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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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Associate, Valuations

Job ID 331

General Summary

Madison Marquette Real Estate Services provides analytical services and support for American Realty Advisors (ARA), a leading institutional real estate investment manager. The Associate, Valuations provides valuation support to ARA’s Executive Vice President, Valuations in the execution of its operating strategy on its national real estate investment portfolio. A successful candidate will have a background in valuations, strong modeling skills with both Argus Enterprise (AE) and Excel, and the ability to work collaboratively with several teams across multiple disciplines.  This role is based in either ARA’s Los Angeles, CA, or Chicago, IL office.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with internal quarterly valuations, including peer reviews, appraisal reviews, and internal file audits.
  • Partner with Asset Management to perform detailed reviews of quarterly appraisals and provide appropriate review comments to third-party appraisers.
  • Assist with the quarterly valuation process, gathering property/market data, and responding to valuation questions from appraisers, SVP Valuations, and Portfolio Management.
  • Review and audit cash flow models used for internal valuations and external broker opinions of value and sale offerings. 
  • Perform quarterly portfolio level valuation analytics, run valuation sensitivities, prepare and present valuation results in a clear and concise manner.
  • Identify inconsistencies within various data inputs received from different functions within the organization and external sources. 
  • Administer Argus model audits, including workflow management, for quality control against current policies and procedures.
  • Provide Argus Enterprise support and modeling assistance for various departments within the organization.
  • Assist with integration projects between Argus Enterprise and other business software.
  • Conduct training sessions on valuation techniques, process, and software
  • All other responsibilities 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.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in commercial real estate valuations or underwriting; an intermediate understanding of real estate finance associated terms and formulas.
  • 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 the ability to comprehend standard accounting reports and statements, is required.
  • Strong valuation, analytical, and Discounted Cash Flow modeling skills utilizing MS Excel and Argus Enterprise (AE) is required.
  • Proficiency with computer and various software for word processing, spreadsheet preparation and demonstrated analytical skills including financial analysis. Exceptional computer skills, including writing and utilizing macros in Microsoft Excel; SQL Database; Argus Enterprise administration.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists - the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to follow processes.

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 be required to drive a personal vehicle for business.
  • Work environment and physical demands: General office environment includes but not limited to periods of sitting at a computer, standing at a copier, and carrying files

Madison Marquette is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Madison Marquette is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, access to facilities and programs, and general treatment during employment.

Madison Marquette 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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Intern, Investments

Job ID 332
Los Angeles, CA

The Role

The Summer Intern is primarily responsible for assisting the Investment Group with the market research, financial analysis, and underwriting of prospective investments in institutional quality core and value-added real estate in addition to other special projects. 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 assets. Work assignments are designed to help the Intern gain broad exposure to institutional real estate investment and ARA as a firm achieved through day-to-day work and facilitated through a weekly meeting with the Intern's supervisor.

During the internship, this person may serve as the point-person for analyzing one or more live acquisitions (simple, executable deal – e.g., single-tenant industrial core deal or stabilized garden multifamily) to provide a real-world, broad-based, applicable learning experience. This work will allow the Intern to build the core competencies needed to step into an Investments Analyst position through immersion in Argus Enterprise and Excel modeling, market analysis, and formal business writing. This role is based in ARA’s downtown Los Angeles office, so the candidate will be expected to be a resident of Southern California and commute to the office during the internship.

Essential Functions

  • Assist in the acquisition process by contacting potential sellers, brokers, and other market participants to discuss potential investments and market dynamics.
  • Assist and run the analysis and underwriting of potential investment properties, including physical, economic, and market factors (including specific market analysis of competitive inventory (i.e., ownership, capitalization, and basis), demand, and effective lease rates).
  • Assist in the preparation of investment committee memoranda and presentations.
  • Assist in the investment due diligence process, including reviewing consultant reports such as physical reports, environmental reports, and title reports, among others.
  • Complete detailed abstracts of leases, loan documents, purchase and sale agreements, reciprocal easement agreements, joint venture agreements, and other real estate documentation.
  • Assist in reviewing and comparing construction specification sheets for proposed development properties to ensure consistent specification standards across investments.
  • Perform critical ancillary investment analyses including, but not limited to, replacement costs analyses, rent versus own analyses, and occupancy cost analyses.
  • Collect and compile market research data including, but not limited to, comparable lease summaries, comparable sales summaries, and supply pipeline information.
  • Assist with specific research projects for the Investment Group and Research group.

