Senior Occupancy Planner - Commercial Real Estate - CBRE Global Investors

March 07, 2018

CBRE Global Investors

Los Angeles, California 90001

*IMPORTANT NOTE:  This is not an IT-type job, but more akin to those who have occupancy planning experience.



Guide and execute the development, communication, and deployment of migration plans and move execution to ensure business group and enterprise needs are met.  Enact defined workplace objectives, implement operational processes, and deliver innovative solutions to maximize the value to the business while aligning with Corporate Real Estate business and portfolio priorities. 



Collaborate with the (Regional Occupancy Manager) Workplace Strategy Manager implementing approved real estate strategies and business group initiatives which affect business group occupancy 

Manage and guide all aspects of the delivery of work space and productive environments. Develop project work plan and deliverables, create presentations which effectively communicate the project objectives

Track progress of assigned projects against goals, objectives, timelines and budgets; generate reports documenting status as required

Prepare assigned account and business group reports per pre-determined frequencies; schedule and facilitate meetings as needed

Develop a familiarity with the enterprise, key contacts and an expertise with the internal processes of assigned business group(s)

Assist the Workplace Strategy Manager successfully execute the 6 month tactical migration plan

Solution and create stack plans to effectively implement the migration and ad-hoc planning

Mitigate disruption and optimize on delivery of emergent space requirements

Manage communication strategies for all stakeholders within aligned business groups, especially with the space representatives and relationship managers

Develop framing documents and business case analyses for aligned business groups

Ensure and facilitate excellent communication with clients, stakeholders and team members; maintain and share all relevant information and/or lessons learned

Manage a systematic approach on occupant satisfaction at the service delivery level

Contribute to continuous process improvement programs, identifying and implementing cost savings opportunities 

Provide support in maintaining and executing the established space governance model and principles 

Execute change management strategies to support business groups and portfolio activity

Performs additional job duties as requested



No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. Coordinates and assigns tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project. 


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. 



Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from a four-year college or university in related field. A minimum of 5 years experience directly related to the delivery of strategic planning services, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

AutoCAD drawing experience is required.

CAFM software experience is preferred. 


Professional Registration in Architecture or Interior Design preferred. 
Certification in Corporate Real Estate, LEED or Facilities Management preferred.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.


Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.


Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing and CAD/CAFM software including MS Office Suite (MS Project, PowerPoint, Excel & Visio).

Familiar with system furniture design and modular furniture while demonstrating knowledge and adherence to building regulations and health & safety guidelines.

Ability to provide efficient, timely and reliable service to client(s). Ability to present information in an effective way. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues. Ability to collaborate, problem solve and multi-task. Ability to adapt to change when necessary.



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.

With access to top-tier market intelligence, planning, local site selection and asset strategies, our Global Workplace Services offering includes Enterprise Facilities Management (EFM), Project Management (PJM), Advisory & Transaction Services (A&T), and Management Consulting.  We offer end-to-end expertise across all workplace types, scalable delivery, a commitment to world-class safety and ongoing innovations in building efficiencies, energy conservation and CRE technology.

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Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans