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CBRE Senior Business Development / Proposal Writer in Denver, Colorado

Senior Business Development / Proposal Writer

Los Angeles, California, United States

12 additional locations

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Requisition # 21003995

Post Date Feb 16, 2021


Seeking a highly self-motivated, seasoned and technical proposal writer to join our top-performing national business development team. This role will work directly with CBRE’s Advisory & Transaction Services Team (A&T) driving growth for the company by helping craft custom solutions for office, retail and industrial real estate clients. This position will be responsible for developing unique narratives to support business development activity for client proposals and presentations. This role will gather, write and curate content to convey win strategies, team differentiators and ultimately sell our suite of real estate services.

Working closely with BD Marketing, Leadership, and Client Solutions teams, this position will also coordinate with functional experts in operations, technology, marketing, and legal in the preparation of complex client proposals and presentation submissions. This high-visibility position calls for a confident marketing and business development professional with excellent strategic-thinking, writing, project management, analytical, and collaboration skills. The preferred candidate is self-directed and will have experience in a deadline driven environment.


Able to understand complex occupier real estate win strategies and solutions to the extent necessary to write and develop the written response.

Supports Business Development (BD) team members and BD leaders throughout firm with specific writing requests.

Responsible for written content including, but not limited to case studies, executive summaries, professional profiles and marketing copy

Provides quality control and copy edits for all marketing deliverables.

Interviews proposed personnel, project managers, and other corporate staff to elicit the data required to generate non-technical content.

Works with Knowledge Manager to organize proposal repository, templates and tools as required in a SharePoint library.Improves pursuit content and contributes to team’s toolkits.

Participates in proposal strategy sessions, readiness reviews, kickoff meetings, and daily stand-ups.

Clearly communicates all assignments, conducts appropriate follow ups.

Owns bid-specific compliance documents including RFP (proposals), presentations and brochures.

Coordinates with graphic design team in developing unique design approaches utilizing the client’s branding and tone of voice.

Works within Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop), PowerPoint and Word to create and design marketing and presentation materials.


No formal supervisory of people, however, serves as lead on business development projects, coordinating all tasks, content and ensuring deadlines are met. May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within business unit and/or project.


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.


Bachelors degree or equivalent from four-year and a minimum of four to six years of related experience and/or training.

Commercial Real Estate, Marketing and Corporate Communication background a plus.

Experience with proposal writing for Real Estate, Architecture or Engineering a plus.

Intellectual capacity to absorb and translate broad concepts and ideas into clear and logical communications.

Strong organizational and analytical skills.

Strong ability to write clearly, concisely, and effectively.

Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to internal clients.

Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents and data sets.

Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines under pressure.

High degree of energy, assertiveness and creativity.

Commitment to collaboration and teamwork.

Unyielding attention to detail.

Advanced skills in Microsoft Office including Word and PowerPoint. Some knowledge of Adobe InDesign is a plus.

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About CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2019 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliates) and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 530 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at

CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)