• Jobs at Cytonn Investments - 6 Positions

  • Posted on: 15 November, 2016 Deadline: 21 November, 2016
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  • Cytonn Real Estate, a leading brand in Real Estate Development, Finance and Investments; is seeking a highly motivated, self-directed, team player, to lead the design and development of over Kshs. 55 billion of real estate projects. Working with a management team, the development director will manage all phases of development, from site identification, evaluation, and acquisition; design, tendering, construction and exit. The role also includes managing all the associated real estate services.

    Director of Design & Development

     

    Responsibilities for the Director of Design & Development Job

    • Working with the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors to establish the operational structures for the company;
    • Oversee feasibility studies, including market research and surveys to ensure that contemplated developments are responsive to the prevailing economic, social and demographic trends; and to identify non obvious development opportunities;
    • Coordinate site identification and acquisitions that are suitable for investment grade real estate targeted at Diaspora, High Net-worth and Global Markets investors;
    • Coordinate the creation of compelling development concepts;
    • Development of strong business cases for projects to ensure that developments are financially viable and can attract requisite funding;
    • Develop permitting strategy and secure permits and requisite statutory approvals in coordination with municipal officials, legal counsel and architects;
    • Manage the tendering process and assembling of development team, including architects, contractors, engineers, and development consultants; negotiate contracts and coordinate development team throughout the development process. The Senior Development Manager shall therefore be responsible to manage the development team for efficiency and maximum results;
    • Guide teams through the design implementation process including conceptual, schematic, design development and construction documentation and signoff;
    • Select and implement appropriate construction management approach on project-specific basis; therefore manage and oversee the approach selected;
    • Develop and maintain Master Project Schedules;
    • Monitor project progress including schedule and budget variance; manage team to deliver project on budget and schedule;
    • Oversee vendor and project team members work to ensure compliance with contract and client expectations;
    • Coordinating every phase of development and any additional project management activities as required.

    Qualifications for the Director Of Design Job

    • 10 years’ experience in real estate development including several years of experience in large developments / projects;
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required, a post graduate degree will be an added advantage;
    • Experience in managing real estate development projects, preferably with global markets experience;
    • Experience must include demonstrable knowledge of real estate valuation techniques, project finance, development project cash flow modeling, public approvals and permitting/entitlement process;
    • Experience managing contractors and architects through design and construction;
    • Track record of managing projects to budget and schedule;
    • Strong working knowledge of architectural drawings and furniture and space planning concepts;
    • Strong analytic skills, including ability to independently conduct real estate financial analysis;
    • Demonstrated ability to express ideas clearly, verbally and in writing.
    • Strong computer skills, including high level of proficiency in MS Excel, Power Point, and Word
    • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and manage productive relationships with development team members, public officials, funders and lenders, other staff, and the community;
    • Ability to organize work, work independently, problem solve, and be persistent;
    • Creativity, entrepreneurial, and a self driven attitude towards work, with a sense of humor is desired;
    • Strong problem solving skills, with a bias to a sense of urgency;
    • Ability to lead a team and work within a team in a fast paced environment.

    Affordable Housing Assistant

     

    Responsibilities for the Housing Assistant Job

    • Work in collaboration with real estate research team to conduct investment opportunity analysis on potential deals in the affordable housing sector,
    • Work in collaboration with the project finance team to analyse and do financial appraisal for these opportunities,
    • Market segmentation and demand-supply analysis for these sectors,
    • Preparation of project budgets, cash flow forecasts and detailed financial models,
    • Strategic positioning of projects for partnership with key players in the industry,
    • Monitor the progress of projects in the affordable housing sector,
    • Administration and supervision of projects that fall under the affordable housing sector,
    • Updating of the project progress, cash flow and returns,
    • Develop weekly progress reporting on all projects in the affordable housing sector on a timely basis,
    • Performing other job-related duties as assigned,
    • Reporting on a weekly basis,

    Qualifications for the Housing Assistant Job

    • Minimum one year’s experience in a real estate environment
    • A graduate level student with a minimum of Second Class Upper Bachelor’s Degree in a real estate related course, from a reputable University,
    • Minimum qualification of a B+ in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE),
    • An understanding of property markets & trends,

    Skills Required

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills,
    • Detail-oriented and highly organized,
    • Readiness and ability to meet strict deadlines,
    • Ability to work in a team environment and perform duties with minimum supervision
    • Motivated to learn and take on new challenges,
    • Availability on a fulltime basis with high levels of energy, enthusiasm and ability to work long hours and under pressure,

    Affordable Housing Analyst

     

    Responsibilities for the Housing Analyst Job

    • Work in collaboration with real estate research team to conduct investment opportunity analysis on potential deals in the affordable housing sector,
    • Work in collaboration with the project finance team to analyse and do financial appraisal for these opportunities,
    • Market segmentation and demand-supply analysis for these sectors,
    • Preparation of project budgets, cash flow forecasts and detailed financial models,
    • Strategic positioning of projects for partnership with key players in the industry,
    • Monitor the progress of projects in the affordable housing sector,
    • Administration and supervision of projects that fall under the affordable housing sector,
    • Updating of the project progress, cash flow and returns,
    • Develop weekly progress reporting on all projects in the affordable housing sector on a timely basis,
    • Performing other job-related duties as assigned,
      Reporting on a weekly basis,

    Qualifications for the Housing Analyst Job

    • Minimum one year’s experience in a real estate environment
    • A graduate level student with a minimum of Second Class Upper Bachelor’s Degree, from a reputable University,
    • Minimum qualification of a B+ in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE),
    • An understanding of property markets & trends,

