Senior Asset Management Director – Student Housing

£100k +

International Real Estate Fund

Senior Director – Student Accommodation. Asset Management, Asia and London.

£100,000.00 plus bonus and benefits.

Our client, a renowned International Real Estate Fund, is looking for a commercially focused Senior Director to join the team.

Overseeing a Student Accommodation portfolio and managing a team of asset managers, you will be the chief liaison for this asset class with the Senior Management Team at Head Office in Asia.

Ideally, you will be based in Asia for the first year in the role to gain a thorough understanding of the business at the source (package would include relocation costs); this is not a mandatory requirement, but it is considered desirable.

The Role

Leading a team of Asset Managers in formulating and executing asset management strategies and plans for the student housing portfolio, including marketing strategies to optimise income and realise the highest value of our assets.

You will be responsible for the overall positioning of assets as well as the enhancement of cashflow and asset value; maintaining good tenant relationships to ensure high retention rate; preparing and managing our annual budgets and reports which cover the financial performance of the asset, leasing status, and rental collection; recommending divestment opportunities and managing the sale process; assisting in the underwriting of new investment opportunities.

In addition, you will work closely with the Property Managers to ensure that the asset is properly maintained, managed and compliant with regulations and coordinating with external parties like government authorities, brokers, etc. Other responsibilities include managing market intelligence and collating global market / industry information to ensure competitiveness of the Company’s products and services.


  • Degree in Real Estate, Building, Business, Finance, Engineering or its equivalent with at least 10 years’ experience in asset management for student accommodation.
  • You should also have good knowledge of the local markets.
  • To succeed in this role, you should be strategic as well as operationally hands-on with sound financial grounding.
  • Other key attributes include good people management skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills, resourcefulness and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.

For more details, please upload your CV and contact us on 0203 745 7074.

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