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Associate Director/Director, Transaction Management

Location: Singapore
Company: CBRE
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The Client is a multinational conglomerate who is a market leader in providing building solutions and infrastructure development. The Transaction Manager will be responsible for providing ongoing management of real estate transaction activities, encompassing offices & industrial units across the SEA and Pacific regions. . Prepares, recommends, and implements a portfolio-wide transaction strategy. Coordinates field resources and other stakeholders or self-performs in the execution of lease renewals, new site acquisitions, disposition of surplus space through subleasing, early lease termination and more.

  • Implement real estate plans with an understanding of the client's strategic real estate goals. Assist with project initiation and scope definition, prioritization of assignments, and adherence to client-driven priorities, commitments and governance.
  • Coordinates field broker selection and other required resources or self-performs, subject matter experts, and business partners. If necessary, facilitate client review and approval of proposed team resources for the purpose of transaction execution.
  • Draft and create a large variety of analyses and relevant documents, including but not limited to: project initiation, market comparable reports, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), proposal comparison packages, letters of intent, and broker's opinions of value.
  • Monitor lease expirations. Locate and acquire new properties and lead disposal of surplus properties within prescribed the timeline.
  • Work closely with CBRE and/or client's Lease Administration, Project Management, Facility Management and Finance/Accounting teams to ensure integration between the service lines.
  • Closely track all critical dates (lease expiries, notice periods etc.), transaction activities and accounts for all savings results achieved on behalf of client.
  • Monitor and maintain a real estate project tracking system to ensure timely transaction completion. Prepare reports and make presentations to relevant parties.
  • Ensures compliance with CBRE's corporate policies as they relate to identifying and mitigating potential conflicts of interest.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent
  • Degree in Real Estate, Facilities Management, Engineering or related discipline
  • 10+ years in the real estate industry
  • Account/client management skills

Candidates with recognised real estate (RICS/ MCR or similar) qualification will have distinct advantage

ESSENTIAL SKILLS include the following:
  • Excellent communication (verbal & written), presentation and negotiation skills, diplomatic but assertive
  • Proactively managing customer relationships
  • An analytical mindset with problem-solving skills
  • Commercial acumen
  • Multi-tasking and sensitive to cross-cultural exposures
  • Organizing and prioritizing a large and varied workload
  • Account managing / planning
  • Financial analysis / modelling
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Power Point , Word etc.)

  • Ability to respond effectively to highly sensitive issues.
  • Ability to enable clients decision making by providing relevant information decks .
  • Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, management, and client groups to take desired action.
  • Must be able to act as the clients spokesperson and lead the dialogue with landlords/ 3rd parties.
  • Ability to write reports and articles using a clear and comprehensive style.
  • Understands how to prepare, review, analyze, and interpret financial analysis including P&L and cash flow projections, NPV (net present value), and/or IRR (internal rate of return) to enable clients to make more informed decisions.

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