Portfolio Manager / Asset Manager

Posted 27 June 2024
Salary£55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Job type Permanent
DisciplineProperty Management & Operations
Contact NameRob Moss

Job description

Platform Manager / Asset Manager

About Us

We are supporting a leading provider of student accommodation, as they launch a new platform in the UK, we are excited to bring this opportunity to market. The Platform Manager will play a pivotal role in the launch and growth of the business over the coming years.

Are you a strategic thinker with a passion for managing dynamic portfolios in the living and hospitality sector? Do you excel in fostering relationships and driving performance? If so, this opportunity could be for you!

Key Responsibilities:

Client Liaison and Reporting:

  • Serve as the main point of contact for funders, providing regular updates and detailed reports
  • Manage operating expenses (OPEX) for each development
  • Monitor and report on customer and client-facing KPIs
  • Prepare and present monthly performance reports covering rental income, budgets, arrears, maintenance, and marketing

Operational Management:

  • Oversee the seamless transition of units from construction to operations
  • Support site managers with delivery coordination and maintenance issue resolution
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure operational consistency
  • Ensure full compliance with Health & Safety regulations

Strategic Development:

  • Utilise operational and market data to formulate strategies that enhance Net Operating Income (NOI)
  • Provide strategic advice to funders based on market trends and conditions, in collaboration with the Commercial Director
  • Develop and enforce asset management policies and best practices
  • Contribute to the strategic direction and ESG goals of the business

Team Culture:

  • Inspire and motivate team members, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement
  • Support and develop both direct and indirect reports, ensuring they are well-equipped to succeed

Data Accuracy and Communication:

  • Ensure all data and reports are accurate and reliable
  • Maintain clear and consistent communication with funders and internal teams

Revenue and Cost Management:

  • Drive cost control and revenue improvement initiatives to maximise client returns
  • Analyse financial and operational data to identify opportunities for cost reduction and revenue enhancement

Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in the Living sector / Hospitality, preferably in an regional / area operations role
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to travel as required
  • Strong commercial acumen with proficiency in financial and operational data analysis
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and adaptable with a flexible approach to working hours and locations

Personal Attributes:

  • Creative and entrepreneurial mindset
  • High commercial awareness and insight
  • Strong emotional intelligence for managing relationships with funders and the operations team
  • Professional, values-driven, and inclusive
  • Willingness to share knowledge and coach others
  • Self-reliant, resilient, and committed to partnership and collaboration
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