Investment Analyst - Real Estate/Sustainable Housing

B&FS Finance
London, United Kingdom
up to £55,000 + bonus + additional benefits
Oct 23, 2020
Nov 05, 2020
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The role holder will primarily be responsible for all aspects of deal evaluation and
execution, including initial investment appraisal, financial analysis, co-ordination & review
of due diligence, forming recommendations, reviewing transaction documentation as well
as on-going portfolio financial evaluation.

Responsibilities will include:

  • To be an integral part of the financial analytics and investment team, working closely with development and operations colleagues to provide support and advice on their scheme & project appraisals.
  • To ensure that the financial systems are tuned to the needs of the business and that they are administered properly.
  • Lead and inform development team discussions on the optimum target affordable property types, locations and operations to ensure profitability and viability is maximised whilst risk is appropriately managed.
  • Independently review appraisals for accuracy and consistency with financial and investment policies and assumptions.
  • To give an opinion of accuracy before they are submitted to the relevant sign-off committee or other approving body.
  • Research, portfolio and market analysis and presentation of key performance information both internally and to our external investment partners in order to drive well-informed and value-enhancing decisions.
  • Support on acquisition bids, undertaking modelling, research and undertaking due diligence on property transactions.
  • Undertake disciplined financial analysis, modelling and performance monitoring at the asset and sector level, reporting findings to the Head of FP&A and development and operations teams.
  • Contribution to the formation/implementation of the investment strategy.
  • Support the production of the Business plan and the regular updating analysis of the business financial model forecasts
  • Test the reasonableness of all assumptions, analyses and forecasts used/created in Independent Financial Reviews (IFRs), rent, land appraisal and other strategic financial planning tools.

Ideal Background

  • Degree educated or equivalent
  • Professional financial or real estate qualification e.g. ACA, CIMA, AMCT, CFA, RICS
  • Strong academic background, with a numerical aptitude

Track record
  • Excellent quantitative skills, including familiarity with DCF and cashflow modelling using excel and bespoke programmes
  • Experience in the management, interrogation and scrutiny of models and their input assumptions and to developing recommendations for a senior audience
  • Experience in project and model scrutiny and review, driven from an evidential basis

  • Relevant work experience in real estate or infrastructure, preferably with a residential/ housing focus
  • Big 4/Audit Firm experience in a relevant practice area (T.S/Corporate Finance/FDD/Real Estate advisory) would be an excellent fit

If you wish to apply for the role, please send your CV through to

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