Real Estate Portfolio Manager (UK Balanced Funds) – Edinburgh Based

Competitive Base Salary + Annual Bonus (Personal & Company) + Extensive Corporate Benefits

Standard Life Investments (SLI) is committed to attracting and retaining talented individuals in order to maintain their position as one of the world’s leading investment houses. The Real Estate team is responsible for a high quality portfolio of over 600 properties, in 17 countries, with a market value of over £18.2 billion at 31/12/2015. The UK team actively manage a diverse property portfolio, across all sectors of the market.

Due to an existing Portfolio Manager relocating to SLI’s Singapore office, an opportunity has arisen for a Portfolio Manager to be based in their head office in Edinburgh. Working on an extensive book of UK Balanced Pooled & Segregated Real Estate Funds, you will be responsible for delivering fund performance for a diverse portfolio of UK property assets.

Reporting to a Fund Manager you will enjoy high levels of autonomy, with responsibility for strategic asset management, investment and development. This is a varied and challenging position, optimising returns for UK Core Balanced Funds on behalf of Institutional Investors. Ideally, you will have a minimum of three years post-MRICS experience in asset management, combined with strong analytical skills.

Key Responsibilities

Portfolio Management

  • Prepare property business plans
  • Analyse / appraise property prospects and IRRs
  • Identify and implement opportunities to add value through active management initiatives
  • Control & manage tenant, property and portfolio risks

Investment & Disposals

  • Source new investment / development opportunities
  • Build and maintain relationships with key agents
  • Inspect, analyse, appraise (valuation / IRR) and make buy / sell recommendations
  • Negotiate terms and purchase / sale documentation

Additional Duties

  • Participate in regular client update presentations
  • Provide assistance to Client Fund Managers for new business pitches
  • Gather data and prepare material for fund reports / marketing purposes


Key Requirements

  • MRICS with a minimum of 3 to 10 years PQE in commercial real estate asset management
  • Sound knowledge of the UK property market (particularly office / industrial sectors)
  • UK Landlord and Tenant and Property Law
  • Good knowledge of IT systems including Microsoft Word, Excel and property specific valuation and appraisal software applications such as Argus Visual Developer and Argus Valuation Capitalisation.


Recruitment Process and Timings

To request further information about this role, please email the retained consultant, Joanne Cuckson, at:

Please rest assured that all correspondence will be treated in the strictest of confidence.