Account Director - Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.

December 09, 2016

Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Account Director

Cushman & Wakefield is seeking an Account Director to lead a fully outsourced, cross functional team providing strategy, technology, facilities management, project delivery, and transaction management for a Fortune 250 financial services company. Our Account Director will drive the strategic development and leadership of all Account Management Services, acting as the primary point of contact for the client’s leadership team as well as an integrated team member. All Account Management Services will be coordinated, managed and tracked through the Account Director who will have full responsibility pursuant to the terms of the client.


  • Account Management
  • Serves as the leader for overall account operations
  • Oversee account management activities and direct reports
  • Actively engage Subject matter expertise to bring best practices to our client
  • Operate in a fast paced, evolving environment while maintaining a high level of professionalism
  • Provide day-to-day leadership to the account staff
  • Establish a strong partnership with the client
  • Present written recommendations to clients including economic justifications, financial reports, and monthly summary reporting in line with contractual requirements
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Develop and gain approval on strategic plans, occupancy strategies and identified cost efficiencies opportunities
  • Ensure compliance with company policy and procedures
  • Assure account profitability in line with corporate forecast and standards


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, real estate management, or related field
  • Fifteen (15) years of successful leadership experience in corporate services or corporate real estate including global oversight for facilities, transactions, and projects services
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to effectively facilitate communications at all leadership levels
  • Seven (7) – Ten (10) years of experience in a cross functional environment
  • Possess excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary team of real estate professionals
  • Ten plus (10+) years Real Estate financial analysis and understanding of financial concepts required
  • Highly proficient with MS Office Suite
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in resource allocation and implementation concepts
  • Must have both breadth and depth of experience in leasing, construction, engineering and all facets of property operation and building management
  • Must have strong management and leadership skills and experience with human resource and performance management processes
  • Excellent technical, interpersonal, and analytical skills required
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills required
  • Master’s level education is preferred
  • CFM, FMA industry certifications recommended; other Engineering, Business or technical training or certifications a plus
  • Experience with critical system environments is preferred