About Buildout

In 2010 Buildout pioneered commercial real estate (CRE) marketing automation. Today, with over 35,000 brokers and with 12 of the top 20 brokerages counted as customers, Buildout continues to be the leader in CRE marketing automation in addition to recently launching valuable, integrated back-office workflow and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions. Developed in close collaboration with our customers, Buildout allows brokerages to bring their expertise to every stage of their deals all from within one platform. Our vision is that CRE dealmaking will be tech-powered, but human-led. Learn more about who we are, what we do, and why we’re changing the face of CRE tech on our website: https://buildout.com/.  

The Opportunity

The Platform Design team works effectively and efficiently to deliver a best in-class marketing solution to our customers, from bringing their existing marketing to life to developing new materials that help elevate their brand. We’re looking for a designer to join the Platform Design team with an ability to think creatively through problems and work across a variety of coding languages and platforms to find innovative solutions for our customers. You should be comfortable explaining your thought process and able to receive feedback from your peers. You will be a part of a diverse and driven team that challenges each other to create and maintain the quality marketing standards our customers have come to expect across emails, websites, and documents.

How You’ll Contribute at Buildout

  • Use Buildout’s proprietary tools to customize and update marketing documents, emails, and web materials to align with customers’ use cases
  • Partner with other teams at Buildout, primarily those in the Revenue Dept, to understand customers’ needs in order to deliver timely marketing solutions within Buildout’s platform
  • Support our pre-sale processes which can include:
    • Getting on calls with our Sales team and prospective customers to discuss capabilities of the application or their specific brand needs
    • Creating sample marketing materials for prospective customers
  • Provide proactive solutions to our customers’ marketing problems that help ensure their long-term success using the application
  • Be welcomed into the innovative and collaborative Buildout team. Get to know your teammates and work in sync to deliver a world-class, end-to-end customer experience
  • Make mistakes, improve for the next time, and develop enviably thick-skin from these experiences to propel you through the rest of your career, at Buildout and beyond
  • Take the work, but not yourself, seriously

What You’ll Bring to Buildout 

  • 2+ years of experience working as a Graphic Designer, Web Developer, or Email Designer 
  • A portfolio of varied design projects which demonstrates a strong eye for design and ability to adhere to brand standards
  • Empathy and solutions-oriented. You’re able to put yourself in the customers’ shoes, understand their needs and goals, and offer solutions that will drive them forward
  • Willingness to engage with customers directly to:
    • Reduce thrash and help resolve problems quickly
    • Convey complex ideas in simple terms 
    • Discuss unique brand and marketing needs
    • Support internal teams’ ability to service our customers
  • Experience with HTML & CSS coding on an established platform 
  • Ability to balance working as an individual contributor and as part of a team, while proactively seeking opportunities for improvement
  • Javascript experience is a plus but not required
  • Commercial Real Estate experience is nice to have but not required 

We know there are great candidates who won’t check all of these boxes, and we also know you might bring important skills that we haven’t considered. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

We are based in Chicago, but this is a remote-friendly role open across most of the US. The salary range for this position is $49,300 - $58,000 depending on your experience.

Perks & Benefits 

We built a benefits program to match the quality of our team. This program includes:

  • Impactful insurance and benefit options, including offering plans that cover 100% of employee health insurance premiums, and company-paid STD, LTD, life insurance, and telemedicine 
  • Policies that support a healthy work/life balance, including Flexible PTO, company holidays, paid parental leave, and give back days
  • 401(k) with 4% company match and immediate vesting
  • An office in Chicago for those who prefer an office setting, plus a monthly remote work reimbursement 
  • Challenging problems to solve with a committed and supportive team who are invested in your growth and development
  • A wonderfully quirky culture where you’re encouraged to bring your whole self to work


Buildout is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. 

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at accommodations@buildout.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information and we will consider your request. 

Below, you will be asked to complete identity information for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). It is required by law that we ask these questions using the format provided by the EEOC. However, we want you to know that at Buildout, we understand that gender is not binary and welcome people of all identities.

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