Director, Commercial Real Estate Business Development

  • Escape & Ascent
  • Remote job

Director, Commercial Real Estate Business Development

Job description

**This position is a remote role that will occasionally travel. Must have interest in Commercial Real Estate.

Bisnow's mission is to inform, connect and advance the commercial real estate (CRE) community to do more business. Bisnow's vision is to be the most data-driven and humanizing digital media, live events and intelligence platform in the galaxy — and through this effort, drive the industry to greater heights.

We are seeking a high energy, collaborative individual to join as a Director for our Escape & Ascent team. The perfect fit for this position​ will have passion for Commercial Real Estate, can maintain and build strong external relationships and will keep up with our fast-paced environment.

So…. What is Escape and Ascent?

Escape & Ascent are Bisnow's invite-only events for top investors and developers in the CRE industry. The traditional format for real estate events today is panels and business cards. For the past eight years, the Escape retreat has evolved the way real estate investors and developers gather and connect throughout the year.

How does it work?

Our Escape & Ascent team is responsible for forging relationships with the most significant commercial real estate players in the nation. We don’t sell tickets to just anyone, we curate a community of thoughtful and prolific entrepreneurs and real estate leaders to share insights and develop relationships throughout the year, culminating at our annual retreats. The retreats are forty-two hours long at the 1 Hotel in South Beach and combine three different elements we’ve found have delivered the highest value to our attendees: fun activities, TED style content from business leaders across disciplines outside of real estate, and relaxed networking amongst key decision makers. We’ve taken the CEOs of publicly traded companies skydiving and we’ve driven race cars with top CRE investors & developers.

What does the role entail?

  • Build and maintain a sales pipeline from extensive research and prospecting
  • Work closely with VP and senior sales managers to connect with prospects through multiple channels
  • Manage sales cycle from start to finish to create own book of business - email marketing campaigns, sales pitch, follow up to close
  • Maintain client and prospect information and data integrity in the CRM database (salesforce)
  • Develop, leverage and manage the relationships of the influential power-players in order to utilize referrals to create a network of CRE game-changers
  • Identify trends to drive innovation and execute unparalleled experiences both virtually and in-person


Tools you already have:

  • 7-10 years of work experience
  • Inherent knowledge of CRE or a strong interest/desire to be involved in the commercial real estate community
  • Sales experience: know how to handle objections, how to research prospects, how to push someone to taking a meeting and most importantly, how to close a deal
  • Being able to talk to prominent and aggressive professionals with ease and tact
  • Excellent follow up, documentation and organizational skills, and persistence

Here’s why you should apply to work at Bisnow:

  • We invest in talented, driven and self-motivated employees who want to invest in our company’s growth. Because of that, we put maximum focus on investing in each employee’s development. Here, you are not just another number
  • At Bisnow, work and life are easily integrated because we love what we do. If you are competitive and want to work with like-minded individuals in a fast growing company, then, well done! You’ve found us
  • We offer a full benefits package which includes healthcare, vision, dental, 401k, work from anywhere and unlimited vacation policy