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CBRE Sr Workplace Strategy Manager in Detroit, Michigan

Sr Workplace Strategy Manager

Schaumburg, Illinois, United States


3 additional locations

Detroit, Michigan, United StatesBattle Creek, Michigan, United StatesChicago, Illinois, United States

Facilities Management/Engineering/Maintenance

Requisition # 21000081

Post Date 3 days ago


The purpose of this position is to manage, lead and execute the delivery of larger and/or regional portfolio plans, occupancy strategies and work environment solutions. Drives consistency of delivery and incorporates best practices from industry/other regions. Key partner to Strategy team driving vision across given region. Leads team of planners and MAC coordinators and serves as key point of contact with business units for workplace solutions within a given region.


Serves as primary interface with Business Division(s) and client disciplines to understand business direction and changing workplace needs.

Applies knowledge to forecast space requirements and develops space needs based against business and market conditions. Develops executable plans to support the business needs, corporate objectives and initiatives.

Leads workplace and OP strategy & visioning

Provides daily direction setting for CBRE SP/OP account dedicated staff

Manages technology (iOffice) oversight, data and strategic use

Responsible for WP/OP program development

Leverages and aligns CBRE platform resources

Change management strategy and deployment

Serves as liaison to client Architects and consultants

Provides input and oversight with team in the preparation of spatial solutions in programs available. Presents solutions to key business stakeholders and confirms accuracy based on program data.

Oversees the creation of conceptual solutions that respond to client's spatial requirements. Presents solutions to clients and responds to critical suggestions and adjusts solutions within corporate guidelines.

Develops, maintains and provides reports, including agreed upon critical success factors or KPIs, on measures of work environment efficiency, effectiveness and expression. Attends Client meetings, draft meeting minutes and obtain approvals to proceed when required. Conduct interviews and discussions with the client to gather, coordinate, and synthesize project requirements, functional, operational and cultural issues.

Coordinates portfolio level solutions (within region) with team based on program data. Works with key business liaisons to develop and validate program data.

Oversees preparation of migration/origination plans, schematic schedules, stack and block fit plans. Creates and implements schedules of critical path and milestone events. Serves as the primary point of contact throughout the Migration Planning Process. Maintains thorough knowledge of current and future space needs and understanding of the business direction and changing workplace needs.

Executes change management process for unplanned and special project requests. Provides business case analysis and documentation that meet the Client's requirements and are consistently in alignment with Client's goals and objectives.

Oversees (and assists) the creation of occupancy plans and their alignment with business and corporate strategy within region. Establishes primary goals for team delivery of each project.

Partners with client leadership in researching, evaluating, and improving client and service delivery processes. Ensures scope of work is in compliance with statement of work and contracted service level agreements.

Other duties may be assigned.


Provides formal supervision to a team of employees within a regional or operational area. Recommends staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime. Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff. Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.


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 4-year college or university and a minimum of 7 to 10 years of directly related experience to the delivery of strategic planning services; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum five years experience in management.

AutoCAD drawing experience is required.

CAFM software experience is preferred.


Professional Registration in Architecture or Interior Design required.

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. Solid understanding of the need for discretion when dealing with sensitive information and demonstrates the ability to act accordingly.

Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues.


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). Thorough understanding of clients data bases systems.

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.


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.

US Company Profile

About CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2019 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliates) and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 530 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)