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Analyst, Strategy and Transactions – Real Estate
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EY's Strategy and Transactions practice is currently looking for a Real Estate Analyst to join our team in Toronto.
EY Orenda Corporate Finance Inc., a specialty practice within EY's Strategy and Transactions practice, is the dominant mid-market investment bank in Canada. The practice is recognized as a trusted source of expertise for mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financing, privatization, and valuations and has been advising clients on all aspects of strategic transactions and capital sourcing activities for more than 30 years. We are a growing practice that has the resources to serve any client, anywhere in the world. EY has the largest integrated real estate practice of any accounting firm. With 5,000 professionals around the world, our global network provides audit, tax and transaction advisory services to real estate owners, investors, lenders and users - including many REIT's, homebuilders and developers. Our unique approach combines entrepreneurial thinking and a working knowledge of real estate issues with broad real estate experience, vast resources and a diverse network of clients and contacts. We serve more than 4,000 real estate clients across the country and throughout the world.
Our Real Estate practice in Canada is part of a team of 500 dedicated real estate professionals located around the globe. These professionals help plan, execute and integrate their clients' transactions strategy effectively, both domestically and across global markets.
Your key responsibilities:
Valuation of various types of real estate assets and portfolios in support of various types of engagements including core valuation, due-diligence and transactions.
Development and maintenance of financial models.
Participating in the development of public and private sector real estate strategies and portfolio plans.
Synthesize market information to be used in valuation, appraisals, competitive analysis, industry analysis, negotiation support and various other applications.
Compiling and analyzing relevant company and industry information, originating from a broad variety of sources (such as financial databases, industry publications, financial statements and public disclosures)
Assist in real estate due diligence for buy-side or sell-side transactions.
Continuous review of Canadian real estate market trends.
Support the team in the preparation of both internal and external presentations.
Support the team in business development and marketing initiatives across the country.
We are interested in candidates who have:
Minimum 2+ years of related work experience, preferably in a Real Estate environment
Undergraduate degree (preferably with a focus on real estate and/or finance)
Willingness to work towards a CBV, AACI, or CFA designation.
An understanding of the commercial real estate industry in Canada.
Understanding of key real estate value drivers, risks and opportunities.
Strong project management skills.
Strong computer and financial modeling skills
Ability to systematically manage multiple projects and meet stringent deadlines
Solid technology skills with robust knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Knowledge or interest in real estate processes, operations, and/or asset management
Keen interest in working with both public and private sector clients
The successful candidate for this position will have strong written and verbal communication/presentation skills, superior analytical skills, demonstrated project and/or people management skills and have been recognized for their participatory attitude and high levels of creative energy and enthusiasm.
What we look for
We’re interested in talented professionals with the ability to visualize our clients’ goals and think creatively to facilitate them - often in politically charged environments. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, and a genuine passion for taking on new challenges, this role is for you.
What we offer
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We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:
Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
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