Candidate Qualifications

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills

  • An undergraduate student that is currently in summer going into their sophomore, junior, or senior year
  • Demonstrated interest in either real estate, finance, or investment management through a combination of coursework, volunteer, and academic clubs/societies.
  • Basic analytical skills, including financial analysis and the ability to interpret statistical data.
  • Familiarity with various software for word processing and spreadsheet preparation. Basic proficiency in Microsoft Excel with the ability and understanding of how to build formulas. General knowledge of accounting and financial reporting is needed.
  • A general understanding of accounting and financial reporting is needed.

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.
  • 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, Asset Management (SFR)

Job ID 333

The Role
The Vice President, Asset Management's primary responsibility is to lead and direct the asset management responsibility for a portfolio of residential assets, with a focus on single-family rental (SFR) communities. The role works under the Executive Vice President ("EVP") for the residential (multi-family and for-rent single-family) asset management team to support the EVP in directing an industry-leading asset management approach for ARA's for-rent residential portfolio. 

Responsibilities include overseeing third-party property managers, leasing staff, construction managers, and others involved in managing assets. Core duties include the supervision of the strategic planning, management, leasing, financial analyses, operating and capital budgets, returns on an internal rate of return and time-weighted basis, and reporting on a quarterly and annual basis regarding the performance of each asset.

The Vice President will work with the EVP, Portfolio Management, and the Investment Group to assist in reviewing and analyzing multi-family and SFR assets to be acquired by the firm. During the initial evaluation of the property and due diligence, these activities ensure the target asset can be managed to the level outlined in the business plan for the underwriting and long-term budget.

This role is based in either ARA’s downtown Los Angeles office or downtown Chicago so the candidate will be expected to be a local resident and commute to the office.
 

Essential Functions

  • Develop and drive the implementation of the strategic business plans for each of the portfolio's residential assets, which govern the portfolio's daily operations and ultimate positioning in the marketplace and understand the impact on capital outlays and operating expenses to organize and program a business plan that maximizes its performance.
  • Identify, develop, and implement value-added strategies concerning existing assets and potential acquisitions. Strategies may include but are not limited to renovations relating to repositioning and lease-up and ground-up development.
  • Oversee management of property operations for assets, including:
    • Timely review of property management reports,
    • Tracking weekly and monthly status reports from property managers,
    • Developing solid relationships through sound leadership with property managers and other onsite staff to support the business plan's advancement and maximize performance.
  • Collaborate with joint venture partners on existing investments and new opportunities, providing approvals when necessary and input as appropriate. Review operations for compliance with terms of joint venture agreements, development management agreements, and related documents.
  • Oversee contracts, vendors, bids, and inventories.
  • Supervise, train, and motivate property managers, leasing staff, and personnel in ARA's asset management philosophy.
  • Conduct regular site visits to review curb appeal, the status of capital improvement projects, model inspections, expense approvals, and personnel issues to direct changes to maximize the asset's performance.
  • Maintain an understanding of architectural plans and contracts, engineering studies, schedules, and work with attorneys to craft lease language to protect the landlord when appropriate.
  • Work with onsite leasing teams to attract, qualify, maintain residents, and achieve favorable effective lease rates. Develop marketing strategies and concession packages to maximize effective rents.
  • Work with ARA's Valuation Group and Portfolio Management Group to supervise the completion of asset valuations (hold/sell analyses, quarterly, and annual valuations) efficiently and timely and provide context for the asset to be able to support and provide insightful hold vs. sale recommendations regularly.
  • Oversee general property level analysis functions (i.e., PM contracts, RFPs, construction, and vendor agreements).
  • Conduct in-depth market research to fully understand each asset's position in its respective market from a leasing and investment perspective and all underlying factors that may influence it. Update demographic and market information for each asset area for strategic planning and reporting purposes and understand the data's implications on specific asset performance.
  • Review potential multi-family and SFR acquisitions in both the core and value-added space.
    • Work with the Investment Group to develop long-term models to support the acquisition.
    • Perform in-depth market research to support all underwriting assumptions incorporated into the acquisition model.
    • Review effective lease rates, capital improvement budgets, and operational budgets. 
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with investment brokers to facilitate investment activity.
    • Oversee the physical inspection of the asset to understand the impact of any deficiencies on underwriting.
    • Advise other deal team members and report directly to the Investment Committee on all aspects of the proposed investment from an asset management perspective. 
  • Manage the reporting process (business plans and monthly and quarterly reports) in an efficient and timely manner and as a means of improving performance.
  • Prepare annual portfolio review materials, including preparing and delivering written and oral reviews to trustees, consultants, and client staff, if necessary.
  • Participate in investor calls/presentations on an as-needed basis to help shape the articulated vision for the team's direction and investments in the residential sector. 

