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CBRE Transaction Manager - Senior Surveyor (Occupier Accounts) in London, United Kingdom

Transaction Manager - Senior Surveyor (Occupier Accounts)

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Transaction Management


London - England - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Manchester - England - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2020 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE serves a diverse range of clients with an integrated suite of 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.

In the UK, we service our clients from our offices in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, and Southampton.

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Transaction Manager

Role Purpose

The EMEA Transaction Management team is responsible for developing property strategy and overseeing the execution of transactions across EMEA for either one large, dedicated client or a number of clients with smaller transaction requirements. This is an exciting opportunity to work across two important client accounts. In relation to one of which, the candidate will act as both TM-lead and Account Lead, delivering across a number of UK and international leasing assignments. Thus there is significant personal development and career progression opportunity for a candidate looking to take the next-steps in their career as a member of CBRE’s global preeminent occupier team

Key Responsibilities

‒Using a range of financial models and critical date information develop a portfolio analysis that will identify opportunities and risks. Provide advice to the client and their options and how best to achieve their objectives. Working with CBRE and the client’s approval process and implement the agreed transaction strategies

‒Project initiation and business case development

‒Coordination of field resources and other stakeholders in the execution of lease renewals, new site acquisitions, disposal of surplus space by way of assignment, subletting, surrender or sale in the case of owned assets

‒Maintain strong relationships with Alliance Directors/Account Leads, field brokers and internal CBRE teams to facilitate transactions and up/cross selling of other CBRE services

‒Collation of comparable evidence, preparation of Requests for Proposals (RFPs), letters of intent, and broker's opinions of value

‒Develop and enhancing client relationships by the achievement of client’s Key Performance Indictors (KPIs), regular client meetings, use of market knowledge / best practice sharing, and demonstrating value add (using various measures including fee to value ratios).

‒Operate within CBRE’s and the client’s behavioural and procedural guidelines, including the use of systems e.g. OPUS

Person Specification/Requirements

‒Technical & Operational - Manages complex/high volume workload independently, knows when to seek input and advice, is able to carry out complex/non-standard tasks based on advice provided; proactively manages relationships with a range of third parties, anticipates and resolves issues, provides technical support and advice to junior staff members

‒Client & Commercial Knowledge - Effectively delivers a complex range of tasks for the client, effectively manages client expectations, has a good understanding of the contractual relationship, proactively identifies opportunities and risks for the client and develops recommendations to address, identifies value-add and cross-selling opportunities to the benefit of both Client and CBRE

‒Business Development - Identifies additional cross selling revenue by exploring client needs. May have individual revenue growth targets; understands the business development process and develops ideas and relationships that may result in sales in either their own or another area of the business

‒Reputation & Profile - Maintains reputation through the delivery of self-managed high standards of work; provides technical support and advice to more junior staff, proactively seeks guidance and drives personal development of soft skills; seeks feedback to support own capabilities

‒Collaboration - Proactively shares information to benefit the business within the context of client confidentiality. Ensures that recognition is given to the right people; develops the team’s ability to network through creating opportunities to work with other teams and by sharing own network

‒Management, Leadership & Development - Contributes to the development of more junior members of the team through role modelling behaviour and feedback and providing support as required, proactively works with their manager to create a medium-term career plan; takes responsibility for seeking out development opportunities

‒Business Planning - Contributes to local area / client strategies and plans, proactively initiates plans for value-add opportunities for both client and CBRE and works with line Manager and others to gain agreement to and implement them. Participates in processes to identify best practice and other opportunities to improve the revenue and reduce the operational cost of the account.

‒Business Management - Reviews the effectiveness of business processes and systems - reports back to senior team members; delegates to others to drive efficiencies; contributes to resource planning discussions for their local service line / client

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