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UnitedHealth Group Optum Health Real Estate Partner - Remote in Boston, Massachusetts

UnitedHealth Group is a health care and well-being company that’s dedicated to improving the health outcomes of millions around the world. We are comprised of two distinct and complementary businesses, UnitedHealthcare and Optum, working to build a better health system for all. Here, your contributions matter as they will help transform health care for years to come. Make an impact with a diverse team that shares your passion for helping others. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

The Optum Health Real Estate Partner will serve as a market leader for the real estate client relationship manager team supporting Optum’s patient facing facilities. This role will focus on enabling business objectives through real estate solutions. This role will develop and implement long-term real estate strategies for Optum focused on optimization and cost reduction. This role will manage strategy and have oversight to the development and delivery of real estate and capital plans using a fact-based decision-making process. This role will synthesize real estate recommendations for executive level review.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely * from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establish trusted advisor relationships with local and market clinic care delivery leadership

  • Serve as a strategic consultant and contact for strategic real estate planning, performance management and financial management across Optum’s clinic portfolio

  • Serve as a strategic consultant and contact for real estate planning, performance measurement, and financial management of the clinic portfolio

  • Act as business liaison to understand business objectives and translate into real estate plans, actions, and solutions

  • Responsible for growth and management of the communications channel between business units and Optum Health Real Estate

  • Evaluate care model, business demand, market factors, risks, and overall corporate objectives in recommending real estate actions

  • Effectively communicate the financial impact of long-term Real Estate decisions in business terms

  • Work with senior staff to guide and advise business units through effective clinic planning and forecasting activities including strategic growth management

  • Analyze opportunities for portfolio improvement and present compelling business cases in a timely manner to achieve agreed upon schedules and guide business leaders through real estate decisions

  • Collaborate effectively with Real Estate Business Partners and assigned business and finance leaders

  • Facilitate issue resolution to enable a high credibility factor between Business and Optum Health Real Estate

  • Establish solid understanding of market trends in the office and medical real estate field and keep up to date on current events related to medical office locations including acquisition pipeline

  • Support the development and management of portfolio plans for assigned business. Set meeting agendas and successfully support fact-based decision process

  • Support real estate change management efforts within customer business units


  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills with a variety of levels within an organization

  • Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships

  • Flexible and creative thinking and problem-solving ability

  • Deliver results through best practices and consistent service delivery

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, health care management, real estate strategy or related real estate field

  • 7+ years of general business or varied real estate experience

  • Financial analysis experience

  • Working real estate experience (Capital Planning, Projects, Transactions, Facilities)

  • Experience using data to drive decisions and provide fact-based decision support

  • Proven ability to prepare effective, concise presentations

Preferred Qualifications :

  • MBA

  • Clinic or Health Care Real Estate experience

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for this role is $88,000 to $173,200 annually. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

Application Deadline: This will be posted for a minimum of 2 business days or until a sufficient candidate pool has been collected. Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.