Candidate Qualifications

  • An undergraduate business degree is required, preferably in finance, accounting, or another related area of study.
  • An advanced degree or professional designation (i.e., RFA or CPM) is preferred.
  • A minimum of eight years of direct work experience in the for-rent residential asset management sector, with a focus on SFR communities.
  • Additional expertise in renovations, property management, or acquisitions is highly regarded. 
  • Knowledge of the private equity real estate market and how such investments work and are structured is an essential part of this position. 
  • Residential development experience and retail asset management preferred

Competencies

The ideal candidate for this role will exhibit competency in the below areas. 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 committed 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: Occasionally may need to drive a personal vehicle for business.
  • Work environment and physical demands: General office environment.
  • Vaccination is required to enter the workspace, and ARA will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons.

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, Research & Strategy

Job ID 340
New York, NY

General Summary

Madison Marquette Real Estate Services provides analytical services and support for American Realty Advisors (ARA). The Analyst, Research & Strategy, works in collaboration with the Head of Research and Research Associate to support ARA’s research and thought leadership activities. This position will be exposed to and involved in conducting property market, capital market, and macroeconomic data research and analysis. The Analyst provides the research needed to generate presentations and thought leadership pieces in support of existing Funds and new product launches. This role requires an individual with a strong interest in commercial real estate research and analysis, who is proactive and self-motived, and comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.

Preference will be given to candidates who are within a commutable distance to NYC, though this is envisioned to be a remote-first position.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to specialized research for quarterly and ad-hoc thought leadership pieces under the direction of Managing Director, Research & Strategy.
  • Assist in the development and preparation of conference presentations.
  • Contribute ideas to and support development of ARA’s bi-annual House View.
  • Develop and maintain the Research Chart Book of most frequently used macroeconomic and real estate-specific slides.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of proprietary employment, demographic, and forecasting models.
  • Support deal-level research analysis through model building and economic write-ups with eventual goal of conducting their own forecasts under guidance of Head of Research and Associate.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of innovative, forward-thinking investment strategies.
  • Master all relevant third-party U.S. real estate data sources, including Oxford Economics, Costar, CBRE-EA, RCA, NCREIF, Yardi Matrix, John Burns, and Macrobond as well as various government data sources (BFA, Census, Federal Reserve).
  • Develop an understanding of the limitations of the data sources listed above in their ability to depict market conditions accurately.
  • Create qualitative supplemental data addressing the actual state of a market space by triangulating data from multiple third-party sources.

