Asia-Pacific Commercial Real Estate Associate

  • Competitive market rate and benefits
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • 05 Sep 16

This position is responsible for handling the Company’s real estate interests throughout the world’s financial centers in Asia Pacific. Reporting to the Company’s Real Estate Planning Director in the United States, the position is transaction-oriented and fast-paced, with the goal of protecting the Company’s bottom line while sourcing and securing Class-A assets in Asia Pacific in line with overall growth strategy. This position is also responsible for existing Asia-Pacific office lease portfolio, and for all matters ranging from the forecasting of space needs, to planning and executing commercial leases, subleases, acquisitions, dispositions, and design and construction projects in Asia Pacific.

The successful candidate will be accountable for handling due diligence, real estate tax issues, tracking, budgeting and hiring and directing local counsel and brokers, as well as oversight of all legal matters concerning the company’s Asia-Pacific real estate holdings.  The successful candidate will have a proven ability to exercise good judgment within broadly defined practices and policies and the ability to assume responsibility for selecting methods and techniques for obtaining effective solutions. This person will be responsible for negotiating aggressive rents and tenant benefits, closing deals in a timely fashion, strategizing to maximize the Company’s Asia-Pacific real estate spend, and for positioning the Company to seize on strategic growth initiatives.  This position is also responsible for solving facilities, construction, and landlord issues, and for assisting from time-to-time on operating expense and real estate tax audits.

The successful candidate will need advanced planning and budgeting skills. This position will also require a high-level of flexibility, including a willingness to coordinate globally, on a regular basis, with highly successful and professional legal and executive teams in the U.S. Candidates who are high-energy yet focused, with a team spirit and a vision for excellence are preferred.  Over time, the candidate should be able to work with and influence individuals at levels of the organization.

  • Law Degree, MBA or equivalent with solid background in international commercial real estate throughout the financial centers in Asia Pacific with at least 7 years of experience with primary responsibility for negotiating commercial leases, acquisitions, dispositions, brokerage agreements, construction contracts, subordination, non-disturbance and attornment agreements, and assignments.
  • A thorough knowledge of international commercial real estate practices is required, and well as the ability quickly to comprehend, analyze and interpret complex commercial real estate concepts and to draft legally sufficient commercial real estate documents. Persons who are highly organized, well-spoken with the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities will have an advantage. 
  • Some experience in negotiating environmental issues and tax incentives is preferred.  All candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Company Description
FactSet is a leading provider of financial data and analytic applications. Our products are used by analysts, portfolio managers, researchers and investment bankers at the financial institutions throughout the world. We offer opportunities for professional development and career advancement in a structured environment that offers staff the chance to express themselves.

In 2016, annual subscriptions for FactSet grew to over 1.1 billion dollars, our 36th year of consecutive revenue growth, and we have posted earnings per share growth each quarter over the past twelve years.  In 2016, FactSet was once again named one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For and one of the UK's Best Workplaces by the Great Place to Work Institute UK. FactSet was also named as one of the 20 Great Workplaces in Technology for the first time by Great Place to Work.