Associate, European Real Estate Credit
About the job:
About Our Partner
SEO London are working with a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management asset and capital markets and insurance solutions. With officers across 4 continents, our partners sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. Their insurance subsidaries offer retirement, life, and reinsurance products under the management of The Global Atlantic Financial Group.
As a firm they manage investments across multiple asset classes and inviduals we are encouraged to think creatively to solve problems, explore opportunities, take on new responsibilities and challenges, put clients first and contribute to our communities. They often measure sucess over years, not quarters. They value integrity in all that they do, whether it's presenting numbers accurately or being open and honest with a portfolio company executive. People want to do business with those that they like and trust. It's a mantra instilled in all from the top down.
Our partner 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 their investment decisions. Therefore, in an effor to enhance the diversity of their orangisation, they are particularly focused on recruiting talent that will bring different experiences, capabilities, skills and viewpoints to their organisation.
Position Description & Responsibilities
Our partner is looking for a European Real Estate Credit associate to join its industry-leading investment team to help drive its continued growth and expansion in the European real estate credit space.
Provide leverage in the investment evaluation process across all property and transaction types; apply academic background and industry experience to assess investment opportunities across the capital stack and asset lifecycle.
Construct financial models and analytical tools to evaluate risk/reward and economic attractiveness of investments, including asset modelling, supply/demand analysis, competitive property positioning, regional economic drivers, tenant diligence, debt structure and waterfalls.
Incorporate inputs from brokers, advisors, consultants, research provides and other resources to help ctaft projection scenarios and assess investment return outcomes.
Prepare detailed Investment Memos to present the financial and strategic merits of transactions and key deal risks.
Present conclusions to deal teams and ultimately to the firms Real Estate Credit Investment Committee.
Observe and support senior deal team professionals in negotiation of transaction teams wiht counterparties and participate in internal discussions.
Assist in reviewing sections of key transaction documents, including Loan Agreements and Intercreditor Agreements.
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 borrower relationshops and sourcing lending opportunties.
Interface and develop relationships with prospective partners, real estate brokers, and other market participants.
Support the dedicated asset management team to track ongoing loan book performance and respond to borrower request and post-closing matters.
Degree in Finance, Economics, Engingeering, Real Estate or Management from a top tier undergraduate or graduate institution.
4+ years of experience in real estate investment / investment banking.
Candidates must embody the core values, in particular: unquestioned integrity; a strong work ethic, and a committment to teamwork and excellence.
Candidates must posses superior analytical and financial modeling 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.