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

  • Undergraduate degree in business, real estate, economics, statistics, or related field preferred.
  • Internships or 1-2 years’ experience in investment management, finance, or economics fields; research-specific experience a plus, but not required.
  • Familiarity with CoStar, Real Capital Analytics, NCREIF, Moody’s Analytics, Macrobond preferred; familiarity with GIS a plus, but not required.
  • Has demonstrated strong analytical skills, including the ability to gather and interpret financial and market data.
  • Has an interest in learning research methodology and the commercial application of economics.
  • Comfort in dealing with large data sets.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills.
  • Can develop logical support for investments using researched and proven data. 
  • Well-versed in Microsoft suite of products, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.

 
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 be required to drive a personal vehicle for business.
  • Work environment and physical demands: General office environment

 
Madison Marquette is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Madison Marquette is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, access to facilities and programs, and general treatment during employment.

Madison Marquette 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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Associate, Portfolio Management

Job ID 336
Los Angeles, CA or Chicago, IL

Opportunity

You will be responsible for gathering, managing, and maintaining portfolio data, and completing product and firm questionnaires/RFIs/DDQs and other data requests from prospects and consultants related to existing and potential clients, as well as ensuring the accuracy and consistency of marketing and descriptive language in these external documents. This role involves working across all firm departments: Investor Relations, Sales/Client Service Research, Investments, Asset Management, Compliance, Accounting and senior leadership teams.

This role is based in ARA's downtown Los Angeles office or ARA’s downtown Chicago office.

Essential Functions:

  • Respond to and track RFPs received from consultants and potential new clients by drafting and completing investment proposals. Create and maintain an accurate and persuasive firm investment process and product language for sales and consultant relations documents, including RFPs, RFIs, and DDQs.
  • Coordinate the consolidation of quarterly report data across departments receiving information from the Investor Relations, Asset Management, Investment, and Accounting Departments for utilization in the RFP/Database process.
  • Develop and maintain proprietary market and industry research, including from third-party providers that support investment strategies and capital raising activities.
  • Contribute as a member of the portfolio management team to prepare portfolio measurement and reporting analysis to drive fund and property-level performance.
  • Support the firm's new business and client service efforts by responding to and creating ad-hoc analysis utilizing fund and property data from various internal and external data sources.
  • Deliver reports under strict deadlines, balancing the need for speed and efficiency with quality analysis and crisp writing that enhances ARA's institutional brand.
  • Update consultant databases with firm and product information quarterly or on an as-needed basis.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills

  • Bachelor's degree, emphasis in Finance, economics, real estate, business management or communications preferred.
  • A minimum two years of experience performing RFP writing or data analytics, preferably at an investment management or financial services firm.
  • Familiarity with or understanding of real estate investments preferred.
  • Effective communication, writing, and editing skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and software utilized in the organization (i.e. Salesforce, Tableau, Costar/PPR, Real Capital Analytics and ARGUS Enterprise).
  • Is highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, including advanced use of pivot tables, arrays, etc. Ability to automate Excel models by minimizing manual steps/inputs and using complex formulas and conditional formatting.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple action items at once and to work independently as well as collaboratively, both within the portfolio management team and with the firm's professionals.
  • Strong project management and multi-tasking abilities.
  • Understand the firm's goals, the institutional investment management environment, and institutional real estate products, as well as competitive real estate investment strategies.

Competencies

We believe having the following traits will be vital to success in this position:

  • Creative Thinking – You must be a creative and innovative thinker who can translate thoughts into actionable items.
  • Works Collaboratively – You are a team player with a commitment to achieving objectives through an understanding of the overall goals of the firm.
  • High Energy – You can work in a fast-paced dynamic environment with many stakeholders where multi-tasking is essential.
  • Models Our Values – You conduct your daily business and interactions with mindfulness that reflects the firm's culture and promotes ARA's values and standards.
  • Results Driven – You are driven to outperform expectations achieving providing ARA with competitive advantages and utilizing creativity while taking an analytical and context-driven approach to problem-solving.

