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CBRE Investment Associate, Indirect Private Real Estate - CBRE Investment Management in Boston, Massachusetts

Investment Associate, Indirect Private Real Estate - CBRE Investment Management

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Boston - Massachusetts - United States of America

About the role

CBRE Investment Management is the wholly owned independently managed, investment management affiliate of the world’s leading real estate services firm, CBRE Inc. It has over $129.1 billion of real estate assets under management globally on behalf of 700 institutional investors and employs approximately 880 employees in over 30 offices worldwide.

The Associate will work as a member of the America’s Regional Investment Team working collaboratively on the execution of investments within the Region. The role is to support the Investment Management function on the due diligence of transactions; preparation of investment recommendations, asset management of investments; and provide input for client reporting.

What you’ll do

  • Underwrites new opportunities of investments in a variety of fund, joint venture, programmatic and single asset structures across all sectors in the Americas. Completing all preliminary financial review independently

  • Assists in due diligence of investment opportunities including market research, manager due diligence, vehicle legal and tax structuring, financing review, and coordination of external advisors for asset, legal and tax due diligence.

  • Preparation of detailed materials required by the investment process including preliminary investment recommendations, Investment Committee Recommendations and Post-Investment Committee Due Diligence Report.

  • Assists in the presentation of opportunities to the Indirect Global Investment Team and Investment Committee

  • Asset Management of investments including monitoring and oversight of managers, analysis and recommendation of action for any voting matters and compliance with the Indirect Investment Guidelines

  • Production of Investment Oversight Committee materials including semi-annual performance reforecasts and annual investment review notes including hold/sell analysis.

  • Liaise with and monitor managers to collect data and ensures validity of inputs into internal systems.

  • Collaboration with Portfolio Management team to ensure up-to-date client requirements and support the PM team on quarterly reporting and ad-hoc requests.

As a Team member

  • Coaches junior team members to develop skills and competencies.

  • Leads by example and model's behaviors consistent with the company's core values.



What you’ll need

  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience that has been acquired in a real estate investment or real estate investment management environment.

  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate tasks efficiently ensuring all deadlines are met.

  • Accurate under time pressure and exceptional attention to detail.

  • Enjoys working autonomously and as part of a wider team with good interpersonal skills.

  • Understands the importance of using discretion.

  • Flexible approach to work and willingness/ability to travel.

  • Experience and understanding of a broad range of real estate sectors.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.

  • Strong work ethic and ambition.

  • Strong financial modelling skills with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel.



CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law. We also provide reasonable accommodations, as needed, throughout the job application process. If you have a disability that inhibits your ability to apply for a position through our online application process, you may contact us via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)