German Speaking Associate - Top Tier PE House

Permanent

The Role

Top Tier Private Equity Investment Manager with an unparalleled track record in growth, are looking for a German speaking Asset Manager, at Associate level. The role involves joining a dynamic, entrepreneurial and very focused team, looking after a circa €3BN AUM mixed commercial portfolio of mainly office, logistic and retail property. They focus on Value Add and Core Plus and are extremely good at what they do, with one of the best performing teams in the market. The Asset Management team is involved throughout the life of an investment from acquisition, full responsibility for the management, letting and financial reporting through to eventual disposition.

 

This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic, highly driven and motivated professional to join a leading European real estate investment manager and play an important role in its growth and be active in its core plus and value-add fund programs. Whilst being a good team player, there will be ample opportunity for direct responsibility and the candidate should be a confident self-starter.

 

Responsibilities

  • Drive value creation from deal execution through exit for assets with complex investment strategies including developments and repositionings, in conjunction with local operating partners, leasing/sales agents, architects and other technical consultants
  • Assess investment performance in relation to business plan targets by analysing financial reporting, performing regular sites visits and serving as an expert on local leasing and capital market conditions
  • Identify, recommend and execute asset management initiatives to create value and mitigate risks during the hold period, in collaboration with the local operating partner
  • Analyse, negotiate and recommend lettings, capital expenditure programs, refinancings and other major Asset Management decisions
  • Work closely with the Acquisitions team in the underwriting and due diligence of new investments and assist in securing third party financing
  • Maximise operating performance, by challenging and supporting the operating partner, monitor progress and introducing state of the art practice.
  • Show strong interest in understanding new markets, competitive environments, tax and legal structures for holding investments.
  • Support annual property valuation process and preparation of internal and external reports
  • Evaluate asset level business plans and cash flow projections
  • Keep senior management informed on progress of the business plan, major asset management initiatives and upcoming risks.
  • Drive sales marketing strategies, timing and management of the disposal progress
  • Support the marketing of new funds and products

 

Key Skills, Attributes and experience

  • Strong academic record, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Circa three or four years of direct European real estate experience, ideally in an asset management role or acquisition role. Experience in the German real estate market is a positive.
  • Highly numerate with excellent analytical and financial modelling skills
  • Comfortable to make effective decisions in response to changes in the market environment
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting fundamentals
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • IT literate and proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Languages: Fluent in English and German

 

 

Reference: 435 | Date Posted: 5th March 2020 | Status: Active

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