Job Specifications

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 that are 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 conditions of employment.

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, Portfolio Management

Job ID 338
Los Angeles, CA or Chicago, IL

Opportunity

You will be responsible for gathering and maintaining portfolio data and completing product and firm questionnaires/RFIs/DDQs and other data requests from prospects and consultants related to existing and potential clients, as well as ensuring the accuracy and consistency of marketing and descriptive language in these external documents. This role involves supporting the portfolio management team members and working across all firm departments: Investor Relations, Sales/Client Service Research, Investments, Asset Management, Compliance, Accounting and senior leadership teams.

This role is based in ARA's downtown Los Angeles office or ARA’s downtown Chicago office.

Essential Functions

  • Respond to and track RFPs received from consultants and potential new clients by drafting and completing investment proposals. Create and maintain an accurate and persuasive firm investment process and product language for sales and consultant relations documents, including RFPs, RFIs, and DDQs.
  • Coordinate the consolidation of quarterly report data across departments receiving information from the Investor Relations, Asset Management, Investment, and Accounting Departments for utilization in the RFP/Database process.
  • Maintain proprietary market and industry research, including from third-party providers that support investment strategies and capital raising activities.
  • Support the portfolio management team to prepare portfolio measurement and reporting analysis to drive fund and property-level performance.
  • Assist the firm's new business and client service efforts by responding to and creating ad-hoc analysis utilizing fund and property data from various internal and external data sources.
  • Deliver reports under strict deadlines, balancing the need for speed and efficiency with quality analysis and crisp writing that enhances ARA's institutional brand.
  • Update consultant databases with firm and product information quarterly or on an as-needed basis.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills

  • Bachelor's degree, emphasis in Finance, economics, real estate, business management or communications preferred.
  • A minimum one year of experience at an investment management or financial services firm, preferably performing RFP writing or data analytics.
  • Familiarity with or understanding of real estate investments preferred.
  • Effective communication, writing, and editing skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Is proficient in Microsoft Excel, including use of pivot tables, arrays, etc. Ability to automate Excel models by minimizing manual steps/inputs and using complex formulas and conditional formatting.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple action items at once and to work independently as well as collaboratively, both within the portfolio management team and with the firm's professionals.
  • Strong project management and multi-tasking abilities.
  • Understand the firm's goals, the institutional investment management environment, and institutional real estate products, as well as competitive real estate investment strategies.

Competencies

We believe having the following traits will be vital to success in this position:

  • Creative Thinking – You must be a creative and innovative thinker who can translate thoughts into actionable items.
  • Works Collaboratively – You are a team player with a commitment to achieving objectives through an understanding of the overall goals of the firm.
  • High Energy – You can work in a fast-paced dynamic environment with many stakeholders where multi-tasking is essential.
  • Models Our Values – You conduct your daily business and interactions with mindfulness that reflects the firm's culture and promotes ARA's values and standards.
  • Results Driven – You are driven to outperform expectations achieving providing ARA with competitive advantages and utilizing creativity while taking an analytical and context-driven approach to problem-solving.

 

Job Specifications

  • 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 that are 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 conditions of employment.

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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AVP/Vice President, Portfolio Management

Job ID 334
Los Angeles, CA

Opportunity

You will be a key member of a growing portfolio management team for core and value-added strategies, including development. We are seeking to add a team member to assist the Portfolio Management group in partnering with internal departments including Investments, Asset Management, Fundraising/Investor Relations, Research, Accounting and Technology/IT. Specifically, you will work closely with these departments on new acquisitions, leasing, capital projects, new client presentations, consultant relations, fund data and analytics to ensure the Funds’ investment performance targets are met acting as a steward and fiduciary to our investors. This role is expected to have client-facing activity.

This role is based in ARA's downtown Los Angeles office and may include some travel.

