General Dynamics Mission Systems Advanced Real Estate Specialist in Fairfax, Virginia

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Advanced Real Estate Specialist. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


  • Completes needed analysis in support of real estate transactions and decision-making efforts

  • Actively participates in the selection, evaluation, acquisition, occupation, management and/or disposition of real property and office/manufacturing space in compliance with company policy

  • Manages compliance with lease agreements and contracts

  • Participates in negotiation efforts

  • Completes any required forecasts, budget analyses and reports of activities

  • Proactively manages portfolio of properties to maximize value

  • Supports the business plan development (including updates) and implementation/execution of objectives on the company's real estate portfolio in order to meet or exceed the company's strategic business and organizational goals

  • Provides proactive client management to anticipate real estate issues and develops flexible real estate solutions supporting the businesses short, medium, and long-term needs.

  • Ensures that real solutions developed support business units’ forecasts, strategic business plans, goals and initiatives while also demonstrating sound real estate investment principles

  • Monitors Financial metrics (i.e. vacancy, closing ratio, renewal ratio) and ensure optimization

  • Monitors Income (i.e. Rents, Vacancy, Other Income, Reimbursements) items to ensure property is performing at full potential. Interface with AP/AR to ensure payments & revenues are made & collected in a timely manner

  • Monitors critical lease dates and collaborates with regional and local business leaders

  • Leads the implementation and continued management of an all-inclusive real estate database

  • Provides regularly occurring (monthly/quarterly/annual) Real Estate reporting to support corporate and financial forecasts responsibilities

  • Supports director of real estate on special projects

  • Interacts with various departments (finance, legal, tax, other) to ensure the timely delivery of real estate documents

  • Coordinates due diligence process and data collection for various real estate initiatives

  • Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments


  • Proven knowledge of financial and commercial real estate principles and analysis

  • Basic knowledge of principles of facility planning, programming, and project management

  • Knowledgeable in real estate market trends, industry best practices, and information affecting corporate real estate and organizations.

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously with adherence to deadlines

  • Ability to work well independently and in group settings

  • Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to create and deliver compelling real estate business cases and presentations to senior management

  • A command of all skills necessary to effectively manage many relationships simultaneously, facilitate meetings, prepare written documents, and analyze qualitative and quantitative data to all levels of management

  • Relationship building, communications, problem solving, financial, and negotiation skills required

  • A seasoned, experienced professional with a fully proficient understanding of area of specialization

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran

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General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran.


Job LocationUSA-VA-Fairfax

Required ClearanceNo clearance

CategoryFacilities/Real Estate Management

Employment TypeFull Time

Hiring CompanyGeneral Dynamics Mission Systems