My client is a specialist Real Estate Private Equity firm who have significant capital to deploy into the Pan-European logistics market. Due to an increase in deal flow and pipeline, the team are now looking to hire a Vice President / Director to assist with acquisitions for a new Value Add fund. The role will offer an excellent opportunity to grow/and to take on high levels of responsibility.
The role will be based in London but may require occasional travel within Europe.
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
Work closely with senior leadership to lead the assessment of potential investments, land acquisitions and developments
Full “cradle to grave” responsibility on acquisition and disposition
Sourcing investments with a primary focus on the company’s main markets through creative use of agents and brokers, as well as non-conventional sources like local authorities, private families, lawyers, banks, other developers (undercapitalised) etc.
Interacting with investors both existing and prospective (for e.g., explaining investment rationale)
Critically evaluating opportunities from both a macro and micro perspective in order to derive the best relative risk-adjusted returns, making the case for transactions both internally and externally
Support and review financial analysis by Analysts/Senior Analysts/Associates and provide feedback on business plans, return metrics and a risk adjusted approach to underwriting.
Conduct data integrity checks of cash flow models to ensure accuracy of projections and consistency in underwriting.
Performing due diligence on approved transactions, management of teams of professionals including architects, cost consultants, marketing/PR, agents
Helping to manage debt sourcing for assets (if required).
Strong transactional experience, with exposure to UK and/or European commercial Logistics & Industrial real estate
Top in their field analytical thinking, with the demonstrable ability to quickly see through complex and often conflicting facts to distil problem down to their essential, critical elements
An appreciation of the macro and microeconomic factors that affect real estate investments
Exceptional technical skills a given, and excellent English (other European languages an advantage)
5+ years’ relevant experience as an Associate/VP/Principal prior (real estate, investment banking, investment)
Strong analytical and quantitative skills as demonstrated through excellence in academic qualifications
Competitive basic salary, bonus and LTIP remuneration package available.
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