Building Assessment Specialist

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GWS Segment

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Building Management


Vancouver - British Columbia - Canada


Assesses building and properties, considering factors such as condition, location and replacement costs. Provides capital planning recommendations and detailed project description and scope for approved capital projects.


  • Sets up and conducts interviews with FM/RFM, building contacts and other persons familiar with the building to gather information relevant to completion of the assessment as per client specific scope of work

  • Independently researches building records (drawings) and files (i.e. studies, project reports, asbestos, heritage and retro commissioning reports).

  • Conducts physical site assessment. Assesses multiple sites in the region using common procedures.

  • Prepares written reports summarizing findings, explaining and quantifying condition and proposing recommendations using Capital Planning Software.

  • Addresses client's questions and comments regarding the report. Acquires client acceptance for the assessment report.

  • Responsible for maintaining and updating the Capital Planning database to ensure that all the data is accurate and reliable.

  • Provides detailed project description and scope for approved capital projects. Addresses client's questions and comments. Acquires client acceptance for project justification.

  • Provides regular program progress report using organization tools and procedures.

  • Under direct supervision, provides administrative support to program improvement. Maintains program files, assists with program tracking and documentation.

  • Assists team with research for improvement initiatives.

  • Periodically reviews accuracy of information collected and responds to requests from management.

  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position.
  • Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance and/or training to coworkers.
  • Supports regional program training session and provides feedback on program training materials
  • May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from 4-year college or university is preferred and or equivalent education and experience will be considered.
  • Master's degree preferred. Minimum of 5 years of related experience.
  • Real estate services and/or assessment experience preferred.


Preferred license as Professional Engineer, Building Science Specialist or Registered Architect


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.


  • Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles.
  • Conducts basic financial analysis
  • Ability to forecast and prepare building capital plans.
  • Familiar with RsMeans and experience with costing and estimating.


  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex situations.
  • Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations.
  • Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.


  • Advance knowledge of computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite Products) with emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Able to read drawings and blueprints in order to carry out quantity take-offs.
  • Knowledge about BOMA system life cycle and BOMA best practice"
  • Experience with MS SharePoint, real estate /capital planning software preferred.
  • Knowledge of construction practices preferred.
  • Must work well under pressure with proactive approach to routine and non-routine occurrences.
  • Advanced organizational skills, attention to detail.


Decisions made with general understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results


CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) works with clients to make real estate a meaningful contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach to delivering integrated real estate solutions. Each client is entrusted with a dedicated leader and is supported by regional and global resources, leveraging the industry's most robust platform. CBRE GWS delivers consistent, measurably superior outcomes for our clients at every stage of the lifecycle, and across industries and geographies.

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