Vice President (Construction) - Private Real Estate - London or Zug

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Partners Group AG
  • 24 Mar 19

Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 850 institutional investors. We have USD 83 billion in assets under management and more than 1200 professionals across 19 offices worldwide. We realize potential in private markets by financing and developing great companies, desirable real estate and essential infrastructure. We create value in our investments through active and long-term responsible ownership.

What it's about

  • Drive value creation and prevent value leakage across all facets of the construction process including commercial and procurement strategy, programming, planning, design and development in conjunction with local operating partners and consultants
  • Drive successful project outcomes by supporting realistic cost and programme parameters from the outset and then overseeing and driving execution against these targets
  • Ensure the assets incorporate appropriate commercial resilience in the base design for example through the inclusion of future looking technology requirements, M&E flexibility, placemaking and other emerging important design trends, to withstand and adapt to changes in the market
  • Drive the creation of quality assets, that support operational asset management, through the lifecycle performance and cost effectiveness considerations of design and material selection, from base build elements through to interior design and fit out.  Establish appropriate quality assurance measures throughout the design and construction process, incorporating third party monitoring and audit procedures as appropriate
  • Drive a progressive and innovative approach to sustainable solutions that are also commercially viable, including striving to achieving new benchmarks in LEED/BREEAM/WELL etc
  • Set a leadership tone for establishing excellent health, safety and well being performance through the design and construction process and ultimately of the eventual asset operational performance
  • Work with the project team to anticipate and avoid issues but where needed troubleshoot to resolve financial, design, scheduling and other challenges that may arise
  • Negotiate business deals with consultants, vendors, contractors, neighboring property owners, and others

What we expect
For this position, we are looking for a person who works well in an entrepreneurial organization, who is a self-starter and possesses strong networking and organization skills. The successful candidate should have the following profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree in real estate, engineering, architecture or similar subject required
  • At least 15 years of relevant industry experience preferably at a real estate operator/developer, construction consulting firm, or asset manager with experience specifically focused on the design and construction of commercial real estate projects with previous experience across all asset sets
  • Demonstrated leadership in some or all of the following: commercial, contract and cost management, programming, planning, entitlements and permitting, management of design teams and construction management
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of the design and build aspects of construction and how these relate to a development context e.g. market or tenant requirements
  • Experience of LEED/BREEAM certified projects, including the attainment of new benchmarks
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving ability, with strong attention to detail
  • Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work in a team-oriented environment
  • What we offer
  • Partners Group is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a workplace where talent is truly recognized and rewarded.

We offer:

  • Exposure to diverse asset types (including commercial, residential, industrial, hotel, retail properties)
  • Corporate culture focused on professional development and long-term career opportunities
  • As part of an integrated private markets manager, exposure to different investment types (direct, secondary, and primary investments) as well as asset classes (private equity, private debt, infrastructure)
  • Competitive compensation
  • 25 vacation days per year