Business Systems Analyst

Job Title: Business Systems Analyst
Location: Chicago, IL
Reporting to: Vice President
Employment Type: Full-Time

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Objective of Role:

LaSalle Investment Management is currently seeking a business systems analyst with both a real estate and technology background to help maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their asset management systems and processes. This position will sit between the business users and the IT service providers and play a key role in implementing and supporting leading edge technology and identifying innovative ways to further leverage their existing asset management applications. This role requires in depth knowledge of the asset management function, a solid technology foundation, strong analytical and problem-solving skills and working knowledge of effective project management practices.


  • Build strong relationships with the business to gain a thorough understanding of the business goals, processes, operations, and challenges
  • Function as a business process engineer by documenting current system processes and procedures to identify opportunities for improvement and/or standardization and find ways to further leverage existing technologies
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for integrating the asset management/property management applications into the global warehousing and BI/analytics solution
  • Develop training and communications program for existing systems processes and procedures
  • Assist in support of asset management applications and implementation of new systems functionality or processes to address new business requirements
  • Act as the point of escalation for end user issues related to asset management/property management system processes and/or integrations with these applications
  • Assist in asset management system upgrades, including testing and addressing any findings
  • Serve as a backup for other members of the Business Technology Group


Qualifications, Skills & Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 5-6 years’ experience in the real estate industry
  • Knowledge of IT concepts, strategies and methodologies
  • A firm understanding of asset management and property management workflow and processes
  • Experience with asset management/property management applications – Yardi / VTS
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills required
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Self-motivated; able to set and maintain priorities while working toward multiple operational goals
  • Desire for continuous improvement of system processes and procedures
  • Understanding of and commitment to superior client service
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be disciplined, flexible and able to work both independently and collaboratively