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Vice President of Architecture & Design , Private Real Estate

Business Department:  Private Real Estate

Broomfield, US

Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 900 institutional investors. We have USD 94 billion in assets under management and more than 1,400 professionals across 20 offices worldwide. We realize potential in private markets by financing and developing great companies, desirable real estate and essential infrastructure. We create value in our investments through active and long-term responsible ownership.

What it's about

In this position, you will be part of a dynamic and growing global real estate asset management team within a large, established investment platform.  Your responsibilities will include working closely with team members and local operating partners in order to drive the performance of real estate investments in all property sectors.


  • Drive investment performance from due diligence through disposition for assets with complex investment strategies focusing on ground-up construction, major redevelopment/repositioning projects, and large capital improvement projects, in conjunction with local operating partners, leasing/sales agents, and technical consultants
  • During underwriting, evaluate and constructively comment on all aspects of proposed building design given varying degrees of design information and overall certainty
  • Provide risk assessments related to project budgets, schedules, entitlements and overall constructability / feasibility
  • Through inciteful design assessment and relationship building, drive value creation and minimize risk across all phases of the development process including programming, planning, design and construction in conjunction with operating partners and consultants
  • Work with the project team to anticipate and avoid issues, and where needed, troubleshoot to resolve financial, design, scheduling and other challenges that may arise
  • Drive the creation of quality assets that operate efficiently considering lifecycle performance and cost effectiveness of design and material selection
  • Ensure the assets incorporate appropriate commercial resilience in the base design, for example through the inclusion of future looking technology requirements, place-making and other emerging design trends, to withstand and adapt to changes in the market
  • Advise and assist joint venture partners in the implementation of sustainability solutions that are also commercially viable, with working knowledge of major accreditation programs such as LEED/BREEAM/WELL, etc.
  • Evaluate and advise on the substance and quality of legal documents, including but not limited to documents such as base building deliverables outlined in lease documents as well as tenant work letters
What we expect

In this position, we are looking for a person who works well in an entrepreneurial organization, who is a self-starter and possesses strong networking, organization, and financial skills. The successful candidate should have the following profile:

  • Bachelor’s or master's degree in architecture, design or similar subject required
  • At least 10 years of relevant industry experience specifically focused on the design, development and execution of commercial real estate projects
  • Working knowledge of the financial aspects of the real estate investment process
  • Demonstrated leadership in the design, construction documentation, and construction administration of large, ground-up development projects and major renovation projects
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of entitlements, permitting, design and construction and how these relate to market or tenant requirements
  • Ability to analyse and communicate financial implications of various scenarios during development (value-engineering options, alternate structural / envelope / MEP systems, TI allowances, etc.)
  • Ability to effectively communicate and build relationships across broad range of parties including contractors, joint venture partners, city officials, and institutional capital providers.
  • Experience with LEED/BREEAM certified projects, including the attainment of new benchmarks
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving ability, with strong attention to detail
  • Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work in a team-oriented environment
  • International work experience preferred
  • Travel required; projects located in various markets nationally and internationally

What we offer

Partners Group is a global financial institution that retains the culture, pace and agility of a start-up. As a growing firm, we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best talent, by offering a workplace where results are truly recognized and rewarded. We offer a fantastic opportunity for you to grow:

  • Professional, international working environment
  • Challenging, rewarding career within a growing company
  • Collaborative environment, with on-the-job training and mentorship opportunities
  • Competitive benefits and wellness package, including medical, dental and vision coverage with employee premiums paid by the Company and subsidized for any dependents
  • 401k (Roth and pre-tax options) with company match
  • 25 vacation days and 12 holidays annually
  • One month sabbatical after every five years of service
  • Company paid life and disability insurance
  • Competitive compensation package, including performance based annual incentives
  • Education assistance program
  • Lunch stipend
  • Fun office and team events, including volunteer opportunities to connect with and help our local communities


Make an impact on the organization by taking a lead role in the growth of our US business.  Our working environment is humble, inclusive and transparent, and the structure of the firm is flat.


At Partners Group, we thrive on new ideas for the benefit of our clients, our employees and our community.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and support diversity of perspectives.


We recently moved to Broomfield at the end of May and we are in a newly built, corporate campus with a state-of-the-art fitness center and food market.




Nearest Major Market: Denver

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