Sinakho Staffshop (Pty) Ltd: General Manager (Student Accommodation)


General Manager required to oversee all management of a large student accommodation complex in Pretoria-East.

Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification
  • 8+ year’s property management experience, preferably student accommodation.

Desired Experience & Qualification

Duties will include but not be limited to

  • Manage staff and act as direct contact to Shareholders and Directors, providing monthly updates on the general management of the site.
  • Implement instruction as received from the Board of Directors and Board Chairman.
  • Set competitive accommodation service prices to attract tenants.  Ensure prices are competitive but also achieve financial objectives of the property.
  • Set up a system for collecting service fees from tenants.
  • Marketing within key potential tertiary institutions.
  • Building accreditation with tertiary institutions.
  • Tender applications to provide commercial accommodation service.
  • Keeping up to date with NSFAS funding and regulations.
  • Finding and screening prospective tenants.
  • Qualifying tenants, including credit and financial reporting.
  • Oversee the Residence Administrator, ensuring all tenant issues and residence life is administered.
  • Communicate directly with tenants regarding rent collection, notices, refunds and unit maintenances.
  • Monitor and resolve tenant disputes.
  • Follow up on tenant complaints concerning maintenance issues with appropriate personnel.
  • Supervise residence life activities.
  • Oversee the Facility Manager for all matters related to the building and suppliers.
  • Conduct routine property inspection for ownership, banks, insurance companies and fire inspectors.
  • Monitor and regularly report on facilities i.e. Wi-Fi, hotspot management, electricity and water (including solar panel), prepaid metering, security, cleaning, laundry and other suppliers to the building.
  • Manage the budget and monitoring financial performance of the property.
  • Maintain tenant files, insurance records, issue work orders and purchase orders.
  • Keep accurate bookkeeping records to provide to Accountants and Auditors i.e. list of inspections, signed leases, maintenance requests, complaints, cost of repairs, rental collection, insurance costs etc.
  • Manage the budget for the building and maintain all important records.
  • Check, prepare and authorise day to day payments.
  • Cooperate and communicate with Real Estate agents on a regular basis.
  • Reconcile monthly rent-roll statements with bank account transactions.

Package & Remuneration

R30 000 to R40 00 pm depending on qual + exp