Acquisitions Associate, Real Estate Equity
About the job:
About Our Partner
SEO London are working with a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset managmenet and capital markets and insurance solutions. With offices across 4 contintents, our partner sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. Our partner's insurance subsidiaries offer retierment, life, and reinsurance products under the management of The Global Atlantic Financial Group.
As a firm they manage investments across multiple asset classes and as individuals you will be encouraged to think creatively to solve problems, explore opportunities, take on new responsibilities adn challenges, put clients first and contribute to our communities. Our partner often measures sucess over years, not quarters. They value integrity in all that they do, whether it's presneting numbers accurately or being open and honest with a portfolio compnay executive. People want to do business with those they like and trust. It's a mantra instilled in all employees from the top down.
At the firm, they believe that diverse teams increase performance and produce better results. Teams consisting of employees with varied backgrounds and perspectives will help strengthen the firm and investment decisions. Therefore, in an effort to enhance the diversity of their organisation, they are particularly focused on recruting talent that will bring different experiences, capabilities, skills and view points to the organisation.
Position Description & Responsibilities
A Real Estate Acquisitions Associate assists in all facets of the acquisition process including underwriting, due diligence, and execution across a full range of property types across EMEA.
Provide leverage in the investment evaluation process across all property and transaction types; apply academic background and industry experience to assess investment opportunities.
Construct financial acquisition models and analytical tools to evaluate risk/reward and economic attractiveness of investments, including supply/demand analysis, competitive property positioning, regional economic drivers, and tenant diligence.
Incorporate inputs from brokers, advisors, consultants, research providers and other resources to help craft projection scenarios and assess investment return outcomes.
Prepare detailed Investment Memos to present the financial and strategic merits of transactions adn key deal risks.
Present conclusions to deal teams and ultimately to the firm's Real Estate Investment Committee.
Observe senior deal team professionals in negotiation of transaction terms with counterparties and participate in internal discussions.
Assist in reviewing sections of key transaction documents, including Purchase and Sale Agreements, Loan Agreements, Joint Ventures Agreement.
Help drive full scope of business, financial, legal and confirmatory due diligence through the deal closing process.
Assist senior members of the team in developing investment themes.
Interface and develop relationships with prospective partners, real estate brokers, and other market participants.
In collaboration with asset management teams, drive the execution of business plans and vlaue creation efforts from deal closing through final disposition
Masters degree in Finance, Economics, Engineering, Real Estate or Management from a top tier undergraduate or graduate instituion.
2-4 years of experience in real estate investment / investment banking.
Fluent in English and French.
Candidates must embody the core values: unquestioned integrity, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to teamwork and excellence.
Candidates must possess superior analytical and financial modelling skills; a solid grasp of financial concepts; exceptional written, interpersonal, and communication skills; attention to detail; and a maturity that enables them to contribute to a collaborative and constructive work environment.