Senior Administrative Assistant

CB Richard Ellis Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 days ago


Here we believe that life isn't all about work. From getting involved with affordable housing philanthropies to participating in company softball tournaments - we make sure our employees get the most out of life at CBRE.

We aren't your typical commercial real estate office - our office attire is business casual (emphasis on the casual) and we celebrate national holidays, Pi Day, and every Friday. Spontaneous happy hours, lunch-and-learns, and Mariners games are all part of our norm.

Joining our team means that you'll be part of a culture of smart, driven people who are taking affordable housing to the next level.


Bachelor's degree with 1-3 years of previous administrative support experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of financial terms and principles; able to conduct basic financial analysis.

Ability to adapt to an evolving organization and shifts in priority. Multi-tasking ability and extremely organized. A positive attitude and willingness to pitch in to get the job done.


As a Senior Administrative Assistant, you will provide a wide range of administrative, business development and brokerage operations support to a senior broker.

Email and calendar management. Takes independent action on handling requests; determines the appropriate course of action, intervenes where necessary.

Reviews incoming correspondence via paper or email, takes initiative to determine appropriate action required. Leads and monitors issues for appropriate follow up including drafting responses.

Serves as a liaison between internal management, employees, clients, and visitors as required: reviews requests, schedules appointments and meetings.

Generates and analyzes CRM data to execute business objectives of deal team

Reviews internal and external collateral materials; proofreads content, ensures appropriate branding and approve materials for distribution.

Works closely with deal team to follow and improve processes and complete projects.

Acts as subject matter expert for key systems and process in deal team projects and day-to-day functions.

Plans, coordinates, and supports meetings and conference attendance; arranges travel. Plans and supports local meetings and special events.

Manages expenses for broker, ensuring timely submission of expense reports.

Coordinates and creates business development support across advisory teams.

Other duties may be assigned.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance and/or training to coworkers. May coordinate work and assign tasks.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Bachelor's or 4-year degree from a 4-year college or university preferred.

Minimum of four years of related experience and/or training, 1-3 years of senior to executive level support strongly preferred.

Four-year degree preferred (background in Finance, Accounting, and/or Business Analytics a plus) with a minimum of 2 years related experience




Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills.

Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.


Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate simple figures such as percentages.


Ability to understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations. Ability to solve problems in standard situations. Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills


Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office Suite. Must have a strong command of the English language and excel in the areas of spelling, grammar and punctuation.


Decisions made with thorough knowledge of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Responsible for setting unit and/or own project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term and long-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.

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Senior Administrative Assistant

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