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Junior Asset Manager (Associate)

AEW

Amsterdam

27 september 2022

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Soort functie: Asset Manager Vastgoed | Werkervaring: 3 - 5 jaar | Fulltime

Bedrijfsinformatie

 

AEW Company information
AEW is one of the world’s largest real estate asset managers, with €82.2bn of assets under management as at 31 December 2021. AEW has over 750 employees, with its main offices located in Boston, London, Paris and Hong Kong and offers a wide range of real estate investment products including comingled funds, separate accounts and securities mandates across the full spectrum of investment strategies. AEW represents the real estate asset management platform of Natixis Investment Managers, one of the largest asset managers in the world.

As at 31 December, AEW managed €39.3bn of real estate assets in Europe on behalf of a number of funds and separate accounts. AEW has over 450 employees based in 10 offices across Europe and has a long track record of successfully implementing core, value-add and opportunistic investment strategies on behalf of its clients. In the last five years, AEW has invested and divested a total volume of over €20.8bn of real estate across European markets.

AEW is familiar with Dutch market, having an office and team based in Amsterdam. Within the Netherlands, AEW manages as at 31st December 2021 almost €1bn of real estate assets on behalf of a number of funds and separate accounts which are located in various cities.

 

Functieomschrijving

 

What type of person are we looking for?
An energetic team player who is eager to get things done. Structured and enthusiastic and willing to truly own tasks and bring them forward. Eager to learn and be given responsibilities. A person that is communicative and a good counterpart to tenants, brokers and property managers for daily contact and to negotiate contracts and monitor developments. A person with a hands-on mentality that is willing to roll up their sleeves especially seeing the phase of the lifecycle of the business in The Netherlands.

What can we offer you?

You will operate in a small team (you will be the 4th person) within a truly Pan-European Real Estate platform, part of a worldwide investment manager. You will be in close contact to the (logistic) Fund teams and report to the Country manager of the Netherlands in a matrix organizational structure. You will be focused mainly on the Logistic sector. Other assets under management in The Netherlands are Office, Retail and Residential. As the assets under management are growing rapidly, the role will be very diverse and dynamic and you will be exposed to different sides of the business. You will be able to grow into the job and expand your responsibilities. Through your role you will be servicing Fund teams, spread across Europe, in achieving their portfolio and Fund objectives through identifying value drivers of each asset and executing the asset strategies.

 

 

 

Main activities & Tasks

The objective of the (junior) asset manager is to maximize the return of properties under management through the following main activities and tasks:

Strategic:

  • Assisting in development, implementation and monitoring the strategies for properties under management in close consultation with Fund teams;
  • Modeling cash flows supporting optimization of subjected business plans and through the whole lifecycle of the property (acquisition until disposition);
  • Identify further opportunities for improvement of property performance.

Commercial:

  • Coordinate commercial process including negotiations with existing tenants and leasing of vacancy (negotiations of leases, drafting lease contracts and annexes, other (third party) agreements…) and be the first point of contact;
  • Signal risks in the properties and develop measures for minimization;
  • Selecting, guiding and monitoring external service partners such as leasing agents, property managers, tax advisors, lawyers, technical advisors, etc.
  • Enhance network and follow market developments;

Transactions:

  • Provide input in due diligence process (including review of financial, operational and debt assumptions) and onboarding new acquisitions into the platform;
  • Supporting deal sourcing through network;
  • Assisting in coordination of disposal process in close consultation with Fund teams;

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Monitor business plans, budgets, forecasts and valuations;
  • Preparation of decision papers (leasing and sales) including quarterly reports and business plans;
  • Control and supervise third parties in quarterly meetings and their reporting

The Asset Manager will, besides the Dutch team members, work closely with all teams in Europe: Fund and Portfolio Management, Legal, Investment teams and Technical Department.

 

Profile/requirements:

  • University degree (finance / legal/ engineer) or Real Estate degree;
  • Around 3 years of relevant professional working experience (preferably as Analyst, Valuer or Asset Manager);
  • Fluent in both Dutch and English;
  • Experience in Dutch logistic asset and development management is a pre.

Instructies

If you are interested in this position please send your application (in English) to Dionne Vrisekoop (vrisekoop@solid-recruitment.nl) and for questions you can contact Dionne on this number +31(0)6–14485590. 

Solid Recruitment (Netherlands) is an international recruitment agency which offers unique career opportunities in the real estate sector.