Careers & American Blue Ribbon Holdings

American Blue Ribbon Holdings is dedicated to becoming the premiere diversified food service company committed to exceeding the expectations of our guests and varied customers. We currently operate more than 650 company and franchise restaurants in 43 states under the Village Inn, Bakers Square, O'Charley's and Ninety Nine brands. We also own and operate Legendary Baking, comprised of three bakery facilities which supply our restaurants and other food service and retail customers with a variety of high quality baked goods and "The Best Pie in America".

ABRH goals will be achieved through leveraging the expertise of our highly experienced management team, soliciting investor insight, maximizing the efficiencies of our shared service platform and the strong execution of our strategic initiatives. By taking full advantage of the combined synergies of our operating companies to provide purchasing power and other shared service functions, we are able to enhance profitability and deliver solid returns for our investors in an extremely competitive market place. We accomplish this within the framework of our Vision, Values and Culture guidelines that ensure a positive work environment for our more than 35,000 team members.

We offer a Competitive salary supported with comprehensive health and benefits programs including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance (Provided at no cost to team member)
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Short & Long-Term Disability
  • 401(k)
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Paid Time Off - Earn based on policy

American Blue Ribbon Holdings is an Equal Opportunity & E-Verify Employer.

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Sr. Manager, Lease Administration

NSC Legal/Risk/Audit
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Job Description

Nature and Scope of Position:

Maintain all corporate owned and leased real estate in the portfolio and coordinate with the Operations, Legal, Accounting and Finance departments for lease compliance.  Oversee proper Landlord/Store Manager interactions regarding compliance with lease provisions. Maintain accurate database of abstracts and summaries of pertinent real estate documents and correspondences.

Essential Functions:

  • Lease document data management:
    • Maintain software, systems and procedures to abstract, summarize, track and administer leases and owned real estate obligations. Maintain lease administration policies and procedures and lease administration tools.
    • Coordinate with the Legal Department to ensure all leases, amendments, terminations, extensions and pertinent correspondence are abstracted, organized and accurate.
  • Renewal and critical date management:
    • Maintain a rolling list of critical dates looking 24 months forward.Track early termination options, co-tenancy kick-outs, minimum occupancy kick-outs, option renewals and all other critical notice provisions. Assist in preparing summarized monthly update reports for executive presentation.
  • Lease documentation:
    • Manage all estoppels, SNDAs, stipulation agreements and any other ancillary documents related to ARBH leases and/or contracts
    • Review and draft lease documentation
    • Manage approvals and signatures of leases, renewals, amendments, etc
  • CAM reconciliation:
    • Assist with CAM payments
    • Dispute CAM charges per lease provisions
  • Other duties:
    • Coordinate with title companies for new locations, purchases, sales


Daily Duties:

  • Assist with drafting lease amendments/modifications/rent reductions and renewal notices.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the Lease provisions.
  • Act as the liaison between ABRH and its Landlords regarding all matters concerning the common areas and other lease compliance provisions. Maintain a good working relationship with landlords.
  • Establish and maintain lease administration processes and coordinate best practice policies and procedures among real estate, accounting, legal and any other departments.
  • Manage and maintain the lease administration database. 
  • Analyze, review and perform lease database entries as needed.
  • Maintain all legal documents within the lease administration system.
  • Manage and communicate critical dates including, but not limited to, renewal options, expiration dates and early termination dates.
  • Accountable for lease renewal process including communication of upcoming renewals, tracking appropriate approvals and documenting the outcome of ABRH'S decisions.
  • Review, modify track, manage and maintain all Estoppels and SNDAs, stipulation agreements and any other ancillary documents related to ARBH leases and/or contracts.
  • Work closely with and provide support to facilities and operations team
  • Assisting with the resolution of all Property Management related issues for all ABRH stores.

Certifications or Licenses:

  • Paralegal.

    Travel Requirements:

  • Not required.

    Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability to understand and interpret restaurant leases – including the ability to abstract leases and compute rent obligations.
  • Must be familiar with the suite of Microsoft Office products, including Word, and Excel at an intermediate level;
  • CoStar Real Estate Manager software experience a plus, but not required
  • Ability to communicate (verbal and written) effectively, and work positively in a team environment.
  • Ability to multi-task, perform detailed work in a proficient manner meeting deadlines and working under pressure.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently within pre-established guidelines.

    Education and Experience

  • Minimum 3 years Lease Administration experience required; restaurant / shopping center preferred.Paralegal experience desired.
  • Strong background in accounting is desired.
  • High School Diploma or GED is required.

American with Disability Specifications

Work Environment & Physical Demands – The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

When performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move throughout the workplace; sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, kneel and verbally communicate. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

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