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Associate Director Real Estate

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ISP Central
Madrid, Spain
Date Added: Oct 3, 2023

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ISP Associate Director (Real Estate) Role Profile


Purpose of Role

The Investment and Partnerships team is responsible for acquiring and building schools globally.  This is a fast-paced team working across global time-zones to grow our family of schools. The Associate Director, Real Estate will be the newest addition to this team, working either on a fully remote or hybrid basis.

The team is extremely collegiate in approach and this individual will be expected to work across numerous cultures and geographies. They will have close collaboration with Investment Directors who work across the globe to grow ISP’s platform through acquisition and greenfield opportunities.

Reporting into

Group Investment Director

ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding and Health & Safety issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.

Are financially responsible. We make financial choices carefully based on the needs of the children, students and our schools.

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.


ISP Associate Director, Real Estate Key Responsibilities
  • Develop market knowledge and identify potential greenfield opportunities for ISP to invest in to aid our global expansion
  • Work with the wider Investment & Partnerships team to assess the viability of expansion opportunities for acquisitions targets
  • Analysis and structuring of real estate transactions including risk and price modelling
  • Assist on the negotiations with property developers and investors
  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders both internal and external

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • RICS or similarly qualified preferred, would also consider Masters in Real Estate
  • 5 + years experience in a commercial real estate company or preferably real estate private equity role
  • Evaluation and financial modelling for real estate investments is essential
  • Experience in project managing a real estate project highly desirable 
  • International experience / cross border work would be preferable
  • Advanced financial understanding
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Personable and a successful networker and persuader
  • Ability to manage own priorities and work independently
  • Self-starter, motivated to succeed, able to deal effectively with ambiguity
  • Familiarity with the education sector would be an asset
  • Fluent in English

ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.


ISP Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

ISP is committed to strengthening our inclusive culture by identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining high-performing teammates regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender expression, age, disability status, neurodivergence, socio-economic background or other demographic characteristics. Candidates who share our vision and principles and are interested in contributing to the success of ISP through this role are strongly encouraged to apply. 


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