Airport Real Estate & Business Development Specialist

Opportunity Description:

An international airport services firm seeking candidates to support an eVTOL startup and an established multi-national infrastructure developer/operator (the Partnership), to establish a transportation network of eVTOL taxis. The selected candidate will assist the Partnership in the development and operation of the sites from which the eVTOLs will conduct operations.  A number of sites are envisaged to be developed in the timeframe of 4-8 years.  After the sites are developed, the developer/operator will continue to operate and maintain the sites.

Role Overview:

The candidate being sought for this opportunity will lead the initiative to source, negotiate, close and develop the sites. As this is a complex and innovative new venture, the candidate selected for this role must possess a high-degree of motivation to develop relationships and unlock opportunities and must be comfortable with a wide scope of responsibility and have the ability to bring structure to an unstructured environment.  As the developer/operator is a publicly-traded multi-national corporation, it is imperative, at all times, that the selected candidate adheres to rigorous compliance best-practices and represents the venture and its partners in the highest reputational and ethical standing.   


The role responsibilities are centered on securing the sites and guiding each side through the construction stage, which implies:

  • Source, assess, negotiate and close commercial real estate long-term leases for development
  • Coordinate the development of the detailed design of the vertiports to ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations 
  • Assist in securing all the necessary permits to start construction of the vertiports
  • Selecting a construction partner and negotiating a fixed price contract for the construction of the vertiports
  • Preparing letters of intent, memorandums of understanding, contracts, due diligence documents, internal approvals and other business administration paperwork in advance of real estate transactions

Key Skills:

  • Talent for building rapport and communication – an extrovert will have a significant advantage
  • Ability to contact and unlock dialogue with counterparties of sites from cold approaches
  • Knowledge and experience with the full-cycle of commercial/industrial real estate development
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to organize and manage unstructured work environments
  • Experience with new ventures, in small teams where broad responsibility is carried by each member  
  • Highly-motivated self-starter capable of driving processes forward and overcoming obstacles


  • Around 8 years of experience in commercial/industrial real estate development; or closely analogous experience with directly applicable skillsets.  Experience in the State of Florida is a plus
  • Track record of dealing with the Federal Aviation Authority, including requirements and certification of the infrastructure and ground operations
  • Experience in dealing with both public and private institutions or agencies
  • Relevant academic record in real estate, finance or business
  • Track record of cultivating relationships and of representing an organization in the highest ethical and reputational standings

Core Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience sourcing, assessing, negotiating and closing long-term commercial airport real-estate development leases
  • Strong track record coordinating development of detailed design to ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations
  • Background in preparing letters of intent, conducting due diligence, etc.
  • U.S. citizen (or work permit eligible)
  • English fluency required
North America
United States