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Senior Equity Analyst

Date Posted: Jul 30, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Company: MetLife



Job Location: United States : Illinois : Chicago  


Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife Investment Management

MetLife Investment Management (MIM) is one of the largest institutional investors and asset managers in the world, with over $587 billion in combined managed assets. MIM has more than 900 dedicated professionals with extensive experience and expertise in all asset classes, with a strength in public and private fixed income and private assets, including real estate.


In October 2012, building upon the company’s distinct expertise and success investing in private assets for the general account, MetLife launched its third-party asset management business in corporate private placements, infrastructure debt, commercial mortgage loans and direct equity investments in commercial real estate.  In addition to a strong track record and investment talent in both public and private assets, MIM’s competitive advantage lies in our deep credit underwriting fundamentals, seasoned and experienced individuals who have worked together for many years, and a disciplined risk management approach that permeates the business. Institutional investors have access to MIM’s unique platform and capabilities, intellectual capital, and the ability to work with a financially-strong partner offering attractive long-term returns and well-managed risk.


Role Value Proposition: 

MIM Real Estate maintains a portfolio invested in commercial real estate mortgages, agricultural mortgages, and real estate equities. Building upon their in-depth real estate knowledge and longstanding industry relationships, professionals in MIM Real Estate’s seven domestic regional offices (Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and Whippany, NJ) and four international offices (London, Mexico City, Tokyo and Santiago) source, underwrite, acquire, asset manage and dispose of direct equity real estate investments.


The Chicago Regional Office Senior Equity Analyst will support both the Acquisitions and Asset Management teams for MIM Real Estate’s institutional clients.  The regional portfolio includes office, industrial, multifamily, retail, and land holdings.


Key Responsibilities:  

Asset Management

  • Support the Equity Team in managing the equity portfolio to satisfy the investment needs of MIM Real Estate’s institutional clients.
  • Assist in the preparation and review of business plans, property operating budgets, appraisals/valuations, capital budgets, income reprojections and compliance.
  • Assist in the review of leases during lease negotiations and conduct financial analyses of lease economics.
  • Manage database applications and oversee portfolio reporting and monitoring requirements.
  • Research and analyze regional geographic markets and industry data; participate in market and property inspections.
  • Support the Equity Team as needed in asset dispositions, including coordinating sales effort with outside brokers.
  • Prepare reports and documents for review by senior management and third-party clients.



  • Support the Equity Team in underwriting, acquiring and closing equity investments that satisfy the investment needs of MIM Real Estate’s institutional clients.
  • Provide in-depth analyses involving advanced Excel and Argus Enterprise modeling of potential acquisitions and developments, including joint venture waterfalls and promote structures. 
  • Assist in the preparation of transaction approval memoranda and presentations to investment committee.
  • Assist with due diligence, data collection and closing/onboarding processes, including tenant estoppel reviews, OFAC compliance, Argus audit, rent roll/lease verification, etc.
  • Coordinate with all parties involved in the acquisitions due diligence and closing processes, including regional architects, JV partners, portfolio managers, asset managers, property managers, legal counsel, brokers, consultants, and clients.
  • Coordinate with MetLife asset management professionals to minimize operational issues following closing. 


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Real Estate, Economics, Math, Statistics, Liberal Arts or a related field of study.  MBA or master’s in real estate equivalent preferred.
  • Strong quantitative and computer skills specifically Excel and Argus Enterprise; knowledge of MRI – Budgeting & Foresight software and familiarity with the leading commercial real estate market data resources (i.e.-CoStar, CBRE Econometric Advisors, Real Capital Analytics, etc.) a plus.
  • Well organized and results-orientated team player with the ability to work independently under pressure while handling multiple assignments.  Emphasis on communication skills (both oral and written) with ability to interact with and make recommendations to senior team members.
  • To post for this position, you need the proper work authorization to work in the country where the position is located and not require relocation assistance.



  • 2+ years relevant experience with demonstrated understanding of commercial real estate valuation and discounted cash flow analysis, and exposure to relevant property types including office, industrial, multifamily, and retail.





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At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.” 



MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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Requisition #: 110833 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago