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Asset Management Investor Reporting Associate, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital
Chicago, IL

Company:
Harrison Street Real Estate Capital is a privately owned firm that launched its first investment vehicle in 2006. Since that time, the firm has grown to be known for its offering of commingled real estate funds exclusively targeting the areas of education, healthcare and storage real estate.  In December 2010, Harrison Street acquired a REIT Securities advisory firm, and launched Harrison Street Securities, which provides investors with actively managed commingled funds, separate accounts and mutual fund products investing in public REIT Securities.  The firm has raised approximately $5.0 billion in discretionary equity capital for its private and public real estate offerings.  The firm currently manages in excess of $7.5 billion in real estate assets across the US through both commingled funds and public security products including Closed-end Opportunistic Real Estate Funds, Open-end Core Fund, and Public REIT Securities.

Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, LLC is seeking to hire an Associate within the Asset Management group. Candidates should possess broad-based analytical skills, strong understanding of Excel, superior communication skills, and proven research skills.  The individual must be able to efficiently allocate time between multiple tasks, changing priorities, tight deadlines and provide analytical support for multiple people within Asset Management.

Job Description:
Specific duties will include:
• Complete and analyze one-time and recurring investor due diligence requests;
• Update and maintain investment tracking database;
• Assist in the completion of reporting material on a quarterly and annual basis;
• Interface with Client Services and Marketing and Accounting groups;
• Data aggregation and information collection.

Background Required
• Bachelor’s degree – Finance and Accounting concentrations preferred;
• 1-3 years of applicable experience;
• Real Estate Investment Management background preferred but not required;
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel and ability to learn advanced modeling;
• High attention to detail, organized, and self-directed individual;
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

To apply, please contact Megan Rowe, MRowe@harrisonst.com, 312-582-2881

Real Estate Professional, The Laubacher Company
Chicago, IL

Company:

About The Laubacher Company
The Laubacher Company acts as co-developer, development advisor and financing coordinator in two niche sectors of real estate, assisted living and affordable apartment communities.  The Laubacher Company develops and coordinates financing for properties that will be community assets over the long-term.  We are particularly adept with:
• Guiding development from conception through construction start through to monitoring financial performance during operations.
• Affordable assisted living properties
• Financing plans using the entire suite of affordable housing finance sources
Since 2001, we have co-developed, repositioned or arranged financing for over 5,000 apartments in more than 30 communities across Illinois.  For more information visit www.laubacherco.com.
About the Role and Responsibilities
This role is an important one, working closely with the founder on several development properties.  The properties are in various lifecycle stages, ranging from conceptualization, feasibility assessment, pre-development, assembling financing and closing, construction, and asset management.  The role requires managing many deal processes, so any candidate should be both a quick learner and be able to manage several projects.  The nature of the firm’s work calls for close attention to detail, identifying opportunities to improve on existing processes and “big picture” judgement.

Some of the primary tasks will include:
• Developing and updating financial spreadsheets for forecasting and budget changes.  Confidence using Excel is a must, as it is the firm’s primary day-to-day tool.
• Monitoring project progress and milestones, preparing requests for  releases of funding from debt and equity sources to pay construction disbursement requests
• Scheduling and coordination, including identifying critical path dependencies that are needed for projects to proceed efficiently
• Coordinating with all parties involved in a project/ transaction including: developer partners, contractors, architects, several funding sources, attorneys and property managers
• Participating in discussions with funding partners, and responding with relevant analyses and updates
• Developing strong competencies in the standards, regulations and processes of various funding sources
• Completing applications for government funding sources in competitive funding rounds
• Assembling opportunity synopsis to solicit funding from private sector funding sources
• Reviewing year-to-date performance for existing properties and updating projections for year-end profitability.  Evaluate for unusual trends in revenues and expenses.
• Assemble and manage documentation filings to verify compliance with financing covenants
• Early evaluation of potential development sites and relevant competition
• Research, data gathering, and preparing presentation materials and reports
• Providing reasoned opinions in circumstances with ambiguity and incomplete information

What I am are looking for
• 5+ years’ experience in finance, accounting, consulting or project management
• Familiarity with a fast-paced environment
• Confidence to work efficiently with Excel spreadsheets
• Success in managing varied and multiple deals and processes
• A propensity to thrive and rise to the challenge for occasional deadlines
• Ability to develop effective working relationships with a wide variety of people across a number of organizations.
• Prior exposure to one or more these fields is preferred: real estate finance, the legal documentation for financing transactions, close adherence to written policies and procedures or city planning and development.

