Acquisition Surveyor / Manager (MC)

South - Field Based – Hertfordshire HQ
£55,000-65,000 Basic – OTE 100 /110k plus package
Closing date
11 Dec 2021
MC PR/362974
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My client is a FTSE 250 out of town retail/ Self Storage business with a quality international portfolio.  

As a result of continued growth and development they require an Acquisition specialist to join the small, experienced property team.  

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well establish market leading organisation and really develop your career. This is a field-based role reporting into a HQ in Hertfordshire approx 1 / 2 days per week.  

The role. 

Responsible for identifying and financially appraising sites, negotiating heads of terms, obtaining Board approval, securing exchange of contracts, obtaining planning permission, completion of purchase. 

·         Energetic and skilful in identifying new opportunities: Highly resourceful in identifying leads, excellent network builder, can create new effective networks quickly, leverages existing networks, exhaustively seeks out new opportunities, doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer.  

·         Highly self-motivated, self-sufficient and energetic. Never gives up. 

·         Deal driven and entrepreneurial: Enjoys doing deals, good at finding and creating opportunities, hungry for new deals and unrelenting in closing down negotiations and legals.  

·         Negotiation: well developed negotiating skills required 

·         Commercial: knows a good site, can quickly assess whether there is a deal to be done, has a good grasp of values for different property uses, rents, yields and capital values.  

·         Emotionally intelligent: Energetic, engaging, trustworthy and professional. Builds strong and effective business relationships, never ‘burns bridges’, Great team player. 

·         Financially astute: Understands and uses discounted cash flows, ensures risk and opportunity is properly assessed. Strong numeric skills. 

·         Excellent communication skills: excellent written and oral communication– convincing, accurate, efficient, engaging. 


·         Site acquisition and development experience gained with a developer, corporate occupier or commercial property consultancy. 

·         Track record of success in identifying, acquiring, obtaining planning permission and developing sites.  

·         Ideally has experience of site acquisition, planning and development in both London and provincial towns and cities of UK. Strong knowledge of British towns and cities. 

What we’re looking for: 

·         To succeed in this challenging role, you will possess a property qualification and have experience of taking sites from cradle to grave.  

·         As a field-based surveyor, you will be comfortable working with remote supervision / support infrastructure. You will possess a commercial approach, strong negotiation skills and the ability to work within very tight time constraints. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your acquisition career working for a market leading stable organisation with sustainable long term growth plans.  


PSD is a leading Executive and Management recruitment organisation. We operate across a range of functions, industry sectors and countries, providing specialist expertise in each area. Our reputation is based upon our ability to deliver outstanding results and exceptional levels of service. PSD's Facilities Management Practice operates across the UK from our London & Manchester offices, working in partnership with both in house and outsourced Facilities service providers on senior level appointments. We provide search, selection, contingency, contracting and interim services to our clients. Focusing on Board appointments and mid-senior level positions, PSD supplies both Permanent & Interim Estates & Facilities professionals to the sector. We work closely with our clients and candidates to offer a tailored recruitment solution. Our consultants have worked in the field of Estates, Facilities and Capital Projects recruitment for a number of years, working with both in house and outsourced contracts in the UK and overseas, we recruit to high profile positions, including; · Operations Director / Manager · Director / Head of Estates & Facilities · Project / Programme Director · Engineering Director / Manager · Commercial Directors / Manager · Mobilisation Specialists · Transformation Director / Manager · Bid Director / Manager · Business Development Specialists · PFI Director / Manager · Specialist Roles - Health & Safety, Environmental & Sustainability · Finance Director / Manager · Financial Modellers · Financial Controllers · Financial Bid Directors / Managers As well as recruiting to commercially focussed roles, we are sector specialists in the recruitment of Estates, Facilities & Capital candidates in to the NHS, private healthcare and Higher Education sectors.


Find Us
+44 (0) 161 234 0300
PSD Group
2nd Floor, Abbey House
74 Mosley Street
Greater Manchester
M2 3LW

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