Akeem Champagnie

Head of Interim Solutions, UK

Akeem Champagnie joined Capstone in 2015 as a Consultant and has since proven himself to be an asset to the business and is now Head of the Interim Solutions division. Akeem’s degree was in Mechanical Engineering and has been recruiting in the Property and Construction industry since 2013, where he has specialised in placing a range of technical roles including but not limited to Building Surveyors, Project and Programme Managers as well as Cost Managers into Construction Consultants, Contractor Organisations and Property Developers across a range of asset types. 

 

Akeem is also a keen sportsman, having played semi-professional football in his youth. When he’s not actively developing his network by taking part in industry-related sporting and social events, you can find him playing football or watching it in stadiums up and down the country.  

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Interim General Manager

£400 - £450 per day    London, England

Interim General Manager - London - Competitive (Part-Time) £400-£450/day Capstone is currently working with a Real Estates business that are owners of a large estate in East London, home to some of the world's largest data centre companies and commercial real estate investors. The Interim General Manager's role is to facilitate that mission through coordinating and managing the activities of the various professional service providers that carry out the day-to-day activities on the company's behalf, including property managers (responsible for service charge arrangements), project directors, the Wayleaves Facilitator, Building and Works Surveyor, our legal advisors and accounting service providers to ensure that the Company is compliant with its financial and other obligations. Main responsibilities include: Management: operational and financial management of the Estate. Coordinate the negotiation of new and renewed wayleave agreements, instructing the company's surveyor, facilities manager and legal advisors as appropriate. Liaise where required with occupiers on the estate to facilitate activities or both site owners and wayleaves customers. Responsibility for the day-to-day management of estate contractors, attend contract review meetings and produce accurate minutes for issue to attendees and deal with operational supervision Attend monthly/quarterly service meetings with the estate property manager Develop relationships with the various estate site-owners and wayleaves customers. Act as the escalation point for wayleaves customers who are delayed in payments or otherwise in breach of their obligations, instructing legal advisors where necessary to negotiate a settlement. Deal with any major special projects on the estate, such as road resurfacing and site owner projects (eg Travelodge development and installation of new wayleaves ducts). Produce the annual budget and business plan and present to the BoD for approval. Arrange for the production of the quarterly management accounts and present to the BoD at quarterly meetings. Prepare and present to the BoD at quarterly meetings a statement of the activities of the company during the period, the performance of the company's service providers and updates on major initiatives being worked on. Ensure the annual accounts of the company are produced and audited promptly. Negotiate and present to the BoD the annual accounts for approval and the annual audit engagement letter. Procure annual and periodic valuation reports as required by the BoD or shareholders from time to time. Through the company's service providers, ensure all financial and tax compliance obligations are met promptly. With the company' advisors, manage queries/investigations by HMRC on corporation tax, VAT, NI, etc. Manage the cash flows of the company, calculating and proposing dividend distributions to the BoD. Assist the BoD in checking the integrity of data on service charge accounts and analysing variances, as necessary. Actively engage in implementing changes to processes and policies to ensure the most efficient and effective service is delivered. Communication / Teamwork: Build relationships with other internal estate contractors. Coordinating and liaising with contractors. At all times act per the Company's Memorandum and Articles of Association, regulations, policies and procedures from time to time in force, and by instructions from the board. Desired Skills and experience: Educated to a degree level with either an accountancy or chartered surveyor professional qualification Must have managed an enterprise or significant commercial division within an organisation Must be financially literate, to preparer budgets and exercise budgetary controls Negotiation of contractual arrangements with both customers and service providers Intimate knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel (as a minimum) If you feel you meet the requirements please apply or for more information please contact Akeem Champagnie on 0207 757 5000 or email a.champagnie@capstone-recruitment.com Transparency Notice to Prospective Candidates We process certain personal information about you for our legitimate business interests in order to identify and contact suitable candidates about positions that may be relevant to them. At Capstone Property Recruitment Ltd we respect your Privacy details all of which are set out in our Privacy Policy on our website at www.capstone-recruitment.com .If you don't want to be contacted by us about potential positions that may be of interest to you in the future, then please email our Data Protection Officer at dpo@capstone-recruitment.com

Interim Development Finance Specialist

£750 - £1000 per day    London, England

Role: Interim Development Finance Specialist Location: Remote and London Pay: £750-£1000 per day (1-2 days per week) Capstone Property Recruitment are currently working in partnership with an investment and property development business to recruit an Interim Development Finance Specialist. You will be a part of a team of consultants advising the board which includes Private Equity, Banking, Fund, Investment and Consultancy professionals who have an important role in building and driving the vision of the business. The key scope of the role will include but not limited to: Advising the board on the development finance of multiple development projects from concept through to construction delivery, supporting on all finance related issues. You will be involved in the structuring deals through to agreeing Heads of Terms. Preparation of documentation and letters. The production of budgets and activity programmes to inform development appraisals. Devising development delivery programmes and managing and reporting progress against the programmes The procurement and legal documenting of all required third party consultant, contractor, and supplier services to facilitate the delivery of the developments. Ensure all matters which may adversely impact risk to the development are promptly notified to the Board. Regularly reporting internally and to external development partners & funders on progress against programme, expenditure against approved budget and overall performance against the approved appraisal The creation and implementation of risk mitigation strategies. Background & Experience: The candidate must have a financial services, construction or real estate related degree and a property/construction professional body qualification with a minimum of 15 years' experience of the direct of development finance for construction projects. The successful candidate must demonstrate experience of the following: Experienced individual in a development finance team from a property developer or lender side Ability to help structure complex development finance facilities. Ability to analyse valuation and monitoring surveyor reports. Construction knowledge is important and advantageous. Technical knowledge of current design, procurement & construction technology Understanding of the real estate development process and appreciation of investor/developer objectives/key drivers Understanding of legal issues relating to lending and property Project financial management Risk identification and pro-active management If you would like to understand more about the role, please email your CV along with your availability for a confidential conversation to a.champagnie@capstone-recruitment.com Transparency Notice to Prospective Candidates We process certain personal information about you for our legitimate business interests in order to identify and contact suitable candidates about positions that may be relevant to them. At Capstone Property Recruitment Ltd we respect your Privacy details all of which are set out in our Privacy Policy on our website at www.capstone-recruitment.com .If you don't want to be contacted by us about potential positions that may be of interest to you in the future, then please email our Data Protection Officer at dpo@capstone-recruitment.com

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