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Global SVP People - Real Estate Brokerage /Advisory Services

Human Resources
19033606 Requisition #


As a member of the People team and a Business Partner to the Advisory Services business segment, your key responsibility is to ensure that the business’ employees are capably deployed to drive exceptional outcomes for our clients and shareholders. The Advisory Services business is comprised of Advisory and Transaction Services, Capital Markets, Project Management, Property Management, and Valuations. This leadership role will support the business in areas such as engagement, diversity and inclusion, workforce strategy, analytics, organizational design, talent management, and retention.

The People business partner sets the standard, tone and direction of the People strategy and delivery for his/her business segment. The business partner ensures a culture of integrity, high-performance, fairness, teamwork, growth and people development to achieve our vision and targets.

The business partner will be a practical but innovative thinker, focused on creating and delivering a People strategy that adds measurable value in key areas. Partnering with senior business leaders, this position will be responsible for driving the transformation of the People function globally. The business partner will be a visible and inspirational leader to the business, his/her team, and peers on the Global People Leadership Team.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to lead a team of highly motivated professionals within a dynamic, complex and entrepreneurial Fortune 200 company.


Use data and fact-based analysis to anticipate talent needs and provide insights to the business for competitive decision making

Constantly review and assess the culture of the organization globally through active, vocal engagement with leaders and managers and take any steps necessary to maintain CBRE’s culture and RISE values

Attract, recruit and retain members of the People Team and provide mentoring and career development

Coordinate with regional and global People functions to ensure People processes, policies, and services are implemented, observed, and meet the needs of the business.

Challenge current/ traditional ways of thinking and define innovative ways of working to best serve CBRE clients and employee needs as we continue our transformation.

Play a key and advisory role in helping the organization to sharpen its structure to respond to and support rapid growth, change in culture and product offering. 

Proactivity manage the talent pipeline to ensure we future proof the business to have the talent available to meet future growth and adapt to the changing environment.

Lead all People related aspects of any business M&A activity across the total lifecycle.

Promote ‘One People Team’ culture throughout the organization; act as a highly visible role model to motivate exceptional performance and teamwork across the organization.

Other duties as required.


Lead by creating strong relationships and trust, innovative People practices, and inspiring teams and leaders towards outstanding people outcomes.
Inspire and promote a positive and accountable work environment.
Manage the planning, organization and controls for multiple functional areas and teams. May be responsible for a mix of direct and matrix reports.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from 4-year college or university and a minimum of 10 years of related global experience. Master’s degree (MA/MS) a plus.


Exceptional communication skills and the ability to inspire your team and peer groups both verbally and in writing. Ability to interface with senior CBRE executives and directors to convey People strategy, performance measures and cost efficiency.

Ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret business data, analysis and documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues and to maintain confidentiality. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees and client groups to take desired action.


Ability to solve advanced problems and address a variety of options in complex situations. Requires strong analytical and quantitative skills. Ability to work within an organizational matrix.


Experience with CBRE Advisory Services’ business segments, operating platform and clients

Proven success serving as a trusted advisor with senior level executives

Ability to work clearly and drive change in a highly-matrixed, organizationally complex business with multiple stakeholders

Strong decision-making skills and are comfortable working in a fast-paced, fluid environment

Agile working practices coupled with pragmatic thinking and decision making

Strong collaboration skills with the ability to effectively work cross functionally

Experience working in global, publicly-traded organizations

Demonstrated business acumen and the ability to clearly define, implement, communicate end user centric solutions and influence key stakeholders to execute

Uncompromising ethics

Background in Six Sigma or process efficiency, human centered design a plus


Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to People department.

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About CBRE (NYSE: CBRE): At CBRE, you are empowered to take your career path into your own hands. Enjoy workplace flexibility in a global organization with tremendous scale. Work in an inclusive and collaborative environment with supportive teammates. Come experience the employee advantage at CBRE.

CBRE has a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

As a Fortune 500 worldwide leader in real estate services, CBRE’s more than 90,000 professionals provide exceptional outcomes for clients in over approximately 480 offices worldwide.  When it comes to real estate, CBRE sees potential everywhere. We turn scale into strength, expense into performance, and property into prosperity. Visit cbre.us.

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