VP - Investment Operations - Deal Support - Real Estate
We are working an exclusive assignment with a US Real Estate Investor with office globally are now looking to make a new hire in their London office, Mayfair.
It is an exciting time to join; the business has grown from strength with an impressive pan-European portfolio. They are now looking for an experienced fund finance professional that can support the strategy from an operational perspective. This means assistance in preparing the investment initiation process, overseeing and controlling these investments over their life-cycle, including providing regular deal status and ultimately assisting the Investment professionals in exiting the investment.
Additionally, supporting entire investment book managed out of the London hub through project management, deal closing process, cash-flow management and investment coordination with multiple domain experts. Support Operations and Investment Professionals in executing their strategies, managing relationships with multiple co-investors and third-party asset managers, and coordinating internal operations groups and external consultants.
Management and oversight of multiple external asset managers spanning across various distinct and diverse industries and investment types; Manage and coordinate internal and external parties to progress deals from the LOI/Term Sheet stage through entity formation and ultimate deal closing; Support all phases of deal closing and the associated process management; Execute and coordinate trade support processes related to securities, derivatives, loans, and hard assets in conjunction with Cash Management team; Support management of investments from investment approval, deal closing, deal maintenance and ultimately asset dispositionInteract with all groups of Operations, Finance, legal, Tax, Investment Professionals, external consultants and third party asset specialists; Coordinate with and support Legal, Accounting, Tax, and third-party service providers in the firm's ongoing management and administration of the various investment funds; Work with London base colleagues on the coordination of quarterly valuations of relevant investments by gathering cashflows/FMVs, liaising with Investment Professionals, providing input to Accounting and reviewing output; Support and interact with the Tax and Legal departments to determine and establish effective ownership structures and form joint venture companies; Review legal documents and coordinate with internal and external counsel in the negotiation of governance documents; manage the time-sensitive document flow from draft to execution; Develop ongoing detailed understanding of varying asset classes and operating companies to provide expertise and exemplary service specific to the deals under your responsibility; Support onboarding, cultivation and management of Asset Manager relationships; support initial and periodic asset manager diligence; support the due diligence program.
- Understanding of the investment industry with experience in speciality/debt finance from a principal investment standpoint a distinct advantage
- Proven expertise in the operational support of financing, loans, securitizations or other debt/credit linked instruments
- Ability to understand complex financial products across a broad spectrum of investment types and underlying industries
- Accounting background or proven ability to use accounting concepts
- Strong aptitude for legal documentation; ability to understand purchase agreements, entity governance documents and asset related purchase documents
- Deal support experience
For immediate consideration, please apply now, or for further information, please contact Sunil Basra at Marks Sattin.