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Portfolio Management Associate

London, United Kingdom ;
Greystar is seeking an Associate to join the Portfolio Management team. The successful candidate supports all aspects of Venture Formation and Venture Management. The former involves setting up life-of-fund models and strategy papers, as well as supporting the entities creation, structuring and legal documentation. The latter involves reviewing strategy compliance of investment opportunities, regular financial reporting of the investment vehicle through the development and maintenance of a robust fund model, as well as the development and implementation of business plans and practices that achieve the financial, investment, and operating goals of the portfolio and Greystar.


Key Role Responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for working with investment accounting to develop and maintain a fund model that is be the basis for investment decision-making for the fund, as well as the basis for investor and internal recurring reporting requirements. 
  • You will provide the financial analysis supporting potential acquisitions and disposition, including whether the transaction is supportive of the vehicle’s strategic rationale and the near- and long-term financial impact of transactions.
  • You will work on a collaborative basis within Greystar’s fully integrated model to monitor and evaluate existing investments in support of the Venture’s strategic objectives.  Support the Portfolio Senior Director in engaging with Regional Investment and Asset Management Teams, to bring ownership’s perspective to managing each asset. Provide insights to the portfolio management team on key activities at properties and important decisions needed to drive performance.
  • You will review annual business plans for each asset and the overall portfolio and present them to capital partners. Work with internal teams to set performance objectives for each investment and asses potential exit strategies. Communicate to investors on the overall Venture’s objectives and projected returns.
  • You will assist in determining the optimal funding mix for the overall portfolio and managing the Fund’s liquidity and debt profile. Work closely with the Finance team to actively manage debt obligations and execute financings / refinancing for each investment.
  • You will support the quarterly appraisal process for the Fund’s assets and debt obligations. Liaise as directed with the Venture’s third-party appraisers and drive internal processes tied to appraisals.
  • You will oversee the preparation of materials and deliverables for presentation to internal committees, current and prospective investors, lenders and other stakeholders.

About You

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a related business or analytical subject; such as finance, business management, real estate, accounting, economics, mathematics, statistics; science or engineering.
  • MBA or Masters in real estate or finance or CFA designation (preferred)
  • Adept at working at an advanced level with all Microsoft products, as well as having an in depth understanding of financial analysis and modelling
  • Demonstrable experience in an analytical role within investment banking, private equity or other related finance position, with a focus on portfolio-level analysis and modelling.
  • Advanced quantitative background with significant experience with financial modelling, valuations and financial analysis; ideally gained in a corporate finance, related-business or accounting or audit environment.
  • Strong qualitative analytical skills; having the ability to research, analyse and present complex financial data.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; including the ability to effectively write and present a strategic or investment thesis.
  • Demonstrated coaching/mentoring and leadership skills sufficient to lead, direct, evaluate and manage team members to achieve high performance.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to establish and maintain positive relationships and influence at all levels.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills to juggle complex tasks and manage the workload of self and others, with the ability to work effectively under pressure, to deadlines and work flexibly in change environment.
  • Self-motivated and proactive, both with respect to managing workload and having the resourcefulness to figure out ‘difficult to find’ solutions   
  • Naturally inquisitive with a desire to understand the bigger picture and get involved with wider team and business objectives.
  • Demonstrable experience working in Portfolio Management and/or Real Estate Sector.
  • Experience with INREV and IFRS reporting conventions.
  • Experience with Capital Raising and structuring.

Behaviours & Values:

Integrity | Equality | Accountability | Professionalism | Teamwork | Service

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