Real Estate Market Strategist (m/f) 80-100%

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Zurich, Switzerland
Aug 13, 2019
Aug 16, 2019
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Are you interested in Real Estate market trends? Does the idea to unleash your energy working on a variety of important strategic tasks linked to Zurich Group's Real Estate investment strategy motivate you?

If you are an analytical personality, possess an affinity to work with different people and appreciate to innovate and improve, then this might be your next job-opportunity:

Within the Zurich Group, Investment Management is a community of about 500 investment professionals worldwide, managing assets of over CHF 33 billion. Being responsible for managing Zurich's own assets of about 200 billion dollars, we are an important partner for the Group's insurance business and look for a new colleague to realize our strategic ambitions.

Your Role

As a Real Estate Market Strategist your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Real estate market research, including the definition and maintenance of qualitative and quantitative requirements for RE investments with the aim of obtaining superior long term risk adjusted investment returns
  • Evaluation and proposals of RE capital markets to invest in, based on qualitative and quantitative requirements
  • Investment idea generation for products and balance sheets investing in real estate
  • Assisting the constructing of portfolios and real estate investment products incorporating optimal mix of core, value-add and opportunistic management styles
  • Supporting the implementation of best-practice performance measurement of real estate portfolios and managers, including ESG measures and other relevant KPIs
  • Data management and assistance to the necessary reporting activities of products and balance sheets investing in real estate
  • Other ad-hoc activities, such as valuation modelling, preparing research papers, presentations and articles, internal workshops and conferences, other tasks

Your Skills and Experience

As a Real Estate Market Strategist your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Master's Degree with a focus on real estate, investments, finance, banking or economics
  • Existing or planned CAIA/CFA qualification is an advantage
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in areas such as real estate research, real estate asset/portfolio management, property management, accounting, investment analysis or macroeconomic analysis, preferably within an insurance company or another similar financial institution
  • Strong knowledge of real estate investments, capital markets and investment structures
  • Very good competences in Microsoft Office, especially in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Analytical, data- and detail-oriented mind-set
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a fast-paced work environment
  • Creativity and propensity for initiative, innovation and continuous improvement
  • F luent written and spoken English, while German is a strong Advantage

Additional Information

Work location is Z├╝rich, Oerlikon.

If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then we are looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button "Apply online".

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Who we are

Zurich is a strong brand - more than 1.4 million Swiss customers place their trust in our products and services. Our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.

At Zurich, we foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our purpose and values are designed to protect, inspire confidence and help our employees reach their full potential. We value and defend what is right and promote opportunities for equity among our professionals, regardless of gender, disability, LGBTQ +, race, ethnicity, generations, belief, etc. Our talent acquisition and hiring processes respect this commitment daily. Join Zurich and be part of this culture.

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