Sr. Real Estate Investment Analyst

Job Description

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Job Summary

Farmers Group, Inc. is looking for a talented investment professional with institutional experience to join the Investment Management team, based in Woodland Hills, California. As a senior real estate investment analyst, you will support the Head of Insurance Investments in the implementation of the real estate investment strategy in a complex operating environment comprising multiple legal entities.  In addition, you will work with the senior insurance investment Analyst to achieve superior risk adjusted returns through efficient execution, management of risks and optimal construction of Farmers’ investment portfolios.

Main responsibilities

  • Support the management and monitoring of Farmers’ third party investment real estate portfolio manager, working with the manager to maintain investment guidelines, ensure compliance, coordinate asset manager reviews and provide ad-hoc analysis.

  • Work with the investment real estate manager and internal legal counsel to execute purchase and sale transactions as well as capital expenditures on investment properties owned.

  • Support accounting processes (e.g. investment income and expense planning processes), internal controls and other compliance functions through planning, review, documentation, and reporting.

  • Contribute to committee communication packages, as well as other presentations to senior management and/or other Farmers constituencies.

  • Provide back up for the Senior Insurance Investment Analyst for cash management, reporting and investment analysis on Farmers’ entire insurance portfolio of invested assets.

  • In collaboration with other Farmers teams (e.g. Accounting, Treasury, Tax), facilitate and improve investment operations and cash management.

Education and experience requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Business, Economics, Finance or related degree preferred.

  • Master's degree (MBA, Master of Science in Economics or Finance), CFA Charterholder/candidate or willingness to pursue is an advantage.

  • 5 to 10 years within an investment real estate or property management firm, insurance investment department, asset management firm, or finance/banking institution with preference for background as an asset or property manager, investment analyst, financial/securities analyst, or risk analyst.

Skill requirements and behavior:

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to develop relationships and communicate with internal and external parties

  • Strong quantitative and analytical capabilities with applications in real estate management, investment research and/or portfolio management

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite

  • High integrity team player

  • Strong initiative, intellectual curiosity, and self-starter

Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 03/09/2020