Head of Acquisitions

| Austin
Head of Acquisitions – Austin, TX
 
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.
 
Amherst is searching for a Head of Acquisitions for its single family residential team. The ideal candidate is well-versed in the single family residential market; including how to track deal flow, return requirements, using recent sales data & pricing to forecast future book of business and understanding market conditions & indicators in their decision making process. The Head of Acquisitions is able to evaluate, price and purchase at volume via MLS, auction and block purchases. The Head of Acquisitions manages a team of acquisition specialists and underwriters and is constantly seeking efficiency while using technology and process based approach to profitability.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the Acquisition department’s underwriting and acquisition of single-family properties for both internal and investor portfolios
  • Work with partners in Acquisition Management, Construction, and Property Management to move newly acquired houses into stabilized rentals as quickly as possible
  • Build repeatable processes for successfully identifying and underwriting properties in a supply chain fashion
  • Constantly working with your management team to identify efficiencies to purchase a substantial number of homes on a monthly basis
  • Assessing and analyzing property and market fundamentals for new property acquisitions, managing due diligence, drafting offering memorandums & investment summaries along with company exec summary, and also get involved in assisting with closing transactions.
  • Seeking out and conducting underwriting on new potential Multifamily & CRE acquisitions
  • Performing asset-level valuations, ROI & IRR analyses for value-add & core asset acquisitions
  • Creating, maintaining, and updating financial models of existing and potential new investments, and build a database for the pipeline
  • Assisting in the development of analytic & quantitative tools to enhance and streamline investment processes and development models
  • Stress testing investment performance through the scenario and sensitivity analysis by building forecasting models and proforma projections
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Quantitative Analysis or similar field; Masters degree preferred
  • Minimum 12 years in valuing and acquiring single-family or multi-family residential properties at scale
  • Demonstrated experience building and leading teams, as well as how to connect capabilities with compensation, performance and promotions
  • Constantly seeking new avenues for acquiring bulk, distressed or bank owned properties
  • Strong communication skills at all levels within the organization
  • Data analytics driven, and able to create & deliver reports for executive leadership and investors
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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Two offices around Austin at our HQ with beautiful views of Lake Austin in a modern office and our tech co-working space near Lady Bird Lake

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!

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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

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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 Innovation 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
Free sodas, kombucha, cold brew, beer and healthy and unhealthy snacks at our Barton Springs WeWork location
Free lunch every day and breakfast tacos on Thursdays!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Our coworking space near Ladybird Lake is pet-friendly!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Promote from within
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 certifications assistance. Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings. Breakfast Taco Thursday.

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