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Real Estate Area Manager NAM South

Corporate Services
CFO Chief Financial Office
2000000AAN Requisition #
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Job Description

The Real Estate (RE) Area Manager, NAM-South acts as the local RE representative and single point of contact to all business groups and central functions in that area to ensure that RE meets their needs in line with RE governance.  She/He is accountable for the operation, maintenance and management of the property portfolio in the NAM South Area and provides feedback on local business requirements to Global RE functions to support RE strategy development and continuous improvement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Single point of contact on all RE matters with Management Teams within the NAM South Area and cross functional stakeholders (HSSE, IT, HR, Legal).
  • Responsible for the execution of all site operations including the management of the RE Facility Management providers
  • Acts as an interface to landlords and subtenants on facility related matters in day-to-day operations
  • Manages the annual OPEX budget, develops and initiates cost saving plans for NAM South in line with global OPEX targets with support from the Market Lead, Asset Managers, L&C and other collaboration partners.
  • Key participant in the development of business cases as part of regional strategy development and with the PMO for NAM South Capital projects
  • Supports Asset Managers in regional site strategy development and execution
  • Manages and delivers site development projects for consolidation, refurbishment, functional changes and life-cycle maintenance
  • Supports RE related Change Management activities on a site / project level
  • Manages Facility related Environment Health & Safety activities
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate RE information on location, building and space in compliance with corporate governance and SOX regulations.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all relevant regulatory filings (municipal, state and/or federal level) are prepared and submitted on time.
  • Leads Real Estate Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery (e.g. Earthquake, Fire etc.)
  • Develop and provide NAM South area-level RE performance information (financial & otherwise), reports and analysis to the Market Leader including updates to OneTracker, bottoms-up budget and forecasts, Capital tracking and other tools. 


  • Minimum of 5+ years of Corporate Real Estate / Facilities experience is required.
  • Certifications (e.g., JMFA/IFMA Certified Facility Manager, etc.) are preferred.
  • A degree (BS/BA/BComm/BArch) or equivalent qualification in workplace (facilities Management) or corporate real estate is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   


  • Knowledge and experience of workplace planning, facilities management and project management, understanding of the day-to-day operations of workplace facilities and proven success in meeting customer needs.
  • Strong and effective communication skills with the ability to target messages appropriately from working-level staff up to BG or site leadership.
  • Understanding of real estate financial and other performance issues and metrics; experience with taking responsibility for cost reporting and tracking; fluency in financial and budgeting processes.
  • Ability to handle multiple and complex tasks simultaneously, and to set priorities and allocate resources as required
  • Strong leadership, management and technical skills
  • Fact and data driven logical thinking
  • Experience related to risk management, quality, safety, and compliance
  • Experience leading country/sub-regional real estate and / or facilities function at multinational companies is a plus.

Imagine creating technology that has the potential to change the world. Working with us, you will have a positive impact on people’s lives and help to overcome some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We act inclusively and respect the uniqueness of people. At Nokia, employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Nokia culture welcomes people as their true selves. Come create the technology to connect the world. 


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