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Summer Analyst Intern

Job ID 312
Los Angeles, CA

The Role

ARA's Summer Analyst Internship is a rotational program designed to expose interns to ARA's national portfolio of real estate assets providing opportunities to gain real-world knowledge and experience. The Intern is primarily responsible for assisting the Asset Management and Portfolio Management groups through participation in several activities within each department. This position will help the Intern develop fundamental real estate skills that will enable them to demonstrate experience and competency in a broad range of institutional, commercial real estate.

Essential Functions

 
Program Objectives

  • Over the course of 8-10 weeks, the intern will gain broad exposure to institutional real estate investment and ARA as a firm.
  • This will be achieved through day-to-day work and facilitated through a weekly meeting with the Intern's supervisor to ensure goals are being met.
  • With the supervisor's support, participate in one-on-one meetings with senior-level representatives of each department throughout the internship.
  • Build on core competencies of an Asset Management Analyst through immersion in Argus and Excel modeling, market analysis, and formal business writing.

The responsibilities of the Intern will include a subset of the following:

Asset Management

  • Assist in commercial lease review/lease analysis along with a senior member of the Asset Management team and Lease Counsel (if possible).
  • Assist in the preparation and drafting of memos to the Operations Committee/Investment Committee.
  • Participate in leasing calls with office/industrial brokers.
  • Review a property's detailed annual budget.
  • Participate in discussions regarding potential capital improvement projects, emphasizing developing a deeper understanding of required versus elective capital expenditure projects.
  • Participate in pre-disposition discussions, and analyses include hold/sell analyses, go-forward IRR analyses, and broker BOV presentations (if possible)

Portfolio Management

  • Understand the role of Portfolio Management, including the participation and review of the investment plan, both strategically and tactically.
  • Prepare materials to address ad hoc investor or consultant requests.
  • Work with the Marketing Group to address data-related questions for fund marketing materials and review the various quarterly and ad hoc monitoring of the Fund's existing metrics, activities, and performance.
  • Assist with the completion of a quarterly portfolio dashboard report.
  • Assist the Portfolio Manager with cash coordination and forecasts.
  • Contribute to quarterly investment committee presentations.
  • Assist in writing the quarterly report portfolio manager letter and fund snapshot.

Candidate Qualifications

  • An undergraduate student who is currently in their sophomore, junior, or entering their senior year in the fall of 2021.
  • Demonstrated interest in either real estate, finance, or investment management through a combination of coursework, volunteer, and academic clubs/societies.

Competencies

The ideal candidate for this role will exhibit competency in the areas listed below. At ARA, we see possessing these traits as vital to the success of the position:

  • Creative Thinking – An innovative thinker who translates thoughts into actionable items.
  • Works Collaboratively – A team player with a commitment to achieving objectives through collective action and communication.
  • High EnergyThrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where multi-tasking is essential.
  • Models Our Values – Conducts daily business and interactions with mindfulness to reflect ARA’s culture and promote its values and standards.
  • Results Driven – Outperforms expectations and promotes the firm’s competitive advantage through an analytical and context-driven approach to problem-solving.

Job Specifications

  • Expected work hours: 8:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday, with occasional weekends.
  • Travel: Business trips with overnight stays may be required. Occasionally may need to drive a personal vehicle for business.
  • Work environment and physical demands: General office environment. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

American Realty Advisors is committed to equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate based on an individual’s race and associated traits, sex, gender, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, genetic information, military, and veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law state or federal law. This policy governs all aspects of employment at American Realty Advisors, including hiring, assignments, training, promotion, compensation, employee benefits, employee discipline and discharge, and all other terms and employment conditions.

ARA considers for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance No. 184652.

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Vice President, Graphic Design

Job ID 303
Los Angeles, CA

The Role

The Vice President, Graphic Design, plays a critical role in ARA’s Corporate Marketing and Communications team, overseeing the firm’s visual brand identity. Under the guidance of the Director, Marketing and Communications, this position is responsible for creating engaging and dynamic marketing materials for both print and digital formats, strategizing the best vehicles for message delivery and ensuring a consistent brand look and feel across all mediums.

