Asset Management Director

MRG ltd
National remit with a requirement to be in London 2 days per week
21 Feb 2019
17 Mar 2019
Job Function
Asset Manager
Job position
Contract Type
Full Time

University Partnerships Programme (UPP) is the UK’s leading provider of on-campus residential and academic infrastructure. We have more than 35,000 rooms under management or in construction through long-term partnerships with 15 leading UK universities.  With over 800 employees, since 1998 UPP has invested well over £2.5bn in the UK higher education sector and provided homes to over 310,000 students.  Our unique partnership approach enables our university partners to develop their estates whilst reinvesting in their core services of teaching and research.

Having invested over £2.5bn to date, we intend to invest another £1bn delivering great services, in long term partnership with outstanding universities.  As part of this investment and promise to deliver continued support services we are seeking to make the key appointment to the role of Asset Management Director.

Reporting to the Managing Director for UPP Management, the Asset Management Director will provide strategic leadership and oversight to ensure that UPP’s estate is attractive to students in order to secure the budgeted revenues throughout the SPV concession period. Using a range of asset data and perception measures the post holder will produce clear asset management analysis to inform investment decisions across the portfolio to maintain high occupancy levels.

We are seeking an individual with a proven track record in leading the development and implementation of asset management strategies to ensure that an estate portfolio is fit for purpose to support an organisation’s objectives. You will have experience of developing business cases for the investment in an estate portfolio and a comprehensive understanding of commercial, programme, compliance and risk issues.

It is essential that the appointed candidate possess excellent interpersonal skills, communication and presentation skills as a key aspect of the role is the capability to work successfully with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders including University Partners.

This is a key leadership role with significant impact across the business and will contribute to the integration, development and growth of UPP Management maintaining the highest standards in line with the Group’s vision, strategic aims and priorities.

The Candidate Brief can be viewed at

For a confidential discussion please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill ( and Nicholas Coppard ( at The Management Recruitment Group (MRG) on 0203 962 9900.  Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to  All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to MRG.

Closing date for applications: 17th March 2019

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