Sr. Acquisitions Associate – Miami, FL

Senior Acquisitions Associate – ground floor opportunity!

If you have a passion for real estate and thrive in an intense, high-energy, transaction-driven environment, read on!  Sefira Capital, an opportunistic real estate investment firm, is seeking a very intelligent, highly talented Sr. Acquisition Associate to provide a broad range of analytical, organizational and management support on our commercial and mixed-use projects.  This is an opportunity to be in on the ground floor of a new, well financed company where your expertise can add immediate value.  We are seeking a candidate who can hit the ground running and grow our portfolio of quality projects.  You will have a strong voice within our team based on your insights into the market and your exceptional analysis of each deal.  This position will be involved throughout the life cycle of the process, from sourcing to closing to ongoing asset management of owned deals.  Simply put, this is a tremendous opportunity with considerable growth potential to join a nimble team that is hungry, savvy and fun – all we are missing is you!

Snapshot of Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure the flow of quality deals through your established network of brokers, bankers, property managers and other sources of investment opportunities as well as increasing sourcing avenues
  • Perform in-depth underwriting and the financial modeling required for potential acquisitions consistent with our strategy
  • Control the Asset Management of our projects with an effective methodology that ensures that our assets are properly maintained and improved
  • Analyze and distill data from diverse sources to make judgments as to the quality and value of the opportunity and present the pros and cons to the Partners inviting active discussion
  • Responsible for comprehensive due diligence on new acquisitions, from sourcing through closing
  • Prepare market research to facilitate investment decisions

Traits required for success:

Our ideal candidate is a self-disciplined and conscientious person with a drive to do it right.  You are astute analytically with great problem solving ability and bring creative solutions to an established process.  You like to have fun while your feet remain on the ground and demonstrate high energy and urgency.  A calculated risk taker, you are disciplined in your approach and mitigate risk via thorough analysis.  You possess outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written, and can comfortably interact with management, associates and outside contacts.

Skills/Experience/Knowledge required:

  • 6-8 years experience in commercial real estate acquisitions with a diversified project mix including retail, hospitality, office
  • Outstanding financial analysis skills including ability to create, modify and analyze financial spreadsheets and calculate investment returns
  • Previous experience as an analyst is helpful
  • Possess an active network of brokers, bankers and other sources with whom you are top of mind
  • Computer skills:
    • Advanced Excel – mandatory
    • Other MS Office including Word, Outlook and Power Point – mandatory
    • Argus – strongly desired
  • Bilingual in Spanish is of value
  • Bachelors degree in finance, marketing, business, accounting or similar degree is a must
  • Able and willing to travel when required to view new or existing projects