Location Washington, D.C.
Job-type Permanent
Salary $Competitive
Reference BBBH12752_1615301829

Acre is partnered with a Commercial Real Estate Consultancy to identify a Senior Sustainability Manager to lead, scope, coordinate and manage ESG programs for the world's largest asset management clients. The Senior Manager will develop and lead sustainability programs across building portfolios, manage a supporting team and execute overall client strategy and program design.

This woman-founded and led business works with the Heads of Sustainability and ESG to transform the way commercial real estate performs, committed to innovative value creation and sustainability best practices.

You will be working closely with industry thought leaders, playing a significant role influencing senior ESG stakeholders, driving ESG performance and implementing global sustainability trends and real estate management. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, passionate and dedicated team and have significant impact in reducing global carbon!


Key Responsibilities:

  • Autonomously lead client engagements focused on corporate sustainability reporting frameworks such as the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project).

  • Manage strategic sustainability scopes, focusing on holistic and innovative offerings for clients to develop sustainability programs.

  • Lead program implementation including program design, securing client buy-in and approval, tracking, execution, collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, program evaluation and refinement.

  • Engage with clients as the lead program manager to build and maintain key relationships for short- and long-term client growth.

  • Manage direct reports and provide project team leadership.

Key Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (Concentration in Energy Resources, Sustainability, Business, or related field).

  • At least 6 years of applicable work experience and 2 years' experience managing people and teams

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities.

  • Experience developing and administering successful sustainability, ESG, energy and/or emissions reduction programs across multiple building portfolios

  • With specific expertise focused on commercial, multifamily, retail, warehouse, senior care, medical office, and hospitality industries with experience in sustainability strategies and technologies for existing buildings.

  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to a changing landscape and client needs, being able to pivot and adjust priorities and approaches.

  • Experience with GHG, GRESB, CDP, GRI, SASB, PRI or other corporate reporting programs preferred

  • Excellent communication skills - both verbally and written

Please apply directly if you feel that this could be the exciting next step in your career. If you have any questions, please contact Allegra Walker at allegra.walker@acre.com.