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Director, Global Strategy & Operations Management (GSOM)

Hong Kong , Hong Kong

Ref#: 19034829

Date published: 27-Sep-2019

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Our Advisory division is looking for a Director, Strategy and Consulting to join our high performing Account Team (Financial Industry Client) based in Hong Kong. Some of your key responsibilities will include: 

The guidance and hands-on support of large-scale real estate projects and initiatives within the client’s organization including (but not limited to) Operational Location Strategy, HQ relocation, and retail portfolio strategy
Lead general portfolio strategy for the client across office, retail and residential asset classes
Deliver portfolio strategy across global markets, with a primary focus on the Asia Pacific
Work cross-functionally to manage disparate teams for positive outcomes both within CBRE and the client 
Carry out a detailed review of the existing GSOM office and retail strategy and overlay with emerging real estate market trends to each asset class
For Global Corporate Real Estate initiatives with strategy lens, the candidate will need to adopt a ‘player-coach’ role in working with the client’s Country CRE and Leadership to implement initiatives or extract insights
Support the review of business cases that require Global CRE approval
Candidate should have the experience and ability to present to Senior Leadership within the client’s organization and have good presence with senior stakeholders
The ability to deliver data-driven strategies through utilization of strong consultative skills and financial analytical abilities, including the ownership and delivery of complex financial spreadsheets to model both cash flow and P&L impacts
May write or assist in writing RFP (Requests for Proposals) responses and executing on those proposals
Coordinates with the Global Account Team; i.e., subject area, geographic resources, and experts able to support the needs of the client around the Asia Pacific region and beyond
Manages and achieves financial, operational and other measures as defined in deliverables and/or KPI's (Key Performance Indicators) established for over client as part of the on-going relationship
May collaborate with other line of business team members to forecast and develop annual real estate plans and implement strategies for achieving savings and cost avoidance goals as part of the on-going client relationship

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in Business Consulting in the Hong Kong and Asia Pacific real estate markets.
To be successful in this role you will ideally have:
Minimum of 8 years of business consulting and real estate experience
Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university. Master’s degree in Business, Economics, Urban Studies, or related program or MBA preferred
Real estate license (where required by state law)
Professional certification, professional designations (e.g. BCCR, CCIM, CPM, MAI) and/or graduate level training in commercial real estate is desirable
In-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles
Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations
Comprehensive ability to manipulate MS Excel for managing complex financial spreadsheets
Highly collaborative in a global team environment
Enthusiasm and commitment to complete transactions and provide high levels of service to clients 

If working with the best in an exciting and rewarding team environment appeals to you, then we want to hear from you. 

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.