Senior Property Asset Manager

University of Bristol
£46,047 - £51,805 per annum depending on experience
Closing date
12 Apr 2023

Senior Property Asset Manager – Bristol

Beach Baker is delighted to be working in partnership with The University of Bristol to recruit a Senior Property Asset Manager to be based in Bristol.

This role is an excellent opportunity to join a leading organisation with a fantastic international reputation and exciting property portfolio.


The University

The University of Bristol is a red brick Russell Group research university located in the City of Bristol. It received its royal charter in 1909, although it can trace its roots to a Merchant Venturers' school founded in 1595 and University College, Bristol, which had been in existence since 1876.

Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK, ranked highly in the QS World University Rankings 2023.


The Position

The Senior Property Asset Manager is a key role within the Campus Development team (Property, Planning, Capital Projects and Sustainability).

The main purpose of the Senior Property Asset Manager role is to ensure the management of the University’s property assets, providing guidance and leadership concerning the development of the University property portfolio in both strategic and day to day approach.

The post holder will function as a key property specialist for the organisation and act as an advisor to the Campus Development Leadership Group and wider University Senior Management Team.

Working collaboratively to ensure best practice in relation to the strategic management function for real estate in a large, multi-dimensioned and heritage rich institution.

This will mean involvement in day to day estates management and service charge services as well as the more exciting stuff such as supporting with acquisitions, projects and refurbishments to enhance the value of the assets.

This role is broad and will utilise many General Practice surveying skill sets with a particular focus on Property and Asset Management as well as Lease Consultancy and will include strategy around key lease events including lease renewals, rent reviews and break options.


Specific duties will include:

Developing, refining, and taking an active role in the delivery of the University’s property portfolio strategy.

To manage and negotiate leasehold and freehold acquisitions on behalf of the University drawing upon specialist consultancy advice where necessary.

To manage and negotiate on key lease events including lease renewals, rent reviews and break options, using specialist consultancy advice where appropriate.

Responsible for the development and management of financial plans and budgets, including the development of expenditure forecasts and property budgets.

Leading project groups from time to time as necessary in connection with the University’s activities.

Taking responsibility for the management of legal documentation related to the University’s property portfolio in partnership with the University’s Secretary’s Office.

To manage all property leases held and granted by the University, ensuring that the University and its tenants remain compliant with lease obligations and legal regulations.


So what does this mean for you?

You get to work with a great team, a team that’s dynamic, fun and who know their stuff. A team that is on an upward exciting trajectory. You won’t feel like a number, you get to make a difference and impact from the very first day.

You will have an opportunity to be part of a an in-house property and asset management function for a world renowned institution who are known for investing in their staff and students.


The Candidate

We are looking for ideally a qualified General Practice Surveyor with a Real Estate degree and MRICS (Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).

Candidates at Senior Surveyor and above with at least 2 years MRICS qualified experience will be strongly considered.


The Package & Benefits

  • £46,047 - £51,805 per annum depending on experience Excellent pension of c. 20% employer contributions 32 days annual leave 35 hours a week Flexible/hybrid working from a number of office hubs throughout the city Team events and activities University student discount Subsidised public transport costs

How to apply

If this exciting position sounds like the sort of role you are looking for, please get in touch with Rupert Stuart-Baker at Beach Baker Property Recruitment, / 07557 978 873.

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