Associate - Corporate Real Estate

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CRE - 2021 - 06
Bow Bells House, London EC4M 9HH, UK
Full Time

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About Gerald Eve LLP

Gerald Eve provides property consultancy services to investors, occupiers and developers. We operate a national network of nine offices and an International Alliance, with partner firms covering 20 European countries and all major US markets. Our specialist sectors include industrial and logistics, alternative markets, the London office market, public sector and corporate real estate services.

Gerald Eve’s partners take pride in their reputation as leading experts and our highly regarded sector specialist teams continue to attract the best talent in the market. We offer comprehensive property advice to public and private sector clients, which includes over 40 of the FTSE100 and some of the largest property portfolios in the UK. Clients benefit from long-term trusted advisor relationships, with client teams providing advice across the full spectrum of property services.

What sets us apart from our competitors is the way in which we value our people, our size and open plan workspace which supports collaborative working. Gerald Eve thrives as a privately-owned partnership and the “we are all in this together” approach is respected across the business. Our values define our culture: Trust and Integrity, Respect, Friendliness and Excellence. We are a previous Times 100 Best Employer and Estates Gazette Employer of the Year 2018. Our Diversity approach is central to the business, championed by our Senior Partner, Simon Prichard, who is currently Chair of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK and Ireland Board.

What is it like to work at Gerald Eve?

Most new joiners to Gerald Eve remark on the friendly welcome they receive from colleagues. From lunch-time yoga and pilates classes, sports teams and book and chess clubs to pro bono and charity work, we strive to strike the right balance between work and social activities. In 2018, we won the Vitality Healthiest Workplace in the UK award (mid-sized firm) and we encourage healthy eating and mental wellbeing across the business.

We are a responsible business and recognise that our staff often benefit from flexible, agile working arrangements, something we are open to exploring with candidates.

About the Team

Our Corporate Real Estate (CRE) team is based in our London City office work closely with the West End teams as part of collaborative working groups and client meetings. The team is made up of 12 individuals and is mainly focused on the office and industrial sectors with a strong occupier client base, predominantly based in the UK but with some growth into International portfolios. Our clients come from both private and public sectors and we are currently on a number of frameworks including Department for Transport and Homes England. The team is led by experienced Partners who have UK and global experience, creating a dynamic environment where individuals can benefit from, and contribute to, mentoring and knowledge sharing.

Job Description

The role will be primarily to lead our DfT account as a Project Manager for all of their operational needs. This will be a varied and fast-paced role, interacting with key client contacts as well as interacting with individuals across the firm.

Main responsibilities

• Detailed understanding of complex title and lease documentation
• Managing and communicating with all other Government stakeholders associated with DfT
• Manage the overarching Crown Commercial Services Agreement for all portfolio requirements
• Managing the day to day leased portfolio and liaising with landlords accordingly
• Coordinating and leading workstreams with Building Surveyors and Project Managers relating to fit out and alterations
• Managing any planning enquiries or working with Planners to resolve client needs
• Managing design team queries and negotiating landlords consent where required
• Managing acquisitions of accommodation and or market testing
• Managing the disposal process of the surplus space
• Undertaking option appraisals and financial modelling to support business decisions

About you
• MRICS qualifications (minimum 5 years post qualification experience)
• Proactive in building relationships and managing stakeholder expectations
• Experience in a CRE or estate management role would be beneficial
• Track record in managing projects and 3rd party contractors
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Thorough understanding of commercial leases particularly around compliance and risk identification
• Understanding of UK office and or industrial sectors
• Proven IT skills, including proficient use of Microsoft Office
• High level of organisational and administrative skills
• Ability to work on own initiative whilst being part of a close knit team, with a proven track record of leadership
• Proactive, flexible and self-motivated with a real desire to deliver excellent customer service
• Full driving licence

Salary and benefits
• Salary: competitive based on market, professional experience and qualifications
• Car allowance
• Performance related staff profit share scheme
• 26 days’ holiday, plus Bank Holidays and days at Christmas and New Year.
• Pension scheme membership (after initial probationary period)
• Life and Accident insurance
• Group income protection scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• Critical Illness Cover
• Wellbeing Allowance
• Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
• Interest Free Rental Deposit Loan
• Employee assistance programme
• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay after two years’ service
• Professional subscription (MRICS) paid for by the firm

Alongside our competitive compensation and benefits package we offer all our staff the ongoing opportunities to learn and develop, through in-house CPD sessions, further education support as well as internal and external training programmes. Gerald Eve encourage pro-bono work and volunteering as well as regular social and sporting activities to engage with all your colleagues.

Your progression will be supported and guided by managers and mentors using a transparent framework so you can clearly see what you need to do to get to where you want to be.

Working hours

The Firm’s core hours are from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. and you may choose to start and end your day around these hours, provided you still do your 7.25 hours per day (e.g. 8.00 am – 4.30pm, 10.00 am – 6.30 pm). There is no requirement for this to be the same each day, but you are required to keep your manager informed. This position also involves out of hours working on an ‘as necessary’ basis. We are open to considering flexible working arrangements for everyone; this can be discussed during the application process or upon commencement.

Jennifer Bransbury Gerald Eve LLP 72 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 0AY
Direct tel. 0207 333 6227

The firm is an equal opportunities employer and applications from persons belonging to minority groups are encouraged.

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The terms and conditions of this appointment may be varied by the firm to meet business requirements and/or to meet changes in best practice or legal requirements.