Leading Commercial real estate company on the westside of LA is seeking an Associate, Investments to support the Investments team in evaluating, structuring, managing and closing potential acquisition and disposition opportunities in its five major metropolis target markets of Los Angeles, San Francisco (city and San Jose area), Seattle and Vancouver. As an integral member of the Investments department, the individual will be involved in all aspects of the transaction process including financial analysis, market research, due diligence, asset financings, business plan development, and closings. In addition, this role will have exposure to other verticals such as Corporate Finance, Accounting, Leasing, Operations, and Development, supporting various other initiatives within the Investments department. This position reports to the Vice President, Investments.
Assist with qualitative and quantitative analyses for potential acquisitions, dispositions and internal valuations, including market research, trend analysis, and discounted cash flow analysis.
Gather, analyze, and present data and information from multiple sources and prepare detailed reports and sophisticated financial models using Argus and Excel for investment analysis and forecasting.
Assist with managing deal flow, external and internal deadlines, training analysts, and reviewing underwriting models and other quantitative analyses.
Conduct detailed real estate, corporate finance/credit, economic, and capital markets due diligence.
Prepare detailed investment-committee memoranda, Board of Directors presentations and other internal corporate materials.
Manage and oversee the due diligence process for on-going acquisitions and dispositions.
Assist and facilitate the closing process for acquisitions, dispositions and asset financings, including interfacing with brokers, consultants, lenders, attorneys, title/escrow officers, buyers/sellers, and various internal departments.
Bachelor’s Degree required in Business, Finance, or Economics preferred.
Minimum 3-5 years of experience in financial and real estate analysis, or asset/portfolio management roles.
Prior real estate transactional experience is required.
Excellent computer skills and demonstrated working proficiency in Excel (Advanced level), MS Word, and MS PowerPoint required. Excellent problem solving, deductive reasoning, modeling (in both Excel and Argus) and general quantitative skills are required.
The successful candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter, resourceful, proactive, and motivated in performing and excelling in responsibilities, while maintaining high levels of productivity and effectiveness.
Proven ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines with a fluctuating and dynamic schedule and with little advance notice.
Highly organized, efficient, attentive to detail, polished professional demeanor with exemplary verbal and written communication skills.