Critical focus areas will be to elevate ARA’s existing materials while adhering to established brand guidelines for an institutional audience. ARA’s marketing materials must appeal to and target current clients, potential investors, recruits, general private equity/commercial real estate industry professionals, and internal stakeholders. Materials will be created to support ARA’s Investor Relations, Portfolio Management, Investments, Asset Management, and Operations teams. This role also works directly with the firm’s senior management and CEO to fulfill graphic needs for customized presentations to current and potential investors.

Candidates must have extensive experience and the proven ability to develop and implement creative ideas to benefit the firm’s overall marketing strategy as a value-add solutions provider. The ideal candidate is a true team player who thrives in a collaborative environment and is motivated to contribute to strategic initiatives to build ARA’s business.

Essential Functions

  • Oversee visual brand identity for the firm, responsible for design and maintaining continuity of all collateral across mediums.
  • Illustrate complex business concepts through creative layouts of art and copy with an attention to detail regarding arrangement, size, type, and style:
    • Create and implement dynamic concepts to meet the needs of many internal and external stakeholders.
    • Manage production of printed and digital collateral.
    • Partner with Production Team for quality assurance of printed materials.
  • Complete assigned projects by coordinating with outside agencies, services, and printers.
  • Create and edit marketing collateral, including quarterly reports, fund snapshots, client presentations, and other materials for internal and external use.
  • Update, format, and produce PowerPoint presentations and additional marketing collateral for the Sales Team and the CEO.
  • Under the Director, Markating’s supervision, support ARA’s digital strategy, including:
    • Creating standard templates for ARA’s social media channels (LinkedIn, etc.) and email marketing programs.
    • Creating bespoke posts for content campaigns and social initiatives.
    • Designing website landing pages for various content outputs.
    • Supporting UI/UX website updates.
  • Regularly evaluate competitor materials to ensure ARA content is at or above par with all competitors.

Candidate Qualifications

  • At least three years of hands-on design and production experience of print and digital marketing materials, including advertisements, sales collateral, email marketing, social media, and event material (trade-show elements such as booth design, poster boards, and promo items where the firm’s logo is featured) required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Marketing, or related degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Advanced knowledge of design and visual principles, as demonstrated by a portfolio showing creative design, software skills, and an understanding of corporate marketing required.
  • Experience working in a corporate setting and with an existing brand.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator).
  • Highly skilled in PowerPoint presentation creation.
  • Experience with transferring data-centric charts and graphs from Microsoft Excel to design collateral required.
  • Ability to critically evaluate choices, with ARA’s needs in mind, and the ability to communicate design choices to stakeholders.
  • Familiar with editing video content and motion graphics in PremierePro, AfterEffects, or another similar editing software preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS.

Competencies

The ideal candidate for this role will exhibit competency in the areas listed below. At ARA, we see possessing these traits as vital to the success of the position:

  • Creative Thinking – An innovative thinker who translates thoughts into actionable items.
  • Works Collaboratively – A team player with a commitment to achieving objectives through collective action and communication.
  • High Energy – Thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where multi-tasking is essential.
  • Models Our Values – Conducts daily business and interactions with mindfulness to reflect ARA’s culture and promote its values and standards.
  • Results Driven – Outperforms expectations and promotes the firm’s competitive advantage through an analytical and context-driven approach to problem-solving.

Job Specifications

  • Expected work hours: 8:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday, with occasional weekends.
  • Travel: Business trips with overnight stays may be required. Occasionally may need to drive a personal vehicle for business.
  • Work environment and physical demands: General office environment.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

American Realty Advisors is committed to equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate based on an individual’s race and associated traits, sex, gender, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, genetic information, military, and veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law state or federal law. This policy governs all aspects of employment at American Realty Advisors, including hiring, assignments, training, promotion, compensation, employee benefits, employee discipline and discharge, and all other terms and employment conditions.

ARA considers for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance No. 184652.

