VP of Expansion Real Estate

Reporting to the Head of Expansion, the VP of Expansion Real Estate is responsible for owning one of the most important parts of our business - real estate expansion strategy and execution. At Compass, our offices are not just places for us to work - they are truly part of what defines us as a brand and as a company. Making the right decisions around where we should put new offices and how we should build them is critical to our long term ability to bring on and retain agents and employees - and therefore our success as a company.

At Compass you will:

  • Lead a team of 8+ real estate professionals covering the entire process of looking for space, vetting that space, negotiating LOIs and leases, designing the space, and bidding out / managing the actual construction process
  • Interface directly with Compass senior leadership to communicate around our office space strategy
  • Help drive go-forward domestic and international expansion strategy, including the selection and timing of future markets
  • Partner closely with the strategic finance team to make sure that we are being strong stewards of company finances via capex budgets
  • Build relationships with large landlords, strategic partners, and vendors

What We’re Looking For:

  • Prior experience leading the real estate function at a high-growth company 
  • Strong people management / team building experience
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills - both verbal and nonverbal
  • Experience building and implementing new processes with an eye for efficiency and scale
  • Highly resourceful problem solver and quick learner
  • Demonstrated ability to set, drive, and meet deadlines
  • Strong time management skills and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent judgement and the ability to gain trust across the organization quickly
  • Intrinsically entrepreneurial an able to thrive in a fast moving / changing organization
  • Willing to travel up to 50% of the time

At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. This means we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.

 


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