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Associate - Real Estate Research

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Date Posted: May 24, 2022

Location(s): Whippany, NJ, US, 7981

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife Investment Management (MIM) is one of the largest institutional investors and asset managers in the world, with over $651 billion in combined managed assets, and has consistently generated superior returns for both policyholders and shareholders. The enterprise has more than 900 dedicated professionals with extensive experience and expertise across public and private fixed income and private assets, including real estate.  Visit us at to learn more.


The Global Real Estate group maintains a portfolio invested in real estate equity and commercial mortgage loans, and sources and manages investments through seven regional field offices in the U.S. and International field offices in London, Tokyo, Mexico City and Santiago. The Associate serves as an indispensable member of MetLife Investment Management’s (MIM’s) Real Estate Research & Strategy team.  In this role, the Associate is tasked with helping to develop investment strategies and coordinating communication of those strategies to MetLife Real Estate employees, stakeholders, and clients. This includes authoring strategy reports for external distribution, writing opinions on prospective and existing investments, and supporting or leading working groups and meetings related to future investment strategies.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Assess and summarize real estate market trends, communicating risks and opportunities across markets and property types.
  • Review the underwriting and relative value of potential investments, and occasionally represent research in Investment Committee. A representative from research votes on all potential U.S. equity investments and provides comments on select higher risk mortgage investments.
  • Monitor, analyze, and support forecasting of economic and real estate market conditions to contribute to MetLife Real Estate’s investment strategies.
  • Contribute to marketing and portfolio management efforts in developing the investment management platform.
  • Assist the research platform in gaining greater visibility in the real estate industry through external publications and involvement in industry organizations.
  • Partner with our regional office network to generate investment ideas and formulate tactical investment strategies.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with writing samples available upon request.
  • At least 5 years of experience communicating investments or economics focused information.
  • Basic analytical skills including experience with Excel.
  • Travel is required and may amount to 5% to 10% of work time annually.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Preferred 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.





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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, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." 


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.



We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.



MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to 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.



Requisition #: 124971