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Senior Real Estate Research Analyst

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Date Posted: Jun 20, 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 $669 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 manages portfolios that are 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 Senior Real Estate Research Analyst serves as an indispensable member of MetLife Investment Management’s (MIM’s) Real Estate Research & Strategy team.  In this role, the Senior Analyst is tasked with developing investment strategies that promote strong risk-adjusted returns for MIM’s debt and equity clients.  Doing so requires gaining an understanding of national, regional, and local economics, the fundamental forces driving real estate demand, capital market impacts, investor behavior, and real estate operations and underwriting.  The Senior Analyst is also tasked with oversight of all research and strategy presentations and reports, communicating market and strategy updates to internal clients, reviewing, and writing research opinions on potential U.S. real estate equity investments, and leading discussions with debt and equity investment professionals in MIM’s regional offices. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess real estate market trends, identifying risks and opportunities for both commercial mortgages and real estate equity investments across markets and property types.
  • Monitor, analyze, and forecast economic and real estate market conditions to contribute to MetLife Real Estate’s investment strategies.
  • Contribute to marketing and portfolio management efforts in the investment management platform.
  • Help prepare senior management for speaking engagements and potential client interactions.
  • 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.
  • Screen and oversee analysis of the potential value of prospective traditional and alternative real estate research data sources.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Demonstrated interest in real estate career through academic or industry experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced analytical skills including proficiency with Excel
  • Travel is required and may amount to 5 - 10% of work time annually.


  • Bachelor’s degree Required. Preferred in Business, Finance, Real Estate, Economics, or a related field of study. 
  • Familiarity or openness to learning SQL, R coding language, PowerBI, and API queries.





Business Category

Investments/Real Estate


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.



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 #: 126689