Head of Property – Prop Co – Leeds






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Macdonald & Company are delighted to have been retained by Potter Space in their search for a new Head of Property.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and ambitious senior property executive to join our growing Potter Space team. As the new Head of Property, you will lead the Property team to strategically manage and grow our portfolio. This role is pivotal in driving our business forward, exploring exciting opportunities, and making strategic deals. The role is based at our new modern head-quarters in Leeds City centre with rooftop terrace, gym and close access to the train station.

About us

Potter Space is a rapidly growing family owned industrial and logistics property company with an existing property portfolio of 1.7msq.ft over 250 acres across 5 business parks in the UK.
With a recent move to a new Leeds headquarters, a significant build programme, sizeable property and land holdings and ambitions to increase our revenue streams, it is an exciting time to join us. As part of our senior leadership team, you will play a key role in influencing the growth and strategic direction of the business, while also supporting the growth, training, and development of our people.
Potter Space is dedicated to helping our customers, communities, and team members thrive. Our mission to provide a 'home for business' drives everything we do. We believe in inclusivity and fostering a diverse workplace where everyone feels valued and respected. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds. 
To get a better understanding of who we are and what we do, please visit our website and social media channels.

About the role

As the Head of Property, you will report to the Managing Director, with the potential to progress to the role of Property Director within 18-24 months


Your main responsibility will be to identify, evaluate, and deliver strategic opportunities to create value, while overseeing the management of our existing portfolio. This includes maximising return on investment, providing excellent customer service and increasing capital values. Transactional experience in both development and investment sectors, allied to an extensive network of market contacts, will mean you play a key role in shaping the future strategy of our business. You will also be responsible for developing the property team to ensure it adapts to meet the aspirations of the company.

Key responsibilities
  • Property Development:
    • Identify and evaluate potential development opportunities, overseeing land acquisition, redevelopment, and refurbishment projects.
    • Lead and oversee all stages of the development process including:
      • Project identification and evaluation.
      • Planning and design
      • Financial management
      • EPC / green initiatives and compliance
      • Project execution and construction
      • Stakeholder management
      • Risk management
      • Project completion, letting and disposals.
  • Investment Strategy:
    • Develop and implement investment strategies to maximize returns on the property portfolio.
  • Identify, research and evaluate opportunities for acquisition of income-generating properties.
  • Implement asset management strategies for the existing portfolio, aligned with key performance targets.
  • Conduct analysis and due diligence on potential investments to assess financial viability and risk profile in collaboration with the Head of Finance.
  • Monitor market trends, economic indicators and regulatory changes to inform investment decisions.
  • Collaborate with Managing Director and Head of Finance in negotiating and structuring investment deals.
  • Health and Safety (H&S)
    • Ensure individuals have appropriate H&S training and ensure compliance with statutory regulations.
  • Financial Management:
    • Monitor investment performance, including rental income, WAULT, valuation, and return on investment, in line with KPIs.
    • Conduct regular financial analysis and prepare investment reports for stakeholders.
  • Stakeholder Relations:
    • Build and maintain relationships with investors, partners, and other stakeholders.
    • Take a market facing approach to the role
    • Provide regular updates and reports on investment performance and development projects.
    • Represent the organization in negotiations, presentations, and meetings with external stakeholders.
    • Oversee the Head of Asset Management to ensure efficient and effective management of the lettings/sales process for all new build and existing units

Key skills and competencies
  1. Professional
  • Experience in managing strategic deals including acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures.
  • Market facing experience with a strong network of contacts.
  • 10 – 15 years of experience with at least 5 years at a management level.
  1. Personal
  • Ambitious, driven and eager to develop yourself and your team in a progressive company
  • Strong problem solving and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Dependable, flexible and responsible individual with excellent communication and organisational skills

Other requirements
  • A relevant degree
  • Proficiency in MS office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Chartered member of the RICS or qualified by experience
  • Willingness to travel to sites as required
  • Hold a full clean driving licence.

If you are ready to take on this exciting opportunity and contribute to the growth and success of our business, we would love to hear from you

Remuneration for the role:
  • Competitive market salary
  • Objective linked bonus – in line with existing management scheme
  • Fully expensed company car
  • 28 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Competitive employers pension contribution
  • Private medical and Death in Service cover
  • Leadership development – with aim to progress to Property Director
  • Modern head office including Gym membership and roof terrace

To learn more about this role, contact Nathan at Macdonald & Company (retain recruitment consultant) on 0161 607 5089, email nwakelam@macdonaldandcompany.com. All direct and third party applicants will be forwarded to Macdonald & Company for consideration.
Nathan Wakelam


Nathan Wakelam


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