With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Mark Roberts joins GRE Assets as Commercial Manager. He has worked across major projects for big industry names such as ISG, Kier and Vistry Group, including Croydon College and Olympic Park infrastructure. With experience across a range of industry areas including groundworks, residential, contracting, infrastructure and refurbishment, he has a lot to bring to the role.
As Commercial Manager, Mark is responsible for day-to-day commercial management including cost reviews, budgets and contracts.
In this interview, he shares what his role as Commercial Manager involves, outlines what he enjoys most about it and what he hopes to achieve in his time at GRE Assets.
What does your role as Commercial Manager involve?
I work closely on the commercial management of the Riverside Park project, as we deliver phase three. This includes valuations, cost reviews, cash management, risk control and contracts, as well as liaising with the client funder and wider GRE Assets team.
My role involves developing supply chain relationships, including trade deals and rebate agreements. I will also be working on the commercial processes beyond Riverside Park and across the wider business.
What do you enjoy most about your role so far?
It may be early days but it’s already clear that my role at GRE Assets is varied and challenging. Each day and each project always have different hurdles to overcome, so it’s great to get started on this.
I also enjoy sharing my experience and knowledge with the rest of the team – always striving to make them more commercially aware.
What do you hope to achieve at GRE Assets?
I’m looking forward to developing the role and commercial processes within the company. I believe the key to success is always striving for more, which is something that is very much part of the GRE Assets ethos. As the business grows, GRE Assets will become even more of a respected player in the residential development market. In a few months’ time, it would be great to look back and see that I’ve made a real difference.
Connect with Mark on LinkedIn, here.Date: 20 April 2021