About Me
Our small office now includes the firm’s founder and Naila, our CPA/ analyst who works 15 hours per week. I am a life-long Chicagoan and have been doing this type of work for 30 years, starting the company 14 years ago.  I have two twenty-something children.  My interests are staying active (bike riding, swimming and yoga), attending Chicago’s many live theatres and exploring new locales.  Since moving the office to Western Springs in October 2014, I’ve joined a steel drum band and started volunteering with BEDS Plus Care.  I also grumble about decisions by the Bears’ front office.

Find out more about me and the company at www.laubacherco.com or my LinkedIn or Facebook page.

If you are interested
Please send a resume and cover letter to Mark Laubacher at mark@laubacherco.com.

Vice President, Wrightwood Financial
Chicago, IL

Company:
Wrightwood Financial (WWF) is a recently formed real estate private equity firm that builds on the success of Wrightwood Capital, which invested over $5B in real estate debt and equity investments. WWF will initially pursue structured investment opportunities, focusing on project-related finance and corporate finance with real estate owners and operators across the United States. WWF offers an entrepreneurial culture and an institutional experience that well-positions the firm and our team to pursue unique real estate investment opportunities at all levels of the capital stack.
Please visit wrightwoodfinancial.com for more information.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
The vice president will work with the firm’s principals in the evaluation and management of investment opportunities, including first mortgages, mezzanine loans, and preferred equity investments. Responsibilities include:
-Evaluation of investment opportunities for general fit and compatibility with WWF’s initiatives
-Design and recommendation of deal structures based upon business plans, preliminary financial analysis, and key risks to investment performance
-Risk assessment of new and existing investments based upon operating environment, market environment, and sponsor credit
-Preparation of documents including term sheets, loan applications, and comprehensive investment memoranda
-Management of investment due diligence and closing; support financing process
-Oversight of investment performance and sponsor relationships and report performance thereof to internal and external audiences
-Other activities as needed to support WWF’s business, including but not limited to project-related financing, platform financing, investment management, and new business development
This position will be based in Chicago, IL and will require travel.

Requirements & Qualifications
-6-10 years of real estate valuation and investing experience
-Advanced degree preferred
-Superior analytical and quantitative skills
-Superior organizational skills and keen attention to detail
-High level of professionalism with exceptional verbal and written communications skills  Track record of thriving in a dynamic environment
For additional information, please contact: Beth Linn (blinn@wrightwoodfinancial.com)

Associate, Wrightwood Financial
Chicago, IL

Company:
Wrightwood Financial (WWF) is a recently formed real estate private equity firm that builds on the success of Wrightwood Capital, which invested over $5B in real estate debt and equity investments. WWF will initially pursue structured investment opportunities, focusing on project-related finance and corporate finance with real estate owners and operators across the United States. WWF offers an entrepreneurial culture and an institutional experience that well-positions the firm and our team to pursue unique real estate investment opportunities at all levels of the capital stack.
Please visit wrightwoodfinancial.com for more information.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The associate will work with the firm’s vice presidents and principals in the evaluation and management of investment opportunities, including first mortgages, mezzanine loans, and preferred equity investments. Responsibilities include:
-Evaluation of investment opportunities for general fit and compatibility with WWF’s initiatives
-Creation of preliminary analysis for new investments, including development of complex cash flow models, market analysis, and partner/sponsor review
-Preparation of documents including term sheets, loan applications, and comprehensive investment memoranda
-Coordination of due diligence material collection and review; support financing and closing processes; and interface with legal teams
-Monitoring of investment performance, including preparation of internal portfolio management reports and external investor reports
-Other activities as needed to support WWF’s business, including but not limited to project-related financing, platform financing, investment management, and new business development
This position will be based in Chicago, IL and may require periodic travel.

