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Senior Occupancy Planner in Phoenix, AZ at JLL

Date Posted: 1/12/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

  • Senior Occupancy Planner

    Position’s Goal

    To manage the supply, capacity and demand of a building, campus or region portfolio of space for a specific client at the business unit level.

    Deliverable Role/Responsibilities

    Within the portfolio, can answer:  how much space is currently available, what are the workplace conditions, and what are headcount projections by business unit?  Specifically, the responsibilities include:

    • Summarized findings and recommendations for action or consideration by the client;
    • The status of major initiatives affecting planning decisions for the sites;
    • Develop migration plans and sequencing of group-level moves / relocations;
    • At a macro level develops scopes, schedules and budgets for project moves to occur based on global master plan strategy;
    • Facilitates and/or resolves planning issues identified in the customer planning meetings;
    • Ensures planning is aligned with corporate guidelines, and that all scenarios maximize use of space;
    • Recommends, educates and enforces space policies/standards, procedures and protocols and notifies client of customer requested exceptions;
    • Participates in Audits (including seat assignments, occupancy, vacancy, labs & equipment)
    • Implement/Sell the Mobility Program, including conducting Dark Space Studies, Work style Surveys, iPlan recommendations.
    • Measure, Monitor and report cost saving and value added contributions
    • Assist in developing site-specific Planning Strategies with Senior Leadership.
    • Provides a single point of contact for planning -related questions within region;
    • Assemble, update and report the top-down and bottoms-up seat count projections collected at the group-level for a rolling, 3-year planning horizon and work with the client to reconcile discrepancies with tops-down projections; (PFF = Population Forecast Form)
    • Track and report actual seat demand at the group level;
    • Report actual seat demand versus projected seat demand at the building level
    • Compare over time, actual seat demand versus projected seat demand at the building level
    • As necessary, participate in project and move coordination planning meetings;
    • Reviews building specific stacking plans;
    • Reports the current supply and capacity, and forecasts inventory changes for a rolling three-year timeframe

    Management Role/Responsibilities

    In addition to providing the information listed above, the management responsibilities of this role include:

    • Attends kick-off meetings for new real estate acquisitions, major renovation projects and project moves;
    • As necessary, organizes and conducts routine briefings with Jones Lang LaSalle Management Team and the client to outline occupancy planning related activities for relocations; and
    • Facilitates communication between Jones Lang LaSalle Occupancy Planning and Corporate Real Estate organization.


    • Assists in Issuing the Quarterly Report: The quarterly report includes:  headcount projections, supply and capacity information and the status of major initiatives (a real estate action plan) for the portfolio; monthly space allocation data, group block plans.
    • Presents occupancy plan and appropriate updates to Corporate Real Estate
    • Facilitates and/or resolves issues related to planning.


    To ensure accurate reporting of information, and foster critical relationships between various individuals and organizations, communication channels will exist with:

    • Move Coordination team to review and approve moves, develop migration plan and conduct facility audits
    • Business Unit leadership to collect headcount forecasts, resolve headcount forecast discrepancies between leadership’s numbers and those collected at the group-level;
    • Corporate Finance group to gather Top-Down projections
    • Corporate Real Estate to review and resolve planning forecasts, needs, concerns, and issues;
    • Collaborate with Project Management, Facility Management and Transactions on all Site Rationalization Efforts
    • 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.
    • Other Sr. Occupancy Planners to ensure cross region strategy plans are developed.

    Education / Yrs of Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Design or related field
    • Minimum of 5-7 years experience in a corporate environment
    • Previous experience in space/occupancy planning at a strategic level or with interior office renovations a plus

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