Senior Real Estate Manager - Phoenix, AZ


Cogent Communications is a global, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, consistently ranked as one of the top five networks in the world and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol CCOI. Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access and Ethernet transport services. Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical IP network backbone provides IP services globally. Since its inception, Cogent has unleashed the benefits of IP technology, building one of the largest and highest capacity IP networks in the world. This network enables Cogent to offer large bandwidth connections at highly competitive prices. Cogent also offers superior customer support by virtue of its end-to-end control of service delivery and network monitoring. A competitive base salary and a full benefits package including; Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off (PTO), Short- and Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, Holidays, Parental Leave, 401(k) plan with employer match, stock options, and an Employee Assistance Program. Most benefits take effect within 30 days of employment, and some require a waiting period.

Job Summary:

Our Senior Real Estate Managers manage and execute lease, license and colocation transactions both new deals and renewals while fostering business growth. They primarily work through a dedicated process to deliver executed real estate documents in a high-volume environment while maintaining critical performance metrics. You will work independently and as part of a team to reach department goals. You also may work on special projects/assignments such as financial analysis, business cases and market expansions as needed.

General Responsibilities:

  • Manage contract negotiations and transactions for an international ISP
  • Provide advice on transactions
  • Attend regular meetings and conference calls
  • Identify opportunities to improve transaction management processes
  • Work directly with other team members to resolve transaction and landlord issues
  • Actively manage detailed notes and records for each transaction
  • Review and prepare lease documents, lease summaries, abstracts, and other materials
  • Gather and evaluate real estate market and property data in an internal database


  • A 4-year college degree
  • 5-10 years of commercial real estate transaction/leasing experience
  • Knowledge of real estate leases, license agreements and negotiations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • An organized and methodical approach to manage multiple transactions simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and within a team with other departments to build relationships and interact effectively
  • Ability to multi-task, work successfully under pressure, effectively prioritize, and manage time and workload
  • Willingness to take on new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments
  • Position is 5 days a week in the office
  • Occasional Travel required

COVID-19 Policy:

Cogent has adopted a mandatory vaccination and booster policy which requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated with one booster against COVID-19. Prior to beginning employment, new employees must provide proof of vaccination or apply for and receive an accommodation to be exempt from the policy.

By submitting an application or resume for this position, I understand that is an in-office position and agree to abide Cogent’s mandatory vaccination policy.

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Cogent Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.