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Strategy and Transactions Senior - Business Valuation - Real Estate

  • Chicago (Cook)
  • Teaching

Job description

Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions based on quantitative and qualitative analyses.

As a Senior 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, 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 working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on yorr performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business.  In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, unlimited vacation plus 19 observed holidays, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being.  Plus we offer:

·  Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most recognized and engaging leaders in the profession
·  Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
·  the freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you


About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. 


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


Join us in building a better working world.


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