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Director of Design and Construction

| Greater NYC Area

Reporting to the VP of Expansion Real Estate, the Director of Design and Construction will own the design, buildout, and delivery of one of the most important parts of our business - our physical office space. At Compass, our offices are not just places for us to work - they are truly part of what defines us as a brand and as a company. Making the right decisions around how we should build them is critical to our long term ability to bring on and retain agents and employees - and therefore our success as a company.

What you will do

  • Lead a team of 8+ real estate professionals covering the entire process of designing our spaces and bidding out / managing the actual construction process
  • Interface directly with Compass senior leadership to communicate around our office space strategy
  • Work closely with local teams to make sure that our spaces take any local market requirements into account
  • Partner closely with the strategic finance team to make sure that we are being strong stewards of company finances via capex budgets
  • Build relationships with large landlords, strategic partners, and vendors

What you will need

  • Prior experience leading design and construction / buildout at a high-growth company
  • Strong people management / team building experience
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills - both verbal and nonverbal
  • Experience building and implementing new processes with an eye for efficiency and scale
  • Highly resourceful problem solver and quick learner
  • Demonstrated ability to set, drive, and meet deadlines
  • Strong time management skills and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent judgement and the ability to gain trust across the organization quickly
  • Intrinsically entrepreneurial an able to thrive in a fast moving / changing organization
  • Willing to travel up to 25% of the time

At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. This means we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.

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