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Analyst, Private Real Estate Equity

London, England

Description

 

Company Description

 

Founded in 1966, Heitman is a premier global real estate investment management firm with over $50 billion in assets under management. Heitman has three main business lines: direct real estate investment; the origination and servicing of debt secured by real estate and investments in publicly traded securities, including REITs, REOCs and other real estate companies. The Firm offers investment products and services across the risk/return spectrum, within each category.

 

Heitman is proud to be employee owned, and the firm’s real estate solutions are directed by some of the most experienced and innovative professionals in the industry. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Melbourne, New York, Seoul and Tokyo, Heitman has 350 employees who offer specialized expertise — from a specific discipline to local insight.

 

Heitman European Private Equity

 

Heitman entered the European private real estate market in 1995 and now has a track record on projects across all asset types through closed-end commingled funds and separate accounts, the former being the main investment focus. The European Private Equity team has acquired over $9 billion in assets, from direct real estate to operating businesses and via a range of strategies from regulatory change exploitation through portfolio aggregations and private-to-listed market arbitrage. With offices across Europe and c. 30 employees, Heitman has the track record, network and on-the-ground presence to source, execute and manage investment strategies on behalf of its global client base.

 

This Opportunity

 

Heitman’s London office is seeking an entry-level investment professional to join our Private Equity team. The ideal candidate will be highly analytical with strong Excel and PowerPoint skills, fluent in English and an additional European language, able to work in a fast paced, team-oriented environment and have an interest in growing their career in Real Estate. This position will also work on both new acquisitions as well as portfolio and asset management work streams.

 

The responsibilities of an Analyst, Private Real Estate Equity include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the underwriting and evaluation of European real estate acquisitions across strategies and asset classes, including operating business and listed vehicle transactions
  • Prepare presentation materials of investment opportunities for Investment Committee purpose
  • Provide support in the due diligence and closing phase of the transaction in conjunction with in-house and outside parties
  • Contribute to the management of investments through their lifecycle, including preparing valuations/quarterly reports, cash flow projections, and budgeting analysis
  • Assist in the analysis and execution of investment dispositions

 

We are seeking individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • 1 – 2 years’ experience
  • Strong academic track record from tier one University, with a degree focusing on finance and/or real estate
  • Previous experience in real estate corporate finance such as private equity, investment banking or as a corporate finance consultant within an accounting firm
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, along with outstanding organization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Proficiency in English and at least one other European language

 

The Heitman Difference Culture
 

Our culture recognizes the importance of our biggest differentiator — our people. Heitman’s collaborative work environment gives our professionals the opportunity to build something together. Something too appealing to ignore and too rewarding to leave.
 

Our culture is driven by our core values: Respect, Commitment, Innovation, and Integrity. We strive to maintain an inclusive and collaborative environment where all ideas are welcome. Among many other Heitman sponsored programs, we encourage our employees to get out into the community and volunteer with their favorite organizations – you’ll even get paid time off to do just that!

 

Additional Information

 

Interested professionals should apply via our website at www.heitman.com. Please make sure to select “careers” under the About tab to submit your cover letter and resume. If you are a Heitman employee, please make sure to apply using your Heitman email address.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity: Heitman is an equal employment opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, medical or mental disability or condition (including, without limitation, HIV and AIDS), developmental disability, handicap, denial of family and medical care leave, denial of pregnancy leave, domestic partner status, status as a victim of sexual or domestic violence (or familial relationship to such victim), veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, arrest records, citizenship status, criminal history that has been expunged, unfavorable discharge from the military, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.