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Senior Occupancy Planner in Duluth, GA at JLL

at JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle)

Posted: 6/8/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: J3P2DD5WQ0LL06XRCTY
Keywords: office

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Job Description

About JLL

We’re JLL. We’re a professional services and investment management firm specializing in real estate. As a Fortune 500 company, we help real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions.

We have nearly 300 corporate offices across 80 countries, with a team of more than 80,000 individuals.  And we look after a property portfolio of over 4 billion square feet, all on behalf of our clients.

If you’re looking to step up your career, JLL is the perfect professional home. With us, you’ll have a chance to innovate with the world’s leading businesses, put that expertise into action on landmark projects, and work on game-changing real estate initiatives. You’ll also make long-lasting professional connections and be inspired by the best. We’re focused on opportunity and want to help you make the most of yours. Achieve your ambitions—join us at JLL!

Our Corporate Solutions Group is currently seeking a Senior Occupancy Planner to join and help our team successfully manage the supply, capacity and demand of a building, campus or region portfolio of space for a specific client at the business unit level.

What does this job involve?

Being in the forefront

As a Senior Occupancy Planner, you’ll be assisting with the development of an overarching corporate strategic master plan.  This will include collecting organizational requirements, translating those requirements into corporate standards and planning locations based on adjacencies, work activities and desk sharing ratios.  In addition, you will develop migration plans and sequencing of group-level and individual moves as well as facilitate and/or resolve planning issues identified in the customer planning meetings. You will ensure that planning is aligned with corporate guidelines, and that all scenarios maximize use of space; recommend educate and enforce space policies/standards, procedures and protocols and will notify client of customer requested exceptions; and as necessary, assist in developing site-specific planning strategies with senior leadership.

Having the know-how

You’ll need to have great knowledge in the Corporate Real Estate arena. In this role, you will interact with organizational leadership, identifying requirements, preparing and updating project status reports on actual seat demand versus projected seat demand at the building level; reporting out on the current supply and capacity and forecast inventory changes as required. You’ll be charged with assembling, updating and reporting the top-down and bottom-up seat count projections collected at the group-level for an annual planning horizon and work with the client to reconcile discrepancies with projections as well as track and report actual seat demand at the group level.  You must be familiar with typical occupancy metrics, sharing ratios and industry occupancy trends

Being a trailblazer and breaking new ground

To be successful in this role, you should be able to ensure accurate reporting of information, and foster critical relationships between various individuals and different organizations:

  • Corporate Real Estate to review and resolve planning forecast requirements, concerns and issues;
  • Business Unit leadership to collect headcount forecasts and resolve headcount forecast discrepancies between leadership’s numbers and those collected at the group-level;
  • Corporate Finance group to gather top-down headcount and growth projections
  • Collaborate with Project Management and Facility Management to obtain data, plan sites and support implementation of projects
  • Project management to review stacking strategies and to provide workload forecast related to project moves that are planned to occur based on occupancy plans/strategy.
  • Move Coordination team to review and approve moves, develop migration plan and conduct facility audits
  • Other Occupancy Planners to ensure cross campus/portfolio strategy plans are consistently developed and deployed.

Sound like you? Before you apply, it’s also worth knowing what we’re looking for:


A Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Design or related field is required; also along with minimum of 5 – 7 years of experience in corporate environment.  Previous experience in space/occupancy planning at a strategic level, plus experience with interior office renovations is highly desirable.

Dynamic and Highly Skilled

You’ll need to be dynamic and technologically savvy and utilize IWMS software to support planning solutions and communicate ideas clearly with planning team and lines of businesses. You will be successful if you have advanced skills in Microsoft Excel (pivot table, vlook-up, data slicer and cell calculations) as well as the ability to conduct data analytics.  AutoCAD (basic test-fits and square foot calculations) is also a must. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and ability to consolidate data and floor plans into Power Point for presentations to client and lines of business is highly valued. You’ll be effective in your role by asking the right questions to understand the underlying needs of our clients. You’ll discover how to be proactive and innovative with creative solutions for your stakeholders.

Organized, Open and Flexible

Excellent communication skills are important – both written and spoken – and we’ll expect you to work independently, multi-task, and manage your time to meet deadlines. You keep on top of things as you’ll often need to reorganize your time day to day, to deal with your team’s changing priorities and requests. An individual with strong interpersonal skills with a comfort level interacting with executive level external and internal clients will successful in the role. Most importantly, you will want to work as part of a diverse supportive and talented team on a global headquarters site, 5-days per week.

What you can expect from us

You’ll join an entrepreneurial, inclusive culture. One where we succeed together – across the desk and around the globe. Where like-minded people work naturally together to achieve great things. Our Total Rewards program reflects our commitment to helping you achieve your ambitions in career, recognition, well-being, benefits and pay. We’ll offer you a competitive salary and benefits package.

With us, you’ll develop your strengths and enjoy a career full of varied experiences. We can’t wait to see where your ambitions take you at JLL.

Apply today!


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