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European Real Estate Analyst/Associate


Credit Funds

Ref#: 2273

Date published: 23-Apr-2020

Fortress Investment Group is a leading, highly diversified investment manager with approximately $43.5 billion of assets under management as of 31 December 2019. Founded in 1998, Fortress manages assets on behalf of over 1,750 institutional clients and private investors worldwide across a range of credit and real estate, private equity and permanent capital investment strategies.

The European Real Estate business at Fortress invests in commercial real estate across Western Europe, with a focus on opportunistic equity and distressed debt transactions.  With 20 investment and asset management professionals based in London, Amsterdam, and Milan, the team has deep experience investing in and working out complex real estate turn-arounds.  The team benefits from a strong track record and dedicated discretionary capital.

The London office has an opening for a Real Estate Analyst/ Associate.  Due to the collaborative nature of the European team, broad investment mandate, and flat hierarchy, the position offers significant growth and advancement opportunity.  

The Analyst/ Associate will:

  • Evaluate and execute real estate investments within Fortress’s Real Estate Fund business, with a focus on opportunistic equity and distressed / turn-around acquisitions in Western Europe
  • Contribute to the generation of new investment strategies and ideas
  • Create financial models, conduct market research, and interact with brokers, sellers, and advisors to evaluate acquisitions
  • to summarize findings for senior management and Fortress’s investment committee
  • Manage third-party due diligence processes, overseeing technical, valuation, and legal advisors
  • Work with the investment and legal team to determine and implement the appropriate legal structure for acquisitions
  • Manage the execution of third-party debt financings in conjunction with acquisitions; negotiate term sheets and facility agreements; facilitate lender due diligence
  • Participate actively in regular meetings with Fortress’s senior management team and investment committee to discuss acquisition opportunities

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Two to five years of experience working in real estate finance, investment banking, or law
  • An undergraduate degree with grades demonstrating strong academic performance
  • Strong and concise quantitative, written and oral communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Proficiency in at least one European language in addition to English
  • Experience in process management and negotiations
  • The ability to work independently in a demanding environment
  • A high level of resilience and the ability to travel frequently
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Good commercial awareness with broad market knowledge
  • The ability to provide resourceful solutions with strong analytical skills, creativity and logical thinking
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated strong interest in real estate investing

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