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Acquisitions Associate

Job ID 299
Los Angeles, CA

The Role

The Associate, Investments, works with ARA’s Investment Team to provide analysis and support throughout all areas of the acquisition process including underwriting, financing, due diligence, and closing with a primary focus on evaluating institutional quality industrial, residential, office, and retail real estate acquisition opportunities. This role is based in the greater Boston area supporting a senior acquisitions officer focused on the Mountain and Texas regions.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the evaluation, underwriting, due diligence investigation, and closing of potential real estate investments, including direct equity, joint venture, preferred equity, mezzanine financing, and other structured finance investments. Potential investment targets include stabilized development/redevelopment and value-add opportunities.
  • Prepare complex and detailed financial analyses utilizing existing models, create ad-hoc Excel models as needed to evaluate a myriad of investment structures.
  • Review Argus, Excel, and other financial models to accurately and logically calculate and report all appropriate financial information about the investment under consideration.
  • Assist with preparation of various correspondence and reports, including letters of intent, investment committee memos, due diligence findings, and abstracts of various legal documents.
  • Interact with market participants throughout the acquisition process to obtain information relating to investments under consideration, including leasing and sales brokers, tenants, property managers, governmental authorities, and other investors.
  • Research, triangulate and maintain familiarity with financial investment metrics in major target metropolitan areas, including recent sales, cap rates, leasing activity, and supply pipeline.
  • Assist with the presentation preparation and communication of potential investment opportunities, official investment memoranda, financial underwriting, due diligence investigations findings, and other critical investment-related information to the investment committee, and the deal team.
  • Interpret real estate documentation about ownership structures, legal contracts, accounting, and property operations. Conduct reviews, summarize, and offer commentary on transactional documents under negotiation, including joint venture and loan agreements, and third-party engagement letters.
  • Assist with the due diligence process, documentation, and reports, including lease review, loan documentation, physical, environmental, and title reports, covenants, conditions, and restrictions, purchase and sale agreements, and other related ancillary documents.
  • Support other associates with the internal valuation process to ensure accurate valuations and optimal hold/sell evaluations for the existing portfolio.
  • Other activities that may be assigned from time to time.

The above listing represents the general duties considered essential functions of the job and is not to be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Real Estate, or related field required.
  • At least three years of relevant experience in commercial real estate analysis or asset management; an intermediate understanding of real estate finance associated terms and formulas, as well as the construction/development processes.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with consultants, vendors, third-party property managers, and other members of the organization.
  • Strong finance and mathematical skills including, but not limited to, the ability to calculate and understand discounted cash flows, net present value, internal rate of return. Capable of generating and interpreting statistical data; demonstrated analytical skills, including financial analysis.
  • Familiarity with various software for word processing and spreadsheet preparation. Demonstrated proficiency and precision in Microsoft Excel with the ability and understanding of how to build formulas.

Job Specifications

  • Expected work hours: 8:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday with occasional weekends.
  • Travel: Business trips with overnight stays may be required. Occasionally may be required to drive a personal vehicle for business.
  • Work environment and physical demands: General office environment includes.

ARA and its service providers are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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Associate Director, Investment Group

Job ID 307

The Role

The Associate Director, Investment Group, is a high-impact team member responsible for supporting and participating in the origination of equity and debt real estate investments for ARA’s clients, working alongside the Market Leader of a region. This position is accountable, in coordination with the Market Leader, to manage and supervise the sourcing, analysis, underwriting, and negotiation of all equity and debt real estate originations. This role participates in the documentation, due diligence, and reporting of these transactions to ARA’s Investment Committee, other ARA functional groups, and clients, working closely with a Director, Senior Director, or the Chief Investment Officer.

The Associate Director plays a key role in the mentoring, coaching, and oversight of the work and workloads of analysts and associates who support the ARA account. The position may also participate in real estate dispositions. However, presently it is only contemplated that input may be provided into a hold/sell decision and the recommendation for investment sales brokers. A successful candidate may have growing responsibility for investment sourcing with the goal of becoming a lead contributor to investment origination in a particular region.

