Research Analyst

London, England


Company Description Founded in 1966, Heitman LLC is a global real estate investment management firm with approximately $40 billion in assets under management.  Heitman’s real estate investment strategies include direct investments in the equity or debt capitalization of a property or in the securities of listed and publicly traded real estate companies.   Heitman serves a global client base with clients from North American, European, Middle Eastern and Asia-Pacific institutions, pension plans, foundations and corporations and individual investors. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Los Angeles, London, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Munich, Warsaw, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and Melbourne, Heitman’s more than 325 employees offer specialized expertise – from a specific discipline to local insight.

Date Opened: February 11, 2019

Closing Date: March 15, 2019

Competitive salary as per market rate

Location: London, United Kingdom

Job Description

Our London office is seeking an Analyst to join the firm’s Investment Research group. This position involves research into economic, capital market, and property market trends in support of the firm’s investment strategies in private equity real estate. Research is an integral part of the investment process at Heitman and the focus of significant corporate resources.

The department is charged with:

  • Targeting market and property-level investment opportunities
  • Underwriting market assumptions for specific assets as part of the acquisitions, asset management and dispositions process
  • Framing investment strategies to capitalize on capital and property market opportunities
  • Communication of market trends and strategic recommendations for internal and external clients through graphical, written, and verbal means

Responsibilities for the Research Analyst:

  • Collect and analyze data on property markets, capital markets and economic trends
  • Update and maintain group resources including slide decks, databases, etc
  • Work alongside the acquisition team on prospective property acquisitions, including assessments of local market conditions and trends, competitive properties and identification of risks/opportunities
  • Write the market section for annual business plans for properties including monthly and quarterly reporting for Asset and Portfolio management teams.
  • Contribute analysis and text for white papers and articles for the Heitman Perspective series on market trends and their investment implications

We are seeking individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in economics, geography, urban studies or a related field
  • Minimum 1-year experience in real estate research, consulting, finance, economics, geography or urban planning
  • Excellent communication, organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • A highly developed ability to juggle multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Fluency in Excel and PowerPoint and basic graphic design skills; SharePoint experience a plus
  • Comfort with creating, maintaining and manipulating databases
  • Intellectual curiosity and integrity
  • Willingness to work independently on short deadlines