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  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #430

Our client is a Top Tier Private Equity Investment Manager who has a long-standing track record of creating attractive risk-adjusted returns across numerous core-plus and value add targeted funds throughout Europe.

Due to recent growth, following a successful equity raise and subsequent deployment, my client is actively looking for a German-speaking Associate to join its Asset Management Team based in London. You will be a part of a highly driven and entrepreneurial team and will play a leading role in its growth and be active in its core-plus and value-add fund programs. You will be involved in the full lifecycle of an investment from acquisition, take full responsibility for the management, letting and financial reporting through to eventual disposition.

Key duties to include:

  • 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, refinancing 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 the progress of the business plan, major asset management initiatives and upcoming risks.
  • Drive sales marketing strategies, timing, and management of the disposal progress.
  • Support the marketing of new funds and products.
  • Work closely with the Acquisitions team in the underwriting and due diligence of new investments and assist in securing third party financing.

Essentials:

  • Strong academic record, organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Circa five years of direct European real estate experience, ideally in an asset management role or acquisition role. Experience in the German real estate market is a positive.
  • Highly numerate with excellent analytical and financial modelling skills.
  • Comfortable making 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.
  • Languages: Fluent in English and German.

Salary:

  • £65,000 – £80,000.
  • Full discretionary annual bonus.
  • Competitive benefits package.

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