Job Location: This role can be located out of one of these 3 IBM office Locations-Research Triangle Park, NC / New York City, NY / Westchester NY IBM RESOThe Real Estate Strategy and Operations team manages the global IBM Real Estate Portfolio which includes 1,400 locations and 82 million square feet worldwide, made up of Office, Data Center, Manufacturing, Development and Lab space. The cross-functional team is comprised of highly skilled professionals in Engineering, Finance, Business Controls, Project Management, IT, Architecture, Design, Environmental, Energy, Operations and Facilities Maintenance.As business enablers and advisors we collaborate to drive client solutions and enhance IBM culture. Eastern US , Regional Real Estate Manager Real Estate Strategy and Operations – IBM North America operates in excess of 400 locations spread over nearly 35 million square feet of space. Reporting to the North America RESO Director, this role is responsible for the operation and delivery of all Real Estate services in the Eastern Region of the United States. Leading a regional team of Real Estate professionals with the goal of delivering innovative and effective solutions to drive enhancements in the experience of the business and delivery of strategies that best meet the corporation’s objectives. Key objectives are: To own the delivery of IBM’s Real Estate function including:• Fostering a creative, high energy environment, defining and managing all resources required to deliver against objectives.• Working with Regional and Country Management, Business Unit Executives and all other parties to deliver an effective and efficient environment• Working with the RESO Strategic Planning team to devise and deliver long and medium term actions to best meet objectives• Drives a strong culture of control, compliance, best conduct, operational expenditure management, financial forecasting and reporting. • Operation of the property portfolio in a safe and reliable manner to the benefit of all IBMers.• To be known as a subject matter expert and trusted advisor to IBM’s regional leadership• Delivery of complex projects, ensuring the required, planning, skills, experience, tools, stakeholder management and proper practises are deployed and maintained.• Adherence to and delivery of Global RESO practises, tools and standards as agreed with the global support teams.• Working closely with the RESO Global Data Centre Management team to ensure the reliable delivery of Datacentre services• Solid understanding of Agile behaviors to devise methods to deliver locations that facilitate this way of working where possible.• Driving a comprehensive strategic asset investment program• Acting as the Regional Interface with 3rd party Integrated suppliers for Strategic discussions and performance measurement• People manager role-manage & develop teams of Real Estate professionals Travel• As required, role is expected to have first-hand knowledge of strategic locations and development of personal network with key executives.
At least 10 years’ experience operating a combined owned & lease held regional commercial portfolio for one or more large organizations/corporations. Demonstrable track record of being able to manage & develop teams of Real Estate professionals & efficiently manage remote resources Able to practice agile techniques Very strong communication skills - Able to influence at a senior level via in-depth subject matter understanding. Extensive & proven history of negotiating large corporate real estate commitments Solid understanding of regional Real Estate market drivers & conditions Able to operate effectively/strategically within large Matrix environments ensuring IBM’s future needs are meet. Solid understanding of wider aspects of corporate Real Estate (Finance, Design and construction, FM etc) Able to understand the operation & needs of the end business units supported by RESO, with particular focus on their measurement and metrics. ,
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