Head of Research/Group Economist

6 days left

Recruiter
Mercuri Urval
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 Aug 2018
Closes
23 Aug 2018
Ref
GB-02813
Sector
Property
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

Eurocommercial Properties, founded in 1991 and listed on Euronext Amsterdam, is a long term investor and manager of prime retail property in France, Italy and Sweden, with assets currently valued in excess of €3.8 billion. The long term strategy is to buy, manage and enhance well-located retail properties in established wealthy markets and work in partnership with tenants to maximise the value and attraction of these assets. Investment decisions are made after exhaustive research on catchments, wealth and demographics, as well as retail densities and tenants' occupancy cost ratios. Sustained success has created the need for a Head of Research/Group Economist. Reporting directly to the CEO and based in London, this role will play a critical role supporting future growth.

Attractive Package                                                                                       London based

Head of Research/Group Economist

Leverage your knowledge of on-line shopping trends to influence key investment decisions

Core responsibilities include:

  • Advise the Board on economics, retail and consumer trends (with a particular emphasis on on-line shopping trends allied to demographic and employment developments)
  • Forensically assess and evaluate investment opportunities
  • Evaluate the potential of existing assets within the portfolio in France, Italy, Sweden and Belgium (frequent travel to these markets will be required)
  • Contribute insight and data to inform business cases and decision making
  • Influence decision-making at the highest level
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the senior team

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong academic record with a degree in Economics from a leading University.
  • Significant experience in a comparable analytical/advisory role within a leading international Retailer, with deep knowledge and expertise relating to on-line shopping trends in core markets France, Italy and Sweden
  • Ideally with relevant experience within a Commercial Property Investment Funds/Asset Management business, Investment Bank, Real Estate Service Provider, or Infrastructure Investment Company
  • Proven ability to influence investment decisions at a senior level, with exceptional analytical skills
  • Knowledge of the retail sector in the core markets (France, Sweden and Italy)
  • A second language (ideally Italian, or French, Dutch or Swedish).

This is an outstanding opportunity to make an immediate impact on investment decisions, and to build a long-term career in a stable and growing Commercial Property Investment Business. The culture is mature, highly collegiate and collaborative.

If you are interested in applying, please quote reference GB-02813.  Applications can be submitted by following the ‘Apply’ function.

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