What does a Real Estate Analyst do?

Real estate analysts provide financial analysis to support the financing, acquisition, marketing and leasing of properties. They provide expert advice to real estate companies and other firms based on economic conditions, market trends, and financial situations. Real estate analysts research market trends and statistics to forecast immediate futures within the industry and determine the best use of cash according to a company's goals. They also perform due diligence to broker real estate deals and interact with sellers and buyers in the commercial sector.

Real estate analysts meet with clients to determine their criteria. They travel to properties and sites to meet with investors, buyers, and or sellers to decide if it fits their needs and criteria. When a suitable location is found, they help negotiate the related deals and transactions by drawing up and gathering necessary paperwork and forms. Real estate analysts need a real estate license for the state in which they are working. Some employers require a bachelor's degree in real estate, accounting, or finance.

What responsibilities are common for Real Estate Analyst jobs?
  • Analyze demographic research and trends in the context of specific consulting assignments.
  • Ad hoc and status reports, including procurement progress and target dates for procurement milestones.
  • Assist relationship managers as they meet with their clients on a regular basis to ensure we continue to meet their needs and to identify future opportunities.
  • Ensure adherence to the FAR, FITARA, acquisition policies and enterprise engineering and architecture strategies.
  • Perform due diligence research for the purchase and sale of properties, including review of title commitment and resolution of title issues.
  • Review and assist in the development of loan agreements and ancillary documents related to the closing of a transaction.
  • Prepare monthly pipeline report for senior management with projections for dispositions and acquisitions.
  • Develop strategies to obtain referrals and build your client portfolio.
  • Identify and elevate credit issues to senior leadership early in the underwriting process and recommend ways to reduce exposure.
  • There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.
  • Provide acquisition support, acquisition process improvement, and the development/improvement of, adoption of, and adherence to standard operating procedures for acquisitions.
  • Analyze acquisition requirements and provide recommendations during pre-solicitation phase through contract execution.
  • Develop or adapt IT tools, templates, and checklists to create a uniform acquisition package.
  • Compile and analyze budget and financial data to create trend and variance analysis including visualizations.
  • Provide interpretation and execution of MDA Acquisition policy, directives, guidance, and instructions.
  • Support program and contract management processes through the preparation and/or review of acquisition and program management documentation, briefings, white papers, reports, metrics.
  • Serve as first point of contact for inquiries from landlords and tenants for property maintenance issues, rent issues and insurance certificate requirements.
  • Distribute notifications to internal departments for new leased and owned properties, lease expirations, property dispositions and changes.
What are the typical qualifications for Real Estate Analyst jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in business, business administration, computers science or software engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Prior experience with business case development.
  • Is a critical thinker and problem solver.
  • Prior experience as a consultant.
  • A collaborator and decision maker.
  • Strong time management and critical thinking skills.
  • Experience with spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and attention to detail.
  • Fluent in inventories and pipelines.
  • Experience with a variety of programs, software, and systems including IRR and GFEBS.
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How much does a Real Estate Analyst make?

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