Acquistion Analyst/Associate

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Company Overview

Founded in 2002, Harvest Properties is a leading full service commercial real estate investment firm specializing in acquiring, developing, managing and financing commercial property, primarily through joint-venture investments in northern California.  Harvest Properties strives to generate attractive returns for its financial partners and provide creative real estate solutions and outstanding service.  Harvest Properties’ portfolio comprises approximately ten million square feet of office, industrial, R&D, and retail properties in the San Francisco Bay Area.  For more information, please visit Harvestproperties.com.

Position Summary

The Acquisition Analyst will play an active role in evaluating, underwriting, and transacting a range of investment opportunities in the Bay Area, utilizing sophisticated financial models and ARGUS software. The individual will be part of an open, collaborative, and flexible workplace, supporting and working directly with the acquisitions team and Partners of the firm in all aspects of real estate investing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation and review of financial analyses for prospective real estate investments including detailed cash flow projections, market and property due diligence, financing, and partnership structuring
  • Assemble and review basic property information, leases/rent roll analyses, market and economic research, legal documentation, and other applicable information for various deals and investment markets
  • Participate in weekly investment committee meetings regarding potential acquisitions
  • Actively communicate with investment sales and leasing brokerage community, business partners, lenders, and consultants
  • Prepare detailed investment memoranda, including a strategic business plan, for potential investors
  • Coordinate and manage due diligence and closing processes with legal counsel and external consultants
  • Analyze and report on the financial performance of existing assets, with a developing role in asset management
  • Assist in the loan origination process

Competency / Skills

  • High level of proficiency in Excel and experience in ARGUS preferred
  • Experience with complex financial modeling, including cash flow models, sensitivity tables, debt and equity waterfall structures, and other financial analyses required to evaluate and pursue commercial real estate opportunities
  • In-depth understanding of real estate investment factors and valuations, coupled with a general understanding of finance, accounting, leasing and capital markets terms and concepts
  • Extremely strong quantitative and analytical skills with an attention to detail
  • Well developed written and verbal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work independently, prioritize, and multi-task
  • Highly motivated with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with the real estate community and grow within an entrepreneurial and thriving investment organization

Qualifications

  • Ideal candidate will have a long-term dedication and interest in real estate with a specific focus on the Bay Area
  • BS/BA required with a preferred focus in business, mathematics, real estate, finance, computer science, or accounting
  • 2-3 years of relevant commercial real estate or finance experience, with experience on the principal side preferred
Location: Oakland, CA
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