Requirements & Qualifications
-2-5 years of real estate analysis and valuation experience
-A bachelor’s degree from a top-tier college or university with a highly competitive GPA
-Superior analytical and quantitative skills, including financial modeling in excel and Argus
-Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize work and keen attention to detail
-High level of professionalism with strong verbal and written communications skills
-Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.  Track record of thriving in a dynamic environment
For additional information, please contact: Beth Linn (blinn@wrightwoodfinancial.com)

Business Development/Investor Relations, Wrightwood Financial
Chicago, IL

Company:
Wrightwood Financial (WWF) is a recently formed real estate private equity firm that builds on the success of Wrightwood Capital, which invested over $5B in real estate debt and equity investments. WWF will initially pursue structured investment opportunities, focusing on project-related finance and corporate finance with real estate owners and operators across the United States. WWF offers an entrepreneurial culture and an institutional experience that well-positions the firm and our team to pursue unique real estate investment opportunities at all levels of the capital stack.
Please visit wrightwoodfinancial.com for more information.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
The business development/investor relations vice president will work with the firm’s principals on all aspects of business development including investor relations, marketing materials, and fundraising. Responsibilities include:
-Creation of marketing materials to support fundraising efforts with potential institutional and high net worth investors
-Articulation of firm’s investment philosophy, process, and strategy
-Spearheading responses to investor due diligence requests for potential allocations, including analyzing and effectively presenting performance results
-Providing portfolio commentary and written communication pieces that articulate the firm’s perspective on investment performance and the market
-Participation in investor forums to gain insights on market conditions, including partnership terms and conditions most prevalent in the current environment
-Identification of opportunities to raise capital from new institutional investors
-Other activities as needed to support WWF’s business including various research projects, managing and maintaining all external marketing materials, and preparing internal presentations
This position will be based in Chicago, IL and may require travel.
Requirements & Qualifications
– 6-10 years of real estate investing experience
-Superior client facing skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills
-Exceptional project management talent, organizational skills, and attention to detail
-High level of professionalism with exceptional verbal and written communications skills  Track record of thriving in a dynamic environment
-Advanced degree preferred
For additional information, please contact: Beth Linn (blinn@wrightwoodfinancial.com)

 

Principal, Wrightwood Financial
 Chicago, IL

Company:
Wrightwood Financial (WWF) is a recently formed real estate private equity firm that builds on the success of Wrightwood Capital, which invested over $5B in real estate debt and equity investments. WWF will initially pursue structured investment opportunities, focusing on project-related finance and corporate finance with real estate owners and operators across the United States. WWF offers an entrepreneurial culture and an institutional experience that well-positions the firm and our team to pursue unique real estate investment opportunities at all levels of the capital stack.
Please visit wrightwoodfinancial.com for more information.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
The principal will work with the firm’s senior management in the evaluation and management of investment opportunities, including first mortgages, mezzanine loans, and preferred equity investments. Responsibilities include:
-Identification of new investment opportunities for WWF
-Cultivation of relationships that result in repeat business
-Structuring of investment opportunities to meet WWF’s initiatives and sponsors’ capital needs
-Leading a team in the analysis of investment opportunities, including valuation, underwriting, due diligence, and closing
-Presentation of investment opportunity to WWF’s investment committee
-Reviewing legal documents, including purchase and sale agreements, leases, and loan documents
-Responsible for investment performance and reporting thereof to internal and external audiences
-Other activities as needed to support WWF’s business, including but not limited to project-related financing, platform financing, investment management, and new business development
This position will be based in Chicago, IL and will require travel.

