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Director Hospitality Real Estate Development

posted January 3, 2020

Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
Nashville, TN
Amazing opportunity for an experienced Real Estate Development leader to join our exciting organization as we continue to grow in the Entertainment/Hospitality Industry.
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About This Job

Primary Responsibility

To help facilitate the successful roll out of the Ole Red entertainment venues. Help support (and lead in some instances) other Company hotel and entertainment development and real estate related projects. 

What you will be doing

  • Participates in Ole Red Venue roll out. 
  • Assist with development, both planning & execution, of venue launch strategy. 
  • Work with VP and identified external brokerage resources to evaluate markets and sites in order to select the best locations. 
  • Gathers and presents relavent market information to support feasibility of proposed venue locations. 
  • Works with other departments (legal, operations, construction, marketing, etc.) to accomplish new deal goals, achieve successful openings and ongoing operations. 
  • Works with VP and EVP to obtain internal approval to proceed with deals from senior management. 
  • Secure locations for Ole Red venues. 
  • Searches for resources to increase knowledge about restaurant entertainment development and operation in the US and select international locations. 
  • Cultivates relationships with key developers in select markets. 
  • Updates research and Target markets for each successive year.
  • Supports and leads new Company entertainment and hospitality development projects and initiatives.
  • Buys, sells, and leases Company assets.
  • Manages special projects on behalf of the Company.
  • Represents the Company in various non-core business investments.
  • Implements creative ideas to maximize cash flow from Company real estate holdings.
  • Prepares capital approval presentations, quarterly board presentations and other presentations for the purpose of internal and external communication. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


  • BA / BS degree. MBA preferred. 


  •  Minimum 5 years experience in commercial real estate and development.
  • Candidate must have experience in negotiations, real estate and business transactions, contract documentation and closing of lease and purchase/sell transactions, in addition to a variety of business deals and structures.
  • Restaurant, entertainment venue and hotel experience is a plus. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 

  • Must have ability to juggle numerous projects simultaneously and be results oriented. 
  • Strong written, oral, presentation, sales communications skills required. 
  • Independent thinker with strong people skills. 
  • Must possess a clear understanding of Market dynamics and analysis.
  • Must be comfortable interacting with senior management, government officials and business partners.
  • Must be able to effectively manage consultants including lawyers, architects/engineers and public relations. 
  • Must conduct oneself as a business professional, both in appearance and actions, and have a high level of integrity and self-confidence. 
  • Experience and proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint programs.

About This Employer

Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.

One Gaylord Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

(615) 316-6000

Management Company

About Us

Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) is a REIT for federal income tax purposes, specializing in group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets. The Company’s owned assets include a network of four upscale, meetings-focused resorts totaling 8,114 rooms that are managed by lodging operator Marriott International, Inc. under the Gaylord Hotels brand. Other owned assets managed by Marriott International, Inc. include Gaylord Springs Golf Links, the Wildhorse Saloon, the General Jackson Showboat, The Inn at Opryland, a 303-room overflow hotel adjacent to Gaylord Opryland and AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor, a 192-room overflow hotel near Gaylord National.\

The Company also owns and operates media and entertainment assets, including the Grand Ole Opry, the legendary weekly showcase of country music’s finest performers for over 90 years; the Ryman Auditorium, the storied former home of the Grand Ole Opry located in downtown Nashville; 650 AM WSM, the Opry’s radio home; and Ole Red, a country lifestyle and entertainment brand.