Director of North America CRE

Company Name:
Zurich NA
Job Summary
Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.
Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.
Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.
We are currently looking for a Corporate Real Estate Manager to work out of our Melville, NY office.
In this critical position you will be responsible for development and tracking of overall Zurich in North America and Farmers Real Estate strategy to include development of footprint strategies. Ensure service provider service levels are met and maintained. Participate in major strategy development and special projects with Portfolio Managers and Head of Corporate Real Estate in North America.
Job Accountabilities:
1. Manage development of Real Estate strategies.
2. Develop, lead, and manage portfolio strategies for our locations in North America. This will require a combination of push i.e. business led and pull i.e. Corporate Real Estate & Facilities Management (CRE&FM ) led initiatives.
3. Develop and maintain best practice processes and models to ensure that analysis and implementation of portfolio strategies are implemented in a consistent way on a global and regional basis. The analysis will include:
a. At building, metro and portfolio levels to establish opportunities and challenges through understanding the influence of key business drivers.
b. Capacity modeling; overlay future business headcount projections against available space to forecast future office workspace requirements.
c. Strategic options & what-if scenario modeling production of high quality strategy papers that include straw man options for discussion and refinement with the business.
4. Insure overall delivery of Service Provider services.
5. Assist North America Head of CRE in Regional projects that cross all geographies in North America.
6. Develop and use KPI dashboards and work with customers to advance RE strategy.
7. Work with Service Provider to enhance delivery and customer centricity.
8. Develop network of contacts in the industry to ensure that Zurich are at the forefront of the latest thinking.
9. Collaborate with the CRE ICT team to influence the creation and maintenance of appropriate systems, tools and data to enable the portfolio to be analyzed and opportunites be effectively communicated.
10. Provide the lead in developing benchmarking strategies for CRE.
11. Develop analysis and presentations to assist the Head of CRE in North America.
Job Qualifications
Basic Requirements-
8 Or More Years Of Related Experience in:
1. Extensive corporate real estate experience
2. Significant experience in office leasing and transaction management
3. Proven analytical, finance and strategic skills
4. Demonstrated understanding of real estate markets and maket influences
5. Able to effectively interface with the business, finance and leadership teams
6. Enhanced corporate strategic planning
7. Demonstrate working knowledge of financial reporting for real estate
Preferred Qualifications-
Bachelors Degree +
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Director of North America CRE
Melville, New York

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