Overview

Our Chicago office is seeking a Valuations Senior Associate to join their growing Financial Operations & Analysis team!

The responsibilities of a Valuations Senior Associate include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with asset management, research, acquisition teams and third party vendors to prepare and analyze quarterly property and debt valuations
  • Assist in driving broader fund initiatives within the valuation space, including automation, Argus standards, valuation standards, training, and other initiatives to be determined
  • Calculate discounted cash flows, yields, distributions, income/capital estimates, net asset values, and returns (including time-weighted returns and IRRs) to prepare fund models and projections
  • Compile and analyze investment budgets and business plans with the asset management team
  • Liaise between fund administration, asset management, joint venture partners, and fund clients
  • Utilize Argus, Yardi, Power BI, and other tools to complete analytical and research tasks
  • Supervise, train, and mentor other team members
  • Exhibit knowledge of economic trends, accounting principles, financial markets, and the analysis/reporting of financial performance data
  • Participate and learn to drive broader finance activities, including the following:
  • Review and approval of complex accounting transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, and waterfall calculations
  • Lead in review of financial statements, supporting schedules, and related footnotes
  • Assist with year-end audit and address valuation-related audit questions/requests
  • Lead and manage numerous projects, coordinating with numerous stakeholders and team members to drive results
  • Demonstrate initiative by leading ad hoc projects and analyses
  • Assist in the development of tech-enabled tools that will increase efficiencies, provide insights, and provide value across the real estate lifecycle

We are seeking individuals with the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant real estate valuation experience
  • Argus experience is required
  • Accounting, finance, and/or real estate graduate
  • Experience with data visualization software (PowerBI, Tableau, etc.), business planning software (Anaplan and similar) and robotic process automation (“RPA”) software is a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple assignments, and manage requests from multiple business partners under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with professionals at all levels
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with high attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Source: Heitman Career Page

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About Heitman

With over $37 billion in assets under management, Heitman is one of the world's premier real estate investment firms. Founded in the mid-1960s, Heitman is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The company has offices around the world including teams in Chicago, Los Angeles, Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, Munich, Warsaw, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and Melbourne.

Heitman's real estate investment strategies include private investments in real estate equity and debt as well as public real estate equity investments. The company actively manages separate account and commingled fund portfolios focused on core, value-add, and opportunistic strategies across North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company is also an active participant in the market for mezzanine and senior debt and offers investment management expertise to institutional investors interested in real estate securities.