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Manager, Acquisitions

M&G plc.
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Nov 15, 2022

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
What you can expect from us:

We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

The Role:

The role holder will focus on investment activities in Singapore, taking a lead role in sourcing and executing both on and off-market transactions. Working with the portfolio management team and other internal stakeholders in asset management, tax, debt/treasury and operation teams, the role will be involved in negotiating and structuring real estate purchases and sales with the objective of maximising risk-adjusted investment returns .

Key Work Level Accountabilities:

Manager or Expert:
  • For people managers, accountable for managing and motivating others to ensure quality of delivery to customers and stakeholders
  • For technical specialists, accountable for delivering expert advice or service, using specialist knowledge and subject matter expertise
  • Applies judgement to deliver outcomes, evaluating a range of potential solutions, considering the impact for customers, cost and risk
  • Manages conflicts that may impact delivery
  • Challenges upwards given knowledge of delivery and awareness of complex systems and the broader picture
  • Identifies and anticipates need for changes to continuously improve quality and efficiency of output
  • Manages resources and risks using expert judgment, know-how and experience

Key Responsibilities for this role:
  • Source investment product for the respective fund mandates, contribute to the underwriting of such investment opportunities, present investment opportunities to the fund management teams for consideration, negotiate terms with counterparties, work with the Debt and Treasury team to structure acquisitions and close out acquisitions/dispositions
  • Develop and nurture deep relationships with the brokerage and investment community such that the funds' investment strategies can be implemented to deliver specified investment return objectives
  • Source investment, underwrite, submit approved bids, complete diligence in accordance with the Company's transaction procedures, and close acquisitions to support the Company's growth targets
  • Continuously capture and maintain market-related to evaluate key drivers of value and solicit consensus on specific assumptions used in the underwriting process
  • Become the recognized point of contact at M&G Real Estate Singapore with respect to the procurement and facilitation of real estate acquisitions and dispositions, maintain constant interaction with fellow investment professionals to source opportunities both on and off-market in Singapore
  • Work closely with the fund manager, portfolio manager and asset managers to build deep market interaction and the ability to make informed recommendations to senior management.
  • Maintain and continuously improve the underwriting model to accurately predict the future operating and investment performance of potential acquisitions
  • Work with the Fund Managers to prepare for investment committee presentations with respect to proposed acquisitions/dispositions
  • Provide feedback to the senior management team about creative strategies to maintain the best in class investment performance of our Funds

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor 's degree in relevant study
  • Minimum 6 years' experience in originating, facilitating and closing real estate acquisitions/dispositions across retail, industrial/logistics, and commercial office assets on behalf of an institutional investor(s). Good understanding of Asian real estate and investment markets is required
  • Demonstrable track record of positively contributing to investment performance via the acquisition and disposition of real estate assets to the benefit of funds which the candidate represented
  • Deep and trusted relationships with brokers, owners and investors across the Asia Pacific region
  • Highly self-motivated and result oriented
  • Strategically minded and strong business acumen
  • Resourceful and flexible, able to respond in a rapidly changing environment
  • Lateral thinker, inquisitive, open to new ideas, and hungry to learn
  • Good communication, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Possesses a candid, open-minded and straightforward communication style in dealings with others
  • Prefers face to face dialogue over emails wherever practicable, questions to understand and challenges convention and ways of working to achieve positive outcomes
  • A team player with ability to interact and contribute to a small team
  • Willing to coach and develop the junior members of the team
  • Welcomes and encourages constructive debate to achieve better business outcomes

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things

At M&G Diversity and Inclusion is a strategic objective. We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationally, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles.

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