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Real Estate Analyst

Company
Linear Retail is a leading acquirer, owner, developer, and operator of retail properties in New England with a focus on eastern Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire and eastern Rhode Island. Linear owns 93 retail properties including convenience-oriented strip shopping centers, specialty storefront retail in select downtown neighborhoods, smaller, well-located centers in dominant retail destination corridors, net-leased single-tenant retail properties and urban retail condos.

Responsibilities
The Real Estate Analyst will report to the VP- Asset Management and will work closely on a daily basis with Linear Retail’s asset management, leasing, and financial staff. The position will expose the analyst to a full spectrum of duties within a professional real estate organization involving most facets of the company’s operations. The position demands a very dedicated, hard-working person with good people skills and the ability to prioritize, multi-task, work efficiently and enjoy a fast-paced environment. Candidate must be a self-starter with the ability, at times, to execute with limited guidance from the supervisor.

Specific Responsibilities will include:

  • Financial Modeling: Create, maintain and prepare quarterly updates to ARGUS discounted cash flow models for the properties. Assist with other financial analyses using Excel. Proficiency in Argus Enterprise and Excel is required.
  • Asset Management Support: Assist the leasing and asset management teams as needed on market and portfolio analyses; annual property budgets and property expense and tax abatement reviews; capital project budgeting and project management support and, tenant and lease prospect research.
  • Database Management: Assist in the management of Linear’s property databases to track rent rolls, capital expenditure, tenant sales reporting and lease comparables and other pertinent property information.
  • Research and Special Projects: Provide support to various Linear Retail team members as needed on special projects. Creative, problem-solving and “detective” skills required.

Qualifications

  • The analyst position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with training in business, accounting or finance, plus at least three years of directly relevant real estate work experience.
  • An MBA degree or CPA designation would be a plus.
  • Candidates must have a working knowledge of basic real estate finance, solid analytical skills and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Experience with ARGUS is necessary and Microsoft Access proficiency is desirable.
If interested, please send your resume with a cover letter to am@linearretail.com.

Acquisitions Analyst

Company
Linear Retail is a leading acquirer, owner, developer, and operator of retail properties in New England with a focus on eastern Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire and eastern Rhode Island. Linear owns 93 retail properties including convenience-oriented strip shopping centers, specialty storefront retail in select downtown neighborhoods, smaller, well-located centers in dominant retail destination corridors, net-leased single-tenant retail properties and urban retail condos.

Responsibilities
The Acquisitions Analyst will report directly to the Partner – Acquisitions and will work closely on a daily basis with Linear Retail’s acquisitions, asset management, leasing, and financial staff. The position will expose the analyst to a full spectrum of duties within a professional real estate organization involving most facets of the company’s operations. The position demands a very dedicated, hard-working person with good people skills and the ability to prioritize multi-task, work efficiently and enjoy at times a chaotic pace. Candidate must be a self-starter with the ability, at times, to execute with limited guidance from the supervisor.

Specific Responsibilities will include:

  • Financial Modeling: Underwrite retail investment opportunities using ARGUS discounted cash flow models and other financial analyses using Excel.
  • Due Diligence Support: Engage and coordinate the third-party due-diligence consultants (i.e. environmental, physical condition, survey, etc.). Conduct municipal and seller file review as directed; review and abstract leases and other legal documents; perform local market research and competition studies; maintain the organization of due diligence materials; review property level financial statements; and, conduct other web and database research as needed in support of new property acquisitions.
  • Analysis Support Materials: Prepare maps, aerials, demographic reports, photos and other such material for both analysis and presentation purposes.
  • Investment Presentations: Draft investment summaries for investment committee review and approval.
  • Asset Management Support: Assist the leasing and asset management teams as needed on market and portfolio analyses; annual budgets and property expense reviews; and, tenant and lease prospect research.
  • Database Management: Manage Linear’s web-based real-estate resource subscriptions, such as CoStar and MLS. Maintain sale and lease comparable databases and other pertinent property information.
  • Research and Special Projects: Provide support to various Linear Retail team members as needed on special projects. Creative, problem-solving and “detective” skills required.

Qualifications

  • The candidate will have a minimum of bachelor’s degree with training in business, accounting or finance, plus at least four years of directly relevant real estate work experience.
  • An MBA degree or CPA/CFA candidate/designation would be a plus.
  • Candidates must have a working knowledge of basic real estate finance, solid analytical skills and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Proficiency in ARGUS and Excel is required.
If interested, please send your resume with a cover letter to info@linearretail.com.