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Property Director


UK / South East



Stephanie Howe
020 3962 9900

  MRG’s Public and Third Sector Property and Estates Practice, led by Stephanie Howe, specialises in the appointment of mid-senior real estate leaders on behalf of blue light services, local authorities, government bodies, dioceses and charities. Stephanie leads and


Job Description

REF: 16079
Posted: 28 May 2021
Closes: 20 June 2021

The University of Reading is seeking to appoint a Property Director to lead the strategic and operational management of the University’s investment property portfolio.

The University of Reading is a global university that enjoys a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise. The University holds a significant property investment portfolio, which seeks to create and drive long term growth and income opportunity to support the further advancement of the University.

The investment portfolio, which sits separately to the operational estate, comprises an incredibly diverse variety of land and property including commercial, residential, innovation & enterprise, research & development, industrial, retail and rural space. We have over 500 tenants ranging from multi-national corporations to individual partners

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Property Director is responsible for strategic and operational asset management across the University’s investment portfolio. The Property Director will lead a team that undertakes a broad range of activities including L&T, lettings, and asset and property management.

We are seeking an individual with experience and a proven track record in a senior and strategic role as the lead property professional across a diverse estate portfolio. You will have demonstrable breadth of experience in the property industry, with exposure to transactions, asset management and property management and will possess the leadership abilities to manage, develop and motivate an internal property team. The role calls for an individual with excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills, with an entrepreneurial, self-motivated, and dynamic mindset.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced property professional to take ownership of a significant investment portfolio on behalf of a renowned education institution. The candidate brochure can be viewed at

The University of Reading offers a compelling benefits package including the exceptional USS pension (21.1% employer contribution), generous annual leave (40 days including university closure days and public holidays), a strong commitment to employee health and wellbeing and Benefits+, a package of salary exchange schemes. Further information can be viewed at

For a confidential discussion please contact our advisors Stephanie Howe ( of The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900.

Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to

Closing date for applications is Sunday 20th June 2021

Interviews will be held at the University of Reading on Tuesday 6th July 2021.

University of Reading - Property Director