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Regional Strategist and Portfolio Management, Senior Manager / Associate Director

Singapore , Singapore

Ref#: 19012768

Date published: 8-Apr-2019

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Dedicated resource to support the delivery of regional portfolio strategies within the Real Estate Strategy & Transactions workstream for a global Investment and Retail Bank.


  • Responsible for developing the Client ‘s regional real estate portfolio strategy
  • Proactively review the Client’s portfolio and provide ideas, input and analysis to support the Client in the development of near-term and long-term portfolio plans and/or in-country strategic reviews/metro plans.
  • Lead regular portfolio opportunity assessments, covering both the leased and owned portfolio, evaluate opportunities to take advantage of lease options/rights, changing market conditions and/or consolidation opportunities to optimise flexibility, reduce and contain costs or realise value.
  • Regular analysis, prioritization and documentation of space demand, supply and utilization and identification of optimization potential
  • Manage stakeholder inputs for strategy development (FM, Projects, IT, Security, Finance)
  • Lead scenario modelling and drafting of business cases including complex financial analyses (P&L, Cash Flow, Balance Sheet impact) up to budget approval
  • Prepare business cases and recommendations ensuring alignment with Client’s business objectives and wider regional portfolio strategy.
  • Maintain a strategic agenda for the relationship between CBRE and the client, including an agenda of strategic initiatives and opportunities
  • Actively monitor and advise Client on relevant emerging market and sector trends and best practices
  • Champion and take ownership of Strategy Management inputs into regional business review meetings.


  • Excellent internal and external client relationship management skills with demonstrated ability to create value
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strategic mindset and commercial acumen
  • Expert problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to support and motivate team members, leadership and respond to client deadlines
  • Advanced MS Excel user, ability to run bespoke and complex real estate financial models using MS Excel
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, set and achieve project deadlines and manage client expectations
  • Meeting / exceeding pipeline and deliverable targets
  • Excellent presentation skills


The role will require a practical working knowledge of financial terms and principles including an understanding Cash Flow analysis and application of IFRS.  An ability to review and analyse complex financial / business reports / data and develop innovative solutions and management presentations.