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Commercial Property Manager

Commercial Property Manager

  • Location

    West End, London

  • Sector:

    Property Management

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Aaron Horton

  • Contact email:

    aaron@doveandhawk.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    BBBH9189_1648484738

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-04-03

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

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My client, an established real estate consultancy based in the NW2 region of London are looking to hire an experienced property manager to join their Commercial / Asset management team

As their Commercial Property Manager, you will be responsible for managing multiple commercial property portfolios on behalf of a range of clients. You will be the lead manager responsible for every aspect of the properties assigned to you. You will work alongside the Head of Commercial Management, Surveyors as well as an Assistant Property Manager aided by other support staff and an accounts team.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Preparation of Service Charge Budgets and apportionment analysis along with reviewing and managing active budgets
  • Finding innovative opportunities to ensure reduction of costs
  • Reviewing PPM contracts and re-negotiating when necessary
  • Reviewing and understanding Surveyor and Contractor reports to ensure works are instructed and carried out to a satisfactory level
  • Remotely manage Building Managers at various sites
  • Oversee the instruction and management of third-party contractors first-hand and via oversight of the Assistant Property Manager
  • Hold responsibility for property compliance and any legal issues
  • Authorising contractor invoices for the Service Charge or Rent Account, be it recoverable or non-recoverable items
  • Liaising with Business Rates mitigations schemes and the VOA
  • Being aware of Rent/Service Charge arrears and using Landlord rights to enforce collection or instructing in-house Credit Control and monitoring external Debt Collectors
  • Undertake sporadic property inspections
  • Administer Tenant check-in/check-out
  • Understand and action Schedule of Dilapidations protocol and liaise with third party professionals
  • Instructing and overseeing Letting Agents on vacant spaces
  • Negotiate new Lease terms or Rent Reviews on behalf of the client either directly with the Tenant or via an Agent or Surveyor with an understanding of the relevant Section Notices and processes
  • Occasional Lease/License, Declaration, Deed or Notice drafting
  • Instructing, chasing, and responding to Solicitors
  • Respond timely and courteously to problems and requests of both Clients and Tenants
  • Preparing for and attending Client meetings (with ability to lead meetings on occasion)
  • Provide strategic advice on Portfolio and Asset Management

Qualifications and experience:

  • Possess a University degree (ideally property related)
  • 2+ years Commercial Property experience
  • Strong familiarity and understanding of Commercial Lease structure and Service Charges
  • Have a basic understanding of rental trends and comparable evidence
  • Ability to work well within a team framework

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