Requirements & Qualifications
-15+ years of real estate value-add investing experience
-Demonstrated investment track record, including loan originations and successful repayments
-Proven ability to lead a team
-Superior analytical and quantitative skills
-High level of professionalism with strong verbal and written communications skills
-Track record of thriving in a dynamic environment
-MBA preferred
For additional information, please contact: Beth Linn (blinn@wrightwoodfinancial.com)
CMBS Surveillance Associate Director, Fitch Ratings
Chicago, IL

Company:
Dual-headquartered in New York and London, Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Solutions delivers credit market data, analytical tools and risk services to the global financial community. In addition to offering proprietary market-based content, Fitch Solutions distributes the ratings, research and financial data of Fitch Ratings through a variety of flexible platforms. With innovation and experience behind every solution, Fitch Solutions helps financial professionals meet the diverse and evolving needs of today’s global markets.

Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions, along with Fitch Learning, are part of the Fitch Group, a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is a jointly owned subsidiary of Paris-based Fimalac, S.A. and New York-based Hearst Corporation.

Position:

Fitch Ratings is seeking to add a highly motivated commercial real estate finance professional to analyze and develop credit opinions on CMBS transactions.  Successful candidates will lead the ratings process of commercial mortgage-backed securities, communicate credit opinions to the public and publish research on transactions and industry issues.

Responsibilities:
– Identify and assess credit strengths and risks of commercial real estate properties, markets and loans through site inspections, borrower meetings, market analysis and property underwriting and valuation.
– Use quantitative skills to analyze loan level and industry trends
– Publish transaction reports, rating commentaries and research reports
– Analyze credit characteristics of loan and bond structures
– Communicate rating conclusions to credit committee, investors and issuers

Qualifications
– Bachelor’s degree
– 2-4 years direct experience underwriting, valuing or working out commercial real estate
– Expertise in Excel and Word
– Strong analytical, quantitative, and organizational skills
– Familiarity with commercial property types
– Effective communication skills
– Ability to shift fluidly between multiple projects as priorities change
– MBA or other advanced degree a plus
– Securitization or capital markets experience a plus

Please do not contact the recruiter directly

To apply or for more information please visit our website www.fitchratings.com > Careers > Search Opportunities > Americas > Search Openings section or apply via the url below:

http://jobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25877&siteid=5230&Areq=1234BR

CMBS Quant Associate Director, Fitch Ratings
Chicago, IL

Company:
Dual-headquartered in New York and London, Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Solutions delivers credit market data, analytical tools and risk services to the global financial community. In addition to offering proprietary market-based content, Fitch Solutions distributes the ratings, research and financial data of Fitch Ratings through a variety of flexible platforms. With innovation and experience behind every solution, Fitch Solutions helps financial professionals meet the diverse and evolving needs of today’s global markets.

Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions, along with Fitch Learning, are part of the Fitch Group, a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is a jointly owned subsidiary of Paris-based Fimalac, S.A. and New York-based Hearst Corporation.

Position:

We are seeking a quantitative analyst to join our CMBS team at Fitch Ratings in New York or Chicago. This individual will be responsible for contributing to new model development and testing, quantitative solutions, cutting edge research and thought leadership.

Responsibilities Include:
Perform/assist in annual model back-testing and criteria review.
Act as liaison with model validation team.
Perform periodic regression testing.
Draft and maintain model manuals.
Work on model/system/report enhancements to Fitch’s internal CMBS systems.
Create, maintain, and vet statistical/stochastic models.
Conduct applied statistical analysis.

Qualifications Include:
Applied statistics/econometrics skills specifically regression analysis, correlations, Monte Carlo simulations Solid background in Finance, preferably in credit risk modeling Strong knowledge of SAS, VBA, Excel, PowerPoint, Word; additionally, knowledge of C++ preferred Excellent presentation and writing skills, with an ability to communicate effectively both with team members and clients Experience with report writers such as Crystal Reports SQL Experience with XML / XML authoring tools a big plus

Please do not contact the recruiter directly

To apply or for more information please visit our website www.fitchratings.com > Careers > Search Opportunities > Americas > Search Openings section or apply via the url below:

http://jobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25877&siteid=5230&Areq=1235BR