Job ref no.: CT3115703-01#0347

Head of International Property




The primary purpose of this role is to lead a team of internal and outsourced professionals responsible for executing on our global Property Strategy and supporting our cross enterprise business operations. You will lead governance and commercial activities and have budget accountability for all international leasing costs. You will develop and maintain business relationships with business unit leaders and Country Managing Director’s

You will be accountable for the implementation of strategy for Telstra’s property portfolio and operations internationally (currently across 16 countries in APAC/USA/EMEA).

This role will be based in Singapore or Hong Kong.

Key Accountabilities:
Lead and develop a high performing team of professionals responsible for end to end lease management activities for our global leasehold portfolio

Support the implementation of a portfolio leasing strategy to support our overall property strategy and optimise Telstra’s commercial position

Lead the negotiation of major international commercial lease transactions

Lead all international lease portfolio governance forums ensuring alignment of all stakeholder and outsource providers

Lead the management of our lease event and critical dates pipeline to ensure tenure is secure

Lead the annual Opex and Capex budget cycle including budget development and performance

Establish and maintain relationships across the industry to support our strategic leasing objectives

Review and approve all property business cases within your delegation and/or make recommendations to the appropriate delegate

Provide expert property leasing advice to stakeholders including Mergers and Acquisitions and subsidiaries internationally

Manage the performance of our external lease management provider.

Achieve the delivery of the defined functional business objectives, including what is specified in the roles key technical performance accountabilities, within prescribed parameters and agreed budget.

Operationalize and implement the agreed plan, escalating unanticipated variations for approval

Design, implement and continuously improve processes, products and systems within specified parameters to optimise performance

Implement agreed complex step improvement projects including:
Global Property Strategy

Commercial Property Optimisation

Network Leasing Cost Reduction Strategy

Growing Lease and new business revenue from our Property Asset base

HSE Responsibility: Take reasonable care for your own safety and the safety of others, comply with and implement any reasonable Telstra HSE instruction, policy, standard, minimum requirement or procedure, and support Telstra to meet its duties under the relevant safety and environmental legislation.

Degree in Bachelor of Commerce, LLB or Bachelor of Business – Property

MBA degree an advantage

In depth knowledge and understanding of the market

With around 10-15 years of experience leading a team responsible for the management of large diverse leasing function within a corporate environment

Established network of industry contacts

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Job ref no. CT3115703-01#0347
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Job Function
Employment Term
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 10 years - 15 years
Career Level
  • Middle management level
  • Degree