Associate Director (Commercial Fit out, Projects)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (Commercial Fit out, Projects)


CBRE advise more clients than any other commercial property adviser, combining the market-making of management consultants with the accountability of professional advisors. They work with occupiers, investors and developers of office, industrial and logistic, residential, retail and hotel property. CBRE provide strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing, tenant representation, corporate services, facilities, property and project management, appraisal and valuation, development services, investment management, energy and sustainability services, and research and consulting.


• Over 20,000 employees • 140 offices in 43 countries across the region • Total transaction value $90.6 billion • 1.3 billion sq. ft. property and corporate facilities under management

• Loan Originations $4.8 billion • Loan Servicing $26.8 billion

• Investments Under Management $45.0 billion • Valuation and Advisory Assignments 71,850 • Project Management Contract Value $5.4 billion

CBRE has approximately 10,000 people based in the UK in key cities including Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Southampton.


The team has built an enviable track record within the commercial occupier and workplace environment, helping our clients make the most effective use of their space and optimise value from their property. Every interior fit out project is unique. Understanding the relative importance of the key variables of space, technology and people and their impact on a project is fundamental to successful delivery. We have a dedicated corporate workplace project management team of 20 specialist fit out project managers, that have delivered in excess of three million square feet of commercial fit out and refurbishment in the past three years. CBRE’s Corporate Workplace Project Team is part of Building Consultancy which is a multi-disciplinary group comprising a range of technical disciplines giving you access to a wealth of experience and knowledge.

No. 1 Project Management Team in 2015 for occupier fit out work with leading market share in London

100 fit out projects successfully delivered in 2015

3 million sq.ft. fit out projects managed in the last 3 years

Client: Catapult Size: 40,000 Sqft


A BROADER PERSPECTIVE CBRE is one of the world’s leading Real Estate


Consultancies providing advice throughout the complete property life cycle; from acquisition, through initial fit out, use, refurbishment and ultimately to disposal. This gives us an almost unique understanding of how key decisions during one stage in the life cycle can impact subsequent stages. This broader perspective is applied to the project journey to deliver value to our clients, but also though occupation, use and ultimately exit strategy at lease end. We see ourselves at the centre of this process leveraging our expertise to minimise risk and maximise benefits and value. The diagram (opposite) provides an illustration of this approach, setting out the comprehensive range of services we offer within the context of the property lifecycle.



SPECIALIST TEAM... Every interior fit out project is unique. Understanding the relative importance of the key variables of space, technology and people and their impact on a project is fundamental to successful delivery. Within our London HQ at St Martins Court, we have a dedicated corporate workplace project management team that have delivered in excess of two million square feet of commercial fit out and refurbishment in the past two years. This experience extends across the entire property lifecycle which means we have a unique insight into current operational and occupational drivers and trends. We leverage this experience to continually improve our service offering to deliver best practice and lessons learned for the benefit of our clients. CONSTRUCTING THE TEAM... Our corporate workplace project management offering is supplemented with in-house capability, comprising: cost management; architectural and services design; workplace consulting and health and safety services. In addition, and as you would expect, we have also developed successful working relationships with a wide range of external suppliers across the professional disciplines. We have an unrivalled understanding of the key players in the market their capability, strengths and weaknesses, the key individuals and their existing project commitments. We will work with you to understand your particular drivers and aspirations for your project and help you identify and select the right team to deliver success.


In addition to the project delivery, CBRE seek to provide a return on investment and target a value to fee ratio of £3 : £1. At the end of each project, we demonstrate our cost savings as a multiple of the fee paid for our services.

We achieve this through:

 Cost Savings – Pre Contract  Negotiating project costs on your behalf  Competitive and accurate full scope tendering  Challenge the design team to value design rather than value engineer

 Cost Avoidance – Post Contract  Commercial intelligence on assignment of risk  Early development of planning and procurement strategy  Selecting the right team  Extensive knowledge of contractual terms and conditions

 Value Add  Draw on market experience to implement more efficient ways of working  Experience in Landlord negotiations  Advise on market trends


Position: Reports to:

Associate Director – Commercial Fit Out, Projects City Position - Richard Morris; West End & Out of Town Position – Alan Edgar


St Martin’s Court, Paternoster Row

Key Objectives: • Taking a leading role under a Director/ Senior Director on larger projects and more autonomous role on smaller projects provide Project Management delivery service to corporate occupier clients on a broad range of fit out & relocation or refurbishment projects. • Assist with and manage the direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with CBRE company strategy, commitments and goals. • Manage internal and external project teams (consulting and contracting) in the successful delivery of all projects and lead the planning and implementation of project. • Assist with and manage the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables. • Assist with and manage the definition of project tasks and resource requirements. • Assist with and manage the development of project programmes and overall strategy plans. • Assist with and manage the assembly and coordination of project team members as required to suit complexity of the project. • Participate in the management of project budgets. • Track project deliverables using appropriate tools. • Assist with and manage the monitoring and reporting on progress of the projects to all stakeholders. • Present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions. • Participate in the implementation and management of project changes. • Participate in providing efficient and timely support to other CBRE service lines where required to assist in securing instruction. • Identify and deliver opportunities to cross sell other CBRE service lines. • Identify fee earning opportunities within both internal CBRE market place and external market place.

• Directly contribute to the overall annual fee target of the Commercial Fit Out Team. • Make positive contribution to and assist Team Leaders in undertaking and managing new business development, marketing strategy and overall management and growth of the Commercial Fit Out Team. • Take an active role in the support & project and professional development of more junior staff.

JOB ROLE (Continued)

Person Profile Experience • 5 years + post APC (Project Management or Building Surveying) experience with commercial office fit out/ refurbishment project experience. • Experience in Project Management/ Contract Administration role on commercial fit out and refurbishment projects. • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical application of project management. • Demonstrable knowledge of project management techniques and tools. • Demonstrable interpersonal and communication skills/ ability. • Able to form strong and productive relationships at peer group level. Personal Attributes • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. • Ability to build working relationships across all levels, in a team environment. • Leads by example, and can influence, lead and motivate others through action as well as words. • Assertive, persuasive and self-motivated. • Flexible and adaptable to cope with fast track projects and changing client requirements. • Commitment to continually developing ability and skill base. • Demonstration of good time management, focussing appropriate resources to meet client and project objectives. • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

• Planning, organising and decision-making. • Conflict management. • Adaptability. Qualifications Minimum • First degree – BSc or BA Ideally • MRICS in Building Surveying or Project Management. IT Technical Abilities • Technically literate. • Excellent Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills. • Experience of Microsoft Project.


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MRG are managing this search on behalf of CBRE, to apply or for any further information, please contact Miles Smith or Matthew Evans at The Management Recruitment Group; 07779 412380 07854 865017.

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