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Head of Acquisitions (UK Expansion Director) (m/f/d) - London

Head of Acquisitions (UK Expansion Director) (m/f/d) - London

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  • Sector:

    Real Estate

  • Contact:

    Bronwyn Jesse

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    0203 854 3873

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:


The Company and Role

Falmouth Fairfax are excited to be exclusively retained by Kinderzimmer, one of the largest day-care providers in Germany and part of Haniel Group (a privately owned investment holding company comprising a portfolio of businesses). As they look to expand into new markets, they are seeking a Head of Acquisitions who will be solely responsible for implementing and executing Kinderzimmer’s ambitious growth plans, targeting 50+ sites in the UK in line with their plans to grow the business by 300% over the next 5-10 years.

As the Company’s first UK hire, this individual will play a pivotal role in the UK’s expansion with the ability to grow a team under them whilst having the support of the wider business (HR, finance, analysts, legal etc). Location preference and focus will be London with future UK wide expansion.

Position responsibilities

  • Working with the Chief Growth Officer to define the expansion strategy for the UK.

  • Manage the acquisition of new locations for The Kinderzimmer Group in the UK.

  • Lead and structure the negotiations of lease agreements and purchase contracts with internal stakeholders and external partners.

  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with strategic partners in the UK real estate industry. This includes landlords, project developers and brokers/agents.

  • Hiring and managing the UK Expansion team.

Qualifications, experience and personal competencies

  • Law, Economics or Real Estate-related degree or equivalent qualification.

  • Relevant professional experience in the real estate industry ideally focusing on the acquisition / expansion of multi-site operational assets.

  • Social sector experience (healthcare, nurseries, age living) would be a plus.

  • A strong network in the UK real estate industry.

  • Broad experience of structuring acquisitions and a knowledge of lease agreements.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset and strong negotiation skills.

  • Fluent in English (German language skills would be advantageous but not essential).


Competitive salary plus benefits and an annual bonus.

For further information on this opportunity or to apply for this role please contact Bronwyn Jesse- or click the apply link.