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Investment Director

Cobalt are delighted to be working with a substantial Private Equity backed Residential Property Company that specialises in the Build-to-Rent sector to appoint an Investment Director to its northwest based team.

This award-winning company retains complete ownership of the high-level schemes and neighbourhoods that it designs, builds, and maintains and has already created more than 1,500 homes, with ambitious growth plans to quadruple over the next five years with substantial financial backing to ensure these aspirations are met.

The Role

This senior position of Investment Director will work alongside and be an integral part of an experienced, professional, and established team who are involved in all aspects of the development cycle and who can create a strong pipeline and assist in the acquisition of identified land/sites to help scale the business and achieve targets.

Core responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to:

  • Drive the investment and delivery strategy for new acquisitions within a primarily single-family home build to rent strategy.

  • Source investment opportunities including new build development, forward funding and standing stock acquisitions

  • Lead investment underwriting; underwriting and executing investments, financial modelling and presentation to SLT of investment papers and cashflow models both providing context of their impact on the overall portfolio


  • Track record of relevant residential investment and Build to Rent experience, or similar.

  • A proven track record of residential or residential alternative markets

  • Ideally, candidates will be able to demonstrate an existing network of local property advisors and connections

  • A strong operational and financial management background as well as a well-developed understanding of key investment performance drivers is required

  • General understanding of residential fundamentals as well as familiarity with property related funding, tax, title and legal issues

  • Self-starter with strong interpersonal skills to facilitate smooth communication and coordination

  • Excellent communication skills and a strong team player

  • Ability to handle a large volume of work; good organisational skills and proven ability to take ownership, prioritise tasks and manage time effectively to meet deadlines

  • Solution oriented with a demonstrated ability to think strategically and add value Advanced knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Ambitious, energetic, tenacious and driven, with a 'can do' attitude and an 'ideas' person.

  • 5+ years in a similar role

  • MRICS/FRICS (preferable)


A Competitive Salary, up to £100,000 pa, and benefits package is on offer, depending upon the relevant experience of the successful candidate.

This is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious and motivated individual to join and lead within this specialist and successful team. You should be commercially focused, have an excellent track record of delivery and be happy working both independently and as part of the team.

Cobalt unlocks the true value of recruitment by leveraging decades of international real estate and construction expertise. We earn our reputation as a trusted recruitment partner by authentically representing the best and brightest professionals, placing high-quality specialists, managers and board-level executives in permanent and interim positions across the entire life-cycle of the built environment and beyond.