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Private Equity Analyst - Drive Shack

New York

Permanent Capital Vehicles, Private Equity

Ref#: 2104

Date published: 25-Aug-2017

Drive Shack Inc. (NYSE: DS), which is managed by FIG LLC, is a leading owner and operator of golf-related leisure and entertainment businesses.  Today, the portfolio consists of 1) Drive Shack – developing nationwide network of innovative golf entertainment venues 2) American Golf – one of the larges golf course companies in the world 3) Real estate related assets.

The Analyst will be expected to build and maintain financial models, conduct market research primarily related to sports, real estate, leisure, media and entertainment and actively participate in sourcing new opportunities. The Analyst has the opportunity to work on strategy and operations of various businesses including new and growing companies in an entrepreneurial environment. The position will be based out of New York, but may require frequent travel. 

The Analyst will:
Analyze and execute investment strategies
Develop detailed flexible financial models and while performing ad hoc financial forecasting analyses 
Create investment committee memoranda to summarize analytic findings on transactions 
Develop, conduct and coordinate financial analyses, reports and presentations to facilitate making integral business decisions, including acquisitions and capital raising
Conduct financial and business (e.g. industry analysis, competitive position, growth prospects) diligence and evaluate new developments and acquisitions
Participate in operational aspects of the business such as strategic and financial planning
Stay current on financial markets and competitive trends and use this expertise in the due diligence and evaluation process
Maintain certain performance tracking metrics
The ideal candidate will have:
A bachelor's degree from a top-tier university, preferably in business, finance or economics
1-2 years of investment banking; industry coverage in real estate, hospitality, gaming, leisure preferred
Exceptional modeling and analytical skills with strong attention to detail
Excellent PowerPoint and presentation skills
Strong quantitative, organizational and communications skills

Personal Characteristics - The successful candidate will be:
Bright and flexible, with excellent analytical, strategic, and implementation skills
Comfortable with various financial reporting systems to optimize the results of a business
Proactive and high-energy with a hands-on approach to problem solving·         
Uncompromising with respect to quality in all regards with unquestioned integrity and ethics
Self-starter, able to work independently or as a team player, capable of building effective relationships
Results-oriented, with an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast paced environment
Ability to travel

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Fortress Investment Group LLC collectively with its subsidiaries and operating affiliates is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.