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Associate, Real Estate Investments

Location:

Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC Metro


Company Description:

Our client is one of the largest and most successful lodging companies in the world. The company currently franchises more than 6,800 hotels representing more than 500,000 rooms in more than 44 countries and territories. Ranging from limited service to full service hotels in the economy, mid-scale and upscale segments, the company-branded properties provide business and leisure travelers with a range of high-quality, high-value lodging options throughout the United States and abroad.


Position Description:

We are seeking a team oriented professional to join our client’s Real Estate Investment and Asset Management team in the Baltimore/Washington DC metropolitan area. The role encompasses applying your knowledge of real estate market analytics, preferably in the hotel sector, to guide investment decisions. This is the next step for a motivated real estate analyst.

This position will present the incumbent with exposure to equity and debt investments in both new construction and existing assets (hotel, office, residential, self-storage, etc.) for development of our client’s premier hotel product. This individual will have direct interaction with the investment partners, lenders, brokers, construction companies, and the management team on a regular basis.

Additionally, increased opportunities may include modeling of portfolio economics and risk assessments, and responsibility for areas of portfolio management as the hotel portfolio continues to expand.  This person will join a group that is at the forefront of the company’s drive to be positioned as a leading brand in the upscale hotel segment. Our client has committed a significant amount of capital to be deployed towards the growth of the brand.

This position is a match for someone who is able to work collaboratively across many business functions and is comfortable communicating effectively through a commanding display of verbal, written, and presentation skills with multiple internal disciplines and external clients.

The position will be defined by the skills the applicant displays and the propensity to increase their knowledge in the hotel sector. This is an opportunity for someone who is seeking the next level of growth in the hospitality real estate sector, who desires to become part of a key business unit within one of the largest hotel companies in the world.

This role reports to the Director, Real Estate Investments and Asset Management.

TEAM:  The Real Estate Investment and Asset Management (“REIAM”) team is responsible for all segments of the real estate life cycle; capital structuring, underwriting, negotiations, internal approvals, documentation, deployment, asset management, capital recycling and workouts. They manage global capital deployment to fuel the growth of select brands, with a primary focus presently on their domestic premier brand. They also oversee a team of highly focused associates who locate and secure land, adaptive reuse buildings and conversion opportunities throughout the U.S. The team is fully integrated into the business; they are a driver of growth at the company and a true partner to the business. We’re looking for smart, creative, motivated and thoughtful leaders to join them.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Progressive experience in real estate market analytics including pro forma modeling, market economic analysis, preferably in the hotel sector
  • Demonstrated collaborative successful experiences in a team environment
  • Strong financial background and experience in creating economic models and measurement tools to utilize and influence key decision making opportunities
  • Superior organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Working knowledge of portfolio management skills
  • Targeted travel = 10%

To learn more about this position, contact: Christine Pinkerton | (919) 679-9149 | cpinkerton@crownsearch.com

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