A Real Estate Fund Management Associate Director / VP / Head of Real Estate Fund Management, is a senior-level professional within a real estate investment management firm or company that specialises in managing investment funds focused on real estate assets. This role typically involves a blend of strategic oversight, leadership, and hands-on management of real estate investment funds.

Average Salary Range: £80,000 – £120,000 + bonus + benefits

Performance-based bonuses can significantly enhance total compensation, often ranging from 20% to 50% (or more) of the base salary, depending on individual and company performance.

Here are the key aspects of the role:

1. Fund Management and Strategy:

Strategic Oversight:

Provide strategic direction and oversight for real estate investment funds.

Investment Strategy:

Develop and implement investment strategies aligned with fund objectives and investor expectations.

Portfolio Management:

Manage the overall portfolio of real estate assets within the fund, including asset allocation and diversification.

2. Investment Analysis and Due Diligence:

Financial Analysis:

Conduct financial analysis, modeling, and valuation to evaluate potential real estate investments.

Due Diligence:

Lead or participate in due diligence processes for new acquisitions or investments.

Risk Assessment:

Assess risks associated with investment opportunities and develop risk mitigation strategies.

3. Investor Relations:

Relationship Management:

Build and maintain relationships with investors, providing regular updates and reporting on fund performance.


Prepare and present investment proposals, performance reports, and investor presentations.

4. Team Leadership and Management:

Team Supervision:

Supervise and mentor a team of analysts, associates, and support staff.


Work closely with other departments such as asset management, legal, and finance to ensure seamless fund operations.

Training and Development:

Support the professional development and growth of team members.

5. Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management


Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and internal policies.

Risk Management:

Identify, analyze, and mitigate risks associated with fund operations and investments.

6. Strategic Initiatives and Reporting:

Strategic Initiatives:

Drive initiatives to enhance fund performance, operational efficiency, and investor satisfaction.


Prepare comprehensive reports on fund performance, financial metrics, and market trends for senior management and investors.

Skills and Qualifications


A Bachelor’s degree in finance, real estate, economics, business administration, or a related field is typically required. Advanced degrees (e.g., MBA) or relevant certifications (e.g., CFA, CAIA, RICS) are often preferred.


Significant experience in real estate investment management, including demonstrated leadership in managing real estate funds and investments.

Analytical Skills:

Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, with proficiency in financial modeling and analysis.

Communication Skills:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex financial concepts and strategies to stakeholders.

Leadership Abilities:

Proven leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate team members towards achieving fund objectives.

Career Path

A Real Estate Fund Management Associate Director typically advances from roles such as Real Estate Fund Management Associate or Senior Associate. With increasing experience and demonstrated leadership, they may progress to more senior roles such as Vice President or Managing Director within real estate investment firms. This career path involves expanding responsibilities, strategic oversight, and broader involvement in managing larger and more complex real estate investment funds.