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Investment Analyst

Investment Analyst

Cullinan Properties, a leading commercial real estate developer, is seeking an Investment Analyst in Houston, Texas to join the Investment team, focused on expanding our portfolio of retail, multi-family, and mixed-use assets as well as new ground-up development and re-development opportunities.

Requirements:

  • 2-3+ years of previous experience in real estate investments, development, brokerage, banking, or finance preferred.  Recent college graduates with strong background and interest in real estate may be considered.  Direct real estate experience or internships required for recent graduates.  
  • Understanding of commercial real estate fundamentals and underwriting parameters across different asset classes, including retail, office, and multi-family.  
  • Demonstrated intermediate to advanced proficiency in Excel based pro-forma modeling, data analysis, and reporting required.  Argus Enterprise experience preferred.
  • Strong quantitative background, understanding of real estate metrics (net present value, internal rate of return, cap rates, discount rate, etc), and knowledge of accounting concepts.
  • Excellent presentation skills including proficiency in analytical writing and the ability to effectively communicate and present well-reasoned and data-supported conclusions to a variety of audiences.
  • Experience underwriting multiple classes of real estate including retail, office, and multi-family preferred.  Working knowledge of partnership structures, waterfalls, and debt/equity a plus.
  • Well-rounded, with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment that requires an interdisciplinary mindset and aptitude to learn quickly. 
  • Candidate must have strong written and verbal communication skills including an ability to conduct themselves professionally with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to handle large volume of work; excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Candidate should be enthusiastic and motivated to succeed in a team environment. 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform financial analysis of acquisitions and development opportunities via complex financial modeling, analysis of cash flows, and application of valuation methods using a combination of Argus and Excel.
  • During due diligence, review purchase contracts, development budgets, operating information, leases, complex property and partnership agreements and provide abstracts or variance analysis as necessary.
  • Collect and analyze market intelligence including sale comparables, advanced location analytics, and demographic data.
  • Monitor local markets and evaluate surrounding ownership, competitive assets, government initiatives, and other market fundamentals including traveling to target markets, as needed.
  • Prepare various financial reports, sensitivity analysis, approval memorandums, and presentations for Company review.
  • Underwrite, review, source, and participate in the development of equity and debt structures for acquisitions and potential developments including preparation of lender-required deliverables.
  • Actively engage with owners, brokers, equity partners, lenders, attorneys, and various internal departments, as appropriate.

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