Analyst, Fund Management

Company: LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”)

Job Title:  Analyst 

Department: Fund Management  

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Team Overview:  The fund management team is responsible for acting as a liaison for all other departments of the business with regard to the Fund. As such the role is both internal and external facing. It involves close teamwork with the Asset Management, Acquisition, Finance and Financing teams, as well as liaising with external service providers and the clients.

 

Role and Accountabilities:  The successful candidate will support the fund team of our flagship open-ended commingled Spezialfund LaSalle E-REGI in the day-to-day administration and management. As of today, the fund has a size of more than 1.2bn € GAV spread over 27 assets in 8 European countries. With retail and hotel being strategically underweighted in the portfolio, it has not only proven very stable during the 2020 COVID-19-situation but has also significantly and consistently outperformed its benchmark since inception.

The fund is still being marketed and LaSalle taking an active management approach. As such, the successful candidate will benefit from and gain experience in the entire investment-lifecycle, i.e. get insights in capital raising activities, acquisitions, dispositions and ongoing activities and projects in the existing portfolio.

The role is focused on the reporting & return analysis, i.e. modelling fund and asset returns and running scenarios analysis in order to support internal and external clients. The candidate must have a profound understanding of financial modelling based on Excel and ideally Argus and must have university degree. This role will also involve significant interaction with Asset Management and Acquisitions, but also with Investor Relations as well as external clients/advisors and valuers. Besides very good financial modelling skills, soft skills such as communication and team-fit are important.

Main Tasks: 

  • Support fund management team in strategic and operational tasks following the entire investment process, with a focus on the analytical part

  • Work on cash flow models, both on existing asset/ portfolio level and transactions, in order to ensure investment performance for our clients

  • Implementing and improving excel based IT tool for portfolio analysis and reporting

  • Support fund management with investment strategy and performance analysis

  • Support fund management in appraisal process and financial planning

  • Oversight of asset management activities, such as budgeting and asset level strategic plans

  • Ensure regular investor reporting and preparation for investor meeting materials. 

 

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • University degree in business, economics or similar.

  • Affinity to financial matters and modeling

  • Excellent Excel/Argus skills, good command of MS Office and ideally knowledge of Argus and SAP

  • Ideally first real estate experience in the relevant European markets, preferably in acquisition or fund management

  • Fluent in German and English. Additional European languages would be an advantage

  • Knowledge of relevant European property market and capital market practices

  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills in both German and English

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a European team

  • Excellent multi-tasking skills and ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously.

 

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