Workplace / Portfolio Strategy Analyst

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

(Chicago, Illinois)
Full Time Travel Required
Job Posting Details
About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. We provide a fully integrated platform of services to prominent multinational corporations and institutional investors across the globe, as well as to occupiers, owners and developers of real estate on a local, regional and national level.
Responsible for developing real estate strategies and workplace solution recommendations that support organizational goals and objectives. This is a highly analytical role that supports organizations in efforts that optimize their portfolio, reduces real estate costs, improves business performance, supports the merging of organizations/cultures, and develops workplace strategy, relocation or consolidation of occupied building solutions.
* Participate in executive interviews with the client and developing summaries. * Review the current state of the portfolio, location and employee demographics. * Perform research in market demand, community preferences, economic benefits, cultural differences, etc. * Supply / demand analysis, headcount projections and capacity planning. * Perform space-take offs of current locations in Autocadd - polyline in accordance with the selected space measurement protocols as communicated by client (BOMA, REBNY etc.). * Current state metrics to include; cost/person, cost/SF, SF/person, SF/seat, and vacancy rates. * Benchmark data and metrics by industry and across industries. * Workplace/occupancy scenario modeling. * Distills and performs complex information to the essential detail for client decision-making to include; opportunity analysis, options development, option evaluation, pro/con comparison, and makes recommendations. * May generate 3D models and conceptual visualizations.
Ideal Candidate
* Bachelor degree required in Architecture, Design, Construction Management, Engineering, Real Estate, Interior Design or Planning, a Master’s degree a plus * Minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in Corporate Real Estate, Planning, Architecture, Interior design, Facilities * Proficiency in AutoCAD * Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) * Graphic software skills, such as, Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign * Working knowledge of CAFM/IWMS software applications * Working knowledge in SketchUp (or other comparable 3D design software) * Understands planning design layouts/test fits of new and existing office space and furniture * Knowledge and ability to use analytical and strategic problem-solving techniques * Excellent verbal and written communication skills required, as well as good graphics communication skills * Ability to complete tasks and produce deliverables independently with periodic supervision * Strong problem solving and analytical skills; excel spreadsheet capabilities are essential components * A detailed understanding of the different space measurement techniques such as BOMA, REBNY etc. and where each is applicable * Demonstrated team and collaboration skills * Strong organizational skills * Willingness to take ownership of requests; prioritize and meet deadlines * Strong attention to detail and quality * Understanding of Facilities and Real Estate industry; and practices in the areas of workplace, space planning, and occupancy planning. * Experienced in the execution of benchmarking, industry trends and workplace innovation * Ability to function in a virtual work environment * May perform other duties as assigned
Compensation and Working Conditions

Working Conditions

Normal working conditions with the absence of disagreeable elements.


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