Exercise your abilities with international fitness chain

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 16 December, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 16 December, 2006, 12:00am

If you have experience in real estate and are seeking a career challenge by growing a business, you may find just what you want in a senior role with an international fitness centre chain.

California Fitness, which has more than 380 clubs worldwide, is rapidly expanding in Hong Kong and needs a development manager.

The California Fitness motto is 'live better through fitness', and the position on offer gives you a chance to help people make a success of their lives through good health, and that success implies your own personal success.

The chosen person will be expected to identify suitable sites for setting up and developing new fitness clubs.

Duties will include market mapping, site searching, lease negotiation and co-ordination with landlords. Co-ordination includes negotiating with landlords on site criteria, financial terms and tenancy agreements.

The ideal hire would be someone who is driven and energetic and experienced in these activities.

The manager will be collecting market data on potential trade areas and rent trends. Team playing on a day-to-day basis is essential. The appointee will work with project teams, supervising market surveys. The job's duties must be managed in a time- and cost-efficient way.

Applicants should possess a degree in surveying or business and have a minimum eight years' real estate experience, preferably in retail property or chain store development.

The job will entail a certain amount of travel within the Asia-Pacific region.

California Fitness believes the post presents an excellent opportunity for combining health, wellness and fitness values into one's professional life.