A Real Estate Fund Management Director / SVP Real Estate Fund Management, is a senior executive responsible for overseeing and leading the strategic management of real estate investment funds within an investment management firm or company. This role involves a high level of leadership, decision-making, and accountability for the performance and growth of real estate investment portfolios.

Average Salary Range: £100,000 – £200,000 base + bonus + benefits

Performance-based bonuses are a significant component of total compensation for directors in real estate fund management. Bonuses can range from 30% to 100% or more of the base salary, based on individual and company performance.

Here are the key aspects of the role:

1. Fund Strategy and Management:

Strategic Planning:

Develop and execute strategic plans and investment strategies for real estate funds.

Portfolio Oversight:

Oversee the management and performance of real estate investment portfolios, ensuring alignment with fund objectives and investor expectations.

Asset Allocation:

Determine optimal asset allocation strategies based on market conditions, investor preferences, and fund goals.

2. Investment Decision Making:

Investment Analysis:

Conduct comprehensive financial analysis, due diligence, and risk assessment for potential real estate investments.

Investment Selection:

Lead the process of identifying, evaluating, and executing real estate investment opportunities.


Negotiate terms, agreements, and contracts related to real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and financing.

3. Investor Relations and Communication:

Relationship Management:

Cultivate and maintain relationships with institutional investors, high-net-worth individuals, and other stakeholders.


Provide regular updates and comprehensive reports on fund performance, investment activities, and market trends to investors and senior management.

Investor Meetings:

Lead presentations and meetings with investors to discuss fund performance, strategy updates, and investment opportunities.

Team Leadership and Management:

Team Development:

Provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship to a team of analysts, associates, and fund managers.


Work closely with internal teams such as asset management, finance, legal, and compliance to ensure cohesive and effective fund operations.

Performance Management:

Monitor and evaluate team performance, set goals, and implement strategies to achieve organizational objectives.

Risk Management and Compliance:

Risk Assessment:

Identify, assess, and mitigate risks associated with real estate investments and fund operations.

Regulatory Compliance:

Ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, and internal governance requirements.

Strategic Initiatives and Business Development:

Business Growth:

Drive initiatives to expand the firm's real estate investment capabilities, market presence, and client base.


Identify and pursue strategic partnerships, joint ventures, and investment opportunities to enhance fund performance and growth.

Skills and Qualifications


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


Extensive experience in real estate investment management, with a proven track record of success in managing and growing real estate investment funds.

Leadership Abilities:

Strong leadership, decision-making, and strategic planning skills, with the ability to lead and motivate a team.

Analytical Skills:

Proficiency in financial analysis, modeling, and valuation techniques, with a deep understanding of real estate market dynamics and investment principles.

Communication Skills:

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and effectively convey complex concepts to stakeholders.