Analyst, Debt Investments

Job Title: Analyst, Debt Investments 

Location: London

Employment Type: Full-Time

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Team Overview:  This position is with LaSalle Investment Management’s Debt Investments team (the “Team”), a specialist business which invests fund capital into structured real estate debt and value add equity investments across Europe, covering a broad spectrum of asset classes (across residential, commercial, alternative, and operational sectors). The team was set up in 2010 and has become one the largest providers of alternative finance on commercial real estate in Europe, having invested €4.3bn in c. 90 transactions across 10 funds or strategies as of September 2021. The Team successfully raised over €5bn of capital since 2010, with over €1bn recently raised for the new flagship LREDS IV and value-add focused funds.

 

Role and Accountabilities: Evaluating potential investment opportunities throughout Europe. The role is responsible for analysing complex structured investment opportunities and supporting team members on all aspects of the investment process. The candidate will support team members in providing financial modelling, interacting with external advisors, performing detailed due diligence and preparing investment committee memorandums.

 

Accountabilities:

  • Liaise with other departments of LaSalle Investment Management as well as outside agents, where appropriate, to help efficiently analyse transaction opportunities.
  • Preparation of investment committee materials.
  • Involvement in deal structuring and closings, including the negotiation and execution of legal documentation.
  • Liaise with external partners and due diligence advisors such as accountants, lawyers and consultants during deal transaction.

 

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Strong academic degree qualifications.
  • 1-3 years of experience, this person will be at a level of first- or second-year analyst equivalent in banking terms.
  • Experience in real estate investment banking, institutional commercial real estate lending, principal real estate investing and/or development, with a relevant deal specific exposure.
  • Understanding of property fundamentals (including operational assets) as well as an interest in real estate investments.
  • Must be proficient in financial modelling in Excel.
  • Familiarity with more complex capital structures, including the ability to analyse financial statements would be beneficial.
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical rigor is key to the role.
  • Strong time management skills with ability to prioritise and work on a variety of projects simultaneously.
  • A team player who is self-motivated with excellent communication skills, strong work ethic and positive attitude.
  • European languages an advantage although not a must.

 

 

LaSalle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community