Associate

Job Title: Associate
Location: UK, London
Department: Client Capital Group 
Employment Type: Full Time
To Apply: Please email a covering letter and your CV (stating the position you are applying for) to: recruitment@lasalle.com

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Team Overview:

The Client Capital Group (“CCG”) is the team responsible within LaSalle for all client relationship, capital raising, new product development and marketing activities to clients and prospects globally. The team consists of 36 professionals located in 10 offices worldwide. LaSalle has over 400 institutional clients globally, invested in both private real estate as well as public securities investment programmes. The successful candidate will be based in London and will work closely with other CCG team members in Europe, and globally.  The primary responsibilities will include:  leading and driving the timely production of RFP responses including the coordination and management of internal resources and deadlines, database management, development of and programmatic updates to client-facing marketing materials (presentations, pitchbooks, “leave-behinds”, etc.) and supporting the client executives in follow-ups with clients and assisting with the identification and strategy development for new products.  Central to all of these responsibilities is the individual’s ability to think both critically and strategically, and then act tactically – prioritising efforts, managing across senior and junior levels in the organization, and managing across time zones to drive initiatives towards outcomes.

 

Role and Accountabilities:

  • Drafting fund marketing documentation (introductory fliers, investor pitchbooks, offering memorandums)
  • Liaising with our various operational, research and fund teams to create product information and case studies for use by CCG and other internal teams
  • Maintaining up-to-date marketing information, including management of an online RFP library
  • Supervising, training and leading junior professionals in the team
  • Assisting in new product development, tracking and researching competitive products and potential investors
  • Keeping external databases and publication lists up-to-date on a regular basis
  • Partnering with CCG associates and analysts in our other offices around the world regarding best practices, information sharing and other relevant tasks
  • Supervising and track the distribution of minutes for product, new business and general CCG team calls

 

Project manage the responding to RFPs (request for proposal) and RFIs (requests for information) on behalf of prospective European based clients and consultants, including:

  • Liaise with  senior CCG Executives in fulfilling requests for information from clients and consultants
  • Project managing RFP responses
  • Coordinating deadlines and scheduling meetings for the production of responses to RFPs/RFIs
  • Collecting and presenting track-record data
  • Producing and editing/reviewing responses
  • Ensuring appropriate review/sign-off of documents by internal teams

 

Creating and updating marketing presentations for new clients, prospects and consultants:

  • Project managing pitchbook preparation
  • Ensuring the timely preparation of final meeting materials
  • Maintaining and updating presentation and PowerPoint slide archives
  • Coordinating with the regional compliance officer.
  • Organising and coordinate of investors’ due diligence days, related materials and asset tours

 

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • A minimum of three to five-years’ experience, preferably in investment management, consulting, banking or real estate acquisitions or development
  • Prior experience in real estate industry is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Strong sense of team work and excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a results-oriented, project-driven, real-time team environment, prioritize projects, self-start and deliver quality results within tight time constraints
  • Creativity and very high attention to detail and quality, e.g. proofing content, punctuation, format, appearance, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage senior managers and their expectations
  • Ability to manage complex documentation
  • Fully proficient in all Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong numerical, analytical and problem solving abilities
  • High energy level and willingness to engage and drive outcomes
  • Participate in continuing on-the-job training to develop new and existing skills
  • Thrives in a continuous improvement environment; flexible and adaptable
  • Fluency in other languages would be useful (but not a requirement)
  • Ability to work across different time zones which may mean extended days.

 

 

LaSalle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community