Pros: constant training and support, freedom to perform at your position without micromanagement, open door policy, weekly team meetings to discuss portfolio performance, organized, productive, fun and enjoyable work environment
Cons: i have no cons for this position.
Working for CBRE was the most rewarding and positive employment experience I have ever had. The company truly believed in their employees and equipped them with the tools and opportunities to grow within the company. My typical day at CBRE involved managing a huge portfolio owned by a three nationally known investors. I had numerous property managers, – more... assistant managers, engineers and ground crew to manage. I interviewed, assisted with hiring, trained and continually motivated my managers. I performed employee performance reviews, reviewed all financial documents, reviewed and approved invoices, walked properties on a constant basis to ensure the properties were properly being managed and cared for, managed tenant improvements, managed building renovations, provided tenant retention services, and constantly looked for avenues to improve the performance and profitability of the portfolio. I also assisted in leasing and sales activities within the portfolio. I sent out request for proposals on contract services, reviewed proposals, provided a bid matrix and assisted in the selection and procurement of contractors in the portfolio. I assisted in upgrading the interiors and mechanical equipment of said portfolio. I also served on the strategic planning committee, seeking new ways to enhance the performance of the portfolio, as well as looking for new ways for the partnership to invest.
This position allowed me a more hands on approach with my managers, as well as being a team leader for a large team. My co-workers were very positive and enthusiastic about their position and responsibilities and were very respectful to senior management. The hardest part of this position was the hours that were required of me, however, as I stated above, CBRE was always aware of what was required of their senior staff members. I definitely appreciated teleworking at home during the annual budget development period to allow for uninterrupted work time when working on portfolio budgets and five year forecasting plans.
Working for this company was a very rewarding experience, and while I worked hard while I was there, I enjoyed every minute of my time of employment. It was not unusual to put in 60 hours a week but CBRE constantly demonstrated their support and knowledge of the time and work that was required. That was demonstrated through company support when we had a death in the family. Unfortunately, my father passed away unexpectedly, leaving my mother devastated. We had to return back to Colorado to assist her after his death and help her adjust to being alone. The company was incredibly supportive of my family in the untimely death of my father and the adjustments required in our family. – less