Financial Analyst, Summer 2020

Job Title: Financial Analyst, Summer 2020
Location:  Chicago, IL
Departments: Asset Management, Acquisitions, Income & Growth
Employment type: Full-time
Req#: REQ75312

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Objective of Role: 

LaSalle Investment Management is seeking a Financial Analyst to join the firm in our Chicago office. There are multiple openings in asset management and transactions roles and applicants will be considered for all available positions.  These entry-level roles will provide exposure to a variety of asset classes including office, industrial, retail, and multifamily property investments, and will span various risk profiles and geographic regions.  Analysts primarily focus on property level analysis for the firm’s direct real estate investments and provide assistance to the team in acquiring, monitoring, and improving the performance of commercial real estate investments.

Accountabilities:

  • Dependent on role, job responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Perform complex financial analyses, including Argus valuation models and Excel-based underwriting pro-formas, cash flow projections and sensitivity analyses
  • Perform detailed quarterly financial statement analysis, review of rent rolls, current and future cash flow and forecasting of cash flows through Argus
  • Review and analyze potential leases and their financial impact on an investment
  • Assist property managers in development of annual operating budgets and quarterly reforecasts
  • Provide analytical support to colleagues in the areas of fund operations and asset management
  • Assist asset managers in the disposition process
  • Oversee compliance of ground leases and mortgages
  • Gather and evaluate economic and market data
  • Assist with client reporting and presentation preparation, including the 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, with graduation by June 2020
  • Highly skilled in modeling investments in Excel; Argus experience is a plus 
  • 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
  • Proactive thinking with detail-oriented and creative problem solving approach
  • Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship

 

LaSalle Investment Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer.