Deal Origination Director / VP - UK Real Estate - London Deal Origination Director / VP - UK Real Estate -  …

Macdonald & Company
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 26 Oct 20
Competitive Base + 100% Bonus
Macdonald & Company
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 26 Oct 20
Competitive Base + 100% Bonus
Posted by:
Howard White • Director, Head of UK and European Real Estate Investor & Funds practice
Posted by:
Howard White
Director, Head of UK and European Real Estate Investor & Funds practice
Leading UK focussed real estate asset manager with an an exclusive joint-venture with a leading Asian Fund Manager requires a deal originator at VP or Director level in London. The originator will be responsible for sourcing and originating real estate transactions in the UK with a focus on the office and logistics & multi-let industrial sectors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The deal originator will join a small, highly experienced property team in London
  • The deal originator will report into the Head of Asset Management and CEO.
  • The Director or Vice President will be responsible for new deal origination and sourcing in the UK 
  • The sector focus will be on office/commercial and logistics/multi-let industrial sectors in the UK.
  • Form, build and maintain effective relationships with local/international real estate professionals.
  • Be an integral member of the investment team, dealing directly with external advisers and offering leadership.
  • Manage the acquisition process including overseeing due diligence and valuation analysis on target acquisitions.
  • Ensure that comprehensive appraisals are undertaken.
  • Prepare and present opportunities to the IC and JV Partners for approval alongside the in-house analysts.
  • Assist in building the business plan at both an asset and corporate level following successful acquisitions.
  • Advise on purchase terms and any negotiation tactics; preparation of LOIs and Final Bid Letters.
  • Detailed review of final contractual and economic terms of the investment.
  • Co-ordinate internal Tax and structure DD process.
  • Closing of the investment.
  • Progress with execution of the Business Plan.
  • Regular updates and re-evaluations of the exit strategy.

 

The Person:

  • Bachelor's Degree (2:1 or higher) in Real Estate, Business, Economics, Finance, or related subject from a reputable University.
  • At least 5 - 10 years relevant estate investment experience 
  • Backgrounds include within a real estate private equity fund or real estate investment/asset manager in the UK.
  • Proven track record of sourcing real estate transactions in the UK real estate market
  • Asset class focus on logistics/industrial and office sectors.
  • Strong existing networks and relationships with real estate professionals.
  • High commercial acumen with entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Strong analytical including understanding of financial modelling.
  • Proven deal structuring skills.  
  • Applicants must be comfortable working in a private, entrepreneurial property company.  
  • Previous professional exposure to JV partnerships would be advantageous.
  • Ability to handle large volume of work; good organizational skills and ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines. 
  • Strategic thinker with excellent judgment and business sense.  
  • Strong Excel /PowerPoint /IM writing skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with team members in an independent work environment.

 

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