Amherst
Amherst is a financial services and technology company that helps investors invest in US real estate
Austin, TX

Analyst, Strategy at Amherst (Austin, TX)

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Open the door to your dream job and join #TeamMainStreet. With more than 22,000 homes in 30 markets, Main Street Renewal is one of the largest providers of single-family rental homes across the country. We understand that our employees are the invaluable drivers of our success. That's why we hire the most talented, passionate individuals who enjoy contributing to a growing, winning team. Here, you'll be a part of a fast-growing company dedicated to providing a best in class leasing and customer service experience to our residents.

The Amherst Group (“Amherst”) has an incredible opportunity for a Strategy Analyst, interested in making an impact in a company that is an industry leader in real estate investment management. Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees and $9 billion under management. 

The Strategy Analyst in Amherst’s Strategy & Business Development Group is a critical thinker who will help conceptualize and structure problems, perform quantitative analysis and extract key insights that underpin solutions. In this role, you will be based in the Austin, TX headquarters and work directly with the VP of Strategy and the firm’s Vice Chairman as well as other leaders and teams across the organization in tackling some of the most significant challenges facing the Firm.

As part of your role, you will use your cross-functional knowledge and skills to diagnose complex business issues, coordinate resources, develop solutions, and support their execution in partnership with the relevant teams. This position requires someone who is highly driven, quick to learn, self-motivated, has excellent quantitative, analytical, and modeling skills, works well independently and in a team setting, and has a passion for learning real estate markets and operations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with the VP and Head of Strategy and collaborate with others across the organization to tackle key strategic and process improvement initiatives through a data driven, analytical and systematic approach.

  • Provide value added strategic insight, quantitative analysis, presentation, and project management support from the beginning through the end of the project lifecycle

    • Work with management to identify business needs, challenges and opportunities

    • Assist in developing strategies and recommendations for new processes or technologies to achieve business goals

    • Build project roadmaps for implementation

    • Help ensure effective communication and coordination across the working group

    • Track key milestones; develop and report on KPIs to measure success

  • Respond to questions / issues raised and identify specific areas in need of improvement and initiate projects to address them

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a quantitative field, including Finance, Information Management, Math, Business

  • 1-2 years of work experience in Strategic Consulting, Finance, Real Estate or related fields; candidates who have completed analyst training at a strategy consulting firm, investment bank or private equity firm are highly desired

  • Strong critical thinking, quantitative analysis and financial modeling skills are a must; SQL/R/Python skills desirable

  • Effective interpersonal and written/verbal communication, presentation skills

  • Proven project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks effectively in a fast paced environment

  • Strong organizational and time management skills; follow through with sense of urgency

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Familiarity with real estate private equity investment concepts nice to have

Our full-time employee benefits include:

  • A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
  • Flexible PTO including 7 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, and 1 volunteer day
  • Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
  • Professional career development and reimbursement
  • Up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave; up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Backup childcare offered through Bright Horizons
  • Relaxed casual environment with virtual office events

Main Street Renewal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.

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Where we are

Austin at our HQ with beautiful views of Lake Austin in a modern office as well as our second office in the top floor of the Frost Tower downtown

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What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Amherst Benefits Overview

Competitive compensation + annual bonus
Generous & Flexible PTO, paid holidays, paid volunteer time off
Flexible work from home option
Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life, EAP,
401K with matching benefits
Employee Referral Program
16 weeks Maternity/4 weeks Paternity
Career Development/Advancement

Culture
Volunteer in local community
The Amherst Foundation supports numerous initiatives in areas where we live and work, with a targeted focus in education, social services, medical research, and the health and welfare of our community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Amherst has established the Amherst People Council focused on Engage, Grow and Give to promote employee engagement such as Affinity Groups, Career Growth and Mentorship and Philanthropy events.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Amherst provides unconscious bias training to all employees
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age or disabilities.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
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Performance Bonus
Amherst has a discretionary annual bonus program based on performance.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Amherst provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Amherst also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Amherst provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Amherst sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Amherst employees receive between 20 and 30 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Free Daily Meals
Full-time in-office employees receive a monthly meal stipend through local delivery
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
We offer relocation assistance depending on location and position.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Amherst provides a monthly stipend for remote employees.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Amherst offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Amherst hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Amherst. allows employes to set aside 50% of working hours for learning.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certification assistance. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings.

An Insider's view of Amherst

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Something worth bragging about is our newly opened office in the Frost Tower, featuring one of the best views of downtown Austin, cutting-edge IT equipment, a well-stocked employee lounge, and state-of-the art infrastructure to host clients and facilitate cross-divisional team collaboration.

Kate

Vice President, Capital Management

What projects are you most excited about?

One of the coolest projects I worked on was the automation and integration of the Concur, Yardi, and Workday systems. Before, employees followed a very time-consuming process for filing expense reports. Integrating these systems simplified the process and saved the Company time and money. It was great to share that news with my fellow team members.

Nick

Assistant Controller - Shared Services

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have developed a robust knowledge of the single-family rental world and am part of the roundtable of leaders that continues to help the Company evolve through process improvement and execution. Having a voice that is heard and respected is what I always look for when maintaining a career with a company.

Lori

Vice President, Property Management

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

My team is expected to create new IP (Intellectual Property) through innovation in software, hardware, workflow process and data. Our goal is to build franchise value/shareholder value, solve difficult problems through creative solutions, and improve over-all efficiency that in turn makes life easier for all of Amherst

Todd

Chief Technology Officer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We use data to drive our innovations and decisions. As part of the modeling team, I study huge amounts of data, build models, and provide analysis and market signals. Our team never ceases to find ways to improve upon our work. That helps us produce market analyses that are months ahead of our competitors.

Thu

Staff Financial Data Scientist

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