Real Estate Analyst, London

Agency WPP
Created 09/15/2021
Reference 5453717002
Category Analytics
Country United Kingdom
City London
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Why we're hiring:

WPP is on a global transformation journey and real estate is one of the key pillars of this transformation. The WPP real estate team in EMEA is small in number and strategic in nature requiring key information to make important decisions. As our portfolio is significant in size, we're looking to recruit an experienced analyst with expertise in real estate coupled with data and analytics capabilities.

What you'll be doing:

The Real Estate Analyst is an integral member of WPP's Group Real Estate team for EMEA and is responsible for the maintenance of property data and the application of WPP's internal controls for property, both of which are critical as the outputs feed into WPP's Financial Statements. Establishing relationships with key stakeholders both within WPP's Group Companies and the WPP Corporate Function is paramount.

This role will report to the Head of Property Finance.
  • Maintaining data for WPP's EMEA leases (c.600 leases across 50 countries, c.8m square feet)
  • Liaising with WPP's Group companies to obtain all necessary documentation
  • Extracting relevant data from leases
  • Ensuring leases are correctly recorded in the property database
  • Applying WPP's internal controls for property to ensure WPP's Financial Statements are correctly represented including advising on the impairment of assets
  • Monthly reporting of the portfolio and transaction activity
  • Periodic reports for WPP's Group Reporting function including for company acquisitions, excess space, subleases and dilapidations
  • Ad-hoc reports for other internal stakeholders

What you'll need:
  • Lease administration / finance / accounting experience
  • Advanced understanding of property leases
  • Experience in property software and reporting
  • Ability to handle and report on large amounts of data
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships across a wide spectrum of stakeholders

Who you are:

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You're extraordinary: we are stronger together: through collaboration we achieve the amazing. We are creative leaders and pioneers of our industry; we deliver extraordinary every day.

What we'll give you:

Passionate, driven people - We champion a culture of people that do extraordinary work.

Scale and opportunity - We offer the opportunity to create, influence and deliver projects at a scale that is unparalleled in the industry.

Challenging and stimulating work - Unique work and the opportunity to join a group of creative problem solvers. Are you up for the challenge?

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