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CBRE Workplace Strategy Manager in New York, New York


The Occupancy Planning Manager is responsible for general CAFM and occupancy planning and reporting services across the client’s portfolio. Applies knowledge to forecast space requirements based on verified existing space information, forecasted space supply/demand and growth projections. Provides metrics around current and future space needs. Participates in conceptualizing and the development of migration plans.


  • Leader of CAFM technology including the development and management of data entry and collection process, key monthly and quarterly occupancy performance reporting.

  • Provide support for updates in the system, adds, moves and changes, restack and efficiency scenario planning, and general data reliability.

  • Collaborate with other team members to gain business intelligence. Responsible for occupancy data within the system of record. May be required to manage space walks for validation and update of occupancy metrics.

  • Manage allocations, maintain data accuracy, and perform quarterly data and drawing audits

  • Communicate recommendations through reporting and graphic presentations.

  • Produce graphic charts and diagrams for visual display of quantitative and qualitative information. Illustrating organizational, operational and functional relationships that pose physical and spatial impacts.

  • Prepare plans, schematic schedules, stack and block fit plans.

  • Attend client meetings, gather requirements, draft meeting minutes and obtain requisite approval

  • Develops and execute phasing plans for relocation and sequencing based on the physical space requirements.

  • Generate conceptual solutions that respond to client’s spatial requirements, physical planning constraints and IT, HR and compliance requirements.

  • Provide the required space forecast data for real estate committee decisions

  • Prepare the space allocation data for corporate real estate’s annual plan by business unit

  • Use creative and analytical thinking to aggregate data from multiple sources and generate solutions for occupancy problems, providing analysis for client decision making

  • Partner with other departments on move and relocation sequencing and execution. Liaise with Change and Move Management teams as needed.

  • Review, and/or updates CAD drawings and/or related database(s).

  • Report on building data, organizational data, and occupancy metrics at the campus, metro, or regional level using MS Excel and or MS PowerPoint

  • Ability to organize manage and track multiple changing priorities in a fast paced work environment


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from 4-year college or university. Master's degree preferred. Minimum five years experience directly related to the delivery of strategic planning services; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum three years experience in management.

AutoCAD drawing experience is required.

CAFM software experience is preferred.

InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop preferred.

Report writer software preferred.

Experience generating presentation decks preferred.


Professional Registration in Architecture or Interior Design preferred.

Certification in Corporate Real Estate, LEED or Facilities Management preferred.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.

Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues.


Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.


Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing and CAD/CAFM software including MS Office Suite (MS Project, PowerPoint, Excel & Visio).

Ability to provide efficient, timely and reliable service to client(s). Ability to present information in an effective way. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues.


Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.

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