Head of Finance – Real Estate Investment Management

Job title : Head of Finance – Real Estate Investment Management
Location : London
Contact : Shannon Folan
Call : Shannon
Email : email Shannon
Reference : 1282182

Altus Partners has partnered exclusively with a growing Real Estate investment management firm who are looking to bring on an experienced Head of Finance to join the team. This business is working through an impressive period of growth, having developed from 12 to 20 professionals in only one year and they are now looking to grow and develop the team in London. The business is responsible for working alongside a large US investment manager on a number of joint ventures in the real estate space.

 The business is looking for someone to work closely alongside the CFO and Head of Finance as well as the wider team to drive and implement processes internally. They are looking for a highly motivated, entrepreneurial finance professional to join the team to develop internal procedures and help the business to establish and secure its position in the market through managing the operating company finance function. Having recently raised over €400 million to refinance assets across Europe, the team expects to continue on its growth path through the year ahead. For the right individual, this is a unique and exciting opportunity to become part of a highly talented and target focused team.



The business is looking for an individual with exceptional leadership and analytical skills to develop internal procedures and drive the focus of the finance function. This role would work closely alongside the investment team through supporting the acquisition process and managing investor relations. They will work closely with internal and external stakeholders in order to push forward the growth of the business. They have a fast-paced, dynamic culture and the role offers the opportunity to work closely with professionals with over 17 years of experience in their related fields.


  • Work alongside the senior finance team members in order to develop internal processes to make them more efficient and focused

  • Oversight and review of financial reporting, including: tax reporting, quarterly reporting packs, annual accounts, and investor reporting

  • Responsible for Quarterly management account reviews as well as team budget versus actual monitoring

  • Coordinate with the asset management team and assist in preparation of the annual budgets as well as calculation of the asset management and development fees

  • Finance Management, administrator management and review of asset level models and cash flows, to adjust where necessary

  • Oversight, co-ordination and providing reports to investors

  • Collaborating with the investor relations team as well as doing regular investor reporting and ongoing investor communication

  • Collaboration and oversight of external service providers including administrators, auditors, tax advisors, valuers

  • Liaise directly with Senior Management to enhance controls and review processes

  • Assisting with acquisitions and other transactions, as well as tax structuring and compliance

  • Managing ad hoc tasks across the Portfolio Monitoring and Compliance functions

  • Assisting with ad hoc tasks in order to collaborate and support the Acquisitions, Asset Management, Investor Relations and ESG functions


  • Qualified accountant, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent

  • 5-6 years finance experience

  • Experience in the Real Estate sector is essential

  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Strong analytical skills and able to grasp new and complex ideas quickly

  • Excellent communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills