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Senior Development Manager



Cofinimmo has been acquiring, developing and managing rental properties for over 35 years. The company has a portfolio spread across Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain, with a value of approximately 4.3 billion EUR. With attention to social developments, Cofinimmo has the mission of making high-quality care, living and working environments available to its partners-tenants, from which users benefit directly. ’Caring, Living and Working - Together in Real Estate‘ is the expression of this mission. Thanks to its expertise, Cofinimmo has built up a healthcare real estate portfolio of approximately 2.4 billion EUR in Europe.

As an independent company that applies the highest standards of corporate governance and sustainability, Cofinimmo offers its tenants services and manages its portfolio through a team of over 130 employees in Brussels, Paris, Breda and Frankfurt.

To reinforce our Development team, we are now looking for a new Senior Development Manager (M/F)

Function
  • The Senior Development Manager monitors all portfolio investment, redevelopment and divestiture files.
  • He/she actively looks for investment opportunities and works out potential office building, nursing homes, or PPP projects that are prone to join the portfolio.
Responsibilities
  • Assist and advice team of development managers
  • Lead, coach and motivate team of development managers and management assistants
  • Market benchmarking of Cofinimmo in relation to investment and development
  • Policy/administrative positioning in relation to the various regions
  • Green strategy for new acquisitions, redevelopment and existing portfolio
  • Vision and strategic preparation of redevelopments of the existing portfolio in liaison with the CD
  • Budget preparation and monitoring
  • Joint negotiating, in agreement with the Project Mgt and/or Head of offices, with large office-user institutions – marketing
  • Negotiating portfolio divestitures
(Re-)Development projects
  • Identify opportunities within the portfolio or the market and carry out projects
  • Prepare the feasibility analysis (program, budget, tax, legal, planning, ...), identify the (re) development paths and make recommendations for the management
  • Manage the entire project in collaboration with internal and external teams, from the pre-project to the actual marketing and reception of the building (definition of the construction program, follow-up of the permit procedure, definition of the marketing plan and commercial specifications, followed by the reception process)
  • Be attentive to new trends in order to offer attractive and quality products
  • Update decision-making tools (financial model, budget monitoring, risk matrix) and planning
Investment projects
  • Actively seek new investment opportunities in different sectors (offices, residential, etc.)
  • Demonstrate the potential of the opportunity identified to the management and prepare the analysis note
  • Coordinate with the seller (or agent) the sales process and participate in negotiations, including the review of purchase contracts
  • Coordination of due diligence process (financial, legal, technical, etc.)
  • Transfer of information within other stewardship departments
PPP Projects
  • Active screening of tenders
  • Screening and selection of partners for the Design / Build part
  • Manage, coordinate and together with the Head of Development oversee the preparation of applications and offers
  • Making contact with partners (internal and external), participating in the negotiation of contractual agreements between parties and coordination throughout the bid preparation process
  • Internal reporting to have the project presented and validated by the management
  • Operational monitoring of PPP projects
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
General knowledge
  • Detailed knowledge of the languages NL, FR, ENG: oral and written
  • Office automation knowledge MS OFFICE: Word / Excel
  • Assertiveness, Control of emotions, Planning and organisation
  • Respect of others (empathy and ability to listen), Respect of procedures
Specific skills
  • In-depth real-estate knowledge
  • Solves complex problems, takes a broad perspective to identify solutions
  • Is recognized as an expert in own area within the organization
  • Requires specialized expertise
  • Works independently:
    1. Manage, coordinate and together with the Head of Development oversee the preparation of applications and offers
    2. Making contact with partners (internal and external), participating in the negotiation of contractual agreements between parties and coordination throughout the bid preparation process
    3. Internal reporting to have the project presented and validated by the management
    4. Operational monitoring of PPP projects
    5. Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends solutions/best practices
Behavioural skills
Analysis and problem-solving

Decision making - Problem-solving - Analysis – ability to grasp the wider picture

Personal effectiveness

Results orientation - Adaptation to change - Intellectual curiosity - Proactive

Human relations

Negotiation - Customer orientation – sense of service - Communication

Management
Delegate – Motivate - Coaching

Interested?
Send your résumé and cover letter to hr@cofinimmo.be
Jobs 
Tim Harrup
11-05-2020


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