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Associate Director | Property/Asset Management Hybrid

National Real Estate Partnership

A nationwide property consultancy with international ties...

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Asset Management | Commercial Property | Property Management


Full Time

Job Description

A nationwide property consultancy with international ties, has a need for an established and forward-thinking
property & asset manager to come into their team at AD level. My client is extremely ambitious with a huge
foothold in both the UK and European markets.



The successful candidate will be situated within the Property & Asset Management team. The team
are part of the wider Retail, Industrial & Offices business group. The PAM team is currently made up
of 16 individuals, including a Partner.



The role is split 60/40 property management/asset management. You will take responsibility for all
aspects of an allocated portfolio of commercial properties. You will need to be willing to support
junior colleagues in their management of properties and assist in their training and development.
You will take responsibility for the property budget and invoice approval, with significant high-level
budget and cost control responsibilities. Your responsibility extends to identifying opportunities to
improve and protect value for an allocated portfolio of commercial properties across a range of
clients, with differing needs and requirements. The portfolio will be geographically and sector
diverse and will include all asset classes.



Property Management:

  • Ensure all properties within the portfolio are managed effectively, efficiently and ensure value is
    maximised, and voids kept to a minimum.
  • Advise clients on and oversee the documentation of licences to alter, underlet, assign, and
    wayleave agreements.
  • Work alongside the FM Team to oversee day to day maintenance matters including contracted and
    cyclical maintenance.
  • Take responsibility for the collection of rents and service charges, including assistance with pre and
    post quarter day credit control as required.
  • Ensure service charge budgets are realistically set and adhered to, managed and reported
  • Implement a programme of regular site visits to ensure all buildings are in good order and that
    records of such inspections are kept and followed up.
  • Ensure insurance claims are being processed efficiently and correctly.
  • Chair quarterly tenant meetings and effectively circulate information and communicate regularly
    with tenant’s concerning management issues.
  • Assist the accounting team with end of year service charge reconciliations in line with the RICS best
    practice and clients KPI’s together with tenant and client reporting.
  • Head up project management of major internal and external works along with relevant
    professional consultants.
  • Ensure fees are issued as and when appropriate for works excluded from the management
  • Prepare ad hoc reports including formal client reporting as required for issue to internal and
    external parties;
  • Ensure data, e-mails and client files are updated and all other duties and responsibilities are
    executed to the industry’s ‘Best Practice Standards’ at all times.


Asset Management:

  • Identification and execution of asset management opportunities to drive value via lease re-
    structuring, refurbishment or redevelopment
  • Managing lease events and appointed advisors to protect or improve value and/or income:
  • Expiries – renewals, re-gears, dilapidations, re-letting, 54 Act renewals
  •  Rent review – re-gears, RPI linked increase, turnover rents
  •  Break options – service of notice, receipting notice, re-gearing lease
  • Assisting with Preparation of business plans and implementation
  • Identifying and managing property and portfolio risk
  • Appointment and management of both internal and third-party professional teams / advisors
  • Direct client reporting and liaison
  • Coordination of budgets, forecasts and analysis to support advice and decision making
  • Maintaining an oversight to ensure property management service accords with the wider property
    and fund strategy
  • Reviewing, issuing and approval of service charge budgets and reconciliations
  • Management of rent and service charge raising as well as tenant arrears in co-ordination with
    accounts team.
  • To support junior colleagues in their management of properties
  • To support junior colleagues with their ambitions to become qualified and experienced
  • To work with the Partners to:
    – Encourage initiatives that will benefit the firm, colleagues, clients and stakeholders
    – Review policies and introduce new or different policies to ensure the firm is up to date with the
    latest standards
    – Propose paths to implement the above



  • Proactive in building relationships and is responsive to all stakeholders
  • Experience in Property Management and Asset Management preferred but will consider relevant
    experience in equivalent role
  • Experience of liaising with multi-level stakeholders including clients, professional team, lenders
    and investors
  • Thorough understanding of commercial leases, in particular landlord and tenant legislation
  • Understanding of commercial property management, i.e. service charges
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good numerical skills, including computer literacy (Excel, Word, MS Outlook)
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • High level of organisational and administrative skills
  •  Able to fit in with a diverse work team.

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

Please note, not all of our opportunities are advertised. Please enquire on the number above, or email us at [email protected] and one of us will get back to you.

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