Location New York
Job-type Permanent
Salary $180,000 - $220,000
Reference ACRE-12351

Office location: New York, NY

Reports to: Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Social Impact

Work environment: In-office

Other considered office location: Santa Monica, CA

About EQ Office

EQ Office is Blackstone's US office portfolio company with best-in-class expertise across acquisitions, asset management, leasing, redevelopment & property operations. EQ's focus is to create and operate inspiring workplace destinations by offering solutions that blend the best of work, home, and hospitality. Our diverse team of ~160 professionals currently operates a portfolio of over 20 million square feet for over 1,200 customers across major US markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle.


OneTeam is EQ's Core Foundation. It's what happens when individuals collaborate across teams, functions, and time zones. It's that innovative idea that starts to stick when we come together under one roof; it's the desire to be part of something bigger than ourselves, striving to find greater purpose. By sharing best practices across departments and regions, extending impact beyond work and into our communities, and integrating our foundational principles, we ultimately do better when we operate together.

  • Kindness, Respect, and Trust

  • Merit

  • Accountability

  • Integrity

  • Essential Transparency

  • Never Be Complacent

  • Work Hard and Have Fun

Why This Role Is Valuable

EQ Office believes in the importance of sustainability and social impact (SSI) in the future of workplaces and long-term value creation in the real estate industry. At EQ, they are incorporating SSI issues most relevant to our employees, customers, investors, and business partners into the way they work.

EQ Office is committed to reducing our impact on the environment and supporting the development of a low-carbon economy through day-to-day operations and our ecosystem of business partners. In addition, EQ's social impact strategy focuses on issues currently facing the communities across our portfolio. View their most recent Sustainability and Social Impact Report for our strategy, core practices and goals.

The Impact You Will Have

As the Director of Sustainability and Social Impact, you will bring an entrepreneurial spirit, lead on key SSI projects, and implement programs that improve environmental building decarbonization, energy, waste, water, well-being, and community impact. You will work closely with the Head of SSI and across the organization to lead, research, design, and implement effective strategies per the responsibilities below. There will be an opportunity to learn, collaborate, and extend impact beyond EQ through our ownership's network.

Overview of Job Functions

  • Lead SSI initiatives related to environmental sustainability and data management from a strategic and execution standpoint while helping shape how SSI is embedded within the company culture.

  • Work closely with the Head of SSI and with many internal partners to create and execute SSI initiatives across EQ Office at asset and portfolio levels in major markets such as Atlanta, Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and others. Examples include energy, waste and water efficiency technology deployment, implementation of operational best practices, and strategic outreach campaigns.

  • Manage, analyze, and present environmental performance data including energy, water, and waste consumption and costs; benchmark performance; and monitor and interpret performance trends.

  • Collaborate with EQ Office's Corporate and Operations business areas, including Engineering, Leasing, and Investment.

  • Partner with the Head of SSI and other internal leaders on strategy development and roll-out, as well as on priority projects related to responsible sourcing and stakeholder engagement.

  • Oversee program and project management of SSI-related programs, including national and local social impact partnerships and environmental sustainability programs.

  • Drive SSI data management and reporting, both internally and externally, and support SSI communications, helping ensure consistent and accurate representation across all channels.

    • Coordinate content development for EQ Office's SSI disclosures.

    • Provide subject matter expertise and support for industry reporting initiatives, such as GRESB and GRI.

  • Research, investigate, and be an internal subject matter expert on industry trends, best practices, and environmental sustainability and ESG data management topics.

People Leadership

  • Supervise a Sustainability Analyst, providing mentorship, work direction, training, skills, and overall professional growth.

  • Manage relationships with third-party consultants, technical experts, and vendors that support the company's SSI efforts.

  • Project managing other team members on marquee projects related to environmental sustainability and decarbonization.

What You Bring

  • A bachelor's degree or comparable combination of education and experience.

  • 10 or more years of relevant professional experience in corporate sustainability and social impact preferred, with a focus on environmental and ESG data management expertise.

  • A passion for sustainability issues, disclosure practices, industry-wide trends, and the relevance of sustainability issues to the real estate industry.

  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals across corporate disciplines and departments.

  • Ability to take the lead and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Effective presentation, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office.

  • High level of independence, ability to innovate, and comfortable taking ownership and primary responsibility for deliverables.

  • Ability to work in EQ's office Monday - Friday.

  • Ability to travel within the US approximately 10-15% of the time.

While prior experience in real estate sustainability, building decarbonization performance and Energy Star Portfolio Manager is highly useful for this role, what's most important to EQ Office is an entrepreneurial mindset, leadership, innovation, creativity, and passion to work in the real estate sector and thoughtfully apply your environmental sustainability knowledge and experience from other industries. This is the right role for someone to build upon their experience and take their sustainability career to the next level with a truly ambitious organization.

Compensation and Benefits

Base Salary Range:$180,000 - $220,000 per year

Total Direct Compensation:This job is also eligible for discretionary bonus and incentive compensation on an annual basis.

Benefits:The Company provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, retirement savings plan, paid holidays, and paid time off (PTO).

The additional total direct compensation and benefits described above are subject to the terms and conditions of any governing plans, policies, practices, agreements, or other materials or documents as in effect from time to time, including but not limited to terms and conditions regarding eligibility.

Equal Opportunities and Inclusion

EQ Office is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements, and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and/or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations. If you need accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our recruitment partners.

To Apply

To learn more about this opportunity, immediately contact Acre.

  • Deborah Dols, Head of the Built Environment, Americas: deborah.dols@acre.com

  • Jenny Han Simon, Senior Research Consultant: jenny.hansimon@acre.com

Acre is retained by EQ Office to conduct their search for a Director of Sustainability and Social Impact. Acre is a global sustainability specialist search firm, focused on securing the world's best sustainability leaders and their teams for mission-driven organizations from our offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, and Singapore.