Position Description

Senior Analyst, Real Estate Research and Strategy
Location Los Angeles
Job Code 338
# of Openings 1
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Position Summary:

American Realty Advisors (ARA) is a private equity real estate firm which acts as the sponsor of various commingled funds which invest in real estate assets throughout the United States. Our strategies include value add, core, structured finance, mezzanine debt, and other types of investments. ARA also acts as the investment manager for separate accounts tailored to our investor’s goals. All our institutional investors are tax-exempt.

As an essential member of the Research and Strategy function, the Senior Analyst helps drive the research needed to continue positioning ARA at the forefront of real estate research and investment strategy. The Senior Analyst, Real Estate Research & Strategy is responsible for conducting and managing property markets, capital market, and macroeconomic data research. This position performs the critical research needed to develop and execute ARA's investment strategies. The role requires an individual with a background in commercial real estate research and analysis.

ARA is a registered investment advisor under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and an ERISA fiduciary with approximately $10 billion in assets under management. ARA, through its funds and separate accounts, acquires real estate investments throughout the United States.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct high-value research in support of the firm’s research and investment strategy activities.
  • Develop and maintain proprietary economic, capital market, and property fundamentals research that inform the firm’s investment strategies.
  • Undertake specialized research addressing evolving research and investment strategy questions and opportunities.
  • Monitor and research key developments and issues impacting the commercial real estate sector.
  • Contribute to the development of innovative, data-driven investment strategies.
  • Lead production of competitor investment strategy analysis.


  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in business, real estate, economics, statistics, or a related field.


  • Three years of commercial real estate research experience preferred
  • Proficiency in the use of Costar, Real Capital Analytics, NCREIF, Moody’s, U.S. Census Bureau and similar external data sources.
  • Knowledge of the private equity real estate market and how such investments work and are structured is an essential part of this position.


The position requires someone who is:

  • Self-reliant, self-confident, adaptable, and flexible,
  • Able to work effectively in teams and individually,
  • Open to critical feedback, learn from it, and adjust course,
  • Able to thrive on challenge and significant responsibility,
  • Able to work well under pressure with compressed project time frames,
  • An exceptionally well organized and detail oriented individual,
  • Analytical and resourceful with the ability to monitor and adhere to detailed processes and procedures,
  • Equipped with persuasive writing and oral communication skills,
  • Excellent in interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with diverse personalities,
  • Proficient in aggregating and manipulating large quantities of data,
  • Proficient in converting data into impactful presentation formats and reports, and
  • Well-versed in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Analyst

Job Specifications:

  • Status: This role is considered exempt under the Federal Labor Standards Act.
  • Expected work hours: 8:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday with occasional weekends.
  • Travel: May be required to drive a personal vehicle for business occasionally.
  • Work environment and physical demands: General office environment includes but is not limited to periods of sitting at a computer, standing at a copier, and carrying files.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties responsibilities and activities may change at any time with, or without, notice.

American Realty Advisors is committed to equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate based on an individual's race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment at American Realty Advisors, including hiring, assignments, training, promotion, compensation, employee benefits, employee discipline and discharge, and all other terms of employment.

ARA considers for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance No. 184652.

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