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Senior Associate/VP - Real Estate Operations & Reporting

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Private Equity/Principal Investment, Banking & Financial Services

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £90000 - £120000.00 per annum + discretionary bonus

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:

    gcomer@cobaltrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JN -092021-74461_1631027938

  • Published:

    07 September 2021

  • Expiry date:

    06 November 2021

  • Start date:

    ASAP

The Role

The role is based in London and will report to the Managing Director and will have the following accountabilities in supporting the real estate investment team:

Reporting & operations

  • Leading quarterly, semi-annual and annual reporting for the REI Europe portfolio including related portfolio data maintenance and oversight

  • Coordination of annual strategic asset planning process for the real estate investment portfolio

  • Oversight of equity commitments tracking, capital management, debt management and down-turn readiness schedules

  • Ad-hoc portfolio analysis to provide insight into portfolio analytics, portfolio evolution pro-forma

  • Maintain other internal information tracking - such as guarantees & indemnities and directorships

  • Principal point of contact with Real Assets Strategy and Operations team for recurring or ad hoc enterprise initiatives

  • Oversight of sustainable investing initiatives for the REI Europe portfolio

  • Principal point of contact with valuation teams for quarterly valuation reporting

  • Co-ordination of portfolio year end performance reporting and returns attribution, in collaboration with Real Assets Strategy and Operations team

  • Management of research and market updates from third party research providers and support on market analytics for strategy papers and sector insights

  • Over time, the role may include assisting / taking on elements of direct asset management alongside investment professionals

Transaction support

  • Review/prepare documents for compliance with internal investment processes, administrative procedures and compliance policies

  • Accurate reporting of transactions within REI internal systems

  • Transaction closing binder administration and managing post-closing follow ups

  • Monitoring expenses reconciliation associated with each transaction

  • Working with external counterparties to ensure ongoing accurate and timely quarterly reporting

The Candidate

  • Investment management and reporting experience in Europe

  • Real estate knowledge, including direct, indirect and debt transactions

  • University degree in relevant field (business, accounting, property, or similar)

  • Strong financial and analytical skills, detail-oriented with ability to work independently and manage workstreams

  • Service-focused, with a desire to be a strong partner to investment teams, core services and other stakeholders

  • Team player with good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Inquisitive self-starter, with ability to work in a high performing culture, under pressure and with time-sensitive deadlines

  • Ability to drive co-ordination and project manage amongst multiple stakeholders

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and comfort with learning new applications.

  • Comfortable managing a significant volume of data