Financial Analyst - Hotels
Job ID
Service line
Advisory Segment
Role type
Areas of Interest
Accounting/Finance, Marketing
Chicago - Illinois - United States of America
Job Summary

The CBRE Hotels Team in Chicago is seeking a candidate for the role of Financial Analyst, a full‐time position in the downtown Chicago office. The Financial Analyst will be integrated within the sales brokerage team and be primarily responsible for basic marketing material production as well as basic to moderate financial analysis and underwriting. The Financial Analyst will assist with day‐to‐day responsibilities, contribute to business development initiatives, and carry out tasks for both internal and external clients. The ideal candidate will be detail‐oriented, highly organized, able to work well in a fast‐paced environment with tight deadlines, demonstrate clear communication skills, and be motivated to learn about hotels, brokerage, and real estate in general. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist with preparing high quality slide decks and other deliverables including, but not limited to, property valuations and strategic considerations of current and potential clients holdings; industry presentations; and more utilizing PowerPoint and similar tools under the direction of leadership. 
  • Assist with preparing high quality offering memorandums and other marketing materials for client listings under the direction of leadership. 
  • Operate financial models in Excel utilizing financial statements and market research.
  • Conduct a variety of basic to moderate analyses for the development of deliverables focused on commercial real estate strategies in support of CBRE's clients. Draws conclusion(s) from analyses and makes recommendations to senior leaders.
  • Willing to learn about fundamental concepts, practices and procedures associated with commercial real estate finance, including hotel valuation, market analysis and investment analysis.
  • Generates, reviews, and understands reports; aggregates data from multiple sources to assist in creating a complete analysis and/or recommendation.
  • Review, organize, and summarize due diligence material and other complex real estate agreements to assist with the preparation of financial materials.
  • Conduct research to understand an asset’s operational performance. Ability to work largely independently under mentorship of other analysts and lead brokers to formulate investment thesis for marketing materials by conducting research, writing, and proofing of market intelligence.
  • Coordinate with clients during pre‐marketing, marketing, and due diligence processes.
  • Establish strong working relationships with the team and clients to understand and identify market intelligence needs.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvements by and among the clients and/or companies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Real Estate, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Marketing, or Business-related field, required
  • Experience in Real Estate, Finance, Hotels, or Hospitality preferred, but not required 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to clients
  • Ability to effectively present information
  • Requires knowledge of basic financial terms and principles
  • Basic financial analysis
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents
  • Basic analytical and quantitative skills
  • Computer skills: Intermediate to advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations
  • Think creatively to resolve problems involving several options 
  • Willingness to work hard in a transaction-oriented environment
  • High level of integrity and ethics

CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

NOTE: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.