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Strategy Lead - Real Estate Design Strategy

Company: Gensler
Location: New York
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Gensler is seeking a strategic design thinker to join the rapidly growing Real Estate Design Strategy practice. This candidate will be interested in developing strategic solutions for commercial developers and building owners that are rooted in research, architectural design, and knowledge of the tenant market and demands. We are looking for an emerging leader that is interested in the real estate marketplace and excited about evolving our practice. Real Estate Design Strategy projects span a variety of opportunities, industries, markets, and scales, and aim to unlock key building or site value that will inform all aspects of the planning, pre-design, and design processes. The foundational strategies leverage Gensler's network of industry experts and dashboard of data linked directly to its portfolio of clients. Armed with this toolkit, we translate data and demand into spatial thinking, which leads to transformative design and experiences. Your Role As a Real Estate Design Strategy Lead at Gensler, you will be a core member of a highly collaborative team dedicated to complex problem solving for developer projects and initiatives. No project is too small, too large, too analytic, or too architectural. You will lead project work, prioritizing tasks for yourself and others across multiple projects. You are a strategic thinker who is detail-oriented, organized, and enjoys problem solving. You are equally comfortable conducting targeted research efforts and engaging in conceptual building evaluations. You will be responsible for leading teams to deliver projects across a broad range of Real Estate Design Strategy services, including Amenity Strategy, Architectural Strategy, Real Estate Positioning Strategy and Tenant Strategy. What You Will Do As a Strategy Lead you will: Lead project work, including directing the work of junior colleagues, with guidance from Project/Strategy Directors. Specifically, you will lead teams to: Research, analyze, and synthesize building information to determine the impact on tenant demand Apply market and industry knowledge to planning and high-level programming concepts Plan and perform secondary user research and data collection activities (i.e. benchmarking studies) Create captivating narratives to connect clients' discovered needs and aspirations with thoughtful strategic direction Develop compelling communications that help clients to understand the benefits and implications of strategies and recommendations Partner with Strategy Directors and Strategy Managers to ensure project success Connect across studios within Gensler to understand the nuances of different tenant industries, the real estate industry, and their impact on commercial office buildings Contribute entrepreneurial spirit to an emerging practice at Gensler Identify opportunities to grow the practice through engagements with new and existing clients, and develop proposals that clearly articulate process, and scope Grow existing client relationships Mentor junior team members by providing timely and constructive feedback and guidance Your Qualifications A background in architectural design or closely related design field is required 8+ years of relevant professional experience Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign required) A strong portfolio demonstrating excellent command of fundamental communication design including composition, information graphics, and persuasive writing (how do you tell stories?) A deep curiosity in people, what moves and motivates them, and how space and designed experiences can meaningfully support and help their organizations realize goals A passion for exploring the overlap between architectural design, experience, brand, and culture An effective team leader Experience working in a dynamic environment that involves rapid iteration and pivoting between collaborative and individual work Self-motivated and entrepreneurial Life at Gensler We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership and twice annual bonus opportunities.

Keywords: Gensler, New York , Strategy Lead - Real Estate Design Strategy, Other , New York, New York

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