Property Analyst at Amherst

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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, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.

We’re looking for someone who is well rounded in highly sophisticated real estate operations. Our team is highly collaborative and moves fast on executing efficiently. Amherst is searching for a Property Analyst to join the local office team of the off market single family residential group. He will answer directly to the Regional Manager. The ideal candidate has a broad understanding of the single-family real estate market and should be well versed on all aspects of a real estate investment transaction. The candidate should have a firm grasp on underwriting property values and market rental rates, running preliminary and full title reports, and estimating rehab costs. Someone who can combine these skills to identify new opportunities and ensure that acquisitions meet the firm’s target cap rates and returns will be a great fit for the role.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform in-depth industry and market research
  • Proficient with all available digital platforms for the local title and, property research and evaluation 
  • Assist with and perform title research, property evaluation, property-level financial models, and/or underwriting related to acquisition through stabilization
  • Have a working knowledge of local title functionality and an established network of relationships for title work
  • Participate in the deployment of capital via the acquisition of SFR assets identified and adhering to investment guidelines and underwriting standards
  • Perform compliance work on deployment execution
  • Track macroeconomic and market-specific performance indicators within our existing and potential markets
  • Assist partners with time-sensitive, ad-hoc projects, and other duties as assigned.
  • Obtain, organize and summarize information related to acquisitions opportunities
  • Perform due diligence on new opportunities, drawing from various resources across the company as well as third party consultants
  • Assist in coordinating the flow of information between the acquisitions team and outside brokers/consultants
  • Perform initial financial underwriting for the acquisitions team
  • Assist the acquisitions team in closing complex transactions

 Qualifications:

Education: Completed bachelor's degree with a focus in Finance, Real Estate, or Business Management. Advanced degrees or certifications a plus but not required (MBA, JD, CFA or CAIA)

Experience: 3-5 years of relevant experience as an analyst in an investment, finance, private equity, corporate finance, or real estate-related role. Positions such as but not limited to; Asset Manager, Residential Appraiser, Real Estate Investment Banking Analyst, Mortgage Sales/Underwriting, Financial Analyst, and Jr Analyst.

Skills:

  • The high degree of proficiency in Excel and the ability to create in-depth financial analyses via modeling.
  • Proficient with all Microsoft Office applications including Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong grasp of financial principles and concepts critical to SFRH underwriting (NOI, cap rates, IRR, NPV, ROI, ROC, Yields, etc.)
  • Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative information to drive informed strategic output
  • Highly-developed verbal and written-communication skills
  • Strong judgment and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrate organizational skills and proven ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; team-oriented
  • Ability to perform advanced mathematical calculations
  • Comfort and familiarity with basic finance and accounting theory
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Desired Attributes:

  • Strong grasp of financial concepts critical to Real Estate (IRR, NOI, Cap Rate, DCF, ROI etc)
  • Experience in residential real estate markets including housing valuation
  • Detail-oriented, and self-motivated with a track record of meeting tight deadlines in time-sensitive situations while maintaining a professional demeanor
  • Ability to rapidly analyze qualitative and quantitative information and accurately articulate conclusions and recommendations
  • Progress toward CFA or CAIA (or willingness to pursue)
  • SalesForce familiarity, ARGUS is a plus but not required
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to help expand business

This position affords a path of rapid growth in an expanding, well-capitalized company with direct access to firm Principals and Founders.

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

Amherst 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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Location

Austin at our HQ with beautiful views of Lake Austin in a modern office

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Austen

Director of Talent Programs

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Budget Revision Project! We were tasked with the challenge of moving a tedious process into a more user and mobile friendly system. This will allow the field teams to submit budget revisions from MSR Properties and have one system to manage the majority of their work. This excitement is why I love being a part of the team

Gage

Business Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

“At Amherst, I am able to work collaboratively with peers who have had years of experience similar to mine. The technology is current and evolving as the company grows. Therefore, my skills stay current and always improve.”

Stan

Senior Systems Engineer

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

What are some things you learned at the company?

Within my first year, I have acquired solid enterprise-level knowledge in developing .NET applications by using Angular 4+, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Entity Framework, and advanced SQL. We’re transitioning into ‘React’ apps that I'm excited about as it will add to my tech skills. I like that we have autonomy regarding the tech decisions in development

Ruchi

Software Engineer

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Amherst Benefits Overview

Competitive salaries
Choice of Mac or Windows hardware
Flexible vacation days, paid holidays, and work from home options
Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life, EAP, and 401K with matching benefits
Stellar colleagues with proven track records

Culture
Volunteer in local 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 stand up
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
Acme Co. provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match 4% of contributions up to $5,000 of an employee's annual gross pay.
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
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

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.

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