Founded on meritocracy, collaboration, and hard work, the firm strives for excellence and welcomes those willing to take on the challenge to be better at what they do. You will have ample opportunities to present ideas to senior leadership, and if liked, you are given the responsibility to implement and see those ideas through to execution. If you thrive in an intellectually rigorous and challenging position where you can make an impact, we want you. You have the opportunity to drive the future of ARA's investment activity and take ARA's portfolios to the next level.

This opportunity is ideally located in an existing ARA office This opportunity is ideally located in an existing ARA office (Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, or New York) or within the Market Leader’s region.

Essential Functions

  • Source, review, underwrite, conduct market research, and negotiate office, industrial, retail, and rental residential investment opportunities on behalf of ARA’s clients consistent with investment management agreements and client guidelines.
  • Oversee each new investment and the sourcing, including underwriting and performing due diligence on transactions consistent with investment guidelines, market expectations, and client goals.
  • Participate in all due diligence activities, processes, and documentation for all investments to ensure that the investment under consideration for acquisition (or originated) meets the investment guidelines and what is prudent for the market and the client, including overseeing the administrative and clerical processes for each new investment.
  • Manage the preparation and presentation of all investments for the Investment Committee, client presentations, and reporting.
  • Prepare written and oral presentations to staff, management, existing clients, potential clients, and sellers of commercial properties and members of the real estate community.
  • Prepare market surveys and questionnaires for various related commercial real estate publications and marketing groups.
  • Support and participate as requested in setting and implementing firm-wide goals and objectives. Contribute to various Investment Committee matters when asked.
  • Participate in the documentation, development, and formulation of department guidelines, standards, and reports.
  • Participate in the hiring process, oversight, training, mentoring, coaching, and counseling of the Associate and Analyst team members serving the Investment Group and supervise and monitor the output of their work product.
  • Supervise and provide analytical resources in support of and complementary to the Directors and Senior Directors (with whom you are paired or with who you are asked to collaborate) relative to acquisition opportunities within the position’s typical areas of coverage.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Undergraduate business degree required.
  • Must have a minimum of five years of direct or indirect (i.e., support role) experience in financial analysis, sourcing, negotiation, and closing of commercial (office, industrial, retail and rental residential) real estate investments, with at least one year of recent institutional investment experience. Candidates with additional career exposure to portfolio management, asset management, development, and an appraisal are a plus.
  • Investment experience must include primary transaction activity across all sectors and speciality sectors within the Top 20 United States MSA’s and within the mid-cap asset size range of generally $20 million to $500 million. A focus on rental residential and industrial is preferred. 
  • Investment experience must include core, value-add, and opportunistic investment strategies with the primary transaction activity focused on office, industrial, retail, and rental residential product types, as opposed to residential land, lodging, self-storage, or similar specialty real estate.
  • Experience in originating both direct equity and indirect (debt, mezzanine, and joint venture equity) investment structures on behalf of institutional investors, with a working knowledge and understanding of joint venture and debt documents. 

Competencies

The ideal candidate for this role will exhibit competency in the areas listed below. At ARA, we see possessing these traits as vital to the success of the position:

  • Creative Thinking – An innovative thinker who translates thoughts into actionable items.
  • Works Collaboratively – A team player with a commitment to achieving objectives through collective action and communication.
  • High EnergyThrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where multi-tasking is essential.
  • Models Our Values – Conducts daily business and interactions with mindfulness to reflect ARA’s culture and promote its values and standards.
  • Results Driven – Outperforms expectations and promotes the firm’s competitive advantage through an analytical and context-driven approach to problem-solving.

Job Specifications

  • Expected work hours: 8:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday, with occasional weekends.
  • Travel: Business trips with overnight stays may be required. Occasionally may need to drive a personal vehicle for business.
  • Work environment and physical demands: General office environment

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

American Realty Advisors is committed to equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate based on an individual’s race and associated traits, sex, gender, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, genetic information, military, and veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law state or federal law. This policy governs all aspects of employment at American Realty Advisors, including hiring, assignments, training, promotion, compensation, employee benefits, employee discipline and discharge, and all other terms and employment conditions.

ARA considers for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance No. 184652.

