CBRE's Business Intelligence Group is a small group of elite professionals whose mandate is to deeply study key questions that impact our business and help us make evidence-based decisions. While this capability already exists at some prominent global companies in other industries, it is a first for the commercial real estate sector and is helping CBRE further extend its competitive advantage.
The Associate Director in the Business Insight Group role is a newly created position, working directly with the senior members (VP/SVP/President) of the Group as well with as the Analyst/Senior Analyst, and will be part of the team helping CBRE drive evidence-based decisions on key questions that impact our business. This person will be an integral team member in delivering and driving unmatched insights from traditional and alternative data, as well as managing sprint projects that apply mental models to relatively specific strategic and tactical questions, which when answered and implemented, will have a meaningful impact on the company. The role requires someone with a multidisciplinary background with a preferred prior stint in Consulting or Investment Banking, a passion for data and insights, a creative mindset, and an ability to stay focused in a dynamic environment with multiple projects and initiatives.
The Associate Director will be responsible for:
Project management and execution of highly strategic, impactful and time bound internal consulting projects that involve:
Execution of company and industry research as well as delivering insights on new trends and developments shaping the future of global commercial real estate industry
Run financial/statistical models and data analysis as well as visualization of:
Internal data, e.g., Finance, Research, Data from Lines of Business/Segments (e.g. Transactions, Valuations, Property Management, Outsourcing and Real Estate Investments)
External data, e.g., Industry reports and data, Wall St. models/data and data from other industries/companies as well as specialized databases such as CBInsights, Preqin and expert networks.
Alternative data, e.g., geolocation data, consumer spending/payments data as well as data sourced from expert networks as part of specific projects
Initiate and execute high visibility initiatives such as Competitive Intelligence tracking, measurement of performance against strategic priorities and other projects that directly impact and influence capital deployment, M&A and other strategic priorities around operational performance and diversification along the four dimensions of clients, geographies, property types and services
Work closely with the Group's leadership team as well as stakeholders in other Segments/Lines of Business and Corporate Functions like Finance, Research, Corporate Development/M&A and Corporate Strategy
Prepare and deliver presentations that deliver key insights and explain the process/approach/model to get to those insights in easy-to-understand language
Lead and/or participate in time-bound sprint projects that help the Company frame the right questions on a variety of subjects (e.g., Core Operations, Technology Innovation, M&A, ESG, Business Reorganization etc.), study those questions backed by data and mental models, drive consensus, and arrive at a particularly impactful point-of-view
Help the Group create and maintain effective internal and external partnerships
Other responsibilities may be assigned as necessary within a lean group setting to continuously outperform and exceed expectations
WHAT MAKES THIS OPPORTUNITY GREAT:
Opportunity to work closely with our company's C-Suite Executive Team as well as Senior Leadership
Opportunity to partner with the Group's senior members (with a combined 35+ years of industry experience) on projects and initiatives that will have a direct impact on the company's operations and its future
Unique culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of ownership
Internal Number: 46046
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