Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated
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To advance and contribute to the development of the asset management strategy and business objectives, and to play the central role in delivery of high and efficient standards of onsite management and care, in maintaining the Destination’s position in the locality as a best in class, desirable, safe, and progressive environment for occupiers to trade in and customers to shop, visit, live and work in.
Management Structure Managing Agents:
JLL is responsible to the Landlord for the general administration, operations, and management of the Destination. As such it is concerned with providing high quality customer service and the maintenance/management of common areas, the services and facilities and ensuring that tenants fulfil their covenants and obligations as laid down in their individual lease and the Shopping Destination Regulations. In addition, the Managing Agent is responsible for administering service charge accounts at the Destination and oversees and manages on site employees.
The intention is that the Destination Director, Management team and Clients / Owners will operate as a united team to operate the Destination as an effective trading proposition and a profitable business aimed at maximising Client investment income.
Destination Director Responsibilities:
To advance and contribute to the development of the Destination, and to play the central role in delivery of high and efficient standards of onsite management and care, in maintaining the Destination position in the locality as a desirable, safe, and progressive environment for Occupiers to trade in and customers to shop, visit, live and work in.
The Destination Director will provide accurate and timely compilation of accounting, turnover, trading, car park and footfall and benchmarking data for the presentation of monthly reports and documentation for the Landlord and respective parties; formal recommendations and reports as required to support strategic and management recommendations; KPI reporting against agreed best practice compliance targets as required; and minutes of meetings and circulate as agreed.
The Destination Director will respond to all customer complaints in a timely and efficient manner and ensure that all situations are given the necessary degree of attention and immediacy to ensure positive retrieval of rectification of the problem or incident.
Contractors and Suppliers:
The Destination Director will ensure the appropriate management and control of all contract staff, and the delivery of service standards within JLL Procurement agreements. Ensure team overall delivers to client satisfaction.
The Destination Manager will not enter into any legal agreements with tenants, suppliers or any third party of any nature.
The Destination Manager will foster close and professional relations with all tenants (particularly the anchor tenants) customers and local stakeholders and provide assistance whenever necessary to resolve problems and answer queries and achieving at all times high levels of customer satisfaction. The Destination Director will monitor tenant trading performance and demonstrate detailed knowledge of turnover figures across the asset. The Destination Manager will ensure that tenants comply with occupation obligations of leases and immediately report any breaches to the Property manager and agree actions to resolve.
Additionally, the role will support the business in establishing and playing a key role in the development of new initiatives and participation in the wider business and public community e.g., liaising with Local Residents Associations etc. The Destination Director will act as an ambassador for the scheme and the Client within the industry.
To assist the Clients and its Marketing teams with the development of promotional activates with a view to gaining as much media coverage as possible, including opportunities to generate income. To play an active role in the development of media relations to drive footfall and promote a positive progressive business.
Procurement, Invoice coding and approval:
To be responsible for ensuring that all invoices within service charge approved at the Destination, coded to the appropriate expense code.
To be responsible for the review and maintenance of all records of Destination staff training and development for all site staff.
Service Charge Budgets:
The Destination Director will have constant regard for value for money with all expenditure and constantly strive to drive margins through effective cost control and efficiency whilst improving productivity and quality of services. To have an awareness of financial impact of service costs on occupational tenants in light of current economic climate and to constantly review.
To accurately prepare the annual service charge budget for presentation to the Client in line with approved time frames. The service charge will break down all of the total expenditure into an item by item budget along with any Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM) work. The draft budget will be submitted to the Property Manager and thereafter the Client / Owner for approval.
The Destination Director will lead the Destination team ensuring that all members are kept appropriately informed of current and future activities and projects taking place in the Destination.
The Destination Director will also ensure that the managing agents and Client are informed of any issues that could have a material impact on the Destination, Managing Agents and the Clients.
All communications with the media needs to be in line with the Managing Agent and the Clients’ media policies and consultants.
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