Strategic Real Estate Portfolio Analyst
Company: Bank of the West
Posted on: June 12, 2021
At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on
the world. We're investing where we feel we can make the most
impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship
programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting
programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the
U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet,
improve people's lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of
BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we're a bank, but as the bank for a
changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we
help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and
Job Description Summary
The Strategic Real Estate Portfolio Analyst, reporting directly
to the Head of Real Estate Strategy, drives integration within
Corporate Real Estate across transition management, space planning
and facilities operations. This role will understand the planned
real estate market actions for all buildings and businesses across
the Bank's footprint and ensure high-level real estate strategies
are reflected in proposed plans. To achieve these goals this
individual will partner closely with the Bank's lines of business
and internal partner organizations to actively assist and lead the
development of strategic real estate plans and business
initiatives. They will work to anticipate and understand the
requests coming from different business groups, assess the space
options available and develop options that account for competing
priorities and requests. This requires strong relationship
management skills along with dealing with very sensitive
information. This individual will also manage existing analytical
tools and create new models that measure and forecast the real
estate portfolio and summarize key insights for senior leaders.
The Bank of the West real estate portfolio is comprised of 4.8M
SF across 19 states and houses approx. 9,000 employees.
Essential Job Functions
- Contributes to the creation of the real estate strategy and its
implementation by providing guidance and intelligence to real
estate decision makers at the operating business unit and corporate
- Performs detailed analytics, which may include internal or
external financial, operational and/or market data, and is able to
summarize into key insights for senior leadership.
- Partners with Strategy and CRE services to develop and own
business demand forecasting process to inform supply demand gaps
- Maintains a consistent distribution of reporting and
notification to CRE senior leadership and other parts of the Bank
including dashboard reports that effectively illustrate occupancy
and cost analytics, headcount projections and workplace
- Develops and improves the Portfolio Plan of Record, a forward
looking database of real estate decisions over long term
- Works with CRE functional teams including project management,
facilities, transactions and occupancy planning teams, develops
real estate strategies that optimize cost, timing and LOB
- Develops decision support tools and reporting driving real
estate related decisions; includes internal process and controls,
portfolio analyses, site/market strategy pro formas, approval
documents, status updates, and documentation repositories.
- Evaluates capacity and demand requirements and develop
scenarios to optimize use of space while meeting business
- Analyzes occupancy analysis reporting to effectively forecast
future occupancy/vacancy ratios, headcount projections and
- Develops dashboards including headcount projections, capacity,
vacancy, churn information, and space allocations in
- Acts as a subject matter expert and responsible for the
development, monitoring and support of Corporate Real Estate (CRE)
strategies and space plans.
- Interprets business requirements and headcount forecasts in
order to develop real estate solutions.
Other Job Functions:
Performs other duties as assigned.
Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience working in the field
of business planning and analytics. An understanding of the
Corporate Real Estate industry is preferred.
Bachelor's degree in business management or related field,
Master's degree preferred.
- Highly motivated and proven leader with strong team-oriented
- Strategic thinker with a high degree of initiative and
- Ability to convey sense of urgency and to work productively in
a matrixed environment with corporate business partners.
- Accomplished in area of Data Analysis, able to transform large
disparate data sets into meaningful intelligence.
- Expert level PC skills (Access, Excel, PowerPoint) with
demonstrated proficiency in developing compelling
- Experience in real-time dashboard tools (e.g. tableau, power
bi) a plus.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to
provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without
regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West
is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female /
Disabled / Veteran.
Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified
applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco
Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and
federal laws and regulations.
Keywords: Bank of the West, Tempe , Strategic Real Estate Portfolio Analyst, Other , Tempe, Arizona
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