Space and Occupancy Planner – Arlington, VA 22203

The Strategic Planner’s primary focus is to provide strategic space and occupancy planning expertise in support of long term supply and demand planning, real estate strategy, workplace design, space analysis and space efficiency within the Client’s real estate portfolio. The Strategic Planner is responsible for developing workplace solutions that are driven by the client’s business and cultural objectives. Your primary responsibility will be to collaborate with client business partners to identify goals, create and implement space and occupancy strategies and plans that maximize the user experience and minimize resistance to the change. You will serve as the primary point of contact for the business group you represent, interface with client business executives and manage negotiations between business groups as needed.

Job Description

Oversees all facility space and personnel move requests within assigned territory to maximize space efficiencies while implementing solutions in-line with client lines of business and corporate real estate goals

Establishes and maintains relationships with various client lines of business to understand their requirements and the impacts to the portfolio

Makes recommendations to enhance operational efficiency, service delivery, cost savings, and asset utilization

Collaborates with Strategy, Project Management, Facility Management and other CRE team members on all efforts

Interfaces with Client to develop options, finalize project concepts and prepare final documents for client approval

Serves as the primary client contact for relocation requests and collaborates with Facility Manager to ensure client needs are met

Oversees group moves and moves with special requirements. Coordinates with Facility Managers, and presents solutions to client.

In conjunction with Project Manager and Facility Manager, develops migration plans and sequencing of group-level relocations

Organizes all data into approved formats for planning and hand off purposes, including: planning power point documents, proposed spreadsheet data and written descriptions of solutions

Ensures that the CAFM system accurately reflects current occupancy for assigned territories, and is updated to include new information obtained from site audits, A&I partners, CRE project managers and other valid sources

Maintains CAFM data that supports development of space allocation plans

Reviews and approves / or makes alternate recommendation for reconfiguration requests in assigned territory

Engage Furniture Coordinator, Workplace Strategist, Facility Manager and Project Manager as needed for scoping and cost related to FF&E activity


Five years’ work experience in two or more of the following: a) space planning, b) project management, and c) facilities planning

Minimum of five years’ experience in a corporate real estate environment

Possesses strong analytical skills and the ability to develop conclusions and recommendations

Maintains a working knowledge of CAFM software, space management systems, and relational database functionality

Demonstrates proficiency in architectural and engineering drawings, concepts & design

Experienced in managing projects of varied scope and complexity

Demonstrates a working knowledge of various office furniture systems

Proficient in MS Office Suite software applications

Excellent customer service and interpersonal relationship skills

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Able to build strong relationships with internal and external partners to deliver effective services

Strong oral, written and presentation skills

Assumes ownership of requests in order to ensure successful completion

Strong attention to detail and quality

Ability to handle concurrent projects with minimal supervision and direction

Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.


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