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Transaction Manager, Due Diligence

Job ID 309
Los Angeles, CA

The Role

The Transaction Manager assists the Senior Vice President, Due Diligence and the Investment Group in the coordination and execution of due diligence efforts for all investments originated by ARA. Target investments include office, multifamily, industrial, retail, preferred equity, joint ventures, mezzanine debt, senior debt, and other types of investments. This position works closely with a wide variety of parties internal and external to the firm, including but not limited to the investment group, portfolio management, asset management, transaction counsel, the seller, seller’s broker, joint venture partners, lenders, third-party consultants, and ARA’s Investment Committee. This role is based in ARA’s downtown Los Angeles office, so the candidate will be expected to be a Southern California resident and commute to the office.

Essential Functions

  • Provide critical input and support to ARA’s investment due diligence and risk mitigation process for potential investments in multiple property types and profiles, including development of and investment in residential, industrial, office, retail, and other types of projects nationwide.
  • Review, evaluate, update, and manage the daily progress of the due diligence process for all active transactions to ensure that a consistent effort is applied to each potential investment and that all participants are active, timely, supportive of the effort, and accountable for their assigned roles.
  • Maintain an active and robust communication channel to ensure that information is provided timely to the entire transaction team, so connections can be made among the various due diligence matters.
  • Assist in identifying, reviewing, analyzing, summarizing, abstracting, filing, monitoring, disclosing, and distributing due diligence materials to appropriate transaction team members, such as leases, estoppels, environmental reports, engineering studies, title documents, ALTA surveys, zoning reports, and other due diligence materials.
  • Track all transaction-related documents, including but not limited to purchase and sale agreements, joint venture documents, loan documents. Monitor timelines and linkages among those documents and bridge connections with the transaction team members.
  • Coordinate all closing activities, including reviewing closing documents, proration statements, closing statements, and other documents needed to close a transaction.
  • Assist the Investment Group in evaluating and implementing technology initiatives that enhance the due diligence and acquisition process, in coordination with ARA’s IT team and the VP of Real Estate Technology & Innovation.
  • Assist the Investment Group in implementing ARA’s Environmental, Social, Governance, and Resilience (ESG+R) goals and policies related to the investment and due diligence process for potential investments, in coordination with ARA’s ESG+R Committee.
  • Master ARA’s due diligence process and continuously seek opportunities for process improvements and implementation of best practices.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a major in real estate, engineering, construction, architecture, urban planning, or similar background.
  • Minimum three years of experience in commercial real estate construction, engineering, design, consulting, finance, or transaction management, preferably with exposure to real estate transactions and due diligence.
  • Basic understanding and desire to expand working knowledge of the mechanics of institutional real estate and real estate transactions/due diligence.
  • Familiarity with real estate transaction documents (i.e., purchase and sale agreements) and due diligence documents such as environmental site assessments, property condition assessments, plans and specifications, engineering studies, leases, title reports, ALTA surveys, zoning reports, and the closing process preferred.
  • Experience with land planning and development, entitlements, zoning, and planning issues is a plus.
  • Interest in building design and construction, LEED/sustainability concepts is a plus.
  • Familiar with finance and mathematical concepts including, but not limited to, understanding discounted cash flows, NPV’s, IRRs, and the capability to interpret statistical data.

Competencies

The ideal candidate for this role will exhibit competency in the areas listed below. At ARA, we see possessing these traits as vital to the success of the position:

  • Creative Thinking – An innovative thinker who translates thoughts into actionable items.
  • Works Collaboratively – A team player with a commitment to achieving objectives through collective action and communication.
  • High EnergyThrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where multi-tasking is essential.
  • Models Our Values – Conducts daily business and interactions with mindfulness to reflect ARA’s culture and promote its values and standards.
  • Results Driven – Outperforms expectations and promotes the firm’s competitive advantage through an analytical and context-driven approach to problem-solving.

Job Specifications

  • Expected work hours: 8:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday, with occasional weekends.
  • Travel: Business trips with overnight stays may be required (except when local or national stay-at-home orders or travel restrictions are in effect, as such trips are not permitted). Occasionally may need to drive a personal vehicle for business.
  • Work environment and physical demands: General office environment at ARA’s downtown Los Angeles corporate offices (except when local or national stay-at-home orders are in effect).

