Estate Management Surveyor

13 October 2023
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Job Description

Job Category : Interims
Location : ALEXANDRA HOUSE, London Borough of Haringey
Hours Per Week : 40.00
Start Date : immediate Start
Start Time : 09:00
End Time : 17:30
Salary: £357.60 per day

Must be at least MRICS qualified with 5 years post qualified experience in commercial property with a private practice or client side. previous work with a local authority would be also be ideal but not essential. Experience of lettings, rent reviews and management dealing with tenants and managing a varied portfolio of commercial property assets.

1. Effectively managing the Haringey property portfolio to maximise value, reduce costs, enhance long term value and increase returns, with a focus on both financial performance and social and economic benefits.
2. Take ownership for identifying and executing value add opportunities and asset management initiatives across the assets.
3. Delivering commercial arrangements (including leases and acquisitions) which meet the council’s needs.
4. Act as an “intelligent client” to our supply chain and property managers on all property management issues.
5. Working with Senior colleagues in developing and delivering the Haringey’s property strategy in line with wider Council policy.
6. Maximising property regeneration opportunities from Haringey assets through development enabling work and ensuring asset disposals meet Councils objectives and represent best value.
7. Undertake budgeting, forecasting and financial management in respect of the property portfolio which is valued at circa £2.77bn.
8. Managing and advising on cross Haringey initiatives and policies
9. Understand future workstreams and ensure the expected consequences of the business strategy inform the development of the wider Haringey Property Stragety
10. Create robust business cases to support strategy recommendations; feasibility management, quantifying value creation and other commercial benefits appropriately tailored to departmental objectives. Support progress through Programme / Investment Boards up to Cabinet approval
11. Develop effective client relationships with our professional advisors and with service teams, Legal and Finance colleagues to present a unified Haringey view.

You’ll be currently working as a property professional in a private or public-sector organisation linked to property, infrastructure or housing. you will be used to working in a professional property team; leading on asset management, delivering advice to clients and prioritising work whilst always looking for ways to improve and innovate and help to lead and steer surveyors within the team. Whatever your background, if you have the skills, passion and determination we’re looking for then you will be supported to succeed.
You will be educated to degree level, have a property related qualification or be working towards these with excellent and detailed experience within the industry. Your experience will include working as a leader and establishing good relationships with key business heads and senior stakeholders. As a property professional you understand and can demonstrate compliance with Statutory, Regulatory and Professional requirements.
You will have a firm understanding and demonstrable track-record in handling asset management initiatives: lettings, rent reviews, re-gears, refurbishments as well as hold / sell analysis in addition to a thorough understanding of commercial leases A range of experience and a good knowledge of legal negotiations and contracts/agreements. You will be able to produce quality reports and analysis in tight time constraints.
You are an effective communicator and negotiator, able to influence others by articulating reasons to gain agreement. You think ahead to identify problems and find solutions, giving direction and communicating confidently. You can inspire others to work towards a long-term goal and recognise wider strategic implications.
You can manage a changing portfolio of projects and priorities with the ability to deliver to tight deadlines, manage teams, prioritise work and adapt your working style to meet the different needs of each client or transaction. You are able to work through difficulties and establish a shared way forward.

You will be proficient in:

• procuring and managing consultants such as agents, surveyors, planners, and solicitors.
• Navigating public policy, preparing land development; Acquisition and disposal strategies and presenting papers to our relevant approval/board meetings.
• Running disposal tenders, analysing information, financial appraisals, and contracting land deals.
• A range of experience and a good knowledge of legal negotiations and contracts/agreements
A results-focused, motivated and creditable individual with the ability to
provide expert advice and strategic guidance on all property related issues
in relation to all property portfolios.

Expert knowledge and understanding of legislative, policy and contextual
framework affecting the work of the service; an understanding of the
workings of local government, public sector management, and current and
future challenges facing local authorities.
Excellent political awareness and ability to advise elected members on
policy choices and develop positive partnerships with elected Members.

Degree in a property related field or Chartered Surveyor (member of RICS) or

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