Regional Workplace Manager at BGC Partners

Posted in General Business 6 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: San Francisco, California





Job Description:


Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. We provide a fully integrated platform of services to prominent multinational corporations and institutional investors across the globe, as well as to occupiers, owners and developers of real estate on a local, regional and national level.

Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NKF's 14,100 professionals operate from more than 400 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents.

Job Description:

At Newmark Knight Frank, enhancing the human experience is a linchpin of optimizing financial and operational performance for our client's businesses and institutions. Understanding the where, how, why, and how long of their talent strategies is the function of our Global Workplace p latform. Acknowledged across the industry we are living in a digital world with increasing transparency and the growing influence of Millennials, employees expect a productive, engaging, enjoyable work experience. Our Global Workplace platform supports that type of experience, and inhabits the intersection of multiple value-added channels offered by Newmark: Strategic Advisory, Occupier Services and Brokerage.

We are looking for a Regional Workplace Manager who will create and support cross-channel opportunities, and build and lead successful project teams who will provide industry-changing mobility strategies, workplace design and innovation for organizations embracing or confronting the rapidly evolving digital age. Responsible for directing asset optimization, workplace strategy within a specified geographic region and ensuring that client requirements are met.

Essential Job Duties:


  • Develop client relationships to earn status as a trusted advisor

  • Seeks out innovation and best practice across Newmark's Human Experience platform (Employee, Contractor, Vendor, Customer, Patient, Constituent, Guest, etc.) - brings new ideas and thinking to client work and also to internal processes and operations

  • Build relationships with our colleagues across channels and geographies to advance client interests and practice area objectives

  • Advise local market leaders on workplace strategy trends

  • Maintains and grows current client relationships

  • Proactively seek out new opportunities and prospects, identifies new business opportunities, and Support broker business development

  • Writes workplace proposals, with clear narrative, strong description of services and associated modelling of fees

  • Lead and perform engagements: Human Experience Objectives, Cultural / Identity Studies, Life/Work Blend Analysis, Design Guidelines, Digital & data-driven Workplace Standards, Workplace Visualization, Building Scenarios, Departmental Alignment, Owner's Representation for Design/Build, Market Intelligence / Research, Utilization Studies, Highest/Best Use, Supply/Demand Analysis, Occupancy Modeling / Scenarios

  • Support and collaborate with global account and enterprise teams for national and global workplace analytics and strategy client requirements

  • Monitor regional project budgets, personal / team utilization, profitability targets as well as oversee billing and fee management

  • Regularly participates in industry activities by way of speaking, presenting and/or writing to enhance the workplace platform's thought leadership

  • Promote the workplace platform via social media, and regular blog posts at ngkfgcs.com

  • Promotes and supports diversity

  • Adhere to all set company and client policies and procedures

Skills, Education and Experience :


  • Bachelor's degree - preferably in Architecture, Design, Social Science or workplace strategy

  • Minimum 10 years related experience

  • Knowledge and extensive work experience in the field of workplace strategy

  • A history of exploring broad, undefined problem areas

  • Ability to think strategically, implement change, enforce policy and resolve conflict.

  • Proven ability to masterfully present, effectively sell and negotiate the services of Newmark Knight Frank

  • Strong client relationship and account management experience

  • Proven ability to masterfully present, effectively sell and negotiate the services of Newmark Knight Frank

  • Visibility in the field, including industry memberships, publications, and conference speaking experience

  • Understanding and knowledge of any necessary regulations, in which work is being performed, to ensure compliance

  • May perform other duties as assigned

Benefits and Perks:


  • Industry leading Parental Leave Policy (up to 16 weeks)

  • Generous healthcare

  • Bright Horizons back-up care program

  • Generous paid time off

  • Education reimbursement

  • Referral Program

  • Opportunities to network and connect




Benefits/perks listed may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Newmark Knight Frank and the job location

Working Conditions: Normal working conditions with the absence of disagreeable elements

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Newmark Knight Frank is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.