macdonald and company
macdonald and company

Vice President - Acquisitions - German Portfolio

  1. Permanent
  2. London
£100000 - £165000 per annum + + Bonus

Key responsibilities

  • Key role is to originate, source, identify and acquire commerical real estate assets in Germany.
  • Execute newreal estate transactions in Germany.
  • This is a full cradle to grave role including asset-management of the portfolio in Germany.
  • Review existing business and strategic operating plans for each asset, and for the portfolio as a whole.
  • Assume responsibility for business plan execution, reporting weekly on activity and issues arising.
  • Establish strong relationships with advisors, stakeholders and lenders.
  • Oversee asset managers, property managers, leasing agents, lawyers and other professionals.
  • Liaise with joint venture and operating partners.
  • Liaise with corporate administrative functions on income and expenditure, fulfilling bank obligations.
  • Fulfill corporate obligations and delivering investor distributions.
  • Maintain property and financial models for each asset and portfolio
  • Report achieved performance and forecast future performance.
  • Establish and develop relationships with all direct tenants.
  • Either direct advisors on all tenant lease negotiations or undertake those negotiations directly.
  • Take ownership of asset management reporting both internally and to external investors.

Background & Experience

  • Fluent in German and English
  • Strong academic background; University degree in real estate, engineering, finance, business, or economics
  • At least 8 - 15+ years of relevant real estate experience.
  • Track record of sourcing and acquiring commerical real estate assets in Germany.
  • Those with logistics and office sector experience in Germany at an advantage.
  • Experience of executing asset management business plans.
  • Proven hands-on commercial asset management in Germany.
  • Background from a real estate private equity fund, investment manager or asset manager.
  • Experience of managing capital expenditure and leasing programmes.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment.
  • Strong communication skills and articulate verbal skills in both English and German.
  • Ambitious, energetic, team player, organised, with strong inter-personal skills.
  • Effective presentation skills, both written and oral.
  • Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines.

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