As we enter the final quarter of 2014 there seems to be an increasing level of optimism across the property industry, particularly from a recruitment perspective. Employers have begun to expand their teams as they gear up for an increased level of activity in 2015. With market activity picking up there has been a shift in the market with candidates now having more of a choice when deciding on their next career move and increasingly employers are have to move quickly in the market in order to secure top candidates.
As the market continues to improve, there has been an increased need for high quality candidates across the niche arena which is Building & Estate Management. As such, specialist property recruitment consultancy, Foundation Recruitment has launched this area as a specialism in its own right and we are currently working with a number of the leading managing agents and landlords nationwide. Foundation Recruitment recruit for a variety of roles which fall under the Building & Estate Management umbrella including stand alone Building Managers and Regional Facilities Managers whom take on a portfolio of properties.
The role of a Building Manager can on occasion be very similar to that of a Facilities Manager with duties such as managing the budget, managing the contractors and dealing with tenant requirements. However, the role of a Building Manager is often a lot more complex, and Foundation Recruitment understand that each property contains its own identity, coming in all shapes and sizes, from historic listed properties to modern high spec commercial offices. All of which are vastly different not only just in appearance and therefore contain their own challenges and ultimately need managing in their own specific way.
As the economy continues to improve across the UK how will the role of a modern day Building Manager change? London is currently experiencing a lot of exciting activity, with Crossrail’s £15billion London Underground project making London even more accessible to surrounding suburbs and therefore more attractive to corporate businesses. New developments such as that at the Kings Cross estate are becoming more and more frequent, and with plans to have a third runway constructed at Heathrow Airport London will only become more of a hub for international business. All of which are positive changes and will result in there being an increased demand for high quality Building Managers.
At Foundation Recruitment we are extremely close to the Estate & Building Management market, currently recruiting for a range of Building Manager and Regional Facilities Manager positions whether that be on a localised or wider regional basis. If you are considering your career options and would like to find out more about how we work, please call our Manchester office on 0161 457 1300 for a confidential discussion.