Lead, Real Estate (Service & Delivery)



Job Description

About Rivian

Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract. 


As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. 

Role Summary

The Facilities Real Estate team is Rivian’s in-house real estate arm focused on growing the company’s physical presence in the built world. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic deal-maker who can manage and execute a real estate roll-out, excel in a fast-paced environment, and effectively communicate cross-functionally in a highly collaboratively setting. The Lead, Real Estate (Service & Delivery) is also expected to aid in the creation of systems and processes that ensure organizational efficiencies within the growing departmentIn summary, the Lead will primarily manage the roll-out of our Commercial Service and Delivery programs in targeted east coast markets.  


  • Responsible for site selection and negotiation of new service and delivery properties in the designated region. 
  •  Gather and evaluate economic, demographic and other market data to identify and prioritize key markets. 
  •  Lead and manage the due diligence process. 
  • Manage and maintain relationships with brokers, landlords, municipalities and other stakeholders.  
  • Negotiate LOIs and work letters for properties selected. 
  • Negotiate leases and purchase and sale agreements alongside Legal team. 
  • Understand zoning and DMV licensing requirements per state and work with business partners to establish a dealer’s license for each location, as required. 
  • Coordinate closely with all internal stakeholders including, sales/customer experience, service, concept design, construction, finance, legal and lease administration to lead and complete new location development. 
  • Manage deal timeliness, property standards, and budget goals alongside internal partners. 
  • Manage existing portfolio of sites and formulate strategies to effectively execute strategic metro plans 
  • Collaborate with internal business partners to validate our real estate strategy, including lease terminations, consolidations, expansions, renewals and relocations.  


  • 7+ years of strong experience of commercial real estate deal management and execution experience across multiple real estate product types, with an emphasis on flex and light industrial preferred.   
  • Extensive record of transaction management and deal making across multiple real estate product types 
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills 
  • Understanding of real estate principles, concepts, and legal terms 
  • Ability to create and interpret Pro forma, Cash Flow Analysis and Basic deal tracking structures 
  • Understanding of accounting implications to leases 
  • Ability to identify and report site specific conditions  
  • Exceptional ability to gather, analyze and present demographic and financial data in executive level reports 
  • Experience with municipal planning and zoning procedures  
  • Regional (multi-state) market knowledge preferred 
  • Passion for electric vehicles and sustainability 
  • Ability to travel regionally at least twice per month is preferred. At the moment, this is flexible – employee safety is of utmost importance at Rivian surrounding travel risks with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Pay Disclosure

Salary range for New York, NY based applicants: $147,000-$169,000 annually (Actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location and other factors permitted by law)


Benefits Summary: Rivian provides robust medical/Rx, dental and vision insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Rivian covers most of the premiums.

Equal Opportunity

Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at candidateaccommodations@rivian.com.

Candidate Data Privacy

Rivian may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes (“Candidate Personal Data”). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Rivian may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. 


Rivian may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our People Team, Finance, Legal, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Rivian affiliates; and (iii) Rivian’s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services. 


Rivian may transfer or store internationally your Candidate Personal Data, including to or in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union and in the cloud, and this data may be subject to the laws and accessible to the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of such jurisdictions.  


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