Associate, Transactions

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

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Overview

LaSalle Investment Management is seeking an Associate to join its Transactions team in the firm’s Chicago headquarters to assist with real estate investment transactions.  The position will provide exposure to a variety of asset classes including office, industrial, retail, and multifamily property investments, and spanning varied risk profiles and geographic regions.  The role is primarily focused on Argus and Excel-based analysis of potential real estate acquisitions and reviewing due diligence materials on active investments.

Accountabilities:

  • Work directly with acquisition officers to evaluate and underwrite potential core, value-add, and opportunistic real estate acquisitions on behalf of the firm’s commingled funds and separate accounts;
  • Perform complex financial analyses, including Argus valuation models and Excel-based underwriting pro-formas, cash flow projections and sensitivity analyses;
  • Train and facilitate the development of the Transactions analysts.
  • 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; and
  • Assist with the preparation and presentation of investment memoranda to the firm’s Investment Committee.

 

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • BA/BS degree in real estate, finance, accounting, or economics or related field with strong record of academic achievement
  • 3+ years of direct transaction or related experience
  • Experience across multiple product types (office, multifamily, industrial, retail) is preferred.
  • Highly skilled in modeling investments in Excel and Argus; experience modeling joint ventures with distribution waterfalls is preferred
  • Knowledge of DCF, NPV and cash flow models
  • Strong financial and 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. Strong work ethic, integrity, and drive are essential qualities.
  • Proactive thinking with detail-oriented and creative problem-solving approach
  • Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States