Manager, Corporate Real Estate

Posted 25 October 2023
Job type Full-Time

Company's Benefits

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Equal Pay Initiatives

    Equal Pay Initiatives

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development Program

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Childcare Facilities

    Childcare Facilities

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Coaching Program

    Coaching Program

  • Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

    Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

  • Internal Women's Networking Group

    Internal Women's Networking Group

Job Description

Manager, Corporate Real Estate

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 240+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

We are a fast-growing global company with 20 years of continuous growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of 10,000+ companies, including 2,100 networks and 3,000+ cloud and IT service providers in 32 countries spanning six continents.  

A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

Job Summary

The primary responsibility of the Manager is to oversee corporate real estate planning, office build outs, implementation and operations to ensure a safe and efficient work environment. Specializes in three or more areas of expertise related to corporate real estate operations (i.e, Sustainability, Contract Management, Compliance, etc.). A true people manager level where experienced leadership is required for leading a team to meet schedules and goals while working in a multi-faceted environment.


  • Oversees corporate real estate planning and operations, including capacity projection and space allocation, asset inventory management, receptionist, corporate services, food service, furniture vendor, stationery, security, copy center and mail services

  • Promotes and executes strategic space planning to efficiently manage Real Estate portfolio

  • Helps support facility-specific cost savings targets to contribute to the account achieving significant savings


  • Seeks to continuously improve processes, systems and overall client satisfaction

  • Ensures the regional CRE Ops organization is in compliance with company processes and policies (in particular: finance, legal, compliance, and risk)

  • Supports procurement and vendor management initiatives 

Business Continuity

  • Assumes leadership role for functional Business Continuity Planning

  • May act as representative of office safety committee, building emergency committee, and campus ergonomic program

  • Oversees departmental compliance with local regulations regarding state and campus policies and procedures, and works to implement safety and emergency preparedness policies and procedures with staff, including maintaining first aid supplies and AEDs, fire extinguishers and other safety equipment

Repairs and Maintenance

  • Manages procurement, maintenance and upgrades of furniture, electrical, audio/visual, cabling, janitorial, plumbing, utilities, and HVAC, security systems, and signage for the overall facility

Property Management Coordination

  • Manages headquarters, regional and sales office expansion through the region, traveling to remote sites as needed

  • Responsible for facilities management of 4+ offices remotely, including the supervision and coordination of moving staff, re-configuring offices and cubicles, office repairs, and equipment moves at several different locations

  • Establishes and administers policies and procedures for events and coordinates activities and events with other departments

  • Oversees coordination with property management on various issues such as building maintenance and security, safety (smoke detectors, sprinkler system, emergency lighting), and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) needs

  • Ensures appropriate follow up with customers

Resource Management

  • Develops and manages functional budgets, and provides regular reports as required

People Management

  • Manages corporate real estate team in efforts to ensure 100% adherence to guidelines and policies

  • Provides coaching, and direction and information to vendors, service providers and corporate real estate staff as required to ensure excellent coordination and execution of work with minimal disruption

  • Provides leadership and guidance to team members, setting clear goals, developing individual capabilities, and providing quarterly and year-end feedback to individual on overall performance

  • Honors our culture (the Magic of Equinix and the Operating Norms) and holds others to account for the same

  • Interviews job candidates to determine qualifications and suitability for employment in specific positions, and coordinates further interviews with shortlisted candidates by the Global Head and other partners

  • Actively encourages the inclusivity, wellness and sustainability of the department's activities from the grass roots u

Stakeholder Management

  • Establishes and maintains successful working relationships with landlords, property managers and corporate real estate management (CREGS), as well as appropriate vendors and corporate groups

  • Collects decision-framing data for the Global leader, in particular data relating to occupancy, ticket responses, spend to date, and cost benchmarking

  • Partners with counterparts in IT (End user, Network and AV), Procurement, Security, and Operations, providing the cross-functional representation for CRE in region


  • 10+ years experience as a facilities or property management or at a medium or large facility (ideally in excess of 50,000 square feet) strongly preferred

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management preferred

  • Language skill: English (TOEIC 800+ or equivalent) and Japanese (JLPT 1 or equivalent) strongly preferred

  • Multiple experience of office integration

Equinix is committed to ensuring that our employment process is open to all individuals, including those with a disability. If you are a qualified candidate and need assistance or an accommodation, please let us know.

Equinix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and, in the U.S., an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to unlawful consideration of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, sex, pregnancy / childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, age, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, political / organizational affiliation, status as a victim or family member of a victim of crime or abuse, or any other status protected by applicable law.