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Senior Living & Healthcare Director, Savills

London - Margaret Street
Full Time, Flexi Time

Role Overview

Savills Senior Housing & Healthcare is a fast-growing, sector-specialist team based in London but working with clients in the UK as well as continental Europe. The team sits within the market-leading, 85-person strong Operational Capital Markets (OCM) division.
Our team leverages Savills’ powerful network of 38 commercial offices across the UK and 43 in Europe, to execute Senior Housing (Care Homes and Senior Living) and Healthcare development, investment and fundraising and financing opportunities.
Our geographic coverage, sector specialism, sophisticated structuring and financing capabilities and global investor reach are what adds value for our clients and set us apart from our competitors.

We are looking to hire an experienced professional to join our growing transactional team, based in London (West End). The new team member will assist us in delivering on our existing, varied pipeline of work – as well as help us to drive growth.

The primary objective of the role is to provide transactional advisory and consultancy services to clients in the Senior Housing & Healthcare sectors. The workload and the environment will be varied, fast paced, exciting and rewarding. Passion for delivering advice and outputs of the highest standard is a must.

The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of experience, either in Real Estate or in Financial Services and have experience working and transacting with institutional clients. Applicants will be considered who are at Director level or aspiring towards Director level.

Team Overview

Savills culture is one of trust and respect, teamwork and collaboration. Our teams and our clients benefit when we work together, listening to and learning from each other. Above all, we value the motivation of our people. This is evidenced by our wellbeing offer, our capability to facilitate flexible working and our support to enjoy a healthy work life balance.

Savills Senior Housing and Healthcare team sits within the Operational Capital Markets business made up of 85 professionals. A fast paced and friendly team working with clients across the living sectors including Multifamily, Single-family, PBSA, Co-living, Senior Housing and Healthcare, and providing corporate finance and debt advisory services through our FCA regulated Savills Capital Advisors team.

Key Responsibilities of the Role

• Preparing transaction deliverables, including marketing materials, pitches / proposals and other client and market-facing collateral;
• Analysing and presenting complex financial data and real estate due diligence;
• Conducting financial analysis and preparing bespoke financial models for real estate backed operating businesses and development joint ventures;
• Conducting market analyses including demographic and competitive analyses and market research assignments;
• Leading on executing transactions across healthcare and senior housing and running buy-side and sell-side marketing processes
• Taking responsibility for project management and administration to support team members in executing transactions and delivering exceptional client service and deliverables
• Liaising and negotiating with clients and other industry stakeholders
• Collaborating with colleagues across the business on client mandates and pitches
• Building strong business relationships, both internally and externally;
• Contributing to business development effort, identifying and supporting in winning new mandates
• Participating in divisional and sector working group meetings and follow ups;
• Contributing to improving internal processes to drive efficiencies; and
• Willing to get involved in all aspects of the department and evidence good team working skills is a necessity.
In addition to the tasks described above, the job holder will be required to carry out other work as may reasonably be required from time to time.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Experience within the living sectors (advantageous but not essential)
• Proven track record of working and transacting with institutional clients on investment and development opportunities
• Self-starting and ambitious
• Excellent attention to detail
• Comfortable working in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment
• Excellent organisational and work prioritisation skills, managing multiple projects through to delivery
• Capable of taking a lead role in pitches, transactions, discussions and negotiations with clients
• Ability to take initiative to troubleshoot / offer alternative solutions
• Strong analytical skills in either finance, real estate or both
• Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
• Financial modelling (advantageous but not essential)
• Team player
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, with a proven ability to build relationships
• Organised, diligent and hardworking
• Additional skills in financial structuring and capital raising would be advantageous.
• Degree/Master’s Degree educated. Desired subjects: Economics, Finance, Property
• Professional Qualifications (preferred, not essential) – RICS, CFA, ACA


The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of experience, either in Real Estate or in Financial Services and have experience working and transacting with institutional clients.

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