Associate Director - Debt and Structured Finance

London, United Kingdom
May 21, 2021
Jun 20, 2021
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Capital Advisors is a financial advisory business with a deep understanding of real estate and infrastructure. Its aim is to truly understand the objectives of CBRE's clients, designing and delivering optimal solutions, providing access to global capital. The business advises on all aspects of the interaction between real assets and capital, including:

  • Providing investment advice

  • Providing strategic corporate finance advice

  • Structuring and restructuring vehicles and investments

  • Sourcing debt and raising equity for both direct and indirect investments

  • Executing transactions in real estate vehicles on both an advisory and a brokerage basis.

In EMEA, Capital Advisors currently employs approximately 150 people. The business has enjoyed strong growth and has expanded further to develop an international network of offices through which to exploit the wealth of knowledge which exists within the firm.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyse client requirements including investment strategy, capital strategy, vehicle structure, financing requirements and decision-making dynamics.

  • Develop solutions and advice for clients whilst supporting the team.

  • Analyse and interpret financial information, P&L, cashflow statements, occupational leases, research data, finance facility / loan documents, cost consultant reports, corporate structures and common cross-border considerations in order to determine financial underwriting assumptions

  • Preparation of financial models

  • Carrying out interrogation and audits of models produced by others

  • Conduct scenario analysis at property, portfolio, financial structure and vehicle level.

  • Understand and use basic VBA to perform sensitivity analysis and allow multiple scenarios to be assessed simultaneously

  • Preparation of documents including; presentations, pitch books, asset books, information memoranda, and reports

  • Liaise with geographical, asset class and function specialist teams within CBRE to extract necessary information for marketing materials

  • Manage and develop others through coaching and mentoring

  • Promote innovation and commitment to work process improvement

  • Interpret instructions, assessing required timescales and potential issues, seeking help and advice appropriately

  • Demonstrate an excellent understanding of all Corporate Finance capabilities and integrate with the wider CBRE network and business lines to seek out collaboration opportunities

Person Specification/Requirements

  • ACA, CFA or similar qualification (e.g. CAIA) and/or experience in Investment Banking or Consulting, and/or other similar experience that meets the expected understanding required for the role

  • Previous exposure to real estate businesses, assets, and vehicles highly preferred; otherwise, a demonstrated interest, ability and willingness to pursue a career within real estate

  • Previous understanding of debt raising process and previous exposure to Operating Real Estate asset class: Hotel, Healthcare, Student etc

  • Highly numerate and able to grasp complex investment scenarios

  • Pro-active and enjoys working autonomously and as part of a wider team

  • Ability to prioritise and co-ordinate tasks efficiently ensuring all deadlines are met

  • Exceptional attention to detail, demonstrating a professional and client-focussed approach to work

  • Excellent, clear and concise communication skills both verbally and in writing

  • Exposure to investment, value add and development finance lending situations.

  • Transaction management experience, from enquiries for finance through due diligence to a successful loan investment.

  • Ability to undertake financial analysis, stress-testing and sensitivity analysis on possible investments.
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