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Principal Consultant - Real Estate

  • Location:

    City of London, Greater London

  • Sector:


  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £31000 - £36000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    20211116 - PCRE_1637066177

  • Published:

    16 November 2021

  • Expiry date:

    15 January 2022

  • Start date:


Principal Consultant - Real Estate
Competitive Salary + Uncapped Commission

Welcome to the world of Cobalt.

A true WFH structure for 2021, unlimited annual leave, a market-leading ZERO threshold commission scheme, and a senior role in Cobalt's most established and profitable team with leadership opportunities in the future.

We are specialist recruiters, operating across multiple geographies and specialisms, built from decades of experience in international real estate and construction.

In an overcrowded market, we are authentically different. We believe that relationships are based on chemistry and trust. To us, the real value of recruitment lies in the ability to attract and retain these relationships, just like the magnetic metal we're named after.

We recruit professionals within all professional disciplines within the built environment from our global offices for clients ranging from large corporate organisations to niche entrepreneurial entities.

We recruit at all levels of seniority via search and contingency methods. Our clients include developers, constructors, private practices, fund managers, banks, property companies, opportunity funds, private equity firms, corporates, retailers and public sector bodies.

The Role.

The ultimate aim of a Principal Consultant is to generate personal NFI and a move into managing individual(s) whilst truly demonstrating a commitment to the Cobalt Blueprint and Mission Statement.

A true Principal Consultant is one who can consistently undertake all of the following responsibilities:

  • Understand a specialist market thoroughly and generate personal NFI from candidate and client management in a 360-degree role

  • Aside from fulfilling your own weekly, monthly and quarterly KPI targets, also ensure that all team members meet theirs through weekly meetings and reviews as necessary

  • Draw up an achievable business plan for direct report(s), including consultant targets, headcount and business development opportunities

  • Demonstrate expertise in the marketplace and contribute to marketing initiatives such as networking events

  • Have a full understanding of the scope and range of services offered by the broader team and business and be able to cross-sell effectively.

  • Act as account manager for clients, ensuring that all Cobalt locations, teams and disciplines are involved in order to maximise revenue whilst providing a first-class service.

The Desk.

The Real Estate team at Cobalt is one of the top performing and most well-established desks in the company, with brilliant clients we have been successfully advising for over 20 years. We are responsible for recruiting candidates within both the General Practice Surveying, and Investment Management space.

You would be working within a team of 9 individuals, comprising over 30 years of recruitment experience within Cobalt, and reporting directly to the Head Of the team. You will receive best in class training and support with the view of managing your own desk and time autonomously in the future.

This team is the heart of our business with a very warm client list, high fee levels, and a number of senior billers who have worked with us for nearly a decade. We are now looking to grow this team with a number of strategic hires to take full advantage of our exceptional position in the market and the rapidly increasing recruitment activity in our space.

What Cobalt Can Offer You.

We understand that that the best recruiters require the right balance of opportunity, personal development, support, operating environment, and financial reward and provide the following:

  • A clear path for career development and personal growth, either within an independent billing role or a team leader position

  • Outstanding internal and external training and mentoring within a values-based culture.

  • An outstanding and uncapped commission scheme that rewards success.

  • Cutting edge technology, marketing and finance functions.

  • A true WFH policy and a forward-thinking environment.

  • Unlimited annual leave

  • Relaxed dress code - dress for your day

  • Breakfast provided

  • Quarterly events & prizes which include a high achievers lunch at a luxury restaurant and cash prize awards for our nominated Blueprint Champion and Consultant of the Quarter

  • Annual prizes such as a paid holiday for the highest achievers, Consultant of the Year and New Consultant of the Year & Summer/Christmas parties