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

American Realty Advisors is committed to equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate based on an individual’s race and associated traits, sex, gender, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, genetic information, military, and veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law state or federal law. This policy governs all aspects of employment at American Realty Advisors, including hiring, assignments, training, promotion, compensation, employee benefits, employee discipline and discharge, and all other terms and employment conditions.

ARA considers for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance No. 184652.

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Analyst, Asset Management

Job ID 311
Los Angeles, CA

General Summary

The Analyst works with ARA’s Asset Management Group in executing its operating strategy on a national real estate investment portfolio. The position is tasked with helping drive investment strategy based on the firm’s models and its approach to value creation through oversight of property operations and capital deployment.

Primary accountabilities include business plan preparation, presentation, and execution, developing monthly cash flow and investment return projections, internal and external reporting, market research, capital plan oversight, and involvement with new acquisitions. This individual will regularly engage with members of senior management, the acquisitions group, ARA’s third-party property management teams, and other external partners.

This role is based in ARA’s downtown Los Angeles office, and candidates will be expected to be Southern California residents and commute to the office.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist asset managers with:
    • Extracting metrics from various data sources, including CoStar, MRI, and Argus Enterprise, to support developing and executing strategic business plans and property operating budgets.
    • Reviewing monthly reporting packages and cash follow distributions/contributions, evaluating variances, and resolving any discrepancies.
    • Preparing detailed financial analyses of operating performance, leasing trends, submarket analytics, and competitive property analysis.
    • Conducting periodic physical inspections of assets, touring competitive properties, developing relationships, and commanding a general understanding of market and submarket dynamics.
    • Reviewing Common Area Maintenance reconciliations generated by third-party property managers against tenant leases and property operating expenses.
    • Participating in negotiations from Letter of Intent through lease execution, including economic lease analysis and credit review.
    • Maintaining reputation, relationships, and efficient information flow between asset managers, third-party property managers, joint venture partners, portfolio managers, and executives.
  • Develop a basic understanding of budget analysis, financial reporting and the tools and software utilized to execute such analysis and reporting.
  • Learn ARA’s property management and asset management policies, procedures, and guidelines; develop a broad knowledge of joint venture agreements, loan documents, lease agreements, property management agreements, development agreements, service contracts, and title documents.
  • Develop a foundational understanding of the underlying economic, market, and industry trends that drive asset performance.
  • Assist with drafting Investment Committee recommendation memos for asset repositioning and development, hold/sell analyses, dispositions, large capital projects, and key legal documents.
  • Assist with Property Management Agreement and Leasing Services Agreement amendment, restatement, or extension processes.
  • Support asset managers with oversight of the development or construction process, including conducting market research to validate new underwriting and future development pipelines.
  • Assist the Investment Group in the overall underwriting, committee recommendation drafting, due diligence, and asset management transition processes, as needed for acquisitions.
  • Assist Dispositions by preparing the asset for sale and supporting the due diligence and closing processes.
  • Participate in other ad hoc activities that may be assigned from time to time.

The above listing represents the general duties considered essential functions of the job and is not to be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Real Estate, or related field required.
  • Demonstrated interest in commercial real estate, investment analysis, or asset management through a combination of internships and coursework.
  • Strong financial and mathematical skills, including, but not limited to, the ability to calculate and understand discounted cash flows, net present value, and internal rate of return. A thorough understanding of accounting principles, including comprehending standard accounting reports and statements, is required.
  • Familiarity with various software for word processing and spreadsheet preparation. Demonstrated proficiency and precision in Microsoft Excel with the ability to build and utilize complex formulas.

Physical Demands

  • Expected work hours: 8:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday, with occasional weekends.
  • Travel: Business trips with overnight stays may be required. Occasionally may need to drive a personal vehicle for business.
  • Work environment and physical demands: General office environment at ARA’s downtown Los Angeles corporate offices.

American Realty Advisors and its service providers are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

American Realty Advisors and its service providers considers for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance No. 184652.

