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Head of Acquisitions / Development - Hotels

PSD Group
Field Based
6 figure basic plus bonus
Closing date
8 Aug 2022
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Job Details

My client is a quality luxury /lifestyle hotel brand with a quality UK portfolio.

As a result of growth and major investment they require an Acquisition / Development Director to facilitate an ambitious expansion strategy.

The Role.

The Development / Acquisition Director will be responsible for leading property acquisitions within the UK and potential Europe in time.

You will be a key senior figure supporting the senior exec in all aspects of property acquisitions and development. You will be responsible for liaising with commercial agents and developers to identify potential new sites, undertaking appraisals before putting them forward for the business’s consideration.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver a Real Estate Acquisition Plan in line with the 5 year Development pipeline plan.
  • Source acquisition opportunities through site identification, feasibility analysis and negotiation
  • Analyse the feasibility of potential development sites and schemes
  • Understand and negotiate all aspects of land and or property purchase agreements to determine the desired ROI
  • Create a robust lead generation process that delivers tangible prospects
  • Build on relationships with commercial agents and developers to ensure there is sufficient flow of new sites for the business to review.
  • Investigate, research, collect and analyse data and reports on industry, competitors and specific markets
  • Working closely with the Operational and functional support teams, manage the implementation of opportunities ‘from cradle to grave’.

The Person

  • Track record of leading a pro-active approach to deliver against acquisition targets.
  • Proven track record for closing deals either client side or Agency.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a confident, professional communicator; able to network and present engagingly and effectively at all levels, including colleagues, hoteliers, Board and at industry events.
  • Commercially astute, with a proven entrepreneurial approach to identifying development opportunities.
  • Professional qualified you will possess a commercial approach, excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • A bright and credible professional, you’ll already have a role with a strong customer-led approach and an imaginative, forward-thinking mind-set.



PSD Property & Construction is split into 4 distinct teams:

PSD Property & Construction operates from 3 locations, London, Manchester and Dubai and supplies Property Professionals into many industry sectors. PSD primarily serves the Commercial Development, Property Investment Surveying, Housing & Main Contracting markets in the UK the Middle East.



  • Surveying & Planning (includes Private Practice, Project Management, Commercial Development, Fund & Asset Management, Corporate Real Estate, Capital Allowances, and Consultancy). 
  • Facilities Management (includes FM Providers). 
  • Residential Development (includes Speculative Housebuilding, Affordable Housing,Contractors, Housing Associations, ALMO's and Regeneration / Renewal). .
  • Main Contracting (includes Main Contracting & 2012 Olympics).


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