ESG Lead - Investment Company
Posted on May 1, 2022 by Lewis Davey
Lewis Davey is delighted to be supporting a new commercial real estate venture, Redical, as they look to acquire UK Shopping centres and own those assets over the long term.
With a couple of recent notable acquisitions including Victoria Gate and Victoria Quarter centres in Leeds and Clayton Sq in Liverpool, Redical is looking to make further acquisitions in the near-term and position themselves as a market leader in terms of sustainability and ESG. Their acquisitions are being closed purely with equity and no leverage debt.
This is a wonderful opportunity to join a new, small and agile business and make your stamp on UK real estate from an ESG perspective.
We're looking for an autonomous individual who is willing you get their hands dirty. You will ideally have a flair for tech / digitalisation - it would be great if you know your way around commercial real estate software platforms like Yardi or MRI Horizon or are fluent with ESG / Sustainability software systems. We're consider candidates with a couple of year experience upwards - it's more about the person/culture fit than anything else and whilst we will consider candidates up to and including Heads of ESG / Directors, it's a stand alone role.
While some knowledge of real estate would be of interest, this isn't essential, and we would be interested in sustainability / ESG professionals who have, for instance, worked with the typical tenants of UK town centre shopping centres including retail, food & drink and leisure. Ideally you will have an "engineering" mindset and know your way around metering and energy efficiency as well as other sustainability data arising from a property portfolio.
This is a well-rounded remit including strategy, reporting and delivery and the ideal candidate won't be phased by picking up a blank canvas and taking Redical forward as they look to differentiate themselves through ESG. The focus will be very much on their existing assets and, at least initially, will focus on the "E".
Since Redical is very much a lean investment company that relies on a network of strategic advisors and property managers, applicants should feel comfortable working in a small team and taking ownership of their remit.
The role is preferably based in London although Leeds may be a consideration given the recent acquisition. The business works in a hybrid capacity and working from home 100% of the time is not an option.