Date: Tue Nov 15 2022
Spotlight On – Nicola Murray
We have spent some time with our Property Mobilisation Manager, Nicola Murray. We’ve asked her some questions so you can get to know more about her role at Xenia Estates!
Tell us a little bit about your role…
As Property Mobilisation Manager I am responsible for ensuring new developments seamlessly transition into Xenia Estate’s management. This will include liaising with the Developer/Outgoing Agent/RTM/RMC, ensuring we have all the necessary information to successfully manage a scheme and making sure there are no gaps in compliance or financial information. Whilst completing the mobilisation, I manage the day-to-day until it is ready to hand over to the long term property manager.
How did you get to where you are today?
I have worked in property management for over 15 year (I am older than I look!). I started off in facilities management for a private provider of NHS surgeries. From there I moved into commercial property management and finally, residential management. I have specialised in Mobilisation for around 3 years.
How long have you been with Xenia Estates?
It’s coming up to 6 months.
What would you say makes Xenia Estates stand out?
Xenia are smaller than some of the big international companies in the industry and it’s refreshing how agile this allows them to be. They are always looking for ways to innovate and come up with new ways of managing more effectively.
What do you love about your role?
I love the variety. Mobilisation involves dealing with all aspect of property management whether that be breaking down a lease, reviewing O&Ms or meeting with residents to discuss their priorities, no two days are ever the same.
How do you destress or unwind?
Most of my downtime revolves around food, family and friends! Whether that is cooking at home or eating out and I love trying different local foods on holiday. I try to travel as much as I can.
If you could live anywhere in the World, where would it be?
The Scottish Highlands (as long as there was good wifi!).
What’s your favourite building in the world & why?
La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona always amazes me when I see it and the fact that it still isn’t complete after more than a hundred years.
City life or Country life?
I love a city break but it has to be country for me – the more remote, the better!