Associate, Strategy at Amherst
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The Amherst Group (“Amherst”) has an incredible opportunity for a Strategy Associate, 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.
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
Act as an advisor and thought leader to pro-actively identify new business opportunities
Bachelor's Degree in a quantitative field, including Finance, Information Management, Math, Business, etc. MBA preferred
2-4 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.