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Real Estate Analyst Job Description

Circle Square has extensive experience in the Real Estate sector and is always looking for highly skilled, talented Real Estate Professionals from various backgrounds.

Real Estate AnalystOur Real Estate Division typically recruit in the following Sectors:

REIT/ Property / Construction / Retail / Asset Management / Private Equity / Pension Funds / Hedge Funds / Corporate Finance /Advisory

We generally look for Real Estate Analysts on behalf of our clients due to expansion within the business or as a replacement. We also recruit for Interim Analyst. Analysts usually report to the Transaction or Investment Director.


Real Estate Analyst - Key Responsibilities

Working closely with the Director (or CEO as appropriate), the role will cover all aspects related to transactions or new business including:

  • Researching and analysing new business opportunities and producing clear summaries to enable decision making

  • Production of clear and articulate marketing material such as teasers, presentations and teasers as required for transactions. This will include elements of research and information collation

  • Designing, amending and updating models (ranging in complexity) for transactions and other business needs; running scenarios on the models and producing outputs for external and internal purposes as specified by the director including:

Deal  modelling:

  • Creation of transaction models based on standard template models

  • Performing sensitivity and scenario analysis

  • Quality assessment of sell side models

Ad hoc modelling:

  • Assistance with creation of standard template models

  • Building ad hoc DCF models (single asset or portfolio)

  • Involvement in review process – performing formula and analytical review on the integrity of internal models

Supporting commercial negotiations:

  • Due Diligence including liaison with advisors

  • Data Room evaluations

  • Wider Geographical and Economic review which would impact on the deal

  • Sector evaluation


The role will provide additional support to the wider business as directed by Management:

  • Providing commercial and analytical support on key corporate projects and initiatives
    (e.g. Debt refinancing & equity investment initiatives); producing tools to analyse specific business opportunities outside of the normal ‘remit’

  • Attending and actively contributing to internal and external project meetings

  • Assisting in the production of investor relations

  • Collating data for and assisting in the preparation of board reports


Portfolio Management

  • NAV and Analytical review of the current portfolio including liaison with IPD and external Advisors

  • Adhoc Reporting


Real Estate Analyst - Skills & Requirements

  • Good understanding of Debt and Equity Modelling

  • Ability to explain Property issues to non-Property Individuals

  • Ability to work with Property Professionals

  • Ability to work under own stream

  • Proven ability of working under pressure

  • Strong IT skills



Salaries for a Financial Accountant vary depending on experience and company size. Generally the salary levels are:

  • 35k plus for an Analyst (1-5 years experience)  in a small or private company plus
    20-40% bonus

  • 50-60k for an analyst in a Leading Investor or Private Equity business

  • 50k plus for an Associate (4-7 years experience) in a Small or Private owned company 20-50% Bonus

  • 65- 95k for an Associate in a Leading Investor or Private Equity business plus 30-100% bonus


Career Progression

The progression in companies for this type of role differs immensely. As part of it depends on work/life balance, the stage of the company’s investment cycle, the exposure to portfolio management vs investment and the stability of the business to name but a few things. Generally you will move from Analyst to Associate then to Investment or Portfolio Manager, or Transaction Manager in a more deal oriented role.

Generally the skill set of an Analyst can develop in lots of directions due to modelling being the core of most Real Estate Finance roles.


If you're looking for Real Estate Jobs our dedicated career advice section or more information on our Real Estate Recruitment.


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