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Associate, Real Estate Investments

Date Posted: Jan 2, 2019

Location: Whippany, NJ, US, 07981

Company: MetLife



Job Location: United States : New Jersey : Whippany  


Role Value Proposition: 

The Real Estate Associate program will provide an excellent introduction to the various aspects of an institutional real estate investment management department. The program will provide an opportunity to explore career options in the institutional commercial real estate equity investing, lending and investment management fields, while significantly enhancing personal credentials and building relationships with professionals in the industry.  Following completion of the one to two-year Associate program, candidate will be considered for placement into a functional business unit within MetLife Investment Management | Real Estate.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Analytical support for the Debt Strategy and Equity Strategy Groups, Northeast Regional Office, Capital Markets and Risk, Research & Analytics teams.
  • Real estate market research, analysis and forecasting in support of investment decisions and portfolio strategy
  • Commercial mortgage risk assessment and bond-equivalent ratings
  • Commercial mortgage portfolio risk analysis and strategy development
  • Research and analyze global economic, commercial real estate fundamental and capital market conditions and trends.  Relate these trends to risks and opportunities for MetLife’s commercial real estate investment portfolio (mortgage loans and equity). 
  • Real estate market analysis, valuation and underwriting review
  • Real estate market forecasting and valuation guidance
  • Construction of underwriting tools and benchmarks
  • Portfolio geographic, property type and borrower/tenant exposure analysis and reporting
  • Analyzing risk related to portfolio exposures to certain industries, companies, etc.
  • Assist in communicating house view of market trends, risks and outlook via presentations and reports


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Candidate must be currently enrolled and actively pursuing a graduate degree in the finance, economics or real estate fields, with an intended graduation date by June 2019. 
  • Candidate should have advanced analytical abilities and excellent written and verbal communication skills. 



  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant real estate investment experience as a real estate analyst, appraiser, and/or mortgage underwriter is preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of Argus, Word, Excel and PowerPoint preferred.  





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Requisition #: 105918 

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