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Strategy and Transactions - Valuation Modeling & Economics - Real Estate Senior

Location:  Houston
Other locations:  Anywhere in Region
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Sep 18, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  1045003

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions based on quantitative and qualitative analyses.As a Senior Associate in our Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction (RHC) practice, you will fill a critical role in our diversely talented, and highly experienced team working on a variety of high-profile transactions and issues ranging from transaction underwriting, to valuation, as well as integration and portfolio and process improvement issues.


The opportunity


You'll be working in a team environment, in a real estate specialty role, and with other EY professionals on a variety of projects across a range of sectors. You will have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring, and formal learning. That's how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.


Your key responsibilities


As a Senior Associate, you will be a vital member of the team managing and executing project work. You'll be responsible for organizing and analyzing financial data, performing or overseeing primary and secondary market research, identifying key trends and risk areas, modeling cash flow and real estate strategy scenarios, and helping to write reports that set out our findings and recommendations. In the process of completing these duties, you will also be helping to develop staff and seniors ensuring their career development.


Skills and attributes for success


We support clients with their evolving business strategy throughout the real estate lifecycle with the following services:

  • Transaction due diligence (buy-side and sell-side/carve-out) – involving a review of historical financial performance, identification of non-recurring items, and overall risk assessment
  • Valuation – of commercial real estate, including purchase price allocation of real property or portfolios for purposes of financial or tax reporting
  • Strategy & operations – including portfolio or process improvement engagements, and corporate real estate advisory


To qualify for the role you must have


  • A bachelor's degree (accounting, finance, and/or real estate preferred) and at least 3 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree.
  • Previous commercial real estate finance experience which may include acquisition due diligence, real estate valuation, loan underwriting, asset management, or finance statement audit experience.
  • Advanced Excel and financial modeling expertise.
  • Excellent analytical skills and the confidence to translate complex data into meaningful insights.
  • The ability to prioritize projects and competing deadlines effectively and the skills to adapt quickly to new challenges and concepts.
  • The ability to develop long-lasting relationships both internally and externally.


Ideally, you'll also have


  • Advanced Word and PowerPoint expertise.
  • Experience with Argus Enterprise valuation software.
  • Appraisal certifications: Trainee license, certified general appraisal license or MAI
  • Other professional designations are a plus: CPA, CFA, or ASA for example.


What we look for

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with a passion for real estate who have a very strong attention to detail. Being a strong team player is critical with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our client's goals.


What we offer


We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.


  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


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