Analyst - Asset Management UK & Europe

Date Posted: Posted30+ days ago

Job Description

Starwood Capital Group is a private investment firm with over $75 billion in assets under management and a primary focus on real estate. The Firm maintains offices in Miami (Headquarters), Arlington, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Greenwich, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Tokyo, London and Luxembourg. Starwood Capital’s hallmark is to invest opportunistically, moving between asset classes, geographies and positions in the capital stack as the firm perceives risk/return dynamics to be evolving. The firm has invested in nearly every class of real estate on a global basis, including residential, hotel, office, retail, industrial and student housing assets.

Global Opportunistic Real Estate
The Starwood team pursues investment opportunities across all real estate asset classes and positions in the capital stack that offer compelling risk/return propositions. Over the last 10 years, the firm has been one of the most prolific investors in distressed debt, whilst acquiring cash-flowing office, residential, industrial, retail and hotel assets at discounts to replacement cost. In addition, the firm has successfully built platform strategies across asset classes including residential land, retail malls and select-service hotels.
Starwood has fully raised 15 opportunistic real estate funds to date, with the most recent (Starwood Global Opportunity Fund XII) launched in 2020.
Starwood Real Estate Income Trust
Starwood Real Estate Income Trust is a non-exchange traded, perpetual life real estate investment trust investing in primary and secondary markets across the US and Europe. The investment strategy is to acquire a diversified portfolio of high-quality stabilized, income orientated real estate across a range of investment types including Multifamily, Office, Hotel, Industrial, Retail, Medical, Student Housing, Senior Living, Manufactured Housing, Self-Storage.
Current Situation and Opportunity
The European Asset Management Team, based in London, is looking to hire an entrepreneurial, analytical and outgoing Analyst. This individual will focus primarily on supporting the execution of comprehensive investment strategies across a dynamic and ever-evolving portfolio of diverse real estate assets ranging from individual properties to large-scale portfolios and major corporate and/or platform investments. This person will be responsible for identifying incremental value-added opportunities and working with the team to execute on those. In addition, they will liaise with the Starwood team and external partners / consultants to identify areas for profit improvement, assist in business plan development, and support renovation and capital planning and execution. The role will offer significant exposure to all facets of real estate investing and asset management including acquisition support and underwriting, dispositions, financings, investor relations, operational reporting, renovations/repositionings, branding, platform creation, ground-up development and redevelopment etc.
In summary, this position provides an excellent opportunity for someone to join a small but growing, dynamic team and contribute to the strategic ownership of complex operational real estate. The team is lean and you will be expected to contribute from day one, providing you with plenty of scope to develop and to move your career forward in this collaborative, professional environment.

Key Responsibilities
Work with senior members of the team to help define and implement strategies for Starwood’s European investments – across both the opportunistic funds and the REIT – which include single assets, portfolios, corporate transactions, public company investments and distressed debt / restructuring transactions.
Model complex cash flows and partnership structures to report asset and investment performance and prepare quarterly valuations for Starwood executive team and investors Prepare and present quantitative and qualitative analysis with respect to leasing, capital investment, development programs and disposals to help inform decision making
Support senior asset managers in all aspects of disposition and financing/re-financing including working with brokers, lenders, and negotiating key documents with potential buyers
Collaborate with partners, consultants and construction teams to execute on renovations and capital projects
Maintain excellent knowledge of real estate markets, including recent transactions and demand / supply dynamics
Work with both internal and external tax, accounting and legal teams to execute corporate restructurings
Build and maintain productive working relationships with joint venture partners, lenders, brokers, advisers and tenants
Co-ordinate operating partners and service providers
Participate in SPA, JVA, AM and lease negotiations
Co-ordination with US and Luxembourg accounting and reporting teams
Travel, domestically and internationally to visit real estate assets, companies and existing partners

Required Qualifications & Experience:
At least 1-3 years relevant real estate experience, which might include real estate investment banking, real estate acquisitions, asset management, accounting, operations, or finance
Deal experience derived from corporate finance, transaction services, banking or private equity, as well as experience across different asset classes and geographies is preferable
Bachelor’s degree or higher with strong results from a top tier university
Strong quantitative and technical skills, with experience modelling real estate cash flows and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
Strong communication skills (both written and oral).
Fluency in other European languages is an advantage but not essential
Basic understanding of accounting principles is a strong advantage
A true self-starter capable of accomplishing complicated tasks with limited supervision
Organised, good project management skills and attention to detail

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