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Associate Manager, Global Portfolio Management and Transactions

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 911670BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Apr. 28, 2022

Job Summary:

Global Portfolio Management & Transactions, Corporate Real Estate, is responsible for managing TWDC’s worldwide real estate portfolio and providing real estate support enterprise wide. The goal of TWDC’s Global Portfolio Management & Transactions group is to provide and implement strategic and economic real estate solutions for our many lines of businesses, as well as align with TWDC’s overall corporate policies and procedures.

The Associate Manager, Global Portfolio Management & Transactions will assist the departments’ VP, 4 Senior Managers and 2 Managers with various phases of a real estate project/transaction as well as reporting. This role will be responsible for creating documents to launch projects, managing existing reporting tools and creating new tools, as required. The Associate Manager will also interface and collaborate closely with in-house partners including Design & Delivery, Operations, Legal, FP&A, Decision Support, Lease Administration, and 3rd party transaction service providers.

As Associate Manger, Global Portfolio Management & Transactions, you will have the opportunity to interface with business units in order to develop and implement of cost effective real estate solutions while aligning with Corporate’s objectives, portfolio management and workplace strategies.


  • Under limited supervision, manage smaller to medium sized transactions from start to finish, including interfacing with the business unit to vet requirements/requests, develop the strategy, directing and collaborating with internal process partners and 3rd party service providers, and producing all relevant approval documents
  • Gathering and assembling information required to initiate projects
  • Following up on critical date information/timelines
  • Producing project kick-off forms requiring strong writing skills and a thorough understanding of the projects
  • Producing one sheet overviews on various subjects and assisting with producing/creating materials utilized for Sr. Management presentations
  • Collecting and reviewing market data and intelligence
  • Gathering assumptions to support financial options analyses and managing associated data
  • Benchmarking key business unit initiatives, corporate standards and industry best practices
  • Collaborating with team members and regional project management teams while assembling and reconciling the information necessary to develop business justifications to ensure the alignment between portfolio strategies and business objectives
  • Assisting the Space & Occupancy team with ad hoc projects and presentations
  • Assisting the portfolio management team with various ad hoc projects including external benchmarking efforts to establish performance metrics and organizational performance targets

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum three years of relevant experience including transaction management, brokerage, strategy development, asset management and or client services. Prior experience may include finance, legal, commercial and/or corporate real estate
  • General familiarity with commercial leasing terminology and transaction structure (s)
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills with the ability to analyze multi-faceted issues in relation to market, business and long-term space planning
  • Exceptional follow-up and prioritization skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to prepare written business cases
  • Ability to handle confidential information when interacting with internal and external partners while supporting the development and implementation of real estate strategies
  • Demonstrated high degree of professionalism and self-motivation
  • Team player encompassing a positive attitude with the ability to take accurate direction from team members
  • Ability to outline business unit requirements in the context of corporate standards and governance

Required Education

  • Bachelor Degree

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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