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Senior Principal - Business Development

Company: CBRE
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Senior Principal - Business Development

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GWS Segment

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Areas of Interest

Sales & Leasing


Atlanta - Georgia - United States of America, Boston - Massachusetts - United States of America, Chicago - Illinois - United States of America, Dallas - Texas - United States of America, Miami - Florida - United States of America, New York City - New York - United States of America, Philadelphia - Pennsylvania - United States of America, Phoenix - Arizona - United States of America, San Francisco - California - United States of America, Seattle - Washington - United States of America, Washington, D.C. - District of Columbia - United States of America

We are seeking a Senior Principal - Business Development professional to join our Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) Enterprise Sales & Solutions team. In partnership with GWS Enterprise Sector leadership, this individual will be responsible for formulating and implementing business development strategies based on the strategic directions and targets of the business.

The Senior Principal - Business Development will lead business development programs and initiatives and be accountable for the deliverables and outcomes. This role will be responsible for win, keep and grow activities in integrated Real Estate and Facilities Management outsourcing pursuits, and will lead interactions in a client-facing role in large, regional, and global pursuits, renewals, and expansions.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of each GWS service offering, platform, and value proposition, broader CBRE service lines and the Real Estate and Facilities industry.

  • In partnership with Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) Enterprise Sector leadership, responsible for formulating and implementing business development strategies based on the strategic directions and targets of the business; lead business development programs and initiatives, accountable for the deliverables and outcomes.,
  • Responsible for win, keep and grow activities in integrated Real Estate and Facilities Management outsourcing pursuits. Identifies opportunities and manages the cultivation, pursuit strategy, and pursuit execution to include the client pipeline, proposals, presentations, deal underwriting, and other client-facing meetings and materials. Establishes corporate client relationships with key decision-makers across various organizational levels.
  • Leads interactions in a client-facing role in large, regional, and global pursuits, renewals, and expansions.
  • Strong understanding of each GWS service offering, platform, and value proposition, and the broader CBRE service lines.
  • Coordination and governance of sales activity throughout the sales process including qualification, discovery, proposal, pricing presentation and negotiation.
  • Stays abreast of industry dynamics; evaluates industry and business trends and analyzes performance and responds with necessary business change.
  • Manages and achieves financial, operational, and other measures as defined in deliverables and/or KPI's (Key Performance Indicators) established for the client(s) as part of a one-time client engagement or as part of an on-going client relationship.
  • Collaborates with Senior Managing Director of Sales and Client Solutions and divisional leadership to develop a concise plan to accomplish the retention and acquisition of clients/markets, focusing on our value-add as "expert advisors" rather than "tactical or transaction specialists." Meets business growth objectives consistently.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

    General Responsibilities

    • Manages the planning, organization, and controls for a major functional area or department. May be responsible for a mix of direct and matrix reports.
    • May approve subordinate's recommendations for staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action, and termination.
    • Monitors appropriate staffing levels and reports on utilization and deployment of human resources.
    • Leads and supports staff in areas of staffing, selection, training, development, coaching, mentoring, measuring, appraising, and rewarding performance and retention. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.


      • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
      • Complex solutions sales or consulting experience required, commercial Real Estate or outsourcing experience preferred
      • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university. MBA preferred.
      • Minimum of 7 - 10 years of related experience in finance, consulting, or analytics preferred.
      • Experience must include a minimum of 5 - 7 years business development experience, developing outsourcing solutions, pricing, and org development models.
      • Relevant professional licenses (e.g., RICS, IAOP, COP, etc.) preferred.
      • CoreNet membership and participation in local and regional events desired.
      • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex business and legal documents including contracts and RFP documents.
      • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues.
      • Executive presence required; ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups.
      • Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.
      • Excellent listening skills with the ability to effectively assess client needs
      • Demonstrated customer relationship management experience
      • Requires advanced financial and analytics skills to review commercial models and pricing. .
      • Candidate should be able to prioritize key initiatives, develop business cases for budgets and reserve investments to align operational units towards common business development goals.
      • Provides recommendations to executives that impact a line of business.
      • Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.
      • Technically savvy with solid experience in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word) and Outlook.
      • Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of authority matrix, company policies and business practices.

        CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate's education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the Senior Principal - Business Development position is $230,000 annually and the maximum salary for the Senior Principal - Business Development position is $250,000 annually. The compensation that is offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience. Successful candidates will also be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on CBRE's applicable benefit program.

        CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have 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. We also provide reasonable accommodations, as needed, throughout the job application process. If you have a disability that inhibits your ability to apply for a position through our online application process, you may contact us via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

        NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

        CBRE GWS

        CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) works with clients to make real estate a meaningful contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach to delivering integrated real estate solutions. Each client is entrusted with a dedicated leader and is supported by regional and global resources, leveraging the industry's most robust platform. CBRE GWS delivers consistent, measurably superior outcomes for our clients at every stage of the lifecycle, and across industries and geographies.

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