreements with site owners
Imagine the future of how people live flexibility and in community across the most beautiful places on the planet
Manage our real estate pipeline and help budget and develop across the portfolio
Manage capex investment and vendor/landlord relationships at multiple concurrent sites
Define cost-efficient upgrades as Kift community needs evolve over time
You should apply if...
You’ve built a real estate network in the past -- whether retail, office, hospitality, or startup locations
You enjoy negotiating win/win deals with people
The opportunity to explore the most beautiful places on Earth and find hidden gems for a living sounds exciting
You can build processes and systems for methodically evaluating real estate opportunities
You’re comfortable working with architects and designers, contractors, and utility providers
Experience with sustainable/off-grid solutions (e.g., compost toilets, solar power, greywater, permaculture, natural building materials) is strongly preferred
You’re a creative problem-solver, great at putting out fires, working around roadblocks, and coming up with non-traditional solutions
You’re comfortable working in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment, where there is no “typical” day
Experience with vanlife, co-living, or community living is a plus