General Manager of Property - HFH Properties, Palmerston North

Posted 29 May 2022
LocationPalmerston North City
Job type Permanent
DisciplineConstruction, Commercial Property

Job description

HFH Properties (HFH) is a property investment and management business and subsidiary of Higgins Family Holdings Limited. With the Family office located in Palmerston North, the property business sits alongside its operational businesses in ready mixed concrete and quarrying.

HFH, develops and manages property and holds a sizeable portfolio of excellent developable land, much of it industrial, as well as a significant number of commercial property assets. The portfolio is spread across the country with a concentration of assets in the Lower North Island.

The property business has an objective to continue growth requiring more sophistication and professionalism to manage the family’s property interests.

To drive this objective, HFH Properties is recruiting for a General Manager.

Based in Palmerston North, the GM will be responsible for working to the strategy and values of HFH while leading long term profitable growth, building a high performing team, and growing both the capability of the business and its’ reputation with stakeholders.

For an accomplished, value creating, all round property leader this is a singular opportunity to shape and lead what will become a leading NZ private property company. The scale and quality of its portfolio demonstrate that HFH Property is by no means at the beginning of its journey. But the enormous potential ahead makes this a career defining opportunity for the person fortunate enough to secure it.

Key attributes HFH is looking for include, but are not limited to;
  • A tertiary business or relevant science qualification
  • 10 years plus commercial property experience in New Zealand
  • Broad based experience in property asset, investment, and development management
  • Experience in industrial and commercial real estate
  • A track record for successfully developing and executing business strategy
  • Clear depth of experience in stakeholder management
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Direct experience working closely with and reporting into a board
  • Team management/leadership experience
  • Advanced commercial and financial skills
  • A positive, opportunity seeking, solution focused outlook
A combination of factors makes this a fantastic career opportunity with, principals who have a long and storied history of business success; strong capital support; a high quality and encouraging board/Property sub-committee; a superb portfolio of assets (85% in industrial land with massive value add upside), opportunity to develop a high performing team. All in a location that offers a fantastic work/life balance not always afforded this level of role in bigger centres.

If this role is piquing your interest, and you feel you would be a good fit for the business and its long-term objectives, we’d be very keen to engage with you.

You can contact either Guy Davidson on 0212379037, or Amy Walker on 0272742655, to discuss further.