Corporate Services and Real Estate, Real Estate Strategy – Transactions Associate, Jersey City

Location(s) US-NJ-Jersey City
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Full Time
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Real Estate
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Consisting of Corporate Services and Real Estate (CSRE) and the Office of Global Security (OGS), our teams drive productivity and enable the firm’s flow of business while ensuring its safety and security. CSRE acquires, develops and manages the firm’s global real estate portfolio and delivers innovative market development, document management and hospitality related services to internal partners in the firm.  CSRE’s vision is to provide the world’s best workplace to the people of Goldman Sachs.  OGS’s mission is to protect the firm's people, assets, and reputation and in doing so provides people protection, physical security, fire safety and crisis management.  We look for achievement-oriented, creative individuals who perform at their best in a diverse team environment and are motivated by tangible results.


The Americas Real Estate Strategy team is responsible for managing the firm’s real estate portfolio in the America’s.  This includes developing strategies to acquire or dispose of space, match the Firm’s headcount growth with appropriate space to meet demand and manage day-to-day leasing issues.  The Real Estate Strategy Transactions Associate will assist in the management of the effective operation of all real estate related issues supporting activities associated with strategic planning, financial management and internal client project requirements.


Principal Responsibilities

  •  To undertake activities associated with acquiring or disposing of space including broker engagement, property searches, lease negotiation and legal preparation together with project management, budgeting and financial control.
  • To perform financial analysis and scenario analysis of occupancy related projects.
  • To work closely with internal clients to solve requirements associated with divisional growth or contraction.
  • To help establish and maintain active long-term growth plans to help ensure major real estate decisions are obtained well in advance of requirements ensuring the most cost effective approach.
  • To oversee the firm’s retail portfolio of tenants to ensure financial performance is maximized and avoid any unplanned vacancies.
  • To administer and maintain all Americas lease agreements ensuring changes are properly negotiated, documented and kept up to date.
  • To coordinate efficient functioning of the lease administration process.
  • To ensure landlords and subtenants adhere to the general terms and legal requirements in all lease agreements.
  • To produce and maintain any lease related financial information and documentation required by landlords, tenants or the Firm.
  • To ensure all vendor relationships are properly adhering to the firm’s Vendor Management requirements.
  • To help ensure all relevant property and related insurance coverage is appropriate and well maintained.
  • To work with other CSRE departments regarding any related activities to ensure group objectives are achieved.
  • To help ensure that appropriate legal review has occurred by partnering with internal and external legal teams
  • To manage lease administration vendor by establishing a regular report and overseeing monthly and quarterly meetings
  • To quickly respond to stakeholder questions / inquiries related to overall strategy and general lease provisions


Experience & Skills

  •  Minimum 5 years real estate experience
  • Understands in good detail the leasing process
  • Proven management and leadership skills
  • Strong negotiation, influencing and presentation skills
  • Strong financial and analytical skills
  • Good written language/letter writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organization skills


The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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