ESG Program Manager

Los Angeles, CA /
Compliance – Compliance /
Full Time
/ Hybrid
CIM Group is a community-focused owner, operator, lender and developer of real assets headquartered in Los Angeles, California. We are 1000+ employees strong around the world, with $31.2B in assets owned and operated. Our projects have delivered jobs; created comfortable places to live, work and relax, and provided necessary and sustainable infrastructure.
Our focus on enhancing communities is unwavering, and we are striving to make an even greater impact in the years to come. Our diverse team of experts applies its broad knowledge and disciplined approach through hands-on management of real assets from due diligence to operations through disposition. We strive to make a meaningful difference in the world by executing key environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and enhancing each community in which we invest. 
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Reporting to the Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”), position is responsible for supporting CIM’s ESG team with the ongoing implementation of the Firm’s ESG strategic goals and targets.  The Program Manager will support ESG program needs, including data management, survey collection, reporting, project management and coordination of green building certifications. 


    • Positive attitude and professional demeanor
    • Ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment
    • Passionate and willing to go the extra mile


    • Serve as the internal liaison between the ESG team and the Property Management and Development teams, in connection with ESG-related initiatives.
    • Manage, coordinate, and monitor implementation and progress of ESG-related initiatives involving the Property Management and Development teams
    • Steward cross-department collaboration between Head of ESG, ESG Committee, and internal departments; including coordination and running of certain ESG-related meetings
    • Work closely with our ESG consultant’s engineering team to coordinate data collection from assets in support of larger efforts to manage utility data for our investment portfolios
    • Provide data management support in our Energy Star Portfolio Manager platform and assist with data collection requests, surveys, green building certifications and sustainability audits, including energy, water, waste, carbon emissions and indoor air quality assessments
    • Support corporate ESG programs with tracking ESG data, reporting sustainability and ESG data, implementing employee and tenant engagement programs, and conducting ESG-related training
    • Help conduct ESG assessments
    • Respond to due diligence questionnaires and requests for information from investors
    • Assist in the implementation of ESG policies, track ongoing progress, and support related educational webinars and presentations
    • Support the ESG team with GRESB, UN PRI and annual data collection efforts for ESG reports, speaking engagements and award applications
    • Collaborate with CIM’s diversity equity and inclusion team and social impact team to collect data and align associated initiatives with ESG
    • Coordinate with internal operations teams to implement ESG initiatives at the corporate level

QUALIFICATIONS or “what we look for”

    • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
    • Minimum of 3 years related professional experience required.  Experience in an ESG or sustainability role within the real estate investment management industry strongly preferred.
    • Familiarity with building systems and local/state benchmarking regulations, Green Building Certifications, including LEED, ENERGY STAR, and Fitwel, and key ESG standards
    • Experience with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manage and top ESG Reporting Frameworks including GRESB and UN PRI
    • Experience with project management of ESG-related certification projects, such as LEED, WELL, Fitwel, or BREEAM


    • Real estate, infrastructure and/or credit investment experience preferred
    • GRESB experience preferred
CIM Group is committed to bringing together people from different backgrounds and perspectives, providing employees with a safe and welcoming work environment. We strongly believe that a diverse & inclusive environment where everyone can thrive, feel a sense of belonging, and do impactful work together will lead to a better environment for our employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination against a job applicant on the basis of their race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, family or parental status, disability*, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We respect the laws enforced by the EEOC and are dedicated to going above and beyond in fostering diversity across our workplace. 
*Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on CIM Group. Please inform our Talent Team if you need any assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.


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