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.

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:
    • 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.
    • Coordinate and assist with the due diligence process, including interfacing with, brokers, owners, leasing agents, property managers, third-party vendors and potential lenders.

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 two years commercial real estate experience.
  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Excel. Basic proficiency with ARGUS is not a requirement but strongly encouraged.
  • 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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