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Shell Real Estate Portfolio Manager - Houston, TX in Houston, Texas


Job Title:

Real Estate Portfolio Manager - Houston, TX

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Job Description:

Where you fit in?

Real Estate (RE) is a Shell Function responsible for defining and implementing real estate policies, strategy, commercial deals delivery and services in the areas of property, real estate projects, facilities management, corporate travel, operational security and records management. The role of RE is to provide top-quartile functional leadership across the Group and to enable Shell to extract maximum value from its real estate assets and related activities while achieving Goal Zero. RE partners with the Shell Businesses to develop business and regional real estate portfolio plans and to manage the complex program of projects and transactions aimed at driving a more efficient footprint through consolidation, co-location and conformance to Shell’s workplace design standards. RE also has direct responsibility for the delivery of building, facilities, office and travel services for more than 100 offices across Europe, Middle East, the Americas and Asia Oceania. RE also manages the Category Strategies and all major contracts for all third-party spend in these areas.

What's the role?

The RE Portfolio Manager will manage a portfolio of commercial property transactions (acquisitions, disposals, major lease negotiations) and non-hydrogen construction, development and refurbishment projects, as well as to provide real estate consultancy services within the Real Estate Commercial Deals and Projects delivery function in the Americas focused on the United States and Latin America. This position requires an energetic and skilled integrative leader, who can work across the portfolio, businesses, asset classes, and project types.

He/She is responsible for delivering commercial real estate deals and/or construction projects within a portfolio that covers multiple locations, business partners and asset types in furtherance of the RE portfolio plan. Portfolios and commercial deals ranging from USD multi-million investments to small scale but often complex acquisition, disposition, lease and build to suit requirements. The incumbent would be expected to manage a portfolio of commercial deals and projects having a headline value in the range of up to USD 125mln at any one time.


  • Governance: deliver projects through mandated RE-ORS governance structure and process ensuring Group mandates are achieved through effective management of projects – safety, business objectives (value add), schedule, and budget.

  • Commercial deals, including but not limited to, acquisition of large office leases, warehouse leases, site searches and acquisitions for new facilities, and dispositions of real estate interests.

  • Conduct complex negotiations on own, or as part, of a professional team.

  • Projects include the delivery of non-hydrocarbon construction activities including, but not limited to, office space build out, ground up construction of office buildings and warehouses, and demolition projects.

  • Stay updated with the assigned Business drivers, targets, organization changes and external RE factors that influence performance and strategy.

  • Promote the implementation of continuous business improvement.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with Business Opportunity Managers, Decision Executives, and business partners.

  • Leverage external partners to create efficiencies and deliver business outcomes that exceed expectations.

  • Managing the Portfolio Delivery activities in a sustainable way in line with Group and RE Sustainable Development mandates and frameworks.

  • Provide key input into Portfolio Plan development.

  • Have responsibility for HSSE in accordance with Global HSSE policy.

  • Own and manage the Group RE Plan accurately updating any program and portfolio data into property systems (RE Progress or REFX) as required.

  • Supervising the delivery of proceeds and operational cost savings in accordance with the RE Plan.

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Real Estate

Country of Work Location:

United States

Employment Type:

Full Time

Company Description:

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.


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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Work Location:

Houston - EP Center Americas


  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.

  • Bachelor's Degree required. Degree related to Business, Finance or Engineering preferred.

  • Minimum eight (8) years' experience in delivering commercial deals and/or construction projects.

  • Management background within a real estate environment preferred.

  • Real Estate commercial deal and project delivery experience at a strategic level is essential.

  • Ability to engage and work with senior business leaders.

  • Knowledge of Shell real estate interests in the US/Latin Americas would be an advantage.

  • Shell Group Business experience across the Americas region would be an advantage.

  • Experience working within high performance teams.

  • Professional transaction and/or contract management.

City, State (if applicable):

Houston, TX