Analyst / Associate - Real Estate Private Equity Investment Underwriting & Asset Management

  • £50000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Circle Square Talent
  • 14 Jun 18 2018-06-14

Analyst / Associate - Real Estate Private Equity Investment Underwriting & Asset Management

We are working on behalf of one of the world’s leading alternative investment and private equity firms to hire Analyst and Associate level candidates for their dedicated European Real Estate asset management platform in London.

As well as performing asset management services, the team also underwrites Real Estate backed non-performing loan and direct real estate portfolio investments, working to identify investment opportunities across European markets.

Due to expansion, the firm is seeking to hire Analysts and Associates who will works across both acquisitions and asset management.

The role will involve the analysis, underwriting, due diligence and execution of opportunistic Real Estate investments (direct Real Estate and NPL portfolios) and the management and oversight of their pan-European Real Estate portfolio.


Acquisitions –

  • Undertake analytical assessment of new investment opportunities
  • Collate underwriting assumptions and the review of Real Estate/ NPL portfolio data, real estate valuation, legal documentation and other materials forming part of due diligence process (leases, legal, technical, maintenance, tax etc.)
  • Responsible for the creation and maintaining valuation models and financial cash-flows for target acquisitions
  • A strong understanding of Real Estate cash flows and value drivers
  • Support and participate in writing investment committee memos
  • Establish constructive relationships with internal and external counterparties at all levels
  • Defining deliverables and maintaining deadlines in the underwriting and bid process
  • Demonstrate ability to select, manage and coordinate advisers and operating partners on a Pan European basis to assist investment due diligence and valuation
  • Identify value in complex situations
  • Drafting of ad hoc presentations
Asset & Portfolio Management:

Responsibility for the day-to-day management of portfolios, including performance management and reporting, assisting the development of business plans, modelling responsibility and ensuring compliance with debt financing
  • Portfolio Performance Management:
    • Analyse and manage deal / portfolio performance against business plans
    • Conduct scenario analysis based on micro and macro factors (liaising with the Property and Work-out teams) to assess risks and upsides.
    • Propose potential remedial or value enhancing strategies to enhance portfolio returns.
  • Scenario Analysis: Support in business-critical asset management decisions through portfolio return scenario analysis.
  • Modelling: Ensure proper modelling of allocated portfolios, including developing new transaction models and maintaining and enhancing existing models.
  • Business Plans:
    • Liaise with workout/real estate/servicing/ finance teams to develop and deliver semi-annual business plans.
    • Prepare bi-annual business plan update memorandum.
Qualifications & Education:

Finance or Real Estate based degree

  • 1 to 6 years  real estate advisory or banking or investment management experience, ideally with hands on real estate underwriting / acquisitions exposure
  • Strong financial modelling experience / proficient excel capabilities
  • Experience with Real Estate non-performing loans / special situations / corporate deals helpful but not essential.
Skills & Aptitude:
  • Commercial acumen
  • Confident and fast modeller with strong Excel skills and able to assist in the analysis of large data tapes
  • Analytical, eye for detail both with text and numbers
  • Strong interest in real estate markets
  • Good market research skills
  • Keenness to learn
  • Good presentation and communications skills