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Analyst, Asset Management (Summer ’22)

Job ID 313
Los Angeles, CA

Please note: ARA is currently hiring this position for a summer '22 start.
 

General Summary

The Analyst works with ARA’s Asset Management Group in executing its operating strategy on a national real estate investment portfolio. The position is tasked with helping drive investment strategy based on the firm’s models and its approach to value creation through oversight of property operations and capital deployment.

Primary accountabilities include business plan preparation, presentation, and execution, developing monthly cash flow and investment return projections, internal and external reporting, market research, capital plan oversight, and involvement with new acquisitions. This individual will regularly engage with members of senior management, the acquisitions group, ARA’s third-party property management teams, and other external partners.

This role is based in ARA’s downtown Los Angeles office, and candidates will be expected to be Southern California residents and commute to the office.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist asset managers with:
    • Extracting metrics from various data sources, including CoStar, MRI, and Argus Enterprise, to support developing and executing strategic business plans and property operating budgets.
    • Reviewing monthly reporting packages and cash follow distributions/contributions, evaluating variances, and resolving any discrepancies.
    • Preparing detailed financial analyses of operating performance, leasing trends, submarket analytics, and competitive property analysis.
    • Conducting periodic physical inspections of assets, touring competitive properties, developing relationships, and commanding a general understanding of market and submarket dynamics.
    • Reviewing Common Area Maintenance reconciliations generated by third-party property managers against tenant leases and property operating expenses.
    • Participating in negotiations from Letter of Intent through lease execution, including economic lease analysis and credit review.
    • Maintaining reputation, relationships, and efficient information flow between asset managers, third-party property managers, joint venture partners, portfolio managers, and executives.
  • Develop a basic understanding of budget analysis, financial reporting and the tools and software utilized to execute such analysis and reporting.
  • Learn ARA’s property management and asset management policies, procedures, and guidelines; develop a broad knowledge of joint venture agreements, loan documents, lease agreements, property management agreements, development agreements, service contracts, and title documents.
  • Develop a foundational understanding of the underlying economic, market, and industry trends that drive asset performance.
  • Assist with drafting Investment Committee recommendation memos for asset repositioning and development, hold/sell analyses, dispositions, large capital projects, and key legal documents.
  • Assist with Property Management Agreement and Leasing Services Agreement amendment, restatement, or extension processes.
  • Support asset managers with oversight of the development or construction process, including conducting market research to validate new underwriting and future development pipelines.
  • Assist the Investment Group in the overall underwriting, committee recommendation drafting, due diligence, and asset management transition processes, as needed for acquisitions.
  • Assist Dispositions by preparing the asset for sale and supporting the due diligence and closing processes.
  • Participate in other ad hoc activities that may be assigned from time to time.

The above listing represents the general duties considered essential functions of the job and is not to be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Real Estate, or related field required.
  • Students are required to have completed a Bachelor's degree by June 2022. 
  • Demonstrated interest in commercial real estate, investment analysis, or asset management through a combination of internships and coursework.
  • Strong financial and mathematical skills, including, but not limited to, the ability to calculate and understand discounted cash flows, net present value, and internal rate of return. A thorough understanding of accounting principles, including comprehending standard accounting reports and statements, is required.
  • Familiarity with various software for word processing and spreadsheet preparation. Demonstrated proficiency and precision in Microsoft Excel with the ability to build and utilize complex formulas.

Physical Demands

  • Expected work hours: 8:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday, with occasional weekends.
  • Travel: Business trips with overnight stays may be required. Occasionally may need to drive a personal vehicle for business.
  • Work environment and physical demands: General office environment at ARA’s downtown Los Angeles corporate offices.

American Realty Advisors and its service providers are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

American Realty Advisors and its service providers considers for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance No. 184652.

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ARA is committed to equal employment opportunity and applies the principals of openness and diversity to all aspects of employment including hiring, assignments, training, promotions, compensation, employee benefits and issue resolution, employee discipline and discharge, and any other terms and conditions of employment. We do not discriminate on any basis protected by local, state, or federal law including, but not limited to, race, sex, gender, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, citizenship status, or any other basis.

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