Essential Functions Include but are not Limited to

  • Contribute as a member of the Portfolio Management team to prepare portfolio measurement and reporting analysis to drive fund and property-level investment performance.
  • Represent the Fund’s interests in curating and advancing the Funds’ acquisition pipeline with Investment Group personnel and internal/external legal counsel.
  • Provide oversight and influence to share best practices on a variety of asset operational activities including business plans, budgets, major leases and major capital expenditures with Asset Management personnel.
  • Work with other Portfolio Management team members to participate in review, edit and improve RFPs, DDQs, RFIs and ad hoc requests received from consultants, existing clients and potential new clients.
  • Work with other Portfolio Management team members to contribute to quarterly reports, quarterly fund snapshots, quarterly portfolio management letters, pitchbooks and other standard deliverables for discretionary funds with the Investor Relations team.
  • Create new research ideas to enhance fund investment strategies with the Research Department.
  • Selectively travel to existing properties and new prospective investments nationwide depending on your understanding of U.S. private real estate markets.
  • Assist, at times, in the origination of new financing instruments coupled with management of existing loans at both property and fund levels.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills

  • Bachelor's degree required; master’s degree considered a plus. Emphasis in Finance, economics, real estate, business management or engineering preferred.
  • 3-6 years of relevant experience preferably with investments, asset management and/or working in a similar capacity on open-ended discretionary real estate funds.
  • Effective communication, writing, and editing skills. Comfortability in presenting to investors.
  • Deep understanding of real asset investing, financing and asset operations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically including Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple action items at once and to work independently as well as collaboratively, both within the portfolio management team and with the firm's professionals.
  • Seeking someone who can be a leader and help make us better as we always strive to improve but appreciates and can learn from the firm’s 30+ years of successful real estate investment on behalf of our clients.
  • Understand the firm's goals, the institutional investment management environment, and institutional real estate products, as well as competitive real estate investment strategies.
  • Although the candidate may not work in these platforms on a daily basis, you need to have a strong working ability of them to properly manage junior team members working in them (i.e., ARGUS Enterprise, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Salesforce, Tableau, Outlook, Industry Internet research tools, Costar/PPR, Real Capital Analytics and Axiometrics.).

Competencies

We believe having the following traits will be vital to success in this position:

  • Creative Thinking – You must be a creative and innovative thinker who can translate thoughts into actionable items.
  • Works Collaboratively – You are a team player with a commitment to achieving objectives through an understanding of the overall goals of the firm.
  • High Energy – You can work in a fast-paced dynamic environment with many stakeholders where multi-tasking is essential.
  • Models Our Values – You conduct your daily business and interactions with mindfulness that reflects the firm's culture and promotes ARA's values and standards.
  • Results Driven – You are driven to outperform expectations providing ARA with competitive advantages and utilizing creativity while taking an analytical and context-driven approach to problem-solving.

Job Specifications

  • 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 that are 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 conditions of employment.

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, Corporate Finance

Job ID 329
Los Angeles, CA

General Summary

The Vice President of Corporate Finance will report to the CAO and will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the firm. This will include direct supervision of the Corporate Controller & support staff. The V.P. will communicate financial results to the executive team. 

Essential Functions

Supervision of the Corporate Controller & Secondary Review of Work-Product

  • ARA’s annual budget, which is revised on a regular basis to reflect updates, changes, and new inputs.
  • Cash projections to efficiently manage cash balances and maximize the return on any excess cash balances.
  • ARA’s annual tax returns & work-papers.
  • Quarterly financial statement & footnotes, including work-papers.
  • Reimbursements of payroll & costs by the funds.

 
Act as engagement liaison with ARA’s tax matters firm.

  • Coordinates the preparation of estimated tax payments and tax filings.
  • Review of strategic tax plans with Tax Matters Firm on a regular basis.

