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Senior Analyst - Real Estate Investments

Date Posted: Oct 20, 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.


Global Real Estate and Agricultural Investments maintain a portfolio invested in commercial real estate and agricultural mortgages, as well as real estate equities. Real Estate Investments sources and manages commercial real estate investments through seven regional field offices in the U.S. and International field offices in London, Tokyo, Mexico City and Santiago.  This role will be responsible for supporting new equity acquisitions for MetLife’s general account and third-party investors. The portfolio includes office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hotels.  The real estate analyst position plays a critical role in the MetLife Real Estate organization. The Senior Analyst position will support three different business units within Risk, Research and Analytics team: Mortgage Ratings, Valuations, and Strategic Programs and Process Management.


Key Responsibilities:  

Mortgage Ratings

  • Assist with developing internal credit ratings for proposed and existing commercial mortgages
  • Assist the Ratings team through the ratings process and use of commercial mortgage credit models. 
  • Support the Director of Investment Ratings in assessing ratings and valuations (rating migration, portfolio rating stratification, portfolio valuation trends, underwriting trends / cap rate trends, etc.).


  • Assist with internal review of quarterly valuations performed by external valuation consultants and MIM asset managers
  • Support the Director of Valuations in provision of oversight and guidance to consultants and asset managers
  • Consolidate valuation results by property type and geography for trend analysis and benchmarking.   
  • Compare valuation assumptions to those used in prior valuations to determine key drivers of value change.

Strategic Programs and Process Management

  • Analyze mortgage origination, loan management, equity acquisition, asset management and portfolio management processes, as well as new product implementations and front office reporting needs
  • Document business process and management reporting changes needed to support business goals and objectives
  • Identify and select potential business process solutions in partnership with Debt Strategies Group and Equity Strategies Group, production analysts, acquisition specialists, etc.
  • Collaborate with regional office teams and portfolio management teams to implement solutions that meet business requirements


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 2+ yrs of related experience
  • Highly motivated and goal-oriented individual  
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication
  • Outstanding organization and prioritization skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills



  • Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate, Business, Information Management, Finance or other related field of expertise


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Contact Information

Peter Shanley


Hiring Manager

Vincent Minervini


Employee Referral Award





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 #: 120033