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Acquisitions Professional

Rehoboth Beach, DE
The Maison Group | Real Estate Executive Search
Posted 05/12/2024

Company Description:

Our Client is a Mid-Atlantic area based, rapidly growing, well-capitalized real estate development and investment firm. The company currently has multiple investment strategies targeting select high-growth markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast US, including for-sale residential development, multi-family/build-for-rent development, commercial acquisitions, and credit-oriented investments. Across these strategies, our Client invests in and creates truly differentiated properties that become places people are proud to live or work.

The executive team has significant leadership experience with an impressive track record of success providing superior returns to investors. The culture is entrepreneurial, results-oriented, and collaborative. As the firm continues to grow, they are seeking a driven, dynamic, and quantitative professional who can quickly add value and integrate into the team.


Position Description:

The acquisitions professional will report to the head of investments and have a diverse set of responsibilities that include sourcing, underwriting, and closing investments across multiple strategies. Duties include proactively identifying potential investments, deal modeling, market research, due diligence, creation of investment memos and presentations for senior management, and various ad hoc and special projects. This role requires strong analytical skills, but also vision to see investment opportunity and people skills to build strong sourcing relationships.

The successful candidate will source and drive the evaluation of new investments. They will take initiative while maintaining a strong sense of responsibility and an eagerness to learn and develop their skillset. This is an outstanding opportunity that offers direct exposure to company principals, significant visibility, and upside potential which can result in expanded responsibilities and rapid career progression. Team members have the opportunity to assume integral roles on projects and deal teams and participate in many aspects across the investment lifecycle.

Key Responsibilities:

  • the organization’s existing investment platform to maintain and develop new, trusted relationships with owner/operators, developers, investors, brokers, lenders/banks, and other marketing sources to generate qualified investment opportunities.
  • with the firm’s senior leadership team in helping to direct and manage negotiations of all purchase/sale agreements, partnership/venture agreements, debt and/or other pertinent transactional documentation.
  • financial modeling and analysis to evaluate the financial feasibility and investment returns of potential acquisitions.
  • detailed financial pro forma, including cash flow projections, sensitivity analysis, and return metrics.
  • investment risks and develop strategies to mitigate risks and maximize returns.
  • and oversee due diligence activities, including property inspections, environmental assessments, title reviews, and zoning analysis.
  • closely with legal, financial, and technical experts to ensure thorough due diligence and risk assessment.
  • and address potential issues and challenges during the due diligence process.
  • market research to identify potential investment opportunities in target markets.
  • market trends, demographics, and economic indicators to assess market feasibility and investment potential.
  • various real estate databases and analytical tools to evaluate property performance and market comparables.

Key Qualifications:

  • degree required. Concentration in Real Estate, Finance/Accounting, Business Administration, or related field a plus.
  • experience sourcing and analyzing on/off market commercial real estate investment opportunities.
  • in and/or familiarity/exposure to North and South Carolina a plus.
  • 5 years of acquisitions/underwriting exposure within an institutional real estate private equity, investment/asset management, development, or owner/operator.
  • financial modeling/analysis (advanced Excel required; Argus and/or Rockport VAL experience preferred. Proficiency and understanding of equity waterfall structures and calculations.
  • experience underwriting development projects as well as credit (preferred equity, mezzanine debt) a plus.
  • competency in financial statement analysis, property valuation, and accounting/finance.
  • and effective communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to interact professionally with stakeholders at all levels.
  • analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • strong organizational/time management skills. Ability to prioritize a variety of initiatives at a given time.
  • proactive, detail-oriented and organized with the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • work ethic and team oriented with an Intellectual curiosity and a genuine passion/interest in being part of a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial real estate platform.

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