Investment Analyst

US-IL-Chicago
2 months ago
Job ID
2016-1476
# Positions
1
Experience (Years)
2
Category
Real Estate - Dispositions

Overview

General Summary

Responsible for financial analysis of prospective acquisitions, developments and dispositions (primarily dispositions)as well as preparation of Investment committee memos for proposed transactions.

Responsibilities

Essential Job Functions

 

  1. Analyzes historical financial statements, performs market research and analysis for industrial properties considered for acquisition, development or disposition.

 

  1. Prepares detailed projections of net operating income and cash flow utilizing financial modeling software (ARGUS and Excel).

 

  1. Conducts market research and analysis to provide a basis for assumptions used in financial modeling. Interacts with regional offices, management, consultants, brokers and other market participants to both gather and verify research, assumptions and conclusions.

 

  1. Prepares investment committee memos that are submitted to CEO, CIO and other senior management, as appropriate for approval of potential transactions.

 

  1. Performs administrative functions including updating Investment Database and Status Reports and special projects as assigned.

 

  1. Out of town travel is an essential job function.

 

  1. Performs other duties as assigned, some of which may be essential to the job.

 

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

  1. Knowledge of basic finance principles at a level normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in finance and/or real estate. Must have the ability to analyze and understand leases, operating statements, purchase contracts, letters of intent and financial statements and a general understanding of credit and capital markets.

 

  1.  One year of real estate related experience with similar job requirements a plus.

 

  1. Must have a thorough understanding of financial modeling, including the production of cash flow models, cash-on-cash yield, IRR analysis and discounted cash flow valuations utilizing both ARGUS and EXCEL.

 

  1. Excellent interpersonal and telephone communication skills.

 

  1. Strong organizational and written communication skills including ability to prepare, edit, proofread and check accurate and appropriate documentation and presentations.

 

  1. Strong computer skills necessary to prepare and adjust financial models, enter and manipulate words and data and use standard microcomputer-based software to communicate with others, prepare documentation, and/or analyze data..

 

  1. Attention to detail is a must; accuracy of financial information is critical to making correct investment decisions.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity, M/F/D/V

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