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AECOM Real Estate Lease Transaction Manager in Arlington, Virginia

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Real Estate Lease Transaction Manager that can be based anywhere within the United States. This position offers flexibility for remote/virtual or hybrid work schedules.


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We're one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Summary:

The Real Estate Lease Transaction Manager will serve as the primary point of contact for the business unit by building a positive relationship and effectively communicating the business’s Real Estate goals. The Real Estate Manager will simultaneously challenge and guide the business unit at critical junctures to ultimately create a holistic strategy. This person will be responsible for one of America’s regions, or approximately 1.5 million square feet and 100+ office locations. Working in a dynamic environment, the Real Estate Manager is expected to achieve measurable targets in service and quality and reduce real estate lease and operating costs within the assigned regions.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Acts as the single point of contact to AECOM’s Region Executive and Region Finance Directors.

  • Creates an open dialog and level of honesty with the business to communicate gaps, understand the operating objectives and ultimately follow impeccable execution and communication

  • Determines business’s priorities and concerns and tailors a solution to meet those needs while balancing corporate governance and standards

  • Influence business unit to co-create strategic solutions

  • Quick and Agile to business unit, internal to Americas Real Estate and Facilities Services staff, and external business partners. Develop and maintain strong client relationships with the business unit

  • Manages up to 50 transactions 24 months prior to lease expiration/renewal option

  • Articulates the objectives and services of the Americas Real Estate and Facilities Services department

  • Provides timely, informative, and actionable reports to the Region Executive, Region Finance Director, and other stakeholders across AECOM’s enterprise

  • Creates real estate solutions and strategies that drive efficient use of all real estate assets

  • Identifies and acts on unique opportunities, delivers cost savings, improves utilization

  • Oversees and ensures successful delivery of real estate strategies, transactions, and projects

  • Provides direction and guidance to Transaction Manager, Facilities Management, and Project Management Office for execution of strategies

  • Acts as operations advocate while balancing corporate governance and standards

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree plus eight (8) years of related experience in client relationship management and/or corporate real estate, including strategy development, leasing, and/or workplace/facilities management, in relevant geographic locations throughout the Americas or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Ability to travel approx. 20% with travel inside of the USA and travel into Canada and South America – a valid U.S. Passport, or the ability to obtain one, is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Organized in all areas of transaction management and has a strong recall capacity

  • Experience managing internal and external staff

  • Strong customer focus and ability to balance and advance business objectives in the context of corporate standards and governance

  • Excellent communication skills written and oral; Must be able to articulate compelling business cases

  • Ability to indirectly influence transactional outcomes with a strong analytical approach

  • Strong client management skills

  • Service provision responsibilities

  • Superior problem-solving skills

  • Attention to detail and ability to organize complex concepts and information

  • Able to work in and deliver services in a team-based and matrix environment

  • Advanced skills in PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook

Additional Information:

  • Sponsorship for US and/or Canadian work authorization is not available.

  • Relocation assistance and/or per diem is not offered for this position.

Offered rate of compensation (for Colorado locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range is $100,000 - $140,000 annually.

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, retirement benefits, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Management

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 268704BR

Additional Locations CA - Edmonton, AB - 18817 Stony Plain Rd NW, CA - Toronto, ON - 1200 Markham Road, US - Arlington, VA - 3101 Wilson Blvd, US - Atlanta, GA - 1360 Peachtree St NE, US - Charlotte, NC - 6000 Fairview Road, US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive, US - Dallas, TX - 13355 Noel Road, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - New York, NY - 605 Third Ave, US - Phoenix, AZ - 7720 North 16th Street, US - Saint Louis, MO - 100 N Broadway 20th Floor

Virtual: Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.