EY Strategy and Transactions- Corporate Real Estate- Senior Associate - Open location in Chicago, Illinois
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About this role
EY has built an industry leading corporate real estate (CRE) consulting practice. We work with our clients to address their most complex CRE issues and challenges. We advise our clients on strategic, operational, and analytical matters. You have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That's how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our commitments to our stakeholders. In doing so, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients, and for our communities.
Our team of strategic advisors sits at the heart of a global EY real estate network that delivers high quality advice through every phase of the real estate lifecycle. You will leverage EY’s global network to support various account teams, service lines, and solutions in order to tackle some of the largest and most complex corporate real estate and workplace challenges facing our clients.
Your key responsibilities
In order to be effective in CRE, you need to be able to make intelligent and informed decisions about people, place, and technology. You will be an important part of our diverse, talented, and highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile corporate real estate engagements.
As a Senior / Staff within CRE Consulting, you will spend your days working on strategic and / or operational corporate real estate issues, while working with practice leadership and client management to deliver innovative solutions.
Skills and attributes for success
Conduct research, doing quantitative and qualitative analysis
Contribute to assembling reports and executive briefings
Participate in team problem solving efforts and offer ideas to solve client issues
Use current technology/tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables and services
Actively expand consulting skills and professional development through training courses, mentoring, and daily interaction with clients
Review and develop agendas, track meeting milestones, capture meeting minutes, and action items to ensure project objectives are met
Support the creation of proposals, presentations and other client-facing materials and deliverables
Support the development and documentation of EY's point of view on relevant and current CRE topics and trends
Analyze and draw insights from complex data sets
Interact at all levels of the client organization
Client-service oriented work ethic, driven by a desire to act
Strong interpersonal and relationship building capabilities
Outstanding listening, written and oral communication skills
Passion for strategic and creative problem solving
Intellectual curiosity and comfort with ambiguity
Ability to work independently
To qualify for the role you must have
Relevant experience in corporate real estate or related disciplines and / or providing management consulting services in the corporate real estate arena
1-3 years of relevant work experience for a Staff role
4+ years of relevant work experience for a Senior role
Undergraduate degree in accounting, engineering, architecture, business, finance or other business-related field; graduate degree in a relevant field / discipline is preferred, but not required
Knowledge and experience in one or two of the core corporate real estate consulting disciplines of operating model design, organizational design, and service delivery, as well as portfolio, workplace, occupancy, location, sustainability, technology, and digital workplace strategy
Exceptional writing and presentation skills
High proficiency with the MS Office Suite of Products
Ability to travel up to 75%
Ideally, you’ll also have
Prior professional services or management consulting experience
Exposure to corporate real estate, facilities management, and / or workplace disciplines
What we look for
We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with a passion for real estate and have a very strong attention to detail. Being a strong team player is critical with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our clients goals.
What we offer
We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $88,500 to $146,000. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $106,200 to $165,900. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being..
Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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