• Director, Real Estate Development

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Position Type
    # of Openings
    8750 North Central Expressway
    Real Estate
  • Overview

    Topgolf is seeking a Director of Real Estate Development to drive and support the efforts of our Real Estate Development team at every stage of the deal. The position will report directly to the Chief Development Officer and lead development execution (site design, feasibility, governmental entitlements, pre-construction processes, project management) with an “ownership mindset”.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Vet and review due diligence efforts for completeness of information gathered, compliance with scope of consultant’s contracts, and key issue spotting in order to support budget assumptions, evaluate risks and inform investment committee decision making regarding the pursuit of new venue development projects;
    • Develop and drive the project schedules, including key milestones, and work together with Real Estate, Development, Legal, Construction and consultant partners to successfully execute the development plan;
    • Develop and manage project budget to maximize quality and overall effectiveness of project and investment goals;
    • Identify and evaluate project consultants through solicitations for proposals and networking; supervise and guide consultants and engineers and ensure consultant stay on track with timing and scope of engagement;
    • Develop relationships with key project constituencies, including City Council, Neighborhood Associations, Design Review Board, Planning Commission, etc.
    • Work together with the Director of Real Estate Acquisition, as a team, to execute new development opportunities
    • Lead new Topgolf venue development efforts, consultant selection, and associated contract negotiations
    • Direct the internal project team(s) and outside consultants in creating an effective strategy for the success of the project(s)
    • Lead the entitlement process from zoning through permit procurement
    • Lead and maintain project budgeting summary, site design, planning and value engineering efforts to include hard and soft costs from conceptual design through closing of financing
    • Work together with the construction partners to ensure the creation of responsible budgets, schedules and design decisions to include on-going design decisions, change order approval, and monthly draw requests
    • Effectively transition project(s) to construction team upon receipt of all permits and approvals

    Key Qualifications

    • 8-10 years of experience of working for or with an owner / retailer /developer of large scale (ground up) commercial real estate development;
    • Strong knowledge of real estate development, design, project management and construction;
    • Real Estate, law, planning, architecture or engineering certifications or licenses are helpful, but not required;
    • BA or BS with an emphasis on business, finance, engineering, design, planning, or law; MBA preferred, but emphasis will be placed on prior experience
    • Outside of the box thinker that will perform both strategic and tactical functions.

    Topgolf pioneered a technology to make golf more fun and engaging. It has since emerged as a global sports and entertainment community focused on connecting people in meaningful ways.


    Today, Topgolf continues to blend technology and entertainment, golfers and non-golfers, children and adults – to create an experience that makes socializing a sport for everyone. No matter the occasion or who you share it with, we believe every great time starts with play, is fueled by food and beverage, moved by music and made possible through community. Every Topgolf venue features dozens of high-tech, climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort, a chef-inspired menu for year-round deliciousness and hundreds of Associates eager to help create the moments that matter. 


    Topgolf is truly everyone’s game, with 40 venues entertaining more than 13 million Guests annually, original content shows, next-gen simulator lounges through Topgolf Swing Suite, the global Topgolf Tour competition, pop-up social experiences like Topgolf Crush, Toptracer technology as seen on TV, and the world’s largest digital golf audience. 


    Topgolf is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.


    Topgolf does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources. Topgolf will not pay fees for unsolicited agency resumes and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of Topgolf and will be processed accordingly without fee.


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