Jul 10, 2019

Workplace Strategy, Senior Strategist

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
Full-Time Sales

Job Description


Our Team
CBRE's Workplace practice is a diverse and talented group of creative problem solvers passionate about improving the experience of work. We offer insightful recommendations and data driven strategies to deliver world-class solutions that reinvent the workplace to our clients that range from emerging businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

Who are you?
Our team is seeking a candidate who is curious and loves the challenge of solving problems that improve how people work. You will collaborate with our close-knit agile team to help strategize actionable projects and initiatives to our industry-leading clients' organizations that improve employee engagement, optimize assets, and drive transformational change. You want to simultaneously work for a globally recognized company and in a fast-paced and energized peer environment.

You may be a good fit if...
You aspire to do work that has a direct impact on people's lives

You thrive in a multi-disciplinary environment with constant cross-team and virtual collaboration

You're detail oriented and enjoy using your strong analytical skills to translate data sets into compelling findings and creative actions

You like to be surrounded with people who share intellectual curiosity, and who challenge and motivate you

You're able to learn quickly and demonstrate comfort with ambiguity and complex challenges

The Position
This position will be responsible for supporting the successful delivery of workplace consulting. The activities include but are not limited to:

Support fulfilling clients' needs by defining, analyzing, and leading components of research activities

Conduct and synthesize research from internal and external sources

Contribute to recommendations and client deliverables

Support the development of client communications and change management plans

Travel to client sites across the U.S. (up to 50% at peak periods)


The purpose of this position is to lead a variety of complex analyses used in the development of deliverables focused on real estate strategies in support of CBRE's clients.


Prepares financial and other analysis for a range of deliverables, including market plans, scenario options, process improvements, management practices, business unit communications;

Analyzes financial impact of real estate transactions using net present value analysis, IRR and company and/or client-specific processes.

Supports development of more complex analyses related to specific initiatives; prepares professional supporting documentation in a variety of formats.

Provides detailed analysis to identify and support optimization initiatives across a spectrum of real estate-related activities, including organization design, process improvement, and management practices.

Assists in the development and completion of strategic real estate plans by working with cross functional internal real estate teams to develop innovative real estate strategies to meet business unit real estate requirements.
Strategies could include initiatives that reduce the cost and maximize the value of the client's existing real estate portfolio.

Conducts, synthesizes, and presents research on industry best practice, benchmarks, and other issues of concern to the client and prepares preliminary recommendations.

Interfaces with various departments and senior management as appropriate.
Partners with real estate managers and staff as a resource and peer.
Supports real estate-related communications with senior client representatives (e.g., the head of corporate real estate).

Documents cost saves from CRE initiatives, nationally and regionally, as required.

Other duties may be assigned.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May lead project teams and/or plan and supervise assignments of lower level employees.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Undergraduate degree

Minimum 5 years of work experience in the field of real estate, design or consulting

Outstanding listening, written and oral communication skills

Ability to present and articulate ideas and analyses

Highly proficient in MS Office Suite of Products

Experience working with other software preferred (e.g., Tableau, Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoCAD/Revit)

We are seeking candidates for our office(s) in San Francisco

About CBRE (NYSE: CBRE): At CBRE, you are empowered to take your career path into your own hands. Enjoy workplace flexibility in a global organization with tremendous scale. Work in an inclusive and collaborative environment with supportive teammates. Come experience the employee advantage at CBRE.
CBRE has a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.
As a Fortune 500 worldwide leader in real estate services, CBRE's more than 80,000 professionals provide exceptional outcomes for clients in 60+ countries. When it comes to real estate, CBRE sees potential everywhere. We turn scale into strength, expense into performance, and property into prosperity. Visit our website at www.cbre.com.



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