CBRE Workplace Strategy Manager - Occupancy Planning and MAC Lead in REDMOND, Washington

Workplace Strategy Manager - Occupancy Planning and MAC Lead


Redmond, Washington, United States at

1 additional location

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Project/Program Management at

Jan 07, 2019Post Date

19000689Requisition #

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JOB SUMMARY Lead and execute the delivery of standardized occupancy planning methodoligies, programs & processes, occupancy strategies and work environment solutions plan by managing qualitative and quantitative technical analysis of corporate real estate and facilities, information technology, human resource and compliance requirements for singular or multiple client engagements and project assignments.

  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination of regional planning and MAC teams, programs and processes

  • Manage a team of employees to insure annual block and stack plans, reporting, ad-hoc analysis and business group plans are delivered in alignment with approved timeframes and expectations

  • Manage a team of move managers and coordinators to deliver move, add, change services

  • Manage the career development, goals and objectives, HR requirements and financial requirements, for a team of employees

  • Able to articulate and convey the client’s vision, mission, goals, objectives and desired outcomes for portfolio Future State.

  • Drives the collection, organization and analyzation of data related to Client’s facility requirements, physical or virtual space needs and business goals and objectives as they relate to the regional planning cycle.

  • Identify, analyze and apply related data from resources such as information technology, human resources and compliance in regards to the creation and execution of physical or virtual space solutions.

  • Document findings and conclusions based on data analysis and needs assessment.

  • Communicate recommendations in both written reports and presentations.

  • Produce charts and diagrams for the visual display of quantitative and qualitative information.

  • Organize and identify operational and functional relationships that pose physical and spatial impacts.

  • Generate conceptual solutions that respond to Client’s spatial needs, physical planning constraints and corresponding IT, HR and compliance requirements.

  • Verify information about Existing State, forecasted space demand and space supply for solutions relating to both legacy and new work environments.

  • Conduct interviews and discussions with the client to gather, coordinate, and synthesize project requirements, functional, operational and cultural issues.

  • Directly answer client’s question/concerns and provide supporting data where relevant.

  • Develop project-level and portfolio-level solutions based on interpretation of the program data and preparation of recommendations.

  • Apply knowledge to forecast space requirements based on verified existing space information, forecasted space supply/demand and growth projections. Provide metrics around current and future space needs.

  • Clearly document findings and conclusion. Communicate recommendations based on data analysis and supply/demand assessment. Communicates/illustrates potential complex 6 month migration planning schemes.

  • Timely and clear reporting to Client and service delivery partners, including agreed upon critical success factors, work environment efficiency, and delivery effectiveness.

  • Evaluation of alternative scenarios against criteria for success, including relative pros and cons of each alternative.

  • Ensures occupancy plans are aligned with overall Real Estate and corporate strategies.

  • Develop innovative business solutions to include realignment, cost savings opportunities and portfolio optimization.

  • Performs additional job duties as requested.


Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area.

Recommends staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime. Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff. Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.


  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from a four-year college or university in related field and a minimum of 6+ years experience in architecture/design, space planning and forecasting, project management and/or strategy development within the corporate environment. Experience must include tactical planning developemnt and implementation.

  • Ability and desire to drive solutions, problem solve and to work and lead in a fast-paced/dynamic organization.

  • Ability to work independelty while driving and adhering to both client expectations and program expectations



Ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret complex business documents. Ability to respond to most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, prepare quality powerpoint presentations, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to clients, top management, employees and/or public groups. Ability to consult, motivate and negotiate effectively with client groups, co-workers, employees, vendors & contractors to take desired action. Ability to engage in active listening. Ability to translate vision into clear and executable goals.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts and use probability and statistics to quantify, summarize and interpret data. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry to practical situations.


Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of options in varying situations and ambiguity. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.


Supply Principles

Demand Principles

Ability to complete Insight/Analysis

Strategic Real Estate Planning

High Level Understanding and appreciation of Project Management, Facilities Management

Business acumen w/ an understanding of operational impact related to actions/decisions

Space Planning and Forecasting

Teaming/Consultant and Customer Service skills

Critical thinking and problem solving

Risk Identification and Analysis


Team leadership and management

Advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite

Well organized

Ability to self motivate and drive others towards clearly defined goals

Ability to document processes, procedures and best practices


Decisions made with understanding of procedures (both CBRE and Client), Client goals, company policies, business parameters as it relates to business practices to achieve expected results. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term and long-term impact to the department and the Client.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.


Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.

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