UK Asset Manager- Private Equity

Permanent

The Role

Top Tier RE Private Equity firm are looking to recruit an Associate for their Asset Management Team. 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 many opportunities for direct responsibility and the candidate should be a confident self-starter. 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 divestment.

 

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
  • 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
  • Work closely with the Acquisitions team in the underwriting and due diligence of new investments and assist in securing third party financing

 

Key Skills, Attributes and experience

  • Strong academic record, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Circa three to five years of direct UK real estate experience, ideally in an asset management role. Experience in investment advisory or commercial valuations will also be considered.
  • Experience in the UK real estate market is essential, European experience is desirable but not mandatory
  • 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

Reference: 751 | Date Posted: 24th November 2021 | Status: Active

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