Associate, GPS

Job Title: Associate, GPS
Location: Chicago, IL
Reporting to: Senior Vice President, GPS
Employment Type: Full-Time

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LaSalle Investment Management is seeking a full-time Associate to join its LaSalle Global Partner Solutions group in the Chicago headquarters to assist with real estate co-investment transactions.  LaSalle GPS is the global indirect real estate division of the firm, with $9 billion of assets under management including fund-of-funds, joint ventures, co-investments and secondaries.  The Associate would primarily support the co-investment business, which manages over $1.8 billion of equity commitments on behalf of four specialized separate account clients.  Co-investments span across asset classes (office, industrial, multifamily, retail, etc.), geographies (domestic and international), risk profiles (core, value-add and opportunistic), and include both equity and debt.  The Associate will primarily focus on acquisition underwriting, investment re-forecasting, portfolio management, client reporting, and presentation preparation.


  • Assist team members with evaluating and underwriting potential acquisitions
  • Perform complex financial analyses, including Argus valuation models and Excel-based underwriting pro-formas, cash flow projections and sensitivity analyses
  • Oversee the preparation of Investment Committee presentations and related analyses
  • Evaluate property-level and portfolio-level investment performance and prepare quarterly reforecasts
  • Assist with client reporting, investor communications and presentation preparation
  • Assist with managing the due diligence process, including the review and analysis of leases, operating information, legal documentation, and other investment-related materials
  • Gather and evaluate economic and market data
  • Develop, Mentor and assist other team members with similar tasks

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in real estate, finance, economics or related field with strong record of academic achievement
  •  3-5 years full-time professional experience required
  • Highly skilled in Excel modeling; Argus experience is a plus 
  • Knowledge of DCF, NPV and cash flow models
  • Strong financial, analytical ability with solid organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a positive attitude
  • Proactive thinking with detail-oriented and creative problem-solving approach
  • Ability to manage competing and often unanticipated deadlines
  • Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States