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Head of Acquisitions – Fast Casual Dining

psd group
London (Central), London (Greater)
£85 – 95k plus good bonus and package
Closing date
22 Apr 2024

Job Details

My client is a Fast casual dining business with real growth plans and significant industry backing.


If you are a dynamic, strategic thinker with a proven track record in the fast-paced world of multisite restaurant, leisure, or retail property acquisitions please get in touch.


My client is looking for a head of Acquisitions to drive forward its expansion within central London and the South.


The Role

Reporting directly to the CEO, you'll play a pivotal role in identifying and securing prime locations, particularly in London and key surrounding areas, aligning with our aggressive growth targets.


Key Responsibilities: As our Head of Acquisitions, you will:

  • Collaborate closely with the CEO and Senior Management team to craft and implement our expansion strategy.
  • Forge strong relationships with developers, agents, and industry peers to ensure acquisitions align with our property strategy.
  • Proactively seek "off-market" opportunities through strategic inquiries and direct approaches.
  • Negotiate with planning, licensing, and other authorities to secure favourable terms within set deadlines.
  • Evaluate and present comprehensive site assessments to gain leadership approvals.
  • Cultivate relationships with landlords, developers, and other stakeholders in the leisure, restaurant, and retail property market.
  • Oversee external project managers, ensuring timely and budget-friendly new site builds.
  • Manage budgets and costs in accordance with approved financial plans.


 Candidate Profile: We are looking for individuals with:

  • Proven experience in a similar role within a multisite restaurant/leisure or retail property business.
  • Strong commercial acumen with the ability to manage key relationships effectively.
  • Extensive knowledge of London and the South.
  • A well-established network of contacts within the property and hospitality industry.
  • Tenacity, commitment, and energy with an entrepreneurial approach to uncovering opportunities.
  • Familiarity with operational requirements, customer profiles, and branding.
  • End-to-end acquisitions management experience, from site finding to legal and licensing processes.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to manage, organize, and prioritize workload independently.



If you're a dynamic professional ready to make a mark in the world of property acquisitions and drive my clients growth story, we want to hear from you! Apply now.


psd has been recruiting real estate professionals for over 30 years and the team continues to operate at the heart of the sector resourcing senior management and Board level appointments in commercial & mixed use development, residential development, private equity and fund management, as well as affordable housing, PRS/build-to-rent, later living and student accommodation.

psd also focuses on infrastructure and renewable energy customers.

For more details please contact: Peter Hardy, Managing Director at or call +44 (0) 207 9701.


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