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Director, Strategic Portfolio Management

Cincinnati, OH, USA | Jones Lang LaSalle

  • Industry:
    Real Estate
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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JLL is seeking a North America/Latin America Real Estate Portfolio Manager (“REPM”).REPM brings together strategy, transactions, project management and occupancy planning to drive real estate strategic planning and portfolio optimization to achieve impactful results.

As the REPM, this individual will deliver strategic real estate alternatives and recommendations that create value for one of the firm’s most important clients.This individual will focus on ensuring high quality and consistency in delivery across The Americas. The REPM Associate will report to the Global REPM Lead and will be based in Cincinnati or Chicago. There may be flexibility for a virtual role.


Gather and analyze inputs from the strategic planning process and on-account systems (business requirements, costs, facility information, cap-ex requirements, forecasts, occupancy data, lease and market data)

Proactively manage and track progress of assumptions tracker process across service lines

Analyze client’s real estate portfolio and develop strategies and plans to achieve long-term operational and financial goals (optimization, cost saving and improved ROI).

Develop overarching strategies related to workplace, organization, process, sustainability, labor and finance to govern the portfolio and set a foundation for city master plans and individual asset strategies

Analyze and make recommendations with respect to strategic dispositions, investment and market opportunities, hold versus sell analysis, feasibility studies, asset review and market studies, highest and best use analysis, acquisition and advice analysis and valuations for sale/leaseback purposes

Follow established portfolio planning process to develop multiple practical options supported by strong business cases that optimize NPV, deliver annual savings and enhance employee experience

Prepare and deliver client presentations with influence and impact for the client

Prepare and deliver periodic REPM reporting requirements


B.A./B.S. with strategy and quantitative coursework (economics, finance, accounting, etc.), MBA preferred

5 years of related work experience (management consulting or commercial real estate related experience in a life sciences environment preferred)

Experience in developing and implementing strategies related to lab and R&D environments highly desired but not required

Proficient financial/analytical skills with proven capabilities in financial modeling

Strong organizational skills, intellectual curiosity and high-level abilities with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PPT)

Independent, flexible, and resourceful

Highly developed verbal and written communication skills

Detailed oriented to deliver results timely and with the highest quality.

Ability to design and build sophisticated power-point presentations for executives from a framework provided

Project execution and consulting experience is highly desirable

Enjoy and excel working on a fast-paced environment

You are a role model with uncompromising standards who works as a collaborative team player, communicates professionally and demonstrates accountability.

You are open to new and innovative ideas and you focus on continuous improvement and delighting the customer.

At JLL you are expected to think “WE”. Everyone in the organization is part of the team!

You are a proactive, empathetic leader who brings a positive attitude to the workplace each day.

You are a change agent who lives JLL’s core values, including ethics, teamwork and excellence.​ 

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