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Investment Associate

R0118048 Frankfurt Corporate Office Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Greystar is looking for dedicated and hard-working individuals who want to help us continue to be the best as what we do. Today, we are the largest rental housing operator and developer in the US and one of the largest global investment management companies, delivering industry-leading services to investors, clients, and residents. We offer unrivaled professional development and career growth opportunities to our team members and look forward to welcoming you to Greystar, where our people are what make us the Global Leader in Rental Housing.

Job Responsibilities

The Investment Associate is responsible for underwriting investment opportunities, providing financial analyses to support investment decisions and conducting market research. The Investment Associate is also responsible for analysing due diligence materials and assisting in the preparation of investment memorandum. The Investment Associate will assist with asset management execution and disposition decisions of existing portfolio assets.


Key Role Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting senior real estate professionals in sourcing, preparing and presenting new investment memo’s; financing or disposition recommendations; and updates on existing investments or portfolio status.
  • Actively engaging with owners, brokers, equity partners, lenders, attorneys, consultants and all other related internal departments, as appropriate.
  • Financial analysis and underwriting of investment opportunities, including the creation of detailed multi-tier pro-forma waterfall model.
  • Manage acquisition due diligence processes and closings with outside counterparties.
  • Assist with asset management and value-add execution of existing portfolio assets.
  • Market investigation of potential acquisitions, competitive properties and local market fundamentals.

Knowledge & Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent (2:1 and above) in a related business or analytical subject; such as finance, business management, real estate, accounting, economics, mathematics, statistics; science or engineering.
  • MBA in real estate, business or finance (preferred but not a must).
  • IT literate and fully conversant with all Microsoft packages including PowerPoint (Advanced level) and Excel (Advanced level).

Experience & Skills

  • Demonstrable experience in an analytical role within investment banking, private equity or other related finance.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical background ideally in corporate finance, related-business or accounting; including experience of financial modelling.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; including the ability to effectively write and present reports and information.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to establish and maintain positive relationships and influence at all levels.
  • Good organisation skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and proactive, both with respect to managing workload and own professional development.
  • Naturally inquisitive with a desire to understand the bigger picture and get involved with wider team and business objectives.
  • A positive team player, with an adaptable and flexible approach along with ability to work collaboratively to drive results and support the wider team and business objectives.
  • Fluency in a European Language.
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Success Profile

What makes a successful Greystar team member? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Professional
  • Risk-Taker
  • Detail-oriented
  • Collaborative
  • Strategic
  • Communicator



Health insurance (including company-paid opportunities) is offered, along with competitive dental and vision insurance plan options

Retirement Planning

Flexible Spending Accounts and Employer-matched 401(k) plans are offered

Paid Time Off

Full-time team members receive generous paid time off – including your birthday! – as well as paid sick leave, personal days, and company holidays

Paid Parental Leave

Maternal and paternal paid leave is available for the birth or adoption of a child

Professional Development

Ongoing support is available for career advancement opportunities in addition to corporate training programs

Employee Assistance

Experienced counselors are available 24/7 for confidential assistance to listen and help you find solutions at no cost to you

Note: Outlined benefits may vary by international region.

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