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Real Estate Associate - Acquisitions / Investments

COMPANY BACKGROUND:

Our client, a rapidly growing, well-capitalized, successful commercial real estate owner/developer seeks a bright, hands-on, high-potential professional to join their entrepreneurial, fast-paced, dynamic team.  The company invests in opportunistic/value-add and urban-infill real estate spanning multiple property types in the New York City Metro area.  The executive team has significant acquisitions/investment leadership experience with prominent, well-regarded, prestigious real estate private equity firms along with a consistent, impressive track record of success providing significant returns to investors. As the firm enters its next stage of significant growth both in the NYC market as well as expansion to selected high-growth markets around the US, they seek a bright, driven, high potential, quantitative professional who can quickly add value and integrate into the acquisitions/investment team.  The culture is entrepreneurial, results-oriented, and fast paced. This is an outstanding opportunity for a top tier, high potential person to work with strong mentors and have significant visibility/exposure to experienced, successful commercial real estate transaction professionals as well as get hands-on opportunistic real estate acquisitions experience. The company is based in Midtown Manhattan, a short walk/subway from Penn Station.

POSITION INFORMATION:

In this newly created, visible position, this person will report and work closely with the head of the acquisitions / investments team as well as the CEO. This person will have a diverse set of responsibilities that include all phases of the acquisition process from due diligence, deal structuring, capital formation/alternatives through asset closing.  This person will be involved in varying duties including financial valuation, deal modeling, capital options/structures such as senior debt, mezzanine debt, preferred equity and common equity and numerous special/ad hoc projects for senior management.  They seek someone who can take initiative while maintaining a strong sense of responsibility, and has an eagerness to learn and develop their skillset.  This is an outstanding opportunity that offers unique exposure to gain a broad range of experience within a dynamic, opportunistic real estate company. Significant visibility / upside potential which can result in expanded responsibilities, rapid career progression and equity participation.

Compensation: Excellent compensation package, including competitive base salary, bonus, and strong benefits. With time, opportunity to participate in co-investment program. If needed, the company will provide reimbursement for year-end bonuses as well as relocation.    

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required with strong performance from a top undergraduate institution.
  • 2-4 years of relevant real estate transaction/acquisition experience, at a private equity, hedge fund or commercial real estate investment/owner.
  • Strong analytical/financial skills and solid financial aptitude. Ability to evaluate business plans, financials, competitive landscape etc. and build complex valuation models.
  • Given the diversity of the position, ability to work collaboratively across various functional areas and levels
  • Proactive, hands-on, detail-oriented with a commitment to a high-quality work product. Ability to manage multiple priorities / projects.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, self-starter who can function independently and as part of a team. Strong work ethic, driven, hard-working and desire to learn.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively convey information within the company as well as to investors and external service providers/contractors. 
  • Genuine passion/interest in the real estate industry.

TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUAL CASH COMPENSATION: Contingent Upon Experience.

 

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