Investment Analyst / Associate

Location: Tokyo
Client type:
Contact: Ethan Tan
Reference: 1743
Posted: about 1 month ago

We are currently representing a leading international real estate investment manager with a strong presence in Japan, and has its focus areas in hospitality, lodging, logistics, office, and data centers. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, the team strive to deliver superior returns to its investors while maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.

The team is seeking two highly motivated and talented individuals to join the team as Investment Analysts/Associates. The ideal candidates will be bilingual in Japanese and English, possess strong analytical skills and documentation skills, and demonstrate a keen interest in real estate investment and financial markets. As part of the expansion efforts, the candidates will play a crucial role in evaluating investment opportunities, conducting market research, and supporting various aspects of the investment process.

If you are successful in this role, you will enjoy the following benefits:
- Competitive salary and performance-based bonus
- Comprehensive health benefits package
- Opportunities for professional development and career advancement
- Exposure to diverse real estate investment strategies and asset classes
- Dynamic and collaborative work environment with a focus on innovation and excellence

Key Responsibilities:
Deal Analysis and Due Diligence:
- Conduct in-depth financial analysis and modeling to evaluate potential real estate investment opportunities.
- Assist in the due diligence process, including financial, legal, and operational aspects of transactions.
- Evaluate market trends, property performance, and competitive landscape to assess investment risks and opportunities.

Market Research and Strategy:
- Monitor and analyze real estate markets, including hospitality, lodging, logistics, office, and data centers, to identify emerging trends and investment opportunities.
- Develop market forecasts and investment strategies based on thorough research and analysis.
- Support the development of investment thesis and recommendations to senior management.

Financial Modeling and Valuation:
- Build and maintain complex financial models to analyze investment returns, cash flows, and sensitivities.
- Conduct property valuations using various methodologies, including discounted cash flow analysis, comparable sales approach, and replacement cost method.
- Assist in preparing investment memos, presentations, and reports for internal and external stakeholders.

Transaction Execution and Management:
- Support the negotiation and structuring of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, and financing arrangements.
- Coordinate with internal and external parties, such as legal counsel, brokers, and third-party consultants, to facilitate smooth transaction execution.
- Assist in managing investment portfolios, monitoring asset performance, and implementing value-enhancing initiatives.

Team Collaboration and Communication:
- Collaborate effectively with team members across various functions, including investment management, asset management, and finance.
- Communicate investment recommendations, findings, and updates to senior management and investment committees.
- Participate in team meetings, discussions, and presentations to contribute insights and ideas.

Key Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in finance, real estate, economics, or related field. MBA or CFA designation is a plus.
- 2-4 years of relevant experience in real estate investment, investment banking, private equity, or related fields.
- Strong proficiency in financial analysis, modeling, and valuation techniques.
- Fluent in both Japanese and English, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of Japanese real estate markets and regulations is preferred.
- Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks, and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
- Strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and a proactive attitude towards problem-solving.

If you are interested to find out more about this opportunity, apply now and reach out to us to learn more!