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EY Strategy and Transactions- Corporate Real Estate- Workplace Strategy- Senior Associate in New York, New York

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

New York, Hoboken, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco

About this role:

EY has built an industry leading corporate real estate (CRE) consulting practice. We work with our clients to address their most complex CRE issues and challenges. We advise our clients on strategic, operational, and analytical matters. You have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That's how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our commitments to our stakeholders. In doing so, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients, and for our communities.

Our team of strategic advisors sits at the heart of a global EY real estate network that delivers high quality advice through every phase of the real estate lifecycle. You will leverage EY's global network to support various account teams, service lines, and solutions in order to tackle some of the largest and most complex corporate real estate and workplace challenges facing our clients.

Your key responsibilities:

In order to be effective in CRE, you need to be able to make intelligent and informed decisions about people, place, and technology. You will be an important part of our diverse, talented, and highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile corporate real estate engagements.

As a Senior / Staff within CRE Consulting, you will spend your days working on strategic and / or operational corporate real estate issues, while working with practice leadership and client management to deliver innovative solutions.

Skills and attributes for success:

  • Conduct research, doing quantitative and qualitative analysis

  • Contribute to assembling reports and executive briefings

  • Participate in team problem solving efforts and offer ideas to solve client issues

  • Use current technology/tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables and services

  • Actively expand consulting skills and professional development through training courses, mentoring, and daily interaction with clients

  • Review and develop agendas, track meeting milestones, capture meeting minutes, and action items to ensure project objectives are met

  • Support the creation of proposals, presentations and other client-facing materials and deliverables

  • Support the development and documentation of EY's point of view on relevant and current CRE topics and trends

  • Analyze and draw insights from complex data sets

  • Interact at all levels of the client organization

  • Client-service oriented work ethic, driven by a desire to act

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building capabilities

  • Outstanding listening, written and oral communication skills

  • Passion for strategic and creative problem solving

  • Intellectual curiosity and comfort with ambiguity​

To qualify you must have:

  • Relevant experience in workplace and workplace strategy disciplines and / or providing management consulting services in the workplace strategy arena

  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience for a Staff role

  • 4+ years of relevant work experience for a Senior role

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting, engineering, architecture, interior design, sustainability, business, finance or other business-related field; graduate degree in a relevant field / discipline is preferred

  • Ability to understand and articulate workplace, design and space concepts such as alternative working arrangements (AWAs), activity-based working, impacts of third and fourth places, mobility, flexible work, future-of-work, personas, segmentation, etc.​

  • Support clients in determining requirements for workplace that align with business strategy

  • Analyze and incorporate inputs from the client strategic planning process (business requirements, costs, facility information, cap-ex requirements, forecasts, occupancy data, lease and market data) and understand the connection to space planning to make the case for workplace support

  • Provide and support organizational change initiatives to assist the client in implementing various functions and workplace objectives to ensure decisions are made and progress is achieved

  • Develop workplace programs and oversee the execution of programs (may liaise with architect, construction and/or real estate broker for oversight and coordination)

  • Support policy needs in support of the workplace program by creating tools, processes, standards, training, etc.

  • Exceptional writing and presentation skills

  • High proficiency with the MS Office Suite of Products

  • Ability to travel up to 75%

Ideally, you'll also have:

  • Prior professional services or management consulting experience

  • Exposure to corporate real estate, facilities management, and / or workplace disciplines

What we look for:

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with a passion for real estate and have a very strong attention to detail. Being a strong team player is critical with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our clients goals.

What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

• Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

• Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

• Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

• Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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