Real Estate Business Operations

Real Estate Business Operations Partnerships Manager

Turin, Italy
The Company

Planet Smart City fosters a culture of inclusivity that reflects our mission in addressing one of the most pressing current global issues: affordable housing. More than 1.6 billion people currently live in unsafe and overcrowded housing. We create cities and districts that are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable by integrating the best architecture and engineering with the use of smart technology, digitalisation, resilient infrastructure and intelligent urban planning to provide high-quality, low-cost homes not only for today but for future generations. People and communities are put at the heart of our neighbourhoods, improving lives by enabling a circular economy and offering social innovation programmes, which help promote strong and supportive communities that nurture relationships and are enriched with services at a local level. By embracing high-impact, long-term value creation in all our projects, we want to change cities and lives for the better. Together, we are pioneering new standards for affordable housing which will create lasting value for our business and society present and future.

Job description

Planet Smart City’s Real Estate Business Unit is engaged in the building, co-development and regeneration of cities, districts, and neighbourhoods both at horizontal and vertical scale. Poised for global scale-up, Planet is looking to replicate the success of the completed flagship projects across new countries and regions, in a modular, efficient, sustainable fashion, with the construction target of 45,000 units per year by 2030. The Real Estate Business Operations Partnership Manager role is pivotal in accelerating scale-up growth by executing the Real Estate CEO’s strategy, brokering, negotiating, and managing the partnerships’ pipeline under the Head of the Real Estate Business Operations’ instructions, working towards the implementation of the CEO’s vision, and mediating financial analysis and insights with Planet’s finance team. It will therefore require a blend of commercial acumen, relationship-building, and project management skills, as well as the all-important ability to comprehend, interpret and challenge financial models and budgets. This is a newly created unit, whose Head believes in teamwork, working in lockstep with the CEO, and whose success largely depends on a positive propensity to collaboration and excellent communication between members of the team and other internal stakeholders.

  • Initiate relationships with potential third-party developers in new geographies and carry out negotiations with potential partners.

  • Designing and implementing a process to identify potential partners in new markets.

  • Designing and mapping partner journey and managing partner pipeline

  • Manage key external relationships and act as key account & project liaison during the deal structuring process for the launch of a new RE development.

  • Financial modelling for joint ventures and project development.

Experience & Skills Essential
  • 5+ years’ experience in a relevant function in the Real Estate sector or in financial firms or consultancies serving the RE sector or similar.

  • A blend of analytical and commercial skills to craft and execute compelling business cases

  • Personal gravitas to convey the CEO's vision with credibility

  • Strong grasp of real estate finance to dialogue with the internal finance team

  • Negotiation skills

  • Project Management

  • Teamwork

  • Alliances and Joint Ventures identification, structuring and executing

  • Communication skills aimed at engaging stakeholders and gaining trust to nurture partnerships and drive projects to completion with maximum efficiency

  • Business intelligence

  • ROI and data analysis

  • Fluent written and spoken Italian and English

  • Portuguese / Spanish, whilst not necessary, would be a bonus

IJP : IT-654
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