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CBRE Sr Property Condition Assessor- Eastern Region in Des Moines, Iowa

Sr Property Condition Assessor- Eastern Region

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GWS Segment

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Construction, Consulting


Remote - US - Remote - US - United States of America

About the role:

The purpose of this position is to write and review assessment reports, manage, and lead staff who performing property condition assessment and consulting services with direct accountability for project delivery.

The Senior FCA Project Manager leads and performs physical property condition assessments (PCA) for a variety of clients, including State and Federal agencies, and corporate companies. A Senior Project Manager prepares reports (PCR) in accordance with the ASTM Standard E2018, The Standard Guide: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process, complete with estimated costs to remedy the physical deficiencies observed by a professional in architecture, engineering, or construction management.

Provide technical review of existing facilities for owners, lenders, buyers and investors to provide information required to make an informed decision concerning the physical condition of properties and the cost associated with those conditions. Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) are prepared for industrial, warehouse, retail facilities, multi-family residential complexes, medical facilities, hospitality properties, institutional and high-rise buildings.

A successful candidate will be personable, a very strong communicator and teammate. Additionally, they will have a strong work ethic, and a good sense of humor to help them navigate the challenges surrounding a project while keeping morale high.

What you’ll do:

This position will require frequent day and overnight travel - up to 75%

  • Works with the business line managers and partners with regional teams and departments to identify and implement “best practices.”

  • Works in conjunction with manager(s), responsible for providing efficient coordination and management of due diligence projects from the initial proposal stage through to project closing.

  • Prepares Property Condition Reports (PCR) to include cost estimates to remedy building deficiencies.

  • Conducts walk-through surveys (from 1 hour to multiple days) to assess condition of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, structure and foundations, interiors, common areas, exterior walls, windows, roofs, and site work improvements. (This may require climbing two-story ladders or going up in a lift, lift operating certification is a plus)

  • Interviews property owners, occupants, key site personnel and local government officials to obtain information concerning the subject property's condition.

  • Reviews repair/improvement cost information, certificate(s) of occupancy, maintenance reports and logs, Building and Fire Department inspection reports, and similar information to resolve condition of the building.

  • Documents the condition and physical deficiencies of a property by taking representative and detailed photographs of a properties’ site and building systems

  • Prepares estimated costs to remedy building deficiencies in an immediate time period and capital reserve time period (5 to 50 years)

  • May act as a subject manager expert in an area of expertise which may include Seismic, ADA, MEP, or other specialties (BOMA, Insurance Replacement, Thermal Scanning, Etc).

  • Reviews reports written by others to ensure it meets company and client protocols and accurately describes the asset.

  • Other duties as assigned.

What you’ll need:

  • To perform this job efficiently, an individual must perform each duty adequately and sufficiently. 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in architecture, engineering, or construction management or equivalent combination of education and experience from a nationally accredited university. Master’s degree (MS) in architecture, engineering, or construction management preferred.

  • 5-7 years commercial building evaluation or commercial design experience with a general understanding of all building systems: site work, structural, building envelope, interiors, and MEP.

  • 5-10 years building evaluation experience with experience writing Property Condition Assessment Reports.

  • Certification as either a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect preferred.

Additional Skills:

  • Ability to present technical information to non-technical clients.

  • Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions. Conducts basic financial analysis.

  • Mastered skill with Microsoft Office Suite Products (Teams, Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, etc.)

  • Proficiency in using computer and smart phone programs including PDF programs, document upload/download websites, municipal agency record request websites, data collection applications and other virtual meeting programs (Zoom, Chime, Teams, Skype, etc.)


Registered Architect or Licensed Engineer (US and/or Canada) strongly preferred.

CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate’s education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the Property Condition Assessor position is $80,000 annually and the maximum salary for the position is $136,000 annually. The compensation that is offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience.

CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law. We also provide reasonable accommodations, as needed, throughout the job application process. If you have a disability that inhibits your ability to apply for a position through our online application process, you may contact us via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

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