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Business Unit
Occupier Solutions
London - Gresham Street
Closing date
Contract type
Full time
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Job Description






Job Title

Director – Occupier Solutions


Business Unit

Occupier Solutions





Reports To

Principal & MD




Our story

Our Canadian-born business was founded in 1978 and has become a global organisation that now spans 120 locations across 20 countries. Our expansion has been rapid, but what matters most is the common belief that drives all 5,000 of our people to be a different type of real estate organisation. We believe that the places in which we live, work and play have the power to make us happier and healthier, and we are united by a shared sense of purpose, to have a positive impact on people’s lives. In short, we are a global commercial real estate advisory firm with a simple aim: for real estate to play a leading role in creating vibrant buildings, cities and places that deliver long-lasting social value and economic impact.


Why work for us?

We believe our industry is changing and we want our business to be a company of curious minds, passionate hearts and strategic intelligence. At Avison Young, we are committed to hiring people from all walks of life who have a collaborative style and innovations focus; we believe a diverse and embracing workforce makes for a stronger, more capable and competitive company. We will provide you with a place where you can step up and change the game. Collaboration is embedded in the way we work – our people have the autonomy to collaborate on client relationships, engage teams across the business, lead operations, work collectively on projects, participate in strategy and are ultimately responsible for our growth. Our distinctive Principal-led, privately-owned model puts us in the enviable position of being able to offer every employee the opportunity to own a share of our business and inspires and allows anyone to become a Principal. This role carries voting rights, so our people have a very real say in the future direction and operation of our business. This means that we are able to attract, engage and retain the best talent.


Overall Purpose of Job


The Occupier Solutions business is on the fastest growing for Avison Young. Consequently, we are currently investing significantly into our Occupier Solutions team in terms of capital deployment, key personnel and technology.

Reporting into the Principal & MD, this will be a pivotal role in helping to manage and grow our Occupier Solutions offer across a range of different clients and client solutions as well as mentoring team members and nurturing highly collaborative working practices.

This role will be integral to the business unit growth strategy and will involve working closely with a range of different departments within Avison Young – as well as regular interaction with a range of differing clients with varying needs.

You’ll be comfortable working across a range of strategy specialisms, providing team support, contributing to the creation of brand awareness strategies, communications and connection plans, and working closely with the Principal on Customer Experience solutions.



Main Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities


·        Deliver a strong existing and secured pipeline of client work across a range public and private sector multi-disciplinary clients.

·        Act as a key stakeholder for the Occupier Solutions team in assisting the team Principal in shaping, delivering and growing Avison Young’s Occupier Solutions business and strategic advisory offer.

·        Build on established internal and external client relationships.

·        Play a central role in Occupier Solutions business development team, responsible for unlocking some of the UK’s most significant regeneration projects.

·        National remit – ideally located within London or Manchester.

·        Assisting in leading the Occupier Solutions offer within Avison Young nationally.




Desired Knowledge, Skills and Experience


·        Management of multiple use property portfolios

·        Landlord and Tenant background , including lease event management

·        Lease treasury administration knowledge

·        Portfolio management including overseeing multi-disciplinary instructions

  • Excellent track record of success within an Occupier Solutions team is essential
  • Proven track record of understanding client ‘need’ and translating into effective customer focussed strategies
  • Excellent leadership skill set
  • Excellent ability to work collaboratively and to build good internal and external working relationships
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and awareness of developing commercially deliverable solutions
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Persuasive and confident style of communication
  • Big picture thinking and truly innovative
  • A self-starter, self-motivated and with a desire to deliver high standards and to promote this quality in others
  • A mentor, a collaborator and a team player, with the ability and the desire to take a team on the journey with you
  • Solutions not problems focused attitude
  • A striver for excellence
  • Educated to degree level desirable, but not essential