Job title: Build to Rent Site Acquisition Manager

Location: London, Milton Keynes or Wilmslow

Closing date:

Job Summary:

Working closely with the Head of Acquisitions to identify a pipeline of development sites to grow Gatehouses’ exposure to the BTR sector. GHB has a proven track record in this sector having forward funded 24 single family housing sites across the UK totalling circa 1,700 units.

In addition to acquisition work the candidate will be required to assist as required in overseeing the onboarding, ongoing management (working with 3rd party property managers) and general portfolio management across the full life-cycle of the fund.

About us

Founded in 2007, we are a challenger bank that operates in accordance with Shariah principles, with offices in London, Milton Keynes and Wilmslow. We’re one of the fastest growing banks of our kind in the UK and are a subsidiary of Gatehouse Financial Group Limited. We offer personal and corporate savings products and finance for UK residential and commercial property, in addition to sourcing and advising on UK real estate investments. Our way of operating is stable, transparent, and shares risk and reward in an equitable way. That’s why we talk about balanced banking.

Key responsibilities

  • Assist Head of Acquisitions in preparing a pipeline of sites across key geographical target areas that fit the funds investment parameters
  • Aim is to build a deployment pipeline of circa £360m GDC with the majority of funds to be deployed within 2021 & 2022 working with Gatehouses’ existing Development Partners but also potentially with new partnerships via framework agreements. Assisting in the acquisition of circa 2,400 single family homes across the UK
  • Maintaining a database of sites, researching locations, preparing site assessment reports, and generally assisting in the under-writing of site acquisitions
  • Assisting acquisitions head in negotiation of terms with housebuilders/developers in the acquisition of sites before handing over to Transaction Management team to close out deal
  • Responsible for regularly reviewing the pipeline of PRS sites to include cashflow and financial appraisal work, including the preparation and presentation of post-tax returns to internal Credit Committees working with Analysts in the team
  • Working closely with Development Managers pre-acquisition to ensure the suitability of the sites
  • Assist with preparation of marketing presentation materials for equity raising initiatives
  • Co-ordinate and manage third party advisors working on asset management initiatives as required

Required skills & knowledge

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong research, quantitative and analytical skills
  • Driven can-do attitude and ability to manage significant deal-flow
  • An organised individual with good attention to detail who is able to produce high quality research and reports
  • Able to use Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint packages to a high standard
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with housebuilders, developers & agents
  • Experience from a fund side investment background, strong consultancy experience, housebuilder/developer (land buyer)
  • Demonstrable track record in acquiring sites
  • Good knowledge of UK residential investment markets and the fundamentals under-pinning the sector
  • RICS qualified preferred

Additional Details:

We offer a highly attractive reward package; the typical benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday entitlement increasing with service
  • Pension Plan
  • Private medical insurance
  • Group dental insurance
  • Income Protection
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Referral Bonus

Gatehouse Bank is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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