America's Real Estate Manager - Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

February 16, 2018

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Chicago, Illinois 60606

America’s Real Estate Manager – Grade 10 – O’Fallon or Burbank

Manage the real estate portfolio for North and South America including the real estate budget and project budgets.  This individual will manage a real estate portfolio comprising of 20+ locations across 3 countries, 1.7 million square feet of space and with annual gross expense of approx. $17.9 million.  Oversee and manage real estate build out, restack and/or decommission projects and ensure that projects are completed within time, scope and budget.  Develop and implement real estate tools and workflows.  Ensure that reporting requirements and duties, e.g., monitoring project cost and budget analysis, are performed in a professional manner. 


  • Ensure the effective management of the Real Estate Portfolio.

  • Negotiate lease and sublease agreements.

  • Oversee the practical processes of satisfying lease obligations.

  • Manage the summaries and production of reports relating to the portfolio.

  • Oversee occupancy/vacancy per site and provide recommendations.

  • Drive the implementation and improvement of software tools for Real Estate.

  • Continuously improve the quality and consistency of data within the tools.

  • Drive the introduction of new and improved portfolio reporting processes.

  • Coordinate management of the budget, actuals, cost centers and/or key performance indicators within established targets.

  • Ensure that real estate projects are completed within scope, budget and timeframes.

  • Manage any moves/relocation/restack activities.

  • Ensure adherence to the internal project management process for real estate projects and completion of required paperwork, including cost benefit analysis and net present value calculations.

  • Drive the implementation of the Global Space Standards.

  • Lead team according to Allianz standards and with highest integrity.

  • Drive achievement of agreed personal and business targets and actively encourage individual development.

  • Complete the performance management process by the established due dates.

  • Continuously identify and drive cost savings opportunities and efficiencies.

  • Work closely with Finance/Accounting on items including accounting treatments, depreciation, accruals, and actuals against plan.



  • Minimum of 5-7 years of professional experience in Real Estate negotiations and contracts; including market research, planning of modern office space, and managing fit-out projects;

  • Experience in lease negotiations and vendor management, including contract review;

  • Demonstrable experience with budgetary, financial planning or cost controlling;

  • Good project management skills;

  • Experience in personnel management and change management, including strong leadership skills;

  • Ability to motivate others;

  • Experience training and coaching staff;

  • Effective team player;

  • Excellent organizational skills;

  • Exceptional analytical skills;

  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with an ability to work across the organization;

  • Very strong negotiation skills;

  • Ability to influence in a matrix organization;

  • Demonstrated ability to learn/adapt to change;

  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities;

  • Ability to work cross-culturally; and

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products.