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EY Strategy and Transactions - US Government & Public Sector (GPS) Corporate Real Estate – Manager – Federal Government in McLean, Virginia

Strategy and Transactions - US Government & Public Sector (GPS) Corporate Real Estate – Manager – Federal Government

Strategy and Transactions

Requisition # MCL00587

Post Date Dec 18, 2020

Real estate and facilities are the foundation and facilitator of the effective and efficient delivery of our government’s core missions. As a GPS Corporate Real Estate Manager you will help clients make intelligent and informed decisions. You will be an important part of our diversely talented, highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile government projects. Our team of strategic advisors sit at the heart of a global real estate and government network that delivers high quality advice through each phase of the transaction process. You will leverage EY’s global real estate network to support our dedicated US Government & Public Sector (GPS) account teams, service lines and solutions initiatives to tackle some of the largest and most complex challenges facing our government and public sector clients.

The opportunity

EY has an established an industry leading Corporate Real Estate and Government Practice. We address complex issues in commercial real estate. We advise our clients on analytical, valuation, operational, and other advisory services. You have the opportunity to build a team, grow a business and 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 promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. As part of our Corporate Real Estate and Government & Public Sector (GPS) teams, you will join a talented group of professionals to help governments and public sector organizations improve public transparency, accountability and efficiency.

Job Summary:

As a Manager within Corporate Real Estate (CRE) you are likely to spend your days:

  • leading advisory engagements involving platform (people/process/technology governance) and portfolio analysis, including scenario development and financial modelling.

  • Supporting the Engagement leader for CRE analysis assignments with federal government clients and acting as the day-to-day Engagement Manager.

  • leading internal and external business development efforts from opportunity identification, proposal development to engagement set up and also supporting the development of the team.

  • managing client relationships

  • proving engagement oversight of project analysis, communications, delivery and deliverables, budgeting and burn rate/utilization management

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage multiple real estate engagements

  • Analyzes problems, trouble-shoots and identifies alternative solutions, defines consequences of proposed actions and implements in support of accomplishing desired results

  • Support clients in determining requirements for real estate that align with long term plans.

  • Perform budget forecasting, space utilization metrics, real estate facility management strategies, workplace experience, and cost saving initiatives.

  • Assess building condition and utilization to further identify opportunities to streamline clients’ real estate portfolios.

  • Analyze inputs from the client’s strategic planning process plans (agency requirements, costs, facility information, cap-ex requirements, forecasts, occupancy data, lease and market data).

  • Integrate other overarching strategies related to workplace, sustainability, labor and finance to govern the portfolio and set a foundation for master plans and individual asset strategies.

  • Optimize clients’ internal and external real estate organizational structure with regards to insourcing vs. outsourcing facilities management/transaction management/space and occupancy planning/lease administration support, contract terms analyses and vendor selection.

  • Oversee execution of real estate portfolio plans (may include real estate broker or shared services provider oversight and coordination).

  • Possess an understanding of real estate technology systems/Proptech

  • Lead client projects from planning through to execution

  • Support internal and external business development and pursuit activities by preparing proposals, and presentations for potential clients and thought leadership documents

  • Support and lead communications and presentations with senior management of clients.

  • Demonstrate proven knowledge and success in advising government clients with real estate needs

  • Create a positive environment by monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations; providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner; and keeping leadership informed of progress and issues.

  • Possess effective organization and time management skills, with the ability to multitask and adhere to project deadlines

To qualify, candidates must have:

  • A bachelors degree in real estate-related, accounting, finance or businessandat least 5 years of related work experience; or a masters degree and at least 3 years of related work experience in the Federal Government Sector

  • Possess a deep understanding of the real estate lifecycle, its dependencies, typical challenges and solutions

  • Demonstrated project management, supervisory, and people development experience

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain client relationships, identify business development opportunities and convert these into revenue

  • Previous corporate real estate experience with a consulting company, real estate brokerage firm or government agency

  • Demonstrated ability to support engagement wins and deliver exceptional work with federal government clients.

  • Advanced Excel and financial modelling skills

  • Strong oral and written communications skills and critical reasoning

  • Have a consultative approach to problem solving

  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organization skills

  • Ability to synthesize data into actionable results; experience with advanced analytics a plus

  • Strong computer skills, particularly Excel and PowerPoint, graphs and storyboarding to effectively communicate real estate strategies to senior leadership

  • Willingness and ability to travel, when necessary

  • Ability to secure a Top-Secret security clearance

Strong preference for the following skills and experience:

  • At least 2 years of federal consulting experience

  • Professional accreditation in real estate, design, engineering, construction, project management such as the PE, PMP, CCIM, QCPR, CPM

  • Demonstrated skills in MS Project or other PM software

  • Demonstrated skills in asset management of large-scale portfolios

  • Commercial real estate strategy, planning, transaction and operations

  • Facilities management

  • Space planning and design

  • Construction Management

EY provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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