Account Director | Real Estate

Account Director | Real Estate
Posted 5 years ago

Seniority Level: Director

Salary: £60K

Industry: Management Consulting, Financial Services & Accounting

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Sales &Business Development

About The Opportunity
The Strategic Communications division of the consultancy is one of the world’s largest strategic business and financial communications consultancies; with over 700 people in more than 25 key markets. The firm works with some of the world’s leading companies throughout the UK and around the world, to provide expert advice to address their most pressing communications and business challenges. The Real Estate team provides a market leading strategic communications service for the property sector, with a retained client base of over 45 companies, including a range of both large and small cap companies as well as a range of private equity and fund management businesses.

The team advises clients on both their financial and corporate communications programmes, encompassing media and analyst relations, stakeholder communications and issues management in the UK and internationally

They are looking for a talented Director, with circa three – five years’ experience who can aid the team in delivering best in class financial calendar support for FTSE 100, FTSE 250, small cap and AIM companies, as well as non-listed clients who require strategic advice and support in the real estate sector (including house building). The role will involve providing both financial communications and corporate communications and whilst experience in the former is desired, is not essential, but a strong appetite to learn is important.


Deliver to Client
Support/lead on a number of programmes, including both retained and project work, ensuring that client programmes are agreed and project plans are implemented.
Own client relationships with limited senior supervision; creatively preparing and delivering the client programme
Provide strategic advice to a portfolio of clients, manage account on a day-to-day basis and develop excellent relationships with client group. Focus on client retention through exemplary service delivery
Generate supportive media coverage for clients
Anticipate potentially difficult situations and be able to evaluate alternatives with senior executives

Build the Business
Support the team in seeking out new business leads and help convert them to profitable clients
Work alongside other senior members of the team on business development activities such as pitch preparation and delivery
Look to expand the Real Estate portfolio through business with existing clients and the broader Group
Proactively network with media contacts and industry analysts, as well as potential clients

Team Involvement
Project line management for the team working on your clients
Knowledge sharing and mentoring junior team members
Develop relationships with other teams within the group

Basic Qualifications

  • Relevant Communications or PR experience either in-house or agency side, ideally within
  • Financial or Real Estate
  • Proven track record in delivering successful programmes for clients
  • Developing the ability to seek new business and effective at new business pitching
  • A strong understanding of the media and how it operates
  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent contacts in industry or a desire to develop these
  • Possess or have the desire to develop excellent contacts with the media

Personal Skills

  • Ability to build strong rapport/relationships at all levels within the consultancy and client organisations
  • Displays gravitas, confidence and maturity, able to take the lead in team meetings
  • Intellectually strong, demonstrating an ability to deal with highly complex issues
  • Takes a pragmatic and ‘can do’ approach
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrates energy and a desire to provide exceptional client service
  • Excellent team player with a positive and collegial focus

*About The Company

*The consultancy is a global business advisory firm, dedicated to helping organisations navigate and manage a diverse range of complex issues and business challenges. Their expertise covers the spectrum of Corporate Finance & Restructuring, Economic Consulting, Forensic & Litigation Consulting, Strategic Communications and Technology. They are a company of more than 4,600 professionals with annual revenues in excess of $1.8 billion, with offices located in every major business centre in the world. Their professionals are some of the most experienced leaders in their fields and advise across a range of industries. Their clients engage us for high-stakes concerns or emerging opportunities that require specialised expertise, and over the past two decades we have been engaged to work behind the headlines on some of the biggest news stories to date.

The consultancy is a fast growing and vibrant place to work. Steered by our values of Integrity, Creativity, Achievement, Empathy and Respect, its meritocratic culture invites both collaboration and healthy debate. We are large enough to be trusted by our clients to solve their biggest issues and yet small enough to know our colleagues on a personal level enabling better team working and a supportive culture to develop your career goals and ambitions.

If you are interested in becoming part of a fast growing company and contributing to history-making engagements, please apply.

The consultancy offers a competitive and attractive rewards package, excellent training and development opportunities, a supportive and friendly environment and the opportunity to achieve your potential.

The consultancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicant Qualifications – 

  • How many years of Financial or Real Estate experience do you have?
  • How many years of track record in delivering successful programmes experience do you have?
  • How many years of new business and effective at new business pitching experience do you have?
  • How many years of Excellent contacts in industry experience do you have?
  • How many years of Exceptional written and verbal communications skills experience do you have?
  • Are you in London, Greater London?
  • Do you have the following licence or certification: legal to work in the UK?
  • Do you speak Proficient English (Must)?

Job Features

Job CategoryPermanent

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