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Regional Corporate Real Estate Manager – Americas

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Work type: Full time
Location: Costa Rica
Categories: Private Equity and Real Estate, Management
Office Location: Costa Rica

Job purpose

The role of the Americas Regional Corporate Real Estate manager is working alongside the TMF Americas Management to drive the Business to holistically manage total cost from TMF offices in the region and deliver the right office environment for TMF colleagues. The vision is to drive the office strategy to create value and generate a competitive advantage for TMF.  Globally, TMF has 30+ lease events pa to manage, plus also Office Refurbishments as required.

 

The strategic principles for the Procurement and Real Estate team are:

  • Competitive value for office locations
  • Involvement from the need identification stage
  • Clear roles and responsibilities allocation with budget holders
  • Fact-based, data-driven, pragmatic approach

 

This role will be based in the TMF office in Costa Rica and will form part of the wider Global Procurement Team based in the London, Rotterdam and Kuala Lumpur.

 

Key responsibilities

We are looking for a Real Estate professional, with a background in Real Estate and Facilities Management. The role will focus on working with regional Managing Directors, Regional Directors and Real Estate brokers to develop and agree office lease renewals/relocations and roadmaps (size, location, etc) to provide consistent standards, localised where appropriate. In the Americas region, TMF currently has 31 offices across 24 countries. You will manage all aspects of the procurement life cycle for all Global Real Estate spend.  For office fit outs, you will agree to either appoint a local project manager, or where appropriate, manage the fit out.  You will need to have demonstrated knowledge of the full Real Estate acquisition process and be able to adapt this process to pragmatically deliver challenging savings targets. You will have experience with the execution of Real Estate Procurement strategies and working across many different countries. You will work closely with colleagues and suppliers to provide an effective service that delivers against expectations and requirements. You will need to be flexible and skilled in managing supplier meetings and expectations as well as internal relationships.

 

Critical competencies for success

  • Client  Services
  • Provides consistently high quality service
  • Is patient, understanding and sympathetic to stakeholders’ needs
  • Acts as a key interface between Procurement and the stakeholders
  • The ability to build and maintain a personal and good relationship with stakeholders
  • The ability to meet and exceed stakeholder expectations
  • The ability to act and communicate appropriately with stakeholders in resolving concerns
  • Communication skills
  • Uses language and style of communication appropriately
  • Is fluent, clear and concise in written and oral communication
  • Applies discretion when appropriate
  • Gives clear, accurate and convincing advice
  • Asks and uses questioning effectively

 

  • Self organisation / time management
  • The ability to prioritise and plan work effectively
  • The ability to organise tasks and execute these tasks in the specific timeframe
  • The ability to meet deadlines
  • Initiative and independence / teamwork
  • Puts personal preferences aside to achieve team goals
  • Has the ability to innovate new ideas and work independently when required
  • Ability to work unsupervised and achieve set targets accordingly.
  • Thinks radically and freely
  • Readily shares ideas and experience

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    Job Specific skills

  • A sound understanding and use of procurement best practice within the Real Estate category
  • Ensure that procurement is managed in compliance with the law and industry best practice
  • Contribute to the continuous development and implementation of procurement strategies within Real Estate and Facilities Management
  • Alert stakeholders to any new legislation affecting Real Estate procurement, developing effective measures to conform to that legislation
  • Create and review individual location business cases 9 – 15 months before lease event
  • Collaborate with country managers on lease events to review business cases against agreed metrics, policy and strategy
  • Undertake real estate transactions, and Project management of fit outs (either through appointment of a local PM or personally managing)
  • Successful track record of delivering in the Real Estate category, and working across global  geographies
  • Ability to demonstrate experience in category knowledge and credibility with subject / market expert suppliers and customers
  • Proven track record of delivery in a fast-paced Real Estate function
  • Flexible to meet the demands of the role

 

Technical Skills

  • A sound understanding and use of Corporate real Estate best practice within the APAC region
  • Successful track record of leading negotiations
  • Strong skills in MS Office Suite

 

Personal Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to lead by example, take ownership and responsibility for work and get things done
  • Communication skills: The ability to articulate results and ideas in a concise manner using a variety of media and formats, and be persuasive and convincing in front of a challenging audience
  • Good command of both spoken and written English. 
  • Resilient and the strength to deal with challenging customers
  • Capacity to deliver outstanding work to tight deadlines and manage a diverse workload
  • Able to motivate him/herself  and motivate others using a collaborative approach
  • Enthusiastic to work with others in a team and to learn and develop
  • First class analytical skills
  • Open to international travel 

 

Professional Qualifications

  • A minimum 2.1 degree (or equivalent international qualification) in an appropriate subject, for example Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (or equivalent)
 

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