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Vice President, Consultant: Real Estate Portfolio Optimization

JLL New York Full-Time
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About JLL:

We’re JLL. We’re a professional services and investment management firm specializing in real estate. As a Fortune 500 company, we help real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. We have nearly 300 corporate offices across 80 countries, with a team of more than 86,000 individuals.

If you’re looking to step up your career, JLL is the perfect professional home. With us, you’ll have a chance to innovate with the world’s leading businesses, put that expertise into action on landmark projects, and work on game-changing real estate initiatives. You’ll also make long-lasting professional connections and be inspired by the best. We’re focused on opportunity and want to help you make the most of yours. Achieve your ambitions—join us at JLL!

We are currently seeking a Vice President, Real Estate Portfolio Optimization Consultant to join JLL Consulting.  JLL Consulting helps clients define, implement and achieve enterprise ambitions.  Our consultants work with clients to create future-focused, agile strategies to help organizations thrive in today’s world of constant transformation, disruption and uncertainty. JLL Consultants are strategic problem-solvers who are obsessed with achieving our clients’ enterprise goals, from talent strategies and workplace experiences to portfolio, location and real estate strategies to financial and operational performance to enterprise transformation.

We perform engagements for clients in:

  • Real Estate Portfolio Optimization, and Merger/Acquisition Strategy
  • Human Experience/Workplace Strategy
  • Flexible Space/Workplace Strategy
  • Workforce Transformation 
  • Corporate Real Estate Organizational Strategy & Process Design 
  • Financial Modelling and complex analytics
  • Change Management and Program Leadership

If you’re looking to step up your career, JLL is the perfect professional home. With us, you’ll have a chance to innovate with the world’s leading businesses, put that expertise into action on landmark projects, and work on game-changing real estate initiatives. You’ll also make long-lasting professional connections and be inspired by the best. We’re focused on opportunity and want to help you make the most of yours. Achieve your ambitions—join us at JLL!

What this job involves:

As a Vice President, Real Estate Portfolio Optimization you’ll lead and deliver fast sprints to large, complex, transformative client engagements that identify, design, and implement creative solutions for large companies, helping them restructure their real estate portfolio and workplace strategies. Your responsibilities will include: providing service excellence by identifying key client business issues, determining client needs by supplementing the standard assessment techniques and tools with innovative approaches, evaluating and validating analysis and developing recommendations for the client in the context of the overall engagement. You will be expected to implement and oversee the quality of deliverables, effectively manage the functional and technical team, support functional tracks of the transformation and day-to-day relationships to ensure exceptional performance. You’ll participate in the development and presentation of proposals for business development activities. You’ll have the opportunity to broaden your areas of expertise and be in a position to address all aspects of Corporate Real Estate and solve client’s biggest business issues. You will develop the client experiences and commercial aptitude necessary to be a successful Senior Vice President and Managing Director in Consulting.


You will have the opportunity to lead your own engagements or components of large, complex engagements with the following focus:

  • Analyze corporate clients’ real estate portfolios and develop strategies and plans to achieve long-term operational and financial goals. 
  • Perform complex corporate real estate financial analysis, develop sophisticated tools and creative approaches that will allow our client’s to optimize their real estate portfolios. 
  • Proactively manage execution of client engagements to ensure excellence, consistency and profitability. 
  • Support Consulting knowledge management by assisting in the development of project process, tools, and client deliverables that will be included in best practices.
  • Pursue new business opportunities and identify areas for growth in conjunction with the Consulting leadership team and personnel.
  • Actively participate in industry forums, conferences, and membership in key civic organizations.  
  • Assist in efforts to leverage insights, collaboration and delivery to ensure that we are the industry leader in product innovation.
  • Lead and support in the management and development of the Consulting team with the overall goal of improving performance.

 General Profile:

  • Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices.
  • Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May lead unit teams or projects.
  • Requires in-depth and/or breadth of expertise in own specialized discipline or field.
  • Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services.
  • May lead unit teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk and/or complexity.
  • Leads others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgement and identify innovative solutions.
  • Impacts the achievement of customer, operational, project or services objectives; work is guided by unit policies.
  • Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5-7 years of experience in portfolio analytic principles, methodologies and tools
  • Experience influencing and relationship management at the senior executive level
  • Possess strong analytical skills and the ability to develop conclusions and recommendations
  • Ability to multi-task and work both in a team and independently in a high-pressure deadline driven environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and complex matters daily
  • Capacity to deal with ambiguity as well as address and solve complex problems
  • Exceptional communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Possess excellent customer service and interpersonal relationship skills
  • Expert at Excel and Power point
  • 50-70% travel required for this role

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in presenting to senior leadership
  • Experience with large-scale portfolio strategies
  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences

What you can expect from us

You’ll join an entrepreneurial, inclusive culture. One where we succeed together – across the desk and around the globe. Where like-minded people work naturally together to achieve great things.

Our Total Rewards program reflects our commitment to helping you achieve your ambitions in career, recognition, wellbeing, benefits and pay. We’ll offer you a competitive salary and benefits package.

You’ll have access to mentoring, counseling, and training opportunities to help foster and accelerate your development of new skills and capabilities.

Our learning programs are designed to develop your skills. You’ll also have access to a career roadmap that will help you fully leverage the opportunities you need to be effective and grow professionally. Your leaders will work to provide engaging learning and networking opportunities.

Join us to develop your strengths and enjoy a fulfilling career full of varied experiences. Keep those ambitions in sights and imagine where JLL can take you...

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