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CBRE Occupancy Manager - Client Strategy Consulting in Chicago, Illinois


CBRE’s Workplace practice is a diverse group of consultants with backgrounds in real estate, economics, finance, architecture, design, urban planning, data science, and organizational development. We are problem solvers passionate about making the experience of work better. We are looking for individuals interested in creating, implementing and sustaining workplace strategies that help organizations improve employee engagement, optimize their assets, and drive transformational change. Our clients come to us because they are motivated to create workplace experiences that attract and retain top talent, improve team productivity and agility, jumpstart collaboration and innovation, drive organizational culture, enable health and wellbeing, and increase the efficiency of their real estate investments. To learn more about us, please visit


We are seeking an experienced occupancy leader and workplace strategist to join our growing national practice. This role will be responsible for leading the successful delivery of workplace consulting, coaching team members, and supporting business development, with a specific focus on occupancy strategy.

Leading projects for clients that entail:

Assessing and developing occupancy management processes in alignment with business and organizational goals

Interpreting space, headcount and other related data to inform occupancy and real estate decisions as well as contribute to industry and academic research.

Developing documentation illustrating assessment findings, comparing tactical solutions, defining recommended process improvements and associated risks/benefits

Providing advisory services informed by latest trends in occupancy management

Developing and implementing a strategic approach to occupancy data management and benchmarking

Demonstrating outstanding written and oral communication skills

Coaching, teaching and guiding other team members

Growing our occupancy strategy service offering by:

Pursuing and participating in business development activities

Developing written proposals and workplans

Cultivating new and managing existing client relationships

Reviewing all project deliverables to ensure consistency in quality

Engaging external partners in the development of technology solutions

Demonstrating subject matter expertise and developing strategic recommendations

Collaborating with other leaders within the organization

Traveling to client sites across the U.S. (up to 50% at peak periods)


You are experienced in the ins and outs of occupancy planning and have a solid understanding of the technologies that enable this function and the processes that drive it. You want to work for an entrepreneurial, global company that is focused on creating world class outcomes. You are excited by the prospect of growing a business line and a team. You are a creative and motivated individual who likes to roll up their sleeves and deliver value to clients across all industries. You subscribe to the thinking that variety is the spice of life and enjoy working on different projects and clients simultaneously.

In addition, having the following qualifications is required:

In-depth knowledge of the field of workplace strategy, including experience in occupancy planning

Proficient knowledge of CAFM, IWMS and sensor technologies

8+ years of credible, related work experience in the field of real estate, architecture, design, construction or consulting

Undergraduate degree (graduate degree preferred)

High proficiency in MS Office Suite of Products


Strong client-service oriented work ethic driven by a desire to act

Stellar time management skills resulting in the ability to understand of priorities and deadlines

Excellent quantitative/analytical skills and attention to detail


We are seeking candidates for our office(s) in Chicago, New York, San Francisco or Dallas.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans