Development Transition Manager

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  • Job Reference: PR/000346
  • Job Title: Development Transition Manager
  • Location: London
  • Basic Salary Range: Up to £95,000 + 10% Bonus + Corporate Package & Opportunity
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted 4 years ago
  • This position has been filled

Reporting to – Senior Vice President Investment & Asset Management / Senior Vice President Construction & Development

Maxwell Stephens are pleased to present a new opening within a leading global asset management firm. They have one of the largest portfolios in the world, 115 years of experience in owning and operating assets, and they continue growing rapidly.

This client has asked Maxwell Stephens to find an ambitious and dedicated Development Transition Manager to assist their property landlords. This is the opportunity to work in a collaborative and results-driven environment within an extremely diverse position.


You are a born leader with innate management skills that you have honed over time. Communicating with people on all levels comes naturally to you; with the ability to adapt your style to effectively communicate with both your team and senior management.

Managing teams is where your true skills lie; motivating others to strive for excellence and deliver target-hitting results. You thrive when helping your team achieve their goals, pushing them to exceed both personal and operational targets at every opportunity.

In addition to your team work, you’re also extremely capable of working independently. You can work autonomously, overseeing multiple projects at varying stages. You understand the value of balancing your priorities thanks to your previous experience managing time-sensitive projects in an incredibly fast-paced environment.

With extensive experience in multi-tenant properties, you’re looking for a challenging role well suited to your capabilities. You’ll have both strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as a good working knowledge of construction costs and estimating tools such as MS project.

Your in-depth understanding of the technical requirements involved in business relocation, construction and renovation will be invaluable to our client.


Each day, you’ll be managing all Landlord consultants within the properties; overseeing preparation and execution of tenant fit-out activities. You’ll be responsible for facilitating the smooth transition of all tenants into our client’s properties – going above and beyond the call of duty whenever possible.

Managing systems and policies for all projects, you’ll be both author and custodian of new company Fitout Policies and Procedures, both for the client and their joint venture partner properties.

Whenever a tenant files a work or alterations proposal, you’ll set to work with the property landlord, coordinating technical elements with all stakeholders such as external contractors and consultants.

Your exceptional communication skills will be put to good use as you liaise with all parties to produce your own “tenant technical services” proposals, monthly reports, insurance incident reports, and assist in updating the portfolio’s management publications.

Day to day, you’ll need to use your tact and diplomacy in order to ensure effective communication with all tenants within the property; making sure they are happy and that all works are carried out to the highest standard.

Working with a wide range of consultants on tenant fitout projects, you’ll help to promote team involvement between all company staff and external contractors operating in the property. You’ll also regularly engage with senior personnel, supporting them with any leasing and asset management initiatives that you can.

You’ll be responsible for coordinating, instructing and generally overseeing the ‘fit out team’ of consultants chosen by the landlord to provide guidance on proposed fit out works. They will prepare their advice on projects for you to present to the landlord; liaising between the two parties in order to ensure effective communication at all times.

As the fit-out manager, you’ll be supervising on a wide range of projects, from metering, structural and architectural impact, and both mechanical and electrical issues to fire safety and other processes such as access control and hazardous activities.

Responsible for the health and safety of everyone involved in fit-out works in the property, you’ll need to coordinate with our client to ensure full compliance at all times.

You will also be a key player in maintaining the records of all related expenditure and spending. In regard to tenant fit-out work proposals, the landlord will rely on your in-depth understanding of the industry as to whether consultant professional fees are reasonable, ensuring agreed fees match invoices and schedules.


This is a highly varied role within a leading global asset management firm. If you’re looking for your next challenge and the opportunity to make the most of your skills, please apply now.

Maxwell Stephens are expecting a high-volume response for this role, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

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