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Financial Analyst

Company: CBRE
Location: Chicago
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Financial Analyst

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Advisory Segment

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Sales Support


Chicago - Illinois - United States of America

Are you ready to start an exciting career with CBRE?

About The Role:

The Financial Consulting Group (FCG) of CBRE is seeking a financial analyst to be a part of the premier capital markets investment sales team in Oak Brook, IL specializing in the sale of Industrial property. This position will play an integral role in assignments ranging from one-off asset sales to the sale of large portfolios with responsibilities that go beyond the financial aspects of the deal involving all phases of the sales process.

The chosen candidate will have a strong foundational knowledge of financial/valuation concepts, demonstrate a passion for real estate, work well in a dynamic team environment and demonstrate a strong work ethic.

FCG provides sophisticated financial underwriting and valuation-related services for the clients of the world's largest commercial real estate services company. This is a unique opportunity for the right individual to be a part of this team and to work with, and learn from, the best in the industry.

If this describes you then we want to hear from you!

What You'll Do:

  • Underwrite assets for sale using Argus and Excel.
  • Analyze, review, and interpret real estate source documents, including operating statements, rent rolls, leases, and other due diligence material.
  • Research market conditions in support of financial underwriting assumptions.
  • Compile and present the results of analyses and effectively address questions.
  • Identify critical property level financial issues and make recommendations.
  • Developing disposition strategies in conjunction with team members and clients.
  • Communicate directly with capital markets professionals, asset managers, leasing brokers, property managers and clients.
  • Coordinate collection of due diligence material and assist with the closing process.

    What You'll Need:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual will need to perform each crucial duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
    • Bachelor's degree with high academic achievement in Real Estate, Finance, Accounting, or Economics.
    • Strong understanding of financial concepts (i.e, Discounted Cash Flow, IRR, NPV, etc.)
    • Ability to review, analyze and interpret source documents, including leases, operating statements, budgets, etc.
    • Intermediate-level Excel skills.
    • Must demonstrate an aptitude for building and understanding financial models.
    • Experience in the valuation of income-producing properties is a plus, but not mandatory.
    • Intellectual curiosity with a demonstrated enthusiasm for the commercial real estate industry.
    • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills in combination with outstanding communication skills (both oral and written).
    • Self-starter with sharp focus on details with an awareness of the bigger picture.
    • Ability to manage time effectively and work under the pressure of multiple deadlines.
    • A sense of personal accountability and urgency for achieving results in a challenging, fast-paced, environment.
    • Ability to work effectively within a team and with all levels of personnel.
    • Professional demeanor and positive attitude.
    • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.

      Why CBRE?

      When you join CBRE you will have the support and resources of a global firm where an entrepreneurial mentality is encouraged. You'll realize your potential with exciting work, fast-paced assignments, an environment of constant learning and dedication to results! To enable your success, we provide the best tools, training and leaders in the industry.

      Our culture is built on our RISE values and reflects the needs and perspectives of our clients and our people. Our work is guided by our North Star: Crafting the real estate solutions of tomorrow, so businesses and people thrive.

      Coming to work for CBRE, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package, 401k, and extraordinary perks such as career growth and longevity!

      Equal Employment Opportunity: CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

      Candidate Accommodations: CBRE values the differences of all current and prospective employees and recognizes how every employee contributes to our company's success. CBRE provides reasonable accommodations in job application procedures for individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance due to a disability in the application or recruitment process, please submit a request via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

      NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

Keywords: CBRE, Chicago , Financial Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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