 
Act as liaison for the firm’s financial statement audit with ARA’s CPA firm

Direct & monitor the firm’s strategic business plan

Prepares the quarterly executive reporting package

  • ARA financial statement
  • Budget & reforecast with variance comments
  • Key performance metrics
  • Professional fees report
  • Reimbursable expenses report
  • Graphs, charts & trends
  • Revenues
  • Expenses
  • Payroll
  • Client backlog
  • NAV roll

 
Prepare ad-hoc financial analysis, as requested

 Act as liaison with the executive team to report on the firm’s financial performance & projections

 Implements, documents, and maintains adequate and effective internal controls and processes to improve the close and reporting cycles to ensure timely and accurate reporting.

 
Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting.
  • Advanced degree and/or professional designation is preferred (i.e., C.P.A.).

 
Experience

  • A minimum of seven years of experience in the accounting and finance sector.
  • A minimum of five years of experience managing accountants and accounting and finance processes.
  • “Big Four” or national accounting firm tax or audit experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Substantial experience in both the private and public accounting sectors is preferred but not required.

 
Skills

The position requires someone who:

  • Is self-reliant, self-confident, adaptable and flexible,
  • Must be able to work effectively in teams and individually,
  • Must be open to critical feedback, learn from it, and adjust course,
  • Thrives on challenge and significant responsibility,
  • Can work well under pressure with compressed project time frames,
  • Is an exceptionally well organized and detail oriented individual,
  • Is analytical and resourceful with the ability to monitor and adhere to detailed processes and procedures strictly,
  • Is equipped with strong writing and oral communication skills, and
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with diverse personalities.
  • Has a good understanding of the ethical standards required of a CPA.
  • Strong GAAP and financial reporting technical skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential information associated with this responsibility.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Corporate Controller
  • Corporate Accountants
  • Administrative Assistant
     

Job Specifications

  • Position type: This position is considered exempt under the Federal Labor Standards Act.
  • Expected work hours: 8:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday with occasional weekends.
  • Travel: May be required to drive a personal vehicle for business (on occasion).
  • Work environment and physical demands: General office environment includes but not limited to periods of sitting at a computer, standing at a copier and carrying files.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are 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, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by 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 conditions of employment.

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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Associate, Investments

Job ID 325
Los Angeles, CA

General Summary

Madison Marquette Real Estate Services provides analytical services and support for American Realty Advisors (ARA). The Associate, Investments, works on ARA’s portfolio of commercial real estate assets. This position assists ARA’s Investment Group in the execution of its acquisition and investment plan for its discretionary funds and separately managed accounts. This role is based in ARA’s Los Angeles, CA, office.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review investment opportunities within the client’s investment parameters to determine suitability for further investigation.
  • Assess property-level, submarket, and macroeconomic risk factors for potential investments.
  • Prepare complex and detailed financial analyses utilizing existing models as well as creating new models necessary to evaluate a myriad of investment structures such as common equity, preferred equity, mezzanine debt and fee development opportunities. Experience with underwriting industrial and single-family rental product is a plus.
  • Ensure Argus, Excel, and other financial models accurately and logically calculate and report all appropriate financial information about the investment under consideration.
  • Audit financial proformas in order to identify input errors in annual and monthly cash flows both in Argus Enterprise and Excel.
  • Prepare various correspondence and reports, including letters-of-intent, investment committee memos, due diligence findings, and abstracts of various legal documents.
  • Interact with various market participants throughout the acquisition process to obtain information relating to investments under consideration, including leasing and sales brokers, joint venture partners, 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 in the presentation and communication of potential investment opportunities, official investment memoranda, financial underwriting, findings from due diligence investigations and all other key investment-related information to senior management, the investment committee, and members of the internal deal team.
  • Conduct reviews, summarize or offer commentary on transactional documents under negotiation, including joint venture agreements, loan agreements, and third-party engagement letters.
  • Assist with the turnover of acquired assets to Asset Management.
  • Review and analyze due diligence materials, documentation, and reports, including leases, loan documents, physical, environmental and title reports, covenants, conditions, and restrictions, purchase agreements, sale agreements, and other related ancillary documents.
  • Concisely communicate risk, due diligence, and other investment-specific findings to a variety of audiences, including investment committee, legal counsel, third-party vendors, and investors.
  • Assist in the internal valuation process, as needed, 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.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Real Estate, or related field required.
  • At least two to three years of relevant experience in commercial real estate analysis, underwriting and due diligence processes; advanced understanding of real estate finance associated terms and formulas.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with consultants, vendors, third-party property managers, and other members of the organization. Fluent in English.
  • Strong finance 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. Capable of generating and interpreting statistical data; demonstrated analytical skills, including financial analysis.
  • Possess the ability to multi-task, handle many moving parts, and be flexible, attentive, assertive, and organized. 
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Demonstrated high-level proficiency and precision in Microsoft Word and Excel with the ability and understanding of how to build and track formulas.
  • Ability to interpret, operate, modify, and present Argus Enterprise models.
  • General knowledge of accounting and financial reporting is needed, as well as having a basic understanding of CoStar.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to follow procedures and best practices.
  • Think logically and creatively through various underwriting scenarios.

