Director of European Investor Outreach

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27 Feb 2017
 
Company Description:
 
EPRA  represents  the  publicly  traded  real  estate  sector  in  Europe,  based  in  Brussels. EPRA’s members are Europe’s leading property companies, investors and consultants that together own and manage more than EUR 365  billion of real estate assets. With more than 220  members, EPRA is the voice of the European listed real estate sector. We work to encourage  greater  investment  in  listed real  estate  companies  in  Europe  through  the provision of better information to investors  and stakeholders,  active involvement in the public and political debate,  improvement of the general operating environment,  promotion of best practices and the cohesion and strengthening of the industry.
 
Job Description:
 
We are looking to strengthen our Investor Outreach (IO) team by hiring an energetic and creative self-starter to head the European IO department. 
 
Director of European Investor Outreach:
  • Head up the existing UK and Continental IO team.
  • Align EPRA’s IO strategy and message across the company and all markets.
  • Lead all EPRA IO initiative in Europe including: 
o  Representing the listed real estate sector and engaging with investors  and 
in particular institutional investors.
o  Advocating the merit of the sector by adopting a Research backed case for 
investment allocation to listed European companies and REITs.
o  Promoting  member company’s  Investor Relations  (IR)  messages via EPRA 
established events.
o  Organising  and  attending  private  wealth  management  events  across 
Europe.
o  Building  on  the  IO  teams  work  in  meeting  with  and  enhancing  the 
relationship with European investors to achieve the team’s targets.
o  Building relationship with index and member property company’s investor 
teams  and  leading  EPRA’s  membership  relationship  to  attract  new  and 
retain existing EPRA members.
o  Attending and speaking at IO related conferences.
o  Maintaining IR relationships with EPRA’s global peer organisations.
 
  • Head EPRA’s IR Committee and manage all stakeholders. 
  • Collaborate  with  the  Director  of  Research  and  Indices  to  promote  EPRA’s research within the Investor community
  • Work  with  the  Director  of  Finance  in  the  promotion  and  communication  of EPRA’s Best Practices Recommendations initiatives to the investor community. 
  • Monitor  investor relevant  regulation in relation to  the  EU and national parliaments together with the public affairs and finance teams (such as MiFID II, Solvency II, ESMA etc.)

Desired Skills & Requirements

  • Finance or economics degree preferred, MBA an advantage. 
  • At least  10  years of experience in  the  real estate  sector, preferably in a  sell-side analyst  role in an investment bank,  investor  relations  role  in a property companyor a fund manager background. 
  • 5-10 years of Senior management experience, manging teams in an international and fast paced environment.
  • Understanding and evidence of working with real estate investors  –  in the listed sector advantageous. 
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills.
  • Team player, showing the ability to support other team members and other areas of the business.
  • Results driven self-starter, able to manage several projects in a fast-paced dynamic finance environment.
  • Solid networking skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment. 
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact with senior industry executives.
  • Excellent Excel  & PowerPoint  skills and some knowledge of databases would be advantageous. 
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of other languages is an asset.
  • Based  within  commuting  distance  of  Brussels  -  or  able  to  relocate  -  with international travel.
 
Salary
 
  • Industry competitive based on experience.
 
Contact
 
To  apply  please  submit  your  resume  and  motivation  letter  via  email  until  27 February 2016 to: careers@epra.com and barney.coleman@epra.com 

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