Financial Analyst

Posted: 05/12/2019

OVERVIEW: WS Development is seeking a Financial Analyst. Reporting to the Senior Associate of Finance, the Financial Analyst will be responsible for a variety of investment activities relating to acquisition, asset management and capital markets. This is a highly-visible role providing interaction with senior management as well as property focused leasing, development and construction teams. Additional responsibilities involve underwriting and due diligence of potential capital transaction (acquisitions, dispositions, recapitalizations, etc.) including, but not limited to advanced financial modeling, responding to requests for information, preparing cash flow analyses and other special projects, as assigned. WS is one of the largest private retail developers in the country with more than 90 properties nationwide. Our mission is to create places that people want to be. These destinations include a curated mix of retail, food, entertainment, office, hotel and residential. What to expect: The day-to-day experience of the Financial Analyst will be varied. This individual may spend one day analyzing financial statements and developing a financial model, the next day working with internal teams to gather information to present to lenders/investors, the next day performing a market analysis for a new transaction, and another day analyzing leases or loan documents to summarize various requirements, controls, etc.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Preparing and maintaining Argus models for investors, lenders and third-party consultants Drafting annual business plans for existing assets and investment memos for new transactions Managing Excel models projecting 10-year cash flows for IRR, cash flow multiple, and other profitability analyses Creating and managing various databases for both WS properties and comparable properties for portfolio management purposes Participating in the communication to third parties including lenders, appraisers, consultants and capital partners
REQUIREMENTS: The ideal candidate will have the following skills. 2-4 years of related experience in real estate or asset management Strong attention to detail Excellent financial analysis skills and facility with mental math A desire and inclination to take ownership of and lead projects Communication and presentation abilities, including business writing and proofreading Argus and Excel modeling

Job Type: Full Time

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