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Seeking an Asset Manager to join Kingsbridge in Tangmere, near Chichester.

Kingsbridge are seeking an Asset Manager to join our in-house professional team based in Tangmere, near Chichester.

Kingsbridge is a privately-owned commercial developer and investor operating across the South of England.

The company was founded by Robert Langmead in 2004 and has expanded rapidly with a portfolio of projects. Now led by CEO, Chris Fry, a former Fund Manager who joined the business in April 2018, Kingsbridge is focused on developing and transforming industrial & logistics, office and urban mixed-use schemes across the south. Our strategy is to work with like-minded partners to create highly sustainable and best-in-class assets, with the values of responsibility and community.

The business holds a core portfolio of assets generating income to cover business overheads and to deliver a base level of return. This is in addition to an ‘active portfolio’, with capital recycled through development and value-add style projects to generate higher returns.

Our in-house professional team are responsible for working collaboratively to deliver projects and ensuring a maximum return is achieved from our assets. We are now looking to appoint a new Asset Manager to join the team, who will contribute to our continuing success. The role will be based at our offices in Tangmere, near Chichester, with an opportunity to work from home on occasion.

The Role

As an Asset Manager, you will be responsible for providing professional property asset management advice across the business’s assets. This includes our core property portfolio of multi-let offices and industrial sites, but also working on asset management strategies for our on-going active development portfolio.

The Asset Manager’s role is varied and requires you to develop a detailed understanding of our portfolio and customers, proactively managing properties to create new income streams and identify value-add initiatives. It is a position that will command high levels of commerciality, self-drive and the ability to use your own initiative.

Key Responsibilities will include, but not limited to –

  • Proactive management of a portfolio of properties to maximise the value and potential of the assets.
  • Responsible for vacant properties, lease events and landlord and tenant matters.
  • Review, prepare and implement asset management strategies for active assets within our on-going development portfolio.
  • Work with the team to produce annual asset business plans, providing recommendations for capex and forecasting lease events.
  • Present and provide updates to the board, including preparing asset management packs / slide decks.
  • Undertake market research projects and present findings to the wider team.
  • Lead on the marketing and letting of vacant space.
  • Manage lease renewals, rent reviews, lease re-gears, licences and lease variations.
  • Oversee PPM schedules and administer service charge agreements.
  • Instruct and liaise with contractors for refurbishments, maintenance and repair works.
  • Implement and oversee health and safety processes across the property portfolio and for small works projects.
  • Build and manage effective working relationships with tenants, external suppliers, consultants, agents and solicitors.

What You'll Need

  • MRICS qualified.
  • 1 – 5 years post-qualification experience.
  • Previous experience of Commercial Property Asset Management.
  • Proficient knowledge and skills in a range of landlord and tenant matters including, negotiating lease renewals and rent reviews.
  • Preferably, have local knowledge of the South Coast property market.
  • Excellent attention to detail with strong commercial, literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Be a personable and self-driven communicator and self-starter.

What you need to do now

Hays Property and Surveying are supporting Kingsbridge with the recruitment of this role.

For further information, or to have a confidential discussion, please contact our Southampton based Property and Surveying specialist Jamie Poll on 07800755744.

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