Transactions Analyst (Paris)

Job Title: Transactions Analyst 

Location: Paris

Employment Type: Full-Time

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Team Overview:  This position is part of the investment team, based in Paris and support the engagement in real estate transactions in France, with the possibility to be involved in acquisitions in Luxembourg, and Belgium. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis of potential acquisitions, preparing presentations for the investment committee, assisting in deal sourcing and due diligence processes and preparation of offers. This is an exciting position within an international setting where you will have access to a very broad network in the real estate industry.

 

Role and Accountabilities: The successful candidate will have significant interaction with Asset Management and Fund Management. Besides excellent financial modelling skills, soft skills such as communication and team-fit are a must.

  • Responsibilities will focus on acquiring & selling properties
  • Support the Transactions Team in financial analysis of potential acquisitions for the relevant Property Funds
  • Modelling of property cash flows and calculating other performance measurements based on various common market practices
  • Preparation of Investment Committee Memorandum’s to support strategic investment and debt financing decisions
  • Underwriting transactions with Argus Enterprise and a LaSalle tool for forecasting tax & fund fees in Excel, this includes developing pro forma financials on both a pre-tax and after-tax basis
  • Gathering and evaluating economic, demographic and real estate market data
  • Reviewing legal and financial documents and other materials as part of the due diligence process or as part of on-going property oversight
  • Preparation of reports and presentations for internal and external use
  • Coordination with Asset and Portfolio Managers as well as other internal stakeholders
  • Assistance in execution of due diligence and coordination of external service providers
  • Mandating external advisors and follow up on DD budget spent,
  • Managing the CPs in the SPA for the closing process, including support in the flow of funds
  • Potential to participate in negotiations with vendors and brokers
  • Assistance in preparation of investor presentations
  • Ensuring that the quality of due diligence and calculation is checked and improving existing systems
  • Preparation of offer letters
  • Closing of transactions including transfer to the asset management and fund management.

 

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • The ideal candidate will already have real estate experience in the relevant European markets,
  • Up to two years’ experience in real estate acquisitions, fund management or asset management
  • University degree (bachelor or master) in a real estate related subject
  • Fluent in French and English
  • Very good communication skills and brings motivation to a team by contributing knowledge and constructive interaction
  • Excellent PC-skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and knowledge of Argus Enterprise
  • Knowledge of relevant European property market and capital market practices would be an advantage
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills in both French 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
  • Valuation expertise
  • Strong social skills in dealing both with colleagues and third parties
  • International experience would be an advantage.

 

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