Commercial Property Manager / Surveyor

Recruiter
Caxtons Chartered Surveyors
Location
Gravesend
Salary
Not specified
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
19 Apr 2018
Sector
Property
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Commercial Property Manager / Surveyor Caxtons is a well-established, successful and forward thinking company, looking for an articulate and intelligent Commercial Property Manager to be based at ether its Gravesend, Maidstone or Canterbury office. The successful applicant will ideally be MRICS qualified, although this is not essential, but will need to possess a significant degree of commercial property management experience. OVERVIEW OF ROLE Acting as Property Manager and being responsible for managing a portfolio of commercial properties for a range of clients. Maintaining and developing client contact, dealing with all aspects of day-to-day management of the properties, including overseeing rent collection, accounting, tenant relations, maintenance and repairs, service charges and landlord and tenant matters etc. Interpreting and negotiating leases including being able to deal with licences, rent reviews, lease renewals, as well as overseeing third party consultants on a range of matters such as schedules of condition, terminal dilapidations, refurbishments and conversion schemes etc. Ensuring compliance with Health and Safety legislation, preparing service charge budgets and certificates and other financial reporting. Building and maintaining good relationships between Caxtons and its clients and actively promoting the Company and assisting with business development. SUMMARY OF DUTIES: - Dealing with applications for licences to underlet , assign or alter - Management of incoming and vacating tenants etc. - Overseeing rent collection and dealing with arrears with assistance from accounts staff - Health and Safety advice and monitoring - Overseeing general repairs, instructing contractors, undertaking property inspections and implementing planned maintenance programmes - Preparing service charge budgets and dealing with the management of those properties - Possibly undertaking some rent reviews, lease renewals and minor dilapidations claims - Reporting to clients This job description in no way states or implies that the essential duties described are the only responsibilities. The employee is required to follow any other instruction and to perform other work duties at the request of their line manager/director. SKILLS REQUIRED - Proven track record in commercial property management and its application - Completion of a property or surveying related degree desirable although not essential; - MRICS qualification desirable although not essential - High standard of written and spoken English, especially grammar, spelling and report writing - High level of concentration, accuracy and attention to detail Self-motivated with a methodical and organised approach - Able to effectively prioritise and multi-task - Excellent people skills - Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with peers, managers, clients, contractors etc. - Dependable and flexible as well as possessing the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality - Proactive, and able to take responsibility for own work - Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages - Full, clean UK driving licence and own vehicle including insurance for business use MISCELLANEOUS Remuneration: - Competitive salary dependent on experience and qualifications - Business Mileage: 45p per mile for business mileage - Benenden: Benenden health care is free after one year's service although you can self-fund for the first year. - Car Parking: Free car parking is included in this role in a secure office car park - Cash Plan: Medicash - Money back on glasses, dental care, complimentary therapies, physiotherapy, osteopathy and counselling, free after one years' service although you can self-fund for the first year. - Childcare vouchers: Voucher scheme through Faircare. - Employee Assistance Program: The Company funds the EAP through Health Assured and covers all staff. This offers free access to a 24 hour helpline with experts covering counselling, family matters, legal, financial, insurance claims, consumer issues, childcare issues, work and housing issues. - Holidays: Our holiday year runs from 1st July to 30th June each year. Holiday allowance will be dependent on experience and package offered. - Learning and Development Programme: There is a Learning and Development Programme in place and it is designed to help you settle into your new role and ensure that appropriate training is given. This programme includes a series of one to one meetings with your line manager and department director. - Long Service Award: After ten years an additional day's holiday rising after 15 years to two additional days and then rising after 20 years' service to three additional days per annum. - Pension: The Company has a pension scheme in place with Aviva. - Sports & Social Committee: Various subsidised events including restaurant visits, trips to local attractions as well as a fully funded Christmas dinner. Sporting events include cricket challenges against other companies and the occasional 5 a side football match. Charity fund raising events take place such as a bake off, raffles, soup kitchen, dress down day's cycle challenges and half marathon. - Subscription: Payment of all relevant professional membership fees upon agreement with your director

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