Associate Director - Portfolio Strategy
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Associate Director – Portfolio Strategy

About our Team
We have entered an exciting period of change in corporate real estate, where workplaces are no longer just spaces you go to work at a desk Monday to Friday.  They are transforming and have become a destination, a place to connect, collaborate, innovate and do our best work.  

In Portfolio Strategy at CBRE, we provide proactive real estate advice to support our occupier customers on this transformation journey, calibrated to evolving talent, sustainability, workplace and business objectives – underpinned by our extensive CBRE brokerage network.  We do this internationally and across all sectors and asset classes, from concept to execution, enabling our clients to take action.

Our team is growing, and we are looking for a talented Associate Director who is passionate about growing a team, leading junior team members and delivering transformational solutions to support our clients challenges today, and in the future.

Sitting within the Consulting line of business, CBRE Portfolio Strategy is an industry-leading practice of consulting professionals.  

We believe in the power of diversity and proactively seek team members from a variety of professional and cultural backgrounds. Our team of consultants consists of Management Consultants, Financial Analysts, Surveyors, Accountants and so much more. From people who were once Professional Athletes to those who were once Chemical Engineers, we are very proud of our technical diversity, multicultural background and inclusive culture. Together, our goal is to unlock the potential of our customers real estate to inspire innovation, drive organisational performance and create a competitive operational and financial advantage. 

We encourage flexible work patterns that best support the needs of our clients, teams, and colleagues. When not working remotely or visiting client sites, we are based in our brand-new HQ Henrietta House in central London, moments from Bond Street and Oxford Circus Tube Stations, boasting state of the art amenities including gym, restaurant, genius bar, meditation room, library and wellness facilities.

Role Purpose
As an Associate Director, with support from junior team members you will take the lead on a variety of complex analyses used in the development of customer focused real estate asset and portfolio strategies for a range of occupiers across all sectors and asset classes, globally. 

As a key relationship manager for our customers corporate real estate and executive groups, you will be accountable for end-to-end Portfolio Strategy delivery.  Up-front, you will establish guiding principles for change through stakeholder engagement and facilitation.  Every engagement is different, and you will be at the forefront of establishing the customer needs and priorities.   Building on these principles, you will either individually or with support from a wider collective, innovate, solution and develop customer recommendations underpinned by bespoke and accurate data models, financial analysis (including cash and income statement), situational judgements and aggregated subject matter expertise and market insights.   You will prepare and position high quality client facing comprehensive and actionable deliverables ensuring alignment with key stakeholder principles and governance requirements.

You will also work closely with a variety of other CBRE colleagues across the business including Location and Talent Advisory, Workplace, Occupancy Planning, Change Management, Sustainability, Digital, Transaction Management, Capital Projects and Capital Markets, both nationally and internationally, to deliver holistic solutions to our customers, enabling transformational decisions to be made around every aspect of business.
At Associate Director level, you will further actively monitor, advise and drive insight on relevant emerging market, sector and other relevant trends and best practices to support the on-going evolution of the Portfolio Strategy team and our current and new market propositions and product developments

Key Responsibilities
Passion for innovation and new ideas 
Collaborative mindset 
Highly numerate including expert problem solving and analytical skills
An active and inquisitive mind 
Ability to take direction but also work independently and self-solution 
Strong communication and influencing skills  
Ability to support and motivate team members
The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, set and achieve project deadlines and manage client expectations
Ability to partner with multiple stakeholders and quickly build relationships 
A high attention to detail
Excellent report writing and client facing skills are integral to the role

Person Specification/Requirements
Experience working in a strategic / analytical role previously 
Consulting, working in an advisory capacity and working collaboratively with clients and / or multi-disciplinary teams 
Demonstrated experience in leading teams
Identifying challenges and developing creative solutions that meet client goals
Delivering internal or client facing projects end-to-end
Facilitating client and / or senior stakeholder engagement
Practical hands-on experience of data analysis, data analytics and presentation skills
Sound understanding of cash flow, income statement, balance sheet and application of IFRS; must have a practical working knowledge of financial terms and principles

Working at CBRE
When you join CBRE you will have the support and resources of a global firm where an entrepreneurial mind-set is encouraged. You'll realize your potential with challenging work, fast-paced assignments, an environment of constant learning and commitment to results. To enable your success, we provide the best tools, training and leaders in the industry.

Our collaborative culture is built on our RISE values and reflects the needs and perspectives of our clients and our people. Our work is guided by our North Star: Creating the real estate solutions of tomorrow, so businesses and people thrive. This informs everything we do—from diversity, equity, and inclusion to sustainability initiatives to workplace safety and wellbeing. At CBRE, we believe that the more perspectives we have, the more dimensions we see. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences across industries to apply for open positions even if you do not match every element of the required skills. To discover more about what it’s like to work at CBRE, visit Life at CBRE

About CBRE
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2020 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE serves a diverse range of clients with an integrated suite of services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.

In the UK, we service our clients from our offices in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, and Southampton.

Equal Opportunities 
We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.