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Manager, Properties & Commercial Development, NJ Airports

Job ID: 33151
Department: Aviation
Location: Newark Liberty Int'l Airport


The Aviation Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is currently seeking a Manager, Properties & Commercial Development who will be responsible for the overall properties management and commercial development of Newark (EWR) and Teterboro (TEB) Airports through the management, leasing and administration of all commercial property, airline flight fee agreements and airport privilege permits. 

As the Aviation Department evolves to a new tenant governance model and major redevelopment programs advance at EWR, the Manager, Properties & Commercial Development will have a unique opportunity to be part of the team that shapes the airport’s future!

Under the direction of the Aviation Commercial Officer and the guidance of the General Manager, New Jersey Airports, the Manager, Properties & Commercial Development leads, directs and supervises staff assigned to the EWR Properties and Commercial Development division to maximize revenue production, establish and maintain effective relations with tenants and assess and enforce tenant compliance with lease requirements, to include monitoring key performance indicators associated with service level agreements.

The Manager, Properties & Commercial Development also leads and supports negotiations and relationships with airport partners and tenants to improve the customer experience at EWR as measured by Airport Service Quality (ASQ) surveys and other measures of passenger satisfaction. 


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Finance, or a related field.
  • Five (5) + years progressively responsible experience in property and/or real estate negotiations; or business or financial analysis
  • Experience developing, negotiating and managing leasing or revenue strategies
  • Experience in creating and giving effective presentations to executive staff


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Experience creating, investigating and interpreting complex financial analyses 
  • Knowledge of flight fee agreements, commercial property leasing and operating permits in an airport context
  • Experience managing professional and technical staff responsible for conducting facility leasing activities
  • Experience developing and fostering internal and external relationships
  • Demonstrated experience in adapting to the demands of concurrently handling multiple diverse situations and operating effectively in the face of uncertainty and change.
  • Capable of aligning professional goals with the needs and priorities of the organization
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Work for one of the world’s most vital and vibrant operations of transportation network! We want dynamic candidates who have a clear interest in a career in public service and show a passion for all areas of aviation/airport management.   Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of NY & NJ builds, operates, and maintains critical transportation and trade assets.  Its networks of aviation, rail, surface transportation and seaport facilities annually moves millions of people and transports vital cargo through the New York/New Jersey region.  The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, home to the iconic One World Trade Center.

The Port Authority of NY & NJ operates one of the world’s busiest airport system – John F. Kennedy International (JFK), Newark Liberty International (EWR), LaGuardia (LGA), New York Stewart International (SWF) and Teterboro (TEB) airports.  Our airports produce revenues of $2.4 billion and are staffed by more than 1,500 aviation professionals.

The mission of the Aviation department is to plan, develop, provide, promote, operate and maintain a unified system of safe and secure regional airport facilities, providing the region with unsurpassed global access and restoring the region to its preeminent status as the nation’s gateway for passengers and cargo and to do so with sensitively for the community and the environment. 

The agency’s airports handled more than 130 million passengers and 2 million tons of cargo.  Some of the major current capital projects include:

  • LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment, which will transform LGA into a unified airport with a main terminal, better transportation access with a future AirTrain, more taxiways and best-in-class passenger amenities
  • Newark Liberty International will be set a new standard for air travel with the redevelopment of Terminal A, and additional updated projects related to Airfield, Parking Garage systems and the redesigning of Landside / Roadways
  • John F. Kennedy International’s Redevelopment will focus on an interconnected terminal layout, redesign of on-airport traffic patterns, expanded taxiways, world-class amenities and state-of-the-arte security technology

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