Research Analyst
Heitman LLC

Based in: London

Posted: 27 November 2018

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.

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 capitalise 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 analyse 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
1-year experience in real estate research, consulting, finance, economics, geography or urban planning (Candidates with other backgrounds that demonstrate strong research and writing skills will also be considered)
Excellent communication, organisational 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

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