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Global Real Estate Relationship Lead in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/16/2019

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 277 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

PayPal’s Real Estate & Facilities Team is searching for a Global Real Estate Relationship Lead that will serve as the primary liaison to the Business Units, develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders, coordinate with internal RE&F departments to create and communicate a robust real estate strategy, lead the change management process, and support M&A integration. The Global Real Estate Relationship Lead will report directly to the Global Head of Corporate Real Estate and will regularly collaborate with Design & Construction, Space Planning, Transaction Management, and Facilities Management on issues related to PayPal’s global portfolio.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal Business Unit leaders and their assigned liaisons
  • Develop relationship plans for each Business Unit to foster strategically-focused communications
  • Initiate regular contact with internal Business Units to understand growth strategies, space needs, and other real estate related challenges
  • Set expectations with internal Business Units and provide regular updates pertaining to real estate activities
  • Communicate the needs of the internal Business Units to the appropriate stakeholders
  • Work with the Strategy & Standards team in the development of key metrics to support real estate strategic decisions
  • Work with the Space Planning team to develop and implement effective workplace strategies
  • Work with the Design & Construction team to communicate project scope and schedule to relevant stakeholders
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  • Organize and lead the change management process including the development of change champions and management of third-party support vendors
  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of presentations to senior leadership
  • Assist in developing and socializing a clear and intentional corporate real estate strategy
  • Be a strong leader in promoting and maintaining a unified and effective RE&F team


  • Corporate real estate process knowledge specifically related to design & construction, space management, transaction management, and facilities management
  • Superior relationship management skills 
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills for interaction with team members, stakeholders, and strong executive presence.
  • Ability to work independently and react quickly in a demanding fast-paced environment
  • Ability to interact with a diverse mix of individuals and develop solutions to problems
  • Ability to be creative and “think outside the box”
  • Proven ability to work in a cross-functional environment, in order to lead and drive complex operational initiatives to resolution 
  • Excellent leadership and strategic skills in prioritizing evolving initiatives in a fast-paced and high-tech environment 
  • Project management experience combined with proven organizational skills and thorough attention to detail 
  • Ability to translate ideas and capabilities into effective initiatives 

Education Requirements & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 7+ years’ experience required in Relationship Management with a Fortune 500 company, leading consultancy, or equivalent experience in another major industry
  • Experience in Real Estate & Facilities preferred
  • This is not a real estate brokerage position

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.