Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze and evaluate development proformas and operating statements of properties being considered for development or investment to determine feasibility and valuation
  • Maintain a primary focus on multifamily, mixed use and industrial projects – both new construction and existing assets
  • Prepare pro forma statements and projections which accurately reflect development costs and projected operating revenue/expenses or past history, as well as current and projected future market conditions
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate market feasibility for various real estate transactions
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with industry professionals
  • Assist in writing investment committee memoranda
  • Assist in preparation of quarterly investor updates/reporting
  • Perform market competitive analysis of metrics on existing competition
  • Perform sensitivity analyses on rental growth rates, exit cap rates, and projected investment returns
  • Participate in due diligence and overall transaction support
  • Develop and analyze existing investment models with the ability to create new models
  • Underwrite real estate acquisitions including preparation of cash flow projections in excel and Argus and present to key internal decision makers
  • Assist in analysis of potential investments and preparation of detailed approval memos used to evaluate investment opportunities
  • Understand and develop a market thesis for each project by interfacing with other real estate principals and consultants
  • Work closely with other Investment team members, and external parties
  • Conduct market research to support assumptions
  • Build and maintain comparable sales database related to key markets across the US
  • Assist in other projects and requests, as required
  • Ability to travel occasionally


Qualifications, Skills & Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, real estate or finance preferred 
  • One to three years of commercial real estate experience required
  • Candidate should be familiar with navigating and creating complex financial models for underwriting commercial real estate properties
  • Must understand financial and accounting concepts and be able to apply concepts to financial models
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a timely and thorough manner
  • Requires advanced knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Argus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team orientation
  • Highly motivated individual and demonstrated interest in real estate finance
  • Familiarity with real estate finance as well as basic real estate operations, leasing and development concepts
  • Analyst experience for a real estate development company is preferred.

Hiring process will include: Face-to-face meetings, review of previous written materials / presentations / financial models, reference checks and a full background check.

Job will be located in West Loop area of Chicago.  

Compensation will be competitive with the market, including a full suite of benefits.