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CBRE Regional Compliance Officer – Americas in Los Angeles, California


The Regional Ethics & Compliance Officer leads and provides overall strategic vision and management for ethics and compliance at the regional business level. Responsible for the implementation of the corporate ethics and compliance program designed to create and sustain best practice systems, policies, and tools to enable our people, businesses, and partners to act ethically, stay in compliance, and live by our RISE values. Leads and supports the compliance team in identifying and preventing regulatory misconduct, fostering an ethical culture, and involving senior leadership and tone at the top.


Integrates the elements of an effective ethics and compliance program into the region, further contributing to a value-driven culture.

Uses regulatory knowledge that anticipates compliance violations and mitigates risk.

Influences higher level policy and the strategy for implementation throughout the businesses.

Tailors the available training programs to meet the needs of the business and audience while addressing corporate values, culture, and ethical leadership.

Takes initiative to incorporate best practices from inside and outside the corporation within a communication plan to ensure employee awareness, interest, and engagement.

Engages at all levels of the region in order to drive change. Sought after by regional and business line leaders because of sound judgment and relationships.

Promotes ethical and compliant behavior across the region.

Leads and coordinates complex investigations, in include the use of outside resources, of reported issues in accordance with CBRE policy. Enhances the corporate culture by ensuring implementation of the corrective actions identified in the investigation, up to and including business process change, disciplinary actions, and creation of training programs.

Analyzes data over multiple, regional investigations to identify process gaps or trends which need corrective actions.

Revises and implements business process changes in order to incorporate compliance policies and procedures and reduce risk.

Responsible for a mix of direct and matrix reports. Approves subordinate's recommendations for staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination.

Effectively recommends same for direct reports to next level management for review and approval. Monitors appropriate staffing levels and reports on utilization and deployment of human resources.

Leads and supports staff in areas of staffing, selection, training, development, coaching, mentoring, measuring, appraising and rewarding performance and retention. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.

Utilizes the risk assessment process and business inputs to proactively identify emerging risks, including cultural aspects of risks. Implements enterprise wide topics and issues that merit consideration in a risk discussion.

Leads the discussion to consider the broader implications of the Region and business as a whole, including maximizing the management of resources and capabilities of available assessment tools.

Utilizes corporate best practices while coordinating and undertaking an ethics and compliance program review.


Four-year and advance degrees with a preference in Law, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field plus a minimum of 10 years professional level compliance, accounting, or legal experience.

Legal Bar Certified or CPA preferred.

Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.

Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.

Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms, principles and compliance. Reviews complex financial/business analysis and reports prepared by subordinates. Ability to analyze the most complex business/financial data and develop innovative solutions. Develops and implements financial policies and procedures. Approves and oversees department budget. Requires expert level knowledge of global real estate accounting practices and global expertise of Service Organization Controls compliance.

Advanced knowledge of computer software and hardware (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite Products). Advanced organizational skills, attention to detail. Ability to work well under pressure with proactive approach to routine and non-routine occurrences.

Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve complex results. Responsible for setting project, department and/or division deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to line of business and/or overall company.

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