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AVP/VP, Real Estate

Location: 

London, GB

Job Function:  Real Estate
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  9105

GIC Real Estate

The Real Estate (RE) arm of GIC invests in real estate and real estate-related assets outside of Singapore. We manage a well-diversified portfolio covering over 40 countries in property sectors such as offices, retail, hotels, residential, industrial, niche sectors and companies.

 

We are looking for a suitable candidate to join our Real Estate team as an Assitant Vice President/ Vice President.

 

Responsibilities

  • Sourcing, underwriting and executing a variety of real estate investment opportunities in Europe.
  • Contributing to the development of investment strategies for the country team and working with the team to adjust strategies in relation to market changes.
  • Ability to identify and develop business opportunities in support of investment strategies in Europe.
  • Mobilise people and resources to achieve targets through leadership and influence.
  • Coordinating the internal investment proposal process and participate in writing investment memos.
  • Structure sound deals and effectively lead negotiations to achieve business objectives and ensure thorough due diligence throughout the transaction management process.
  • Creating, managing and maintaining high level financial models independently for transactions when required.  Having the ability to develop robust models independently as needed.
  • Where resources are available and allocated to projects, designing and reviewing financial models as well as determining assumptions and scenarios.  Supervising team members and reviewing the output ensuring accuracy. 
  • Deal with the various risk stakeholders to resolve any differences to derive optimal solutions.
  • Lead projects, monitor teams' progress and regularly update stakeholders on potential overruns and changes; re-negotiate timelines, scope changes and budgets as necessary.
  • Take a lead role in communications with partners, service providers and counterparts, and be the point person for their own projects.  Participate and represent GIC as a good ambassador in industry events.
  • Cultivate and effectively use contacts to achieve results.
  • Actively managing investments in order to maximise value creation.
  • Work with third parties through sourcing, investment and management of investments.

 

Requirements

  • Significant experience in real estate transactions, in a variety of asset classes including data centres.
  • Ability to train and coach juniors and willingness to invest time in their development
  • Ability to translate business concepts into sound business cases and execute the business plan at a portfolio level.
  • Ability to improve the attractiveness of a deal, e.g. through mitigating risks, creative deal structuring, etc. while taking into consideration the broader picture.
  • Demonstrate effective dealings with senior management from partners, counterparties, and service providers to protect GIC’s interests and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Ability to communicate complex, abstract and/or difficult messages in simple, clear manner.  Deliver with clarity and impact to senior management.
  • Ability to translate strategic vision into planning and execution. 
  • Excellent understanding of financial structures (including debt and equity, listed and private, JVs, direct and indirect instruments).
  • Excellent financial modelling skills and proficiency in Excel.
  • The ability to develop commercial, profitable strategies for real estate investment.
  • The ability to build and maintain strong relationships that enable the origination and successful closing of transactions.
  • The ability to articulate a deal clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to actively participate in ongoing management of investments.
  • Strong academic background.

Our PRIME Values

Our PRIME Values

GIC is a values driven organization. GIC’s PRIME Values act as our compass, enabling us to fulfil our fundamental purpose and objectives. It is the foundational bedrock which governs our behaviors, our decision making, and our focus. It informs both our long-term strategy as a firm, and the way we relate to our Client, business partners and employees. PRIME stands for Prudence, Respect, Integrity, Merit and Excellence.