Our client is one of the largest national, corporate property management businesses in the UK.
Overseeing almost 200,000 units across almost 4,000 developments, they provide the full range of property management, maintenance, major works, development and rental services for large developers, freeholders, resident management companies and Landlords UK wide (including Scotland).
As part of their ongoing drive to improve resident and client services whilst enabling further growth, they have identified a need for an Operations / Regional Property Manager who will focus on mergers, acquisitions and the assessment of potential new blocks (arising from such mergers/acquisitions) prior to handover / takeover / onboarding.
Working alongside the operations director, the successful Operations / Regional Property Manager will work from home (with occasional regional office visits as required) and travel nationally inspecting, assessing and making recommendations for the portfolios managed by firms targeted/identified for merger or acquisition.
Typical daily duties will include, but not be limited to:
- Conducting both desk top and on-site due diligence of target company and their portfolios
- Inspecting properties across the country to assess the existing management of the property, identifying evidence of good management, risks and opportunities.
- When assessing a shortlist of property as part of a desktop exercise, understand the management structures and the risks and opportunities associated with them. This might be achieved by reviewing management agreements, leases, accounts and risk assessments.
- Project manage the integration of the portfolio into the in-house systems and processes, using the agreed process whilst always seeking to improve it.
- Liaising with all relevant in-house departments to ensure integration happens in a timely manner
- Assess and prioritise identified risks and opportunities
- Attend regular meetings internally with a wide range of teams
- Engage with new colleagues in newly acquired businesses, acting as company ambassador leading those new colleagues through change
As well as coming from a stable career background with a demonstrable track record of progression in a corporate environment, the suitable senior property manager will hold professional/technical qualifications and be able to:
- Understand management structures, with the ability to quickly assess properties from visual inspections, accounts and other management information
- Have good awareness of structures, service charge accounts and legal documentation
- Project manage
- Communicate with all levels of people and influence effectively
- Manage change
- Competently use Microsoft office packages as well as industry specific software with a wider general understanding of technology, systems and their bearing on the industry.
Remuneration will include a basic salary up to £55k plus executive car allowance, generous annual leave entitlement and extensive corporate benefits package.
If you are a senior level property manager with mergers/acquisitions experience or knowledge who would like to pursue this element of the industry further within a large, corporate employer please respond with your most relevant CV for further information and immediate consideration.