An exciting opportunity to join our growing Global Real Estate team in our city of London office. You will be working with colleagues to maximise performance and structural optimisation through investment acquisitions and sales. The role will involve managing various transactions at any one time, taking them though; rigorous financial analysis, internal approvals, due diligence processes, marketing and deal closing. The role will focus on retail sector investments. This will involve managing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders - investment agents, real estate investors, fund valuers, lawyers, construction professionals, managing agents, etc.
You will be supporting senior colleagues, Fund Managers, Asset Managers and the strategy and research teams to determine the strategy for UK Direct property portfolios.
The Transactions Team was established to deliver on the sales and acquisition strategy for the direct real estate business, managing all transactional work. There are currently eight investment specialists in the team with a wide variety of backgrounds. Each member is responsible for specific investment projects, managing the process from identification of the acquisition / disposal through to completion of the transaction. This involves working with all functions in the real estate business with project management skills being key to the transactions success. The team members are very sociable and regularly collaborate on projects.
Collaborating with Transactions Team colleagues and others (UK Direct Fund Managers, Asset Managers and Heads of Sectors) to source, create and acquire suitable investment products that align with stated fund strategies.
Implementing sales in accordance with stated fund strategies.
Supporting and working with in-house team colleagues: Product Specialist, Client Relationship Manager, Consultant Relationship Team, Fund Accountant and Fund Modeler, etc.
Building good working relationships with key external stakeholders.
Undertaking investment acquisitions, financial structuring, development funding's and disposals in accordance with instructions and fund strategies.
Participating in a collaborative working relationship, making the investment process for the funds work seamlessly.
Making sure that new acquisitions have a robust and practical business plan that can be implemented by the asset management team.
Providing meaningful input to fund and client updates.
Supporting Fund Managers in their presentations of potential new business propositions to clients and consultants.
Providing assistance as required by the Head of Transactions and Senior Transactions Manager.
Ensuring that internal documentation is prepared to a high standard.
Ensuring clear communication of Aviva Investors mandates' investment requirements to the wider real estate market.
Dissemination of market intelligence to the wider real estate business.
Promoting sales opportunities and identifying under performance risk or market mis-pricing.
Sourcing new investment opportunities
Degree, or able to demonstrate a suitable depth of relevant market experience
Knowledge of property investment management, with some experience of successfully identifying and delivering investment opportunities.
A clear understanding of retail assets and their very specific dynamics.
Ability to put together a coherently argued and well researched investment recommendation paper.
An understanding of fund strategy and investment processes in a rapidly changing environment.
A growing network of contacts - investors, brokers, partners, service providers, etc.
Able to meet deadlines while retaining a keen attention to detail.
Effective appraisal and analytical skills.
Good presentation skills and evolving negotiating skills.
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (or local equivalent).
Knowledge of fund structures and accounting issues along with the regulatory framework relating to UK Direct Real Estate Funds.
Understanding of the retail occupational market
You will be assessed against the Aviva values: care more, kill complexity, never rest and create legacy.
Internal Number: 4589610
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