An Estate Manager acts as the liaison for the principals and their properties. He/she efficiently manages multiple properties from maintenance and upkeep to staff and budget management. The Estate Manager often serves as the face of the principal and is expected to make responsible decisions for the maintenance of the home. A proficient Estate Manager will keep the principal’s home running like a well-oiled machine implementing the proper regulations and guidelines to staff and vendors alike.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Staff management
- Liaise between households and offices
- Vendor management
- Contract and invoice review
- Overseeing maintenance and upkeep of the interior and exterior of all properties
- Construction management
- Interior design
- Maintain house budgets
- Process and maintain payroll systems
- Log and maintain inventory of all valuables/art/ antiques
- Establish house manual
Due to the busy nature of the principal’s life, the Estate Manager is generally the go-to person regarding household decisions. For this reason, the ideal Estate Manager must be able to have a keen intuition in regards to the principals’ needs. They must maintain high levels of trust, integrity, and self-motivation.
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