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Real Estate Associate - Risk, Research & Analytics

Date Posted: Jul 21, 2021

Location: 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 Real Estate Associate position within Risk, Research & Analytics will provide an excellent introduction to the various aspects of an institutional real estate investment management department.  The position will allow for exploration of 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. 


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Analytical support for the 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, market forecasting, valuation, valuation guidance and underwriting review.
  • 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:


  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant real estate investment experience as a real estate analyst, appraiser, and/or mortgage underwriter.
  • Candidate should have advanced analytical abilities and excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in fast-paced work environment.



  • Graduate degree in finance, economics, real estate or related fields.
  • Working knowledge of Argus.


Up to 5% annually


Business Category

Real Estate Investments


Number of Openings





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.  Visit us at to learn more about our brand, history, and values. 


We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to or call our Employee Relations Department at 1-877-843-3711.


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 #: 118293