Research Analyst - private markets real estate Research Analyst - private markets real estate …

Macdonald & Company
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 27 Oct 21
Competitive, base and bonus
Macdonald & Company
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 27 Oct 21
Competitive, base and bonus
Posted by:
Emma Burnaby-Atkins • Director, Investor & Funds
Posted by:
Emma Burnaby-Atkins
Director, Investor & Funds
Global real estate investment and capital allocation advisory platform with discretionary Fund and c. $100 Bn AuA, seeks Research Analyst/Associate to join its London team.

 Your role will be conducting due diligence on primary fund opportunities and supporting secondary investment and co-investment activity within various areas of the real estate private equity industry covering equity and debt strategies.

The platform utilizes a research-oriented approach to due diligence. The Analyst/Associate will work in a team environment to assess real estate fund managers; analyze investment strategies, investment returns and financial statements and conduct reference calls and personal interviews. In addition, s/he will assist in sourcing, due diligencing, and executing co-investment and secondary transactions. This will include modelling projected performance and assessing an opportunity’s risks and merits. 

Essential Job Functions:

• Perform market research to identify, quantify & analyze macroeconomic trends across RE sectors

• Interpret financial analyses prepared by target fund managers, including investment track records and financial statement analysis

• Support senior investment staff on sourcing and managing inflow of investment opportunities

• Assess marketing and supporting materials of prospective fund managers to identify key value drivers and areas for further investigation

• Conduct phone interviews with senior executives to gather insights and information regarding the style and effectiveness of target fund managers

• Form an independent opinion about the attractiveness of a sector or investment opportunity

• Construct an argument around an opinion and efficiently communicate it verbally and in written materials; be able to defend the position in a team environment, including IC meetings

• Use creativity to source and analyze data and to test hypotheses regarding attractiveness of specific sectors and investment opportunities

• Analyze and monitor performance of existing fund managers/underlying property assets

• Prepare for/participate in manager meetings, conduct on-going due diligence

Model /sensitivity analysis related to co-investment and secondary investments

• Draft IM &presentations related to fund, co-investment and secondary diligences.


• BA/BS in Business, Finance, Economics or Accounting, or equivalent 

• Three years minimum real estate PE, IB, consulting, asset management, equity research or other relevant experience (required)

• Demonstrated track record of academic and professional success

• Demonstrable analytical capabilities, including strong quantitative/modeling skills

• Proficiency in Word, Power Point and Excel

• Investment judgment, understanding of risk/reward trade-offs

Experience in fund of funds/ multi-manager or equity research is highly advantageous. 

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