Head of Property

Imperial College London is seeking to make the crucial appointment to the role of Head of Property, responsible for the strategic development and management of property assets across its estate portfolio. 

Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial College London (ICL) is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research.  Imperial has one of the largest and most diverse university estate portfolios in the country, with over 500,000 sq.m of space predominately in Central and West London, and further operational, commercial and investment property interests elsewhere in the UK. 

As Imperial College London launches its Strategy Refresh at the end of 2023, ensuring continued investment and innovation on a global scale, it is also delivering its Campus Plan over the course of the next five years.

The Campus Plan identifies the need to improve the quality of campus facilities for the benefit of students, staff and academics, to provide world class teaching and accommodation space alongside delivering its 2040 Carbon Net-Zero commitment. The Head of Property will play a key part in identifying opportunities for asset utilisation and optimisation across the seven ICL sites, assessing opportunities for acquisition, disposal and letting. 

We are seeking a Chartered Surveyor with demonstrable experience of delivering asset management strategies across a broad portfolio of both operational and investment assets. Responsible for a small team, the appointed candidate will have experience of leading and developing people, in addition to building strong working relationships with external advisors.

The appointed candidate will require strong interpersonal, and skills coupled with the ability to work in an influential manner with a multitude of stakeholder groups whilst achieving results.  

The Head of Property appointment offers the opportunity to be directly responsible for leading the real estate function on behalf of a globally renowned higher education institution.  The candidate brochure can be viewed here.

For a briefing discussion please contact our retained advisor Stephanie Howe of The Management Recruitment Group on stephanie.howe@mrgglobal.com.   
Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to stephanie.howe@mrgglobal.com 
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