Where there are large, multiple homes, the estate manager is the “Chief of Staff” of the entire household, carrying out the wishes of the principals at each location. Estate managers will have broad policy-making authority overall household and estate operations, and manage the extensive property and staff issues on a daily basis.
An estate manager may be asked to oversee such areas as the vineyard, stables, house managers, housekeepers, the budgets and household accountants, and other staff that support these operations. There is usually at least one “superyacht,” a private jet to maintain and several smaller vacation homes to manage.
The estate manager will understand how to manage accounts while also be able to fill in for a staff member when necessary. Stellar team management and a respectful management approach are key for success in an Estate Manager’s career.