Acquisition Sourcing Specialist – Retail Trade Sector


Austin, Texas

About Us:

At Carmichael & Russ Capital, we’re on an ambitious path to revolutionize the retail sector through strategic acquisitions. Our focus is on identifying and integrating retail businesses and real estate assets that promise significant growth and align with our long-term vision. Our team blends deep industry insights with a nimble approach to capture unique market opportunities.

Job Summary:

We are in search of an astute Acquisition Sourcing Specialist with a specialty in the retail sector and a background in real estate. Reporting directly to the Chief Investment Officer (CIO), this pivotal role demands a proactive approach to sourcing lucrative retail and real estate opportunities, leveraging strong negotiation skills, and contributing to our strategic acquisition goals.


  • Strategic Acquisition Sourcing: Proactively identify potential retail businesses and related real estate assets for acquisition, aligning with strategic objectives.
  • Expert Negotiation: Utilize documented negotiation experience to initiate discussions and frame deals that benefit both parties, under the guidance and strategic direction of the CIO.
  • Real Estate Acumen: Apply insights into real estate trends to identify properties that bolster our retail investment strategy, enhancing our portfolio’s value and growth potential.
  • Industry Networking: Forge and nurture connections with key stakeholders in the retail and real estate sectors to maintain a steady flow of acquisition opportunities.
  • Market Research and Analysis: Conduct in-depth market analyses to spot trends, assess target acquisitions, and provide actionable insights to the CIO for informed decision-making.
  • Performance Benchmarks Achievement: Meet or exceed benchmarks focused on the quality and quantity of retail and real estate acquisition leads, effective negotiation outcomes, and strategic market expansion.
  • Collaborative Strategic Planning: Engage in strategic discussions with the CIO and the broader acquisitions team to refine acquisition strategies based on evolving market conditions and insights.


  • Base Salary: Competitive, reflecting the critical nature of this role in our strategic expansion efforts.
  • Performance Bonuses: Attractive bonus structure for deal closures, with additional incentives for exceeding key performance benchmarks.


  • Proven expertise in the retail sector, with additional experience in real estate highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated success in negotiation, with a portfolio of successfully closed deals.
  • Extensive network within the retail and real estate sectors.
  • Strategic thinker, capable of identifying both short-term wins and long-term opportunities.
  • Robust analytical skills, adept at market research and financial analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage effectively at all organizational levels.
  • Self-driven, with the capability to work autonomously and in a team environment.

Reporting Line:

This position reports directly to the Chief Investment Officer (CIO), offering a unique opportunity to work closely with senior leadership and impact the strategic direction of Carmichael & Russ Capital.

Why Join Us?

By joining Carmichael & Russ Capital, you’ll be at the forefront of shaping the future of the retail sector. We offer a stimulating work environment where innovation and strategic thinking are at the heart of everything we do. You’ll have the chance to make significant contributions to our growth trajectory, backed by a team that values bold ideas and strategic execution.

Job Category: Acquisitions
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Austin

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