    Skills Required

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills,
    • Detail-oriented and highly organized,
    • Readiness and ability to meet strict deadlines,
    • Ability to work in a team environment and perform duties with minimum supervision
    • Motivated to learn and take on new challenges,
    • Availability on a fulltime basis with high levels of energy, enthusiasm and ability to work long hours and under pressure,

    Development Assistant

     

    Responsibilities

    1. Coordination and administration of real estate investments from deal origination, market research, design, project management and sales to deliver on overall company targets for investments in real estate investments,
    2. Real estate portfolio level management of potential new deals,
    3. Business management activities coordination including acting as a link between research and concept development teams,
    4. Direction and coordination with the real estate research and deal origination team within the organization, to insure consistency in practices,
    5. Facilitating reviews of proposed development themes and assessing their financial viability and feasibility,
    6. Follow up on deal origination in particular areas of interest both in the region and internationally,
    7. Provide real estate portfolio level oversight which includes working closely with the research team, project Management team, and project finance teams to insure compliance and coordination on the real estate processes at deal origination stage of projects,
    8. Work with Finance team to prepare annual operating budgets,
    9. Engage effectively with stakeholders at all management levels and conduct appropriate monthly/quarterly/annual reporting on deal management status,
    10. Ensure compliance with Cytonn Real Estate’s minimum audit standards,
    11. Help develop and approve the project development policy that interfaces research and concept development for each project undertaken by the firm.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree, minimum of Second upper,
    • KCSE mean grade of B+ or its equivalent,
    • Actively pursuing an investment or real estate related certification,
    • Industry experience required either in real estate, investments or consulting,
    • Strong organizational and management skills,
    • Strong attention to detail with well-developed analytical skills,
    • Strong presentation skills,
    • Knowledge of real estate, technology, accounting and building technology systems,
    • Have demonstrated ability to advise on issues that arise on real estate concept development and structuring,
    • The ability to be team-focused and also work independently,
    • A proactive, positive and energetic approach with a commitment to providing excellent service and, a desire to interact with the market and build client relationships,
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
    • Computer proficiency.

    Development Analyst

     

    Responsibilities

    1. Coordination and administration of real estate investments from deal origination, market research, design, project management and sales to deliver on overall company targets for investments in real estate investments,
    2. Real estate portfolio level management of potential new deals,
    3. Business management activities coordination including acting as a link between research and concept development teams,
    4. Direction and coordination with the real estate research and deal origination team within the organization, to insure consistency in practices,
    5. Facilitating reviews of proposed development themes and assessing their financial viability and feasibility,
    6. Follow up on deal origination in particular areas of interest both in the region and internationally,
    7. Provide real estate portfolio level oversight which includes working closely with the research team, project Management team, and project finance teams to insure compliance and coordination on the real estate processes at deal origination stage of projects,
    8. Work with Finance team to prepare annual operating budgets,
    9. Engage effectively with stakeholders at all management levels and conduct appropriate monthly/quarterly/annual reporting on deal management status,
    10. Ensure compliance with Cytonn Real Estate’s minimum audit standards,
    11. Help develop and approve the project development policy that interfaces research and concept development for each project undertaken by the firm.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree, minimum of Second upper,
    • KCSE mean grade of B+ or its equivalent,
    • Actively pursuing an investment or real estate related certification,
    • Industry experience required either in real estate, investments or consulting,
    • Strong organizational and management skills,
    • Strong attention to detail with well-developed analytical skills,
    • Strong presentation skills,
    • Knowledge of real estate, technology, accounting and building technology systems,
    • Have demonstrated ability to advise on issues that arise on real estate concept development and structuring,
    • The ability to be team-focused and also work independently,
    • A proactive, positive and energetic approach with a commitment to providing excellent service and, a desire to interact with the market and build client relationships,
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
    • Computer proficiency.

    Distribution Manager

     

    Skills Required

    • Proven sales and management skills of a distribution platform
    • Leadership skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Numerical skills
    • People skills
    • Ability to work with and influence sales channels, in particular the broker network and senior sales leaders
    • Proven leadership capabilities
    • High degree of time management

    Experience Required

    • A minimum of 5 years’ sales experience in the financial services industry
    • Understanding of product management principles
    • Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills

    Responsibilities

    To formulate marketing, sales and distribution channels for the company as well as manage the distribution process.

    • Head the sales & distribution team, alongside other Distribution Managers, with each Distribution Manager having several units to manage.
    • Formulate marketing, sales and distribution strategies for the company.
    • Develop multiple and diverse distribution channels for the company.
    • Recruit, select, motivate, supervise, train, develop and manage sales teams on company products and policies.
    • Coordinate and supervise sales efforts.
    • Participate in the development of the marketing plans, budgets, pricing, for the Cytonn products.
    • Plan and coordinate sales and marketing activities to build and generate new business.
    • With management, generate performance benchmarks and measure sales team performance against these benchmarks.
    • To build, maintain and strengthen good public relations with existing clients, investors, corporate companies, business community, professionals, high net worth clients and government agencies.
    • Participate in the development of investment products that meet client needs.
    • Liaise with different regulatory bodies on matters of policy and regulations and participate with the bodies in policy reviews and formulation.

    Qualifications

    • Degree, with at least a 2nd Class Upper Division is preferred
    • At least a B+ in KCSE is preferred

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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