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  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #478

Due to growth, we are delighted to be instructed on a unique and exciting Head of UK Asset Management role for a leading pan-European logistics focused investor, developer and asset management platform.

The Head of UK Asset Management will have overall responsibility for a substantial and high profile industrial and logistics portfolio of c £2bn across the UK – including well located multi-let urban logistics assets. You will also be responsible for managing a team comprising of Senior Asset Managers and a Leasing Director.

Key Duties

  • Challenge the status quo and traditional institutional asset management model
  • Responsible for identifying and implementing new approaches of working and driving value
  • Be the spokesperson for the business in the UK and have a high visible presence in the UK logistics market – grow and maintain key market contacts
  • Hands-on proactive approach working with the Leasing Director to maximise occupier led requirements
  • Develop and implement asset management strategies maximising total returns
  • Review the portfolio and make recommendations to rationalise
  • Challenge the underlying assumptions
  • Provide an environment that will attract occupiers, generate competition and create rental growth
  • Generate new development and asset management opportunities through selective site acquisition and assembly
  • Formulate and implement annual business plans for each asset
  • Asset management-related tasks including; new lettings, lease renewals, rent reviews, lease expiries, surrenders and forfeitures
  • Lead on development projects to ensure the execution of the business plan
  • Implement and oversee refurbishment programmes and asset repositioning
  • Manage third-party service providers including letting agents, solicitors, property managers and building surveyors
  • Sourcing, inspecting and carrying out required due diligence for UK acquisitions
  • Manage key occupier relationships
  • Responsible investment and asset management focused on delivering sustainable performance

Skills

  • Strong computer literacy including use of Argus Enterprise, Yardi
  • Strong valuation and underwriting skills
  • Ability to demonstrate a track record of delivering performance
  • Articulate, numerate and analytical
  • Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • Strong intellect with an aptitude for problem-solving and a tenacity to get things done
  • Team player who thrives in a fast-paced environment and can juggle priorities effectively

Profile

  • MRICS Qualification and minimum of 10 years PQE
  • Extensive commercial acumen
  • Performance driven
  • Strategic thinker
  • Challenge the status quo and traditional institutional asset management model
  • Experience of managing logistics and industrial assets
  • Team ethic – strong leadership skills and experience of managing a team and recruiting new staff
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and negotiation skills
  • Potential future opportunity to work across other European markets for the right candidate
  • Reporting to members of the Board

Market-leading remuneration package available

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