Head of Property Management- UK  Open

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About the function

Are you looking for the next challenge in your career in one of the most dynamic sectors of the real estate market? 

About Kadans Science Partner
Kadans is the leading European developer, operator and asset manager of Science & Innovation locations with a high expertise in real estate for knowledge intensive industries. Kadans has a deep understanding of the requirements in different research fields of our tenants and the complexities that come with it.

The Kadans portfolio consists of laboratory facilities including cleanrooms, research facilities, pilot plants and more traditional office space. Kadans creates these facilities for R&D departments of knowledge institutions, educational bodies and knowledge-intensive businesses in sectors, such as life sciences, healthcare, biotechnology and high-tech industries.

Kadans is uniquely familiar with the needs of innovative organisations and knows how to translate these into high-quality and sustainable facilities. With an optimal positioning of spaces, perfect functional floor areas and the ideal layout and specifications of laboratories.

Kadans owns and manages multiple assets in the UK including Merlin Place & Babraham Research Campus (Cambridge), Abingdon Science Park (Oxford), King’s Cross (London), Sycamore House (Stevenage), West of Scotland Science Park (Glasgow) and is in advanced discussions to significantly expand its position in the UK with new developments and acquisitions. As part of the Kadans UK portfolio we have latest joint venture with Canary Wharf Group where we will be building the biggest multi-let Life Science building in Europe – click here for more information.  

Kadans is a pan-European platform initially focusing on the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Belgium and the UK. Kadans’ portfolio comprises 0+ properties across 26 campus locations, serving more than 450+ tenants.
For more information: www.kadans.com/en 

Head of Property Management – UK 
In this position you work in a small team and are responsible for the management and maintenance of the UK portfolio of properties Kadans Science Partner owns and operates. The position will lead a small but high performing team of property managers and laboratory managers. 

  • Oversees a team of Property Management staff who are responsible for ongoing, day-to-day real estate operations of UK properties.
  • Drive and manage the property management function, from strategy and process development to reporting and scaling the team. 
  • Implement processes and procedures to ensure the property management function can scale across the UK business
  • An understanding of current industry sustainability levels and identifying opportunities and associated costs/benefits
  • Support the onboarding of new tenants and ensuring their requirements are met
  • Experience with commercial and life science properties preferred (not essential
  • Proven reporting capabilities both locally and to senior management
  • Experience and proven track record in implementing planned preventative maintenance strategies over multiple buildings
  • Experience in delivering business continuity plans both at local level and portfolio wide
  • Set up and managed Life Cycle Costings, Asset Register generation and service maintenance
  • The ability to evaluate requirements and set up service agreements for maintenance supply services. This is to include contractor performance and renewal of agreements
  • Experience in setting and evaluating KPIs for each site and the portfolio
  • The ability to liaise with end users and understand their requirements to allow for briefing of the design team
  • Work closely with the asset management team to ensure buildings and campuses are performing at the highest level 
  • Liaise with head office (Netherlands) property management function to ensure consistency in product and reporting across countries

Key skills and qualifications

Key skills and qualifications

  • Understanding of current health, safety and welfare legislation
  • Be open to embracing and instigating change
  • IT literate including general offices packages 
  • Enthusiastic and team player 
  • Thorough, detailed and well organised
  • Able to initiate, be self-motivated and manage own time
  • Willingness to travel frequently within England and Scotland

Working conditions

Why would you work for Kadans?

We offer you an independent position with room for own initiative in a professional working atmosphere. Kadans is a dynamic and innovative environment where you will be given the freedom and responsibility to create a unique property management function with the business. 
If you meet this Head of Property Management profile, we would like to receive your written application to include a CV.

This can be sent to: Sammie Peel (s.peel@kadans.com)

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact Edward Joslin (Development Director, UK and Ireland) e.joslin@kadans.com


Hilda Jorritsma

Consultant Kadans

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Vacature kenmerken

  • London
  • Property Management
  • 36 - 40 uur