Junior Research Analyst-REITs

Location
Chicago, Illinois
Salary
Salary Commensurate with Experience and Industry Standard
Posted
Sep 14, 2021
Closes
Oct 14, 2021
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

SUMMARY:   (This position requires some days working in the office as well as working remotely)   This position’s responsibility is to participate as an active contributing member on a Global Real Estate Securities team in a junior research analyst role supporting the team’s research analysts and portfolio managers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists in creating and maintaining complex financial models incorporating analytical insight from our top-down and bottom-up investment research process, including discounted cash flow analysis and net asset valuation.
  • Assists with updating and maintaining our universe valuation models and ESG scorecard analysis.
  • Assists with routine and on-going administrative tasks for the team.
  • Assists with marketing and prospective client due diligence as needed.
  • Exchanges complex information effectively to reach agreement in ambiguous or difficult situations.
  • Receives operational and strategic direction from a senior leader.
  • Collaborates with fellow team members to achieve objectives within the project timeline.  
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Sr. PM or other senior management​

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required for the position.  Other duties may be assigned from time to time by management. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS degree in finance, accounting, real estate or economics preferred, with 1-3 years of relevant work experience, preferably in financial services, real estate, asset management or banking industry.
  • Foreign language proficiency/fluency, cultural knowledge and travel experience a plus.
  • Pursuit of the CFA designation a plus.
  • Excellent PC skills with proficiency using MS software and internet research capabilities.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), analytical & presentation skills.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, establish priorities, work independently, handle interruptions and proceed with objectives without supervision.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to make timely decisions in a high-paced dynamic environment, sometimes with incomplete information.​

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to work flexible hours, travel globally to tour properties, attend conferences, and meet with company management.
  • Willingness to work in a hybrid office environment (i.e., combination of in-office and remote work).
  • Sit for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to use a computer and perform repetitive motion activities.
  • Lift up to 25 pounds

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