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Investment Team Analyst

Company: Riaz Capital
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

About Us Riaz Capital is a real estate developer-operator driven by a motivated and talented team focused on addressing the changing housing needs of the Bay Area. We develop and operate missing middle-market multifamily real estate in the Bay Area, and are on a mission to provide convenient, premium-quality and financially accessible workforce housing to our residents. We work as a team that challenges, collaborates, and supports each other to positively impact residents and the broader community, and to deliver on our goals for our business and investors. Our buildings are planet-friendly with a low carbon footprint and high bike, walk, and transit scores, and we invest in the communities where our buildings are located.Operating in the Bay Area since 1977, the Company's roots go back two generations. We possess core competencies in design, development, construction management, asset management, finance and capital markets. Today, the company has -$500 million in real estate assets under management (over 1,500 units) and has roughly 1,700 residences in the development or construction process. We have achieved an IRR of 36% over 12 exited deals between 2010 and 2019, and our latest fund, the Ozone Fund III, closed at $122M, well over our projected $100M target.Our aim is to create a real estate asset base of over $1 billion by 2024 and provide premium quality, affordable, housing to -5,000 residents by 2027.At the core of our solution to the Bay Area housing crisis is the micro-living model - a synthesis of our years-long experience in micro-units, student housing, traditional multi-family, and co-living. The design incorporates all the necessary functions of a housing unit and works in a variety of building types: townhouses, mid-rise apartments, substantial rehab, and adaptive reuse. The units provide our residents with a sense of independence and individuality, all within the fabric of a larger community. Each of our projects places an emphasis on architectural creativity, thoughtful design, walkability, utilisation of open space, and personal privacy. In addition to new construction development, we have extensive experience in repositioning both urban and suburban workforce housing properties and have executed several adaptive reuse projects. Our current activities are -70% new construction and -30% adaptive reuse and repositioning.Our firm's culture is focused on being customer centric by understanding their needs and best providing for them. For us, it is just as it is important to do good for our [NB1] [OS2] residents, team members, the community, and the planet, as it is to do well by our investors and business. We support and challenge each other as a team and believe people from diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences, make our company better.About You: You possess extraordinary analytical and organizational skills. You are logical, detail oriented, and accurate in everything you do as you focus on producing tangible results. You love spreadsheets like Shakespeare loved sonnets! In fact, your mastery with spreadsheets can only be described as stunning. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and love challenges.The Analyst must demonstrate analytical skills with accuracy and adherence to high standards. You must have exceptional ability to interpret, analyze, and explain financial information. You possess incredible business writing skills, which will be pivotal in helping Senior Staff, Directors and Principals execute their financing, disposition, and acquisition priorities. Excitingly, you will be exposed to all critical elements of the company that the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and Senior Staff deal with an on day-to-day basis, and be the right hand to the Associate responsible for all of these areas! Advanced computer skills in analytical programs and word processing are required as well as being comfortable working effectively in a data-driven environment. Looking for a candidate who wants to grow with our company. If this sounds like you, come join our team! Investment Team Analyst Role: At Riaz Capital, the Investment and Asset Management team is responsible for financial performance of all assets, debt markets, investor relations, and acquisitions, dispositions, and financing for the majority of all holdings. The Analyst position is an ideal opportunity for a real estate/finance/or accounting entry level professional to work closely with our Chief Investment Officer, and our Investment and asset management team, on over $400M in projects to obtain significant multifamily real estate experience at a fast-growing real estate investment company. This position is essential to assist the CIO, and his right-hand associate, with the overall performance of the investment team function of the company. The position will give the Analyst to exposure of all critical elements of the company that the CIO deals with on a day to day basis, which is an second step into a career in real estate. Primary job responsibilities:

  • Play an integral role in the legacy asset dispositions, acquisitions, and financings. The role will be to work closely with the Associate and be responsible in time for all escrows, broker communications, and needs to third parties and will also be the integral oar in each transaction the CIO is accountable for.
  • Responsible for supporting Associate on all financings and plays the leading role from A-Z, with minimal guidance from CIO. This includes creating the initial lender decks, pitching the lenders on the deal through preparing the lender needs, coordinating the appraisal, through closing escrow and on-boarding the new loan with the operations team.
  • Responsible with support from the Associate on disposition activities which includes prep for sale, underwriting of disposition, and coordination of the entire transaction. This also requires coordination with our attorneys, brokers, and escrow officers.
  • Support asset management activities at direction of associate with financial reviews, investor reporting, financing reporting, updating systems, quarterly market surveys, assuring property management and project managers are hitting objectives for the assets, insurance and loan compliance, and other misc. tasks as needed
  • Assist with internal term communications as well as external investor, lender, broker, vendor, and other third-party communications.
  • Support CIO with anything he needs support on which could range from taking calls with Brokers, lenders or Investors, responding to investors, following up with various team members of the asset management, accounting, property management, construction, and development teams.Qualifications:The ideal candidate for this position will thrive in a highly entrepreneurial, social, and fast-paced environment. This candidate should be extremely motivated to improve their understanding of all aspects of the real estate investment field, be an enthusiastic team player, offer innovative ideas and have the ability to manage multiple priorities. Excellent communication, analytical, decision-making and follow-up skills are required. --- 1+ years of experience of experience in Commercial Real Estate, Capital Markets, Banking, Public Accounting, or related field. We will also consider new college graduates with relevant internship experience or educational background. --- BS or BA in Business, Finance, Real Estate, or related field --- Team player who can prioritize varied tasks from different managers --- Driven to learn and willing to do whatever is necessary to succeed --- Intrinsically motivated to learn and grow and takes full ownership of their responsibilities --- Ability to handle a fast past chaotic environment --- Excellent Business Writing skills --- Advanced knowledge of MS Office Including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint --- Deadline and detail-oriented --- Demonstrates an understanding of the urgent nature of our business and the need to proactively find and fix problems quickly and effectively takes ownership and follows through on decisions; doesn't minimize or forget about problemsWe offer a competitive salary and benefits. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements with your application.Status: Full-timeStart Date: ImmediatelyLocation: Oakland OfficeRiaz Capital is an equal opportunity employer and believes diversity in the workplace results in more innovative solutions and drives value for our firm.

Keywords: Riaz Capital, Oakland , Investment Team Analyst, Professions , Oakland, California

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