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Commercial Property Manager

Job Description

Commercial Property Manager

3 months on-going contract, Inside IR35


About the role

To lead, manage and deliver a comprehensive estate management service and to sustain and improve the value from the Councils non-operational (commercial) property portfolio.


  • Identify, lead and deliver opportunities to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of income generation from the Councils non-operational (commercial) property portfolio including the identification and disposal of surplus or under-performing assets
  • Ensure non-operational (commercial) property assets, totalling 850 commercial interests, achieve the rental target set for each year (c£7m in 2019-20) and identify opportunities for new acquisitions to increase in this income.
  • Negotiate the leasing and renewal of leases and negotiating rent reviews of retail, commercial and industrial property including (where necessary) preparation and presentation of the Council's case in the event of dispute for determination by arbitration or expert or the Courts.
  • Management of residential (excluding Council housing), retail, commercial, and industrial land and property, and in particular the management of district and local retail centres.
  • Lead on the annual valuation programme of c. £1bn on 31 January 2018 ensuring that all valuation work is in accordance with the Statutory Code and CIPFA and RICS statements of practice and guidance notes and is in compliance with the Council's standing orders, financial regulations, codes and practices.
  • Lead on redevelopment/development schemes to increase income generation from the Councils non operational (commercial) property portfolio
  • Negotiate the disposal of long leasehold or freehold interests in sites for industrial / commercial development by tender and private treaty, including where appropriate detailed joint venture initiatives with the private sector.


  • Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (General Practice) with significant relevant post qualification experience including undertaking asset valuations, acquisition, management, disposal and development / regeneration casework.
  • Degree or equivalent relevant experience in estate management
  • PRINCE2 practitioner or knowledge of project management techniques within a similar environment

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