Financial Analyst - Magellan Development Group


Financial Analyst

Magellan Development Group is a premier developer and manager of urban communities that combine innovative architectural designs, high quality construction and legendary community management. Our recent project is Lakeshore East, a 28-acre award winning master-planned community in the heart of downtown Chicago. This project is recognized as one of the largest urban planned communities in the United States. As we expand nationally, we are seeking a Financial Analyst to assist in the underwriting and due diligence of current and future projects.

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, or real estate. Graduate degree a plus. Minimum of two plus years of experience in a real estate financial analyst role required. Computer proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is required. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment and will report directly to the Vice President of Development. Fluency in Mandarin and/or Arabic is a plus.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to provide examples of financial models and writing samples previously completed in either an academic or workplace setting. The position will be based in Chicago, Illinois at Magellan’s corporate office.

Responsibilities include

  • Performing financial analysis of real estate investment opportunities. Creating and updating financial models for potential projects, acquisitions, or asset management decisions.
  • Underwriting prospective transactions, incorporating market data and historical performance.
  • Researching zoning and site encumbrances on prospective development projects.
  • Assembling market research on supply/demand fundamentals and maintaining competitive set analysis for each targeted property type/submarket.
  • Evaluating capitalization and financing strategies.
  • Writing investment offering memoranda for proposed transactions.