Financial Analyst - Real Estate Marketing
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Advisory Segment
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Areas of Interest
Accounting/Finance, Data & Analytics, Marketing, Research
Chicago - Illinois - United States of America, Oak Brook - Illinois - United States of America

The National Retail Investment Group - Chicago team was formed in 1996. Since its formation, the team has become recognized as a leader within both CBRE and the industry, having sold over 1,000 properties with gross consideration in excess of $15 billion.  Property types include power, community and neighborhood shopping centers, regional malls, specialty centers and unanchored strip centers in primary, secondary and tertiary markets nationally with and emphasis on the Midwest.

NRIG – Chicago is seeking a financial analyst that will be an integral part of this team and will report directly to the teams partners, that specialize in primary and institutional grade multi-tenant retail centers.  This person will be involved in many aspects of the underwriting and marketing process and obtain/maintain key market information that is crucial to the success of our business.  It is important that this person be able to handle multiple tasks and thrive in a high-energy environment.  Greater details on various responsibilities are listed below:



       Perform complex financial analyses including cash flow projections, valuation models, and sensitivity analyses

       Build customized Argus and Excel models for Broker Opinion of Value assignments.

       Scrub detailed Argus models for nationwide offering memorandums. 

       Evaluate due diligence materials including leases, financial statements and other documents related to the operation of commercial real estate assets.

       Work closely with financial analysts of clients to coordinate closing process and all relevant financial documentation between buyers and sellers.

       Gather and evaluate economic, demographic and real estate market data for input into project specific deliverables


       Prepare proposals and offering materials for assignments and pursuits utilizing effective work planning.

       Assist with preparation of presentation and pitch materials for new business pursuits.

       Collaborate with CBRE’s marketing department and 3rd parties to build materials for offerings and pitches.

       Pursue new prospects via team’s proprietary Salesforce software.

       Help organize team processes and large work volume.

       Research demographics, market trends, and additional market information as needed by deal.


       Bachelor’s Degree with exceptional academic credentials

       0-2 years of work experience in Finance or Commercial Real Estate

       Excellent written and oral communication skills

       Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative information and translate into strategic deliverables

       Ability to work independently and within a team on a wide variety of projects

       Ability to work successfully under pressure and effectively manage time and workload

       Comfort with handling multiple projects at once and ability to move quickly between deals

       Experience valuing multiple types of commercial real estate including Office, Industrial, Retail, Land

       Strong computer orientation and proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint and Word software

       Proficiency with Argus and InDesign is a plus but may not be required for the right candidate


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.