• Manager - Corporate Finance

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
  • The Corporate Finance department is primarily responsible for property and portfolio level forecasting and general financial analysis; maintenance of Argus files; modeling, due diligence, marketing and closings of dispositions and debt financings; and providing analytical support for market leaders, asset management, and Blackstone. The Manager - Corporate Finance will be responsible primarily for Investment Finance within the Corporate Finance department with a concentration on valuation modeling and investment level financial forecasting.

    As the Manager - Corporate Finance, one is held accountable to, however not limited to, the following job functions: 

    • Manage the quarterly valuation modeling process in coordination with Blackstone and other EQ and Revantage departments. Responsible for completion and delivery of portfolio investment valuation models.
    • Identify key inputs and assumptions that will be used in models and communicate to Corporate Finance department.
    • Develop valuation calendar with key deliverables mapped out to ensure deadlines are met and appropriate time is allowed for preparation and review.
    • Track progress and share with department leadership team and Blackstone.
    • Organize quarterly rollforward process to prepare models for new updates.
    • Prepare and/or review portfolio investment valuation models and serve as a resource to asset leads and analysts in their preparation of standalone investment valuations.
    • Assist in the on-boarding of new investments through the development of new valuation models.
    • Identify the most efficient review benchmarks to ensure quality control.
    • Develop comprehensive understanding of asset valuation drivers, analyze changes in asset values and document findings.  Prepare summary presentations and present results to senior management and Blackstone.
    • Provide Corporate Finance department with flexible capacity and support in the following key responsibility areas:
      • Board book and/or other senior management presentation preparation.
      • Ad-hoc strategic and financial analysis, as requested by Blackstone, EQ Office senior leadership or market teams.
      • Review of weekly Argus updates for changes in leasing pipeline or deal terms.
      • Assist in monthly preparation and/or review of Stabilization Walks with a concentration on portfolio investments.
      • Assist in monthly preparation and/or review of Adjusted In-Place file.
      • Provide additional support to department and Blackstone in coordinating key updates from Revantage Investor Reporting and Treasury.
      • Provide thought leadership to department on how to maintain alignment of business plans across multiple types of models (valuation, strategic analysis, refinance, redevelopment) or summarize and explain differences.
      • Develop comprehensive understanding of company systems and processes.  Become proficient in efficiently accessing data.
      • Perform other duties as assigned.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance
    • 6+ years of commercial real estate experience, with at least 1-2 years at manager or other advanced level
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to translate complex technical concepts and formulas in easy to understand business terms.
    • The ability to work independently, handle multiple projects and meet deadlines are all requirements for this position.
    • Highly proficient in advanced excel modeling techniques and thorough knowledge of Argus Enterprise.
    • Strong knowledge of real estate fundamentals, valuation concepts, asset management and leasing issues and the ability to research, analyze and draw conclusions and communicate them effectively. 
    • Demonstrated success through collaboration, creative thinking, and the ability to adapt and quickly learn new concepts.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • 6+ years of commercial office real estate experience, with at least 1-2 years at manager or other advanced level

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