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 be required to drive a personal vehicle for business.
  • Work environment and physical demands: General office environment includes but not limited to periods of sitting at a computer, standing at a copier, and carrying files.

Madison Marquette is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Madison Marquette is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, access to facilities and programs, and general treatment during employment.

Madison Marquette 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.
  • Less than 18 months of relevant experience in commercial real estate, investment analysis, or asset management.
  • 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.
  • Vaccination is required to enter the workspace and ARA will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons.

ARA and its Service Providers are Equal Opportunity Employers.

ARA and its Service Providers consider 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 and the California Fair Chance Act.

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Analyst, Asset Management (Start Date 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.
  • Vaccination is required to enter the workspace and ARA will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons.

ARA and its Service Providers are Equal Opportunity Employers.

ARA and its Service Providers consider 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 and the California Fair Chance Act.

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SEC Fund Compliance Manager

Job ID 347
Los Angeles, CA

The Role

As SEC Fund Compliance Manager, you will assist with the day-to-day oversight of ARA’s compliance obligations related to its investment activities under the Advisers Act, ERISA, state privacy laws, OFAC and any other applicable laws or regulations as well as those related to ARA’s policies and procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Review and approve for compliance all materials to be distributed to potential investors and others, including responses to requests for proposal, due diligence questionnaires, client presentation materials, quarterly and other reporting materials, advertising, social media, website, and any other marketing related collateral.
  • Assist with maintaining appropriate records based on ARA’s recordkeeping policies and procedures.
  • Assist with regulatory filings, including updates to the firm’s Form ADV and Form PF and each funds’ Form D.
  • Assist with responses to any periodic SEC audits as well as participate in the preparation of firm documents and resources to ensure constant readiness for such an audit.
  • Assist with the annual surprise custody audit required pursuant to the Advisers Act.
  • Monitor activities for compliance with the firm’s OFAC program.
  • Assist with the firm’s GIPS® reporting and related compliance matters.
  • Ensure that necessary compliance reviews are conducted related to the firm’s valuation practices and asset allocations and that proper records are kept.
  • Assist with the annual ERISA 408(b)(2) disclosures and other ERISA matters.
  • Proactively communicate with portfolio managers, asset managers, accounting, investor relations, and other firm departments as required, to ensure compliance requirements are met.

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.

Candidate Qualifications

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills

  • Undergraduate Degree required. J.D. is helpful but not required.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience involving compliance matters relating to a registered investment advisers under the Advisers Act.
  • Knowledge of ERISA, OFAC, and state privacy laws is helpful but not required.
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to articulate recommendations in a clear and concise manner.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and maintain control and order over same.
  • Must be detailed oriented and able to prioritize tasks, projects, and assignments to ensure that all projects are in completed in a timely manner.

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.
  • Vaccination is required to enter the workspace and ARA will consider accommodations for disability and religious-based reasons.

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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Equal Employment Opportunity

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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