Transaction Associate (Atlanta, GA)

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Job Summary:

The Transaction Associate position supports the organization’s mission and values by exhibiting the following:  competency, collaboration, innovation, respect, and accountability.  The position works with both the acquisitions and dispositions teams.  Based on experience and performance, position expected to lead to opportunity to run own deals.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities 

  • The Associate will work closely with the Acquisition Team to identify, source, underwrite and ultimately acquire new investment opportunities within the retail sector. Being a position of required production, a strong sense of urgency, ability to interface with principals and brokers, personal motivation, responsibility, and entrepreneurship is paramount.  This is both a qualitative and quantitative position, strong math and written skills are necessary.  Primary responsibilities include the following:
    • Coordinate and assist with the due diligence process, including interfacing with, brokers, owners, leasing agents, property managers, third-party vendors and potential lenders.
    • Review marketed property Offering Memorandums and prepare financial models in Excel and/or Argus for potential acquisition and development including analysis of market, property condition, tenancy, rent roll, and income/expense and provide preliminary opinion of value.
    • Coordinate with brokers and/or owners to gather all necessary materials for potential acquisitions and development.
    • Work with senior acquisition members to present acquisition and development opportunities at weekly acquisition meetings.
    • Identify and contact via phone and email the owners of properties for potential acquisition and development.

Qualifications/Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

  • All candidates must have a BA or BS degree from an accredited institution, preferably in real estate, finance, business, accounting, economics or related area. Must have strong academic credentials.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of three (3) years commercial real estate experience.
  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Excel. Basic proficiency with ARGUS Enterprise is a requirement.  DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE VERY STRONG ARGUS SKILLS.
  • Experience with financial modeling with an understanding of basic finance concepts such as NOI returns, DSCR, cash flow returns, internal rate of return, and present value.
  • Comprehension of real estate terms and concepts such as net/gross leases, CAM, CAM reconciliations, contracts, rents/percentage rents, operating expenses, capital expenditures, recovery of expenses and property types.
  • Strong writing skills as well as verbal interpersonal/communication skills.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to function both in a team-oriented setting and independently.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and bonus commensurate with experience plus generous benefits.

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