Estates Manager

Location: Willenhall, West Midlands
Working Pattern: Office Based
Reports to: Property Director
Excellent benefits and package

Established in 1917, A.F. Blakemore & Sons Ltd is one of the largest and most forward-thinking family-owned businesses in the UK. They’re seeking a diligent, solutions focused Estates Manager, to oversee the management of A.F. Blakemore’s diverse portfolio. This is an exciting opportunity to join a client side, values led business with an excellent culture and a supportive working environment.  
The successful candidate will feel comfortable dealing with a range of Landlord and Tenant matters such as overseeing dilapidations, licenses for alterations and alienation.

  • Work closely with the Property Director in managing your own workload include estates management issues and lease event management, including external consultants where necessary.
  • Assist on all estates matters to ensure the estate remains fit for purpose, allowing the retail and logistics teams to operate effectively and profitably.
  • Manage and take ownership of responsibility in all aspects including business rates, service charges insurance and general estates issues.
  • Routine liaison / correspondence with the leadership team, facilities managers, solicitors, tenants, landlords, together with third party advisers where appropriate. 
  • Ensure all statutory compliance and requirements are met. 
  • Dealing with a range of Landlord and Tenant matters such as overseeing dilapidations, licenses for alterations and alienation
  • Providing advice on project delivery as appropriate and provision of additional services as required.
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports and strategy documents as required by the leadership team.
  • Ensure lease events are diarised and reported to the leadership team and their instructions acted upon.


  • Effectively multi-task and jump onto differing priorities as they appear.
  • MRICS Qualified desired but not essential.
  • Previous experience of successfully managing mixed-use portfolios essential.
  • Self-motivated, ability to deliver set objectives to tight timescales.
  • Lease management, tenant applications and service charge management experience.
  • Health & Safety awareness.
  • Knowledge and understanding of RICS Service Charge Code.

Equal Opportunities
We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.
If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please get in touch with A.F. Blakemore's recruitment partner, The Management Recruitment Group.

Daniah Williams MRICS
Business Director – Real Estate m: 07989 435 960 e:

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