Transaction Manager

£65k Basic + Benefits

International Real Estate Consultancy

Associate Director – Transaction Management. Industrial, Warehouses and Office Space

London or the Netherlands.

Market leading basic salary plus car allowance, bonus and benefits.


Our Client is seeking a pro-active and hardworking individual with commercial real estate experience to join our fast-growing and profitable team. Working within a sub-set Occupier Services Transaction Management Team, the individual will be working in a dedicated group of 4 – 6 individuals focussing on one client.

The role involves projects across EMEA, working directly with our client’s international network, in all asset classes. The role is directly client facing, with day-to-day interaction with the client and the various service lines. Our client is responsible for lease administration, rating and occupier management, transactions.

Day to day

  • To support in the implementation of the client business plan through managing and developing the teams that are client facing and delivering operational excellence across the transaction/account management function
  • Provide support to team lead and help support and develop the team as we seek to renew/extend the contract
  • Manage day-to-day responsibility for project delivery and reporting
  • Pro-actively seek new opportunities / revenue generating initiatives from the operational portfolio
  • Ensure accurate revenue reporting


Clients & Marketing

  • Deliver constantly improving operational excellence by continuous improvement to well established teams/processes
  • Day-to-day liaison with assigned client representative(s) during the course of an instruction
  • Develop and promote close working relationships across client stakeholder group
  • Establish and maintain own and team profile internally and externally through effective PR and deal promotion
  • Ensure projects, reports, etc are delivered on time and in budget and to client objectives
  • Strengthen our clients integrated portfolio delivery across multiple service lines by proactive management of various individuals
  • Manage and liaise with internal teams and external consultants to provide a full service to the client. Including overseeing communication, reporting and documentation from local offices to ensure high quality service standards
  • Create and implement plans for gathering and acting on client feedback
  • Advise clients on portfolio strategy and optimisation solutions

Profit & Finance


  • Identify and deliver cross-selling opportunities for other areas of the business
  • Contribute to projecting annual fee income via accurate fee forecasting/managing potential fee pipeline
  • Effectively use established systems for debtor and disbursement recovery to secure cash flow and profitability, e.g. billing, debt pricing, costings etc
  • Understanding of product pricing and maintain profitable fee structures
  • Grow revenue and profitability generated by existing clients

Operations & Risk


  • Ensure timesheets are up to date and reflective of current work
  • Ensure own and team’s work complies with firm procedures and guidelines (health & safety, quality, risk, professional code of conduct, etc.)
  • Identify, manage and mitigate risks by implementing plans to review output of quality and risk procedures and achieve clear internal and external audit reports
  • Support and help drive both internal and external processes

People & Teams


  • Provide on-going coaching, mentoring and other development opportunities for direct reports and/or wider team members; conduct performance reviews with direct reports
  • Lead and co-ordinate the work of team on client projects; prioritise activities and delegate on the basis of appropriate expertise and development needs of team
  • Sets and achieves own objectives in line with business plan and update with line manager as necessary
  • Undertake and record the requisite amount of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Bring fresh ideas and innovation to the group to enable a level of self-improvement


  • Degree level qualification but not essential

Core Knowledge & Experience:

  • Proven track record across a variety of sectors – industrial, warehouse, DC and office;  leasehold and freehold
  • Experience of leading projects to deliver seamless client service
  • Demonstrable ability to take responsibility of sizeable and complex client instructions
  • Demonstrable understanding of client needs
  • Experience in networking and building relationships internally and externally
  • Demonstrable technical competence in areas relevant to role
  • Market and local knowledge in the relevant business area
  • Financial acumen and budget management
  • High level business and report writing experience
  • Experience in managing people and teams
  • IT skills (MS 360 SharePoint/Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet)

Core Knowledge & Experience (specific to the role):

  • Strong eye for detail at all times
  • Pro-active approach
  • Excellent presentation skills in the output and delivery of client work
  • Experience of international real estate markets and working in a cross-border role

Skills & Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time, maintaining an excellent quality of service
  • Strong selling and negotiation skills
  • Proactive and solution oriented
  • Very high standards of presentation
  • Good commercial awareness skills
  • Coaching and leadership skills
  • Good communicator
  • Time management
  • Business and report writing
  • Team player
  • Excellent command of written/verbal English

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

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