Senior Asset Manager (Portuguese native) - (Lisbon based)

  • Negotiable
  • Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal Lisbon Lisboa PT
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Cobalt Recruitment
  • 14 Jun 18 2018-06-14

This is an Asset Management opportunity sitting within one of the most respected Real Estate investors globally. The firm have recently purchased a large portfolio of residential assets in Portugal and this role will be focusing specifically on that recent acquisition in the short/medium term. The business is seeking a commercially-astute and financially-skilled asset manager to drive the performance of real estate investments in Portugal.

The Role

  • Act as local investment 'owner', responsible for all aspects of the management of Portuguese real estate investments, coordinate with internal teams across the business group (legal, finance etc.)
  • Oversee the management of third party service providers (including property and asset managers, leasing and investment agents etc.) driving their performance and ensuring performance is in line with or ahead of plan
  • Develop and implement asset management strategies including leasing, capital enhancement and disposals
  • Prepare asset-level business plans to include cash flow modelling, investment case analysis and scenario planning to maximise return on investment
  • Monitor investment performance through the review of monthly/quarterly property financial and operating statements
  • Working alongside other asset managers and the portfolio management team, assist with preparing fund reports and maintaining a performance dialogue with fund investors
  • Analysis of potential real estate investments
  • Assist the Managing Director in managing and developing the team (where applicable)

The Candidate

  • Extensive experience of the Portuguese real estate market, possibly gained with another investment firm, servicer or broker
  • Detailed experience of the physical side of property investment, including all aspects of ongoing asset management, valuations and disposal strategies etc.
  • Good knowledge of Portuguese sub markets and participants
  • Strong academics,educated at least to degree level ideally in a real estate, business or finance-related discipline, preferably with further relevant qualifications
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and Portuguese languages
  • Good Excel skills and financial knowledge
  • Impeccable ethical standards and the ability to forge trusted relationships at all levels
  • Excellent influencing skills, communicating in an open and honest way
  • High integrity, prepared to take personal responsibility for own actions
  • Strong initiative, comfortable working independently; 'Can do' attitude, flexible, self-starter
  • Commercially-orientated and strategically-minded,but hands-on in approach
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage deadlines, solutions-orientated and focused upon delivering results