Financial Analyst

Recruiter
CBRE
Location
New York, New York, United States
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
23 Feb 2021
Closes
25 Mar 2021
Ref
21004796
FINANCIAL ANALYST JOB DESCRIPTION | NEW YORK IP - INSTITUTIONAL

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

CBRE's New York Investment Properties - Institutional Group is seeking highly qualified and exceptionally motivated candidates for a first year Financial Analyst role. Working under the direction of senior executives and leaders in their field, this position offers the opportunity to be part of a team that regularly handles high profile sales transactions for some of NYC's most iconic and prestigious trophy properties.

The role encompasses a range of responsibilities and skills that are focused on the financial analysis of real estate strategies for commercial office, retail, multi-family, and development site investors. The candidate must be proactive, ambitious, and perform at a high-level in a client-focused, time-sensitive, and collegial atmosphere. A strong quantitative mindset and grasp of real estate and financial principles as well as modeling concepts are crucial to the success of this role. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Evaluate and analyze a variety of financial results and indicators such as capital expenditures, financing scenarios, investment opportunities, rate of return, operating records, financial statements, etc. Recommends actions that may be taken to improve financial results.
    • Review, analyze, abstract and interpret various real estate documentation, including leases, operating statements, business plans, PCA/Phase I Reports, zoning studies, etc.
    • Build, update, audit and manage ARGUS AE and complex Excel models using detailed diligence information to create accurate financial projections.
    • Assist in preparation of special research studies, analyses, and recommendations in areas such as budgets, forecasts, financial plans, governmental requirements, statistical reports, market reports and business forecasts.
    • Develop and prepare sophisticated and tailored client presentations and deliverables, including pitches and offering memorandums

The right candidate will have opportunity for advancement within the group and the start of a career in an exciting and fast-paced business working on some of New York's top commercial real estate sales transactions.

To be considered for this role, please submit your online application along with a cover letter and PDF of your resume.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from a four-year college or university in a rigorous academic program. Prior work/internship experience in real estate or finance with financial modeling a plus.

CERTIFICATES AND/OR LICENSES

A real estate salesperson license will need to be obtained within three months of hire. ARGUS AE and Excel training certification preferred but not required.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable, and thoughtful work-product in a customer-centric manner. Ability to effectively analyze, synthesize, and present information to clients, colleagues, and management.

FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE

Requires intermediate (college education level) knowledge of financial terms, concepts, and accounting principles, as well as a basic understanding of real estate. Coursework or practical application of finance, accounting, statistics, and other general business concepts. Financial modeling experience helpful.

REASONING ABILITY

Requires ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret financial information, as well as the ability to accurately explain/report data in both verbal and written communications. Strong analytical skills are critical.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) required. Experience with ARGUS AE and Excel modeling is highly recommended. Exceptionally strong work ethic, team player, and adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

Decisions made with understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Responsible for setting own project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to co-workers. May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.

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