Senior or Associate Director – Retail Property Management Surveyor

  • Market Leading Consultancy
  • £40,000 – £50,000
Company: Market Leading Consultancy
Salary: £37,000 - £45,000 DOE plus package
Location: Manchester
Contact Name: Andrew Kingsley MRICS
Telephone: 07879 413 765
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Overall Purpose of Job

Our client is a multidisciplinary surveying consultancy and has a strong and well-established Property/Asset Management Department both nationally and in their Manchester office.

Acting for investors and occupiers in the office, industrial and retail markets in managing a cross-section of commercial property types, they combine experience and knowledge with innovation and creativity, handling national and international portfolios for a wide variety of clients.

We are looking for a key individual – Senior or Associate level – to join my clients’ established Retail & Shopping Centre Property Management team who has some proven experience of managing assets/portfolios for high level individual investors, property companies and institutions which shall include Shopping and Commercial Centres, Traditional Retail, etc.


  • Manage the transition of client/properties over to the central property management and the setting up of new instructions and portfolios
  • Take a very “hands on” proactive role in property management
  • Carry out regular property inspections
  • Be responsible for preparing in advance for client meetings, recording minutes of those meetings and carrying out any actions arising.
  • Ensure accurate client reports are prepared to the correct specifications and issued to clients in accordance with agreed timescales, subject to approval by line manager as required
  • Reading and summarising of leases and ensure accurate data is maintained on the property management system and to regularly check update and audit the accuracy of the data
  • Take a proactive approach in terms of asset management opportunities and the exploiting of potential initiatives
  • Advance planning for critical lease event dates such as reviews, lease expiries and options and assisting with an implementation strategy for these
  • Ensure tenant arrears are proactively managed in conjunction with the central credit control team
  • Dealing with the tenant and client queries in a timely and efficient manner
  • Draft review and approve service charge budgets
  • Review service charge cash flow and budget regularly
  • Liaise with the building managers and regional facilities managers to ensure that buildings are well maintained, at all times
  • Approve service charge reconciliations
  • Invoice approval and ensuring correct coding of expenditure in line with the budgets
  • Identify and progress opportunities for cross selling activities
  • Identify opportunities for providing additional services to clients
  • Building strong working relationship with the existing clients

The above list is not exhaustive and the surveyor may be required to carry out other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time.


Experience in the Retail and/or Shopping Centre Property Management sector is ideal and applicants shall amongst other skills:

  • Have a high attention to detail, well organised and a good initiative level;
  • Be a team player;
  • Be articulate, professional and persuasive with a good telephone manner and good report writing skills;
  • Show the ability to cross sell other services within the organisation;
  • Ability to work with a relatively high degree of autonomy, with minimal supervision;
  • Be adaptable and above all keen and enthusiastic;
  • A desire to progress and generate new business


  • MRICS Qualified
  • Numerate and technically competent
  • Strong attention to detail and a practical pragmatic common sense approach to management
  • Ability to deal with challenging mandates and coping with a high work load
  • Excellent IT, problem solving, analytical, negotiation, interpersonal and managerial skills
  • Full, clean driving licence

My client offers real scope for career development for a dedicated, professional and enthusiastic individual with a strong work ethic who wants to join one of the market leaders.

To apply for this position then please email your CV to or call Andrew Kingsley at Kingsley on 07879 413 765 for further information.


Kingsley is a leading Property & Built Environment Recruitment Consultancy, providing across all levels of seniority, throughout the North West and beyond. Our Directors hold a true mix of time-served surveying experience and high-level Professional Recruitment, which sets us apart from our competitors.

If you are considering either your next career move, or looking to recruit within your property team, then please contact Kingsley for Independent, Confidential and Qualified advice.

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