Financial Analyst
Chicago, IL 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

Job Title

Financial Analyst

Job Description Summary

Cushman and Wakefield is seeking a Financial Analyst for their market-leading Industrial Capital Markets team. The role will can be based out of the company's global headquarters located in downtown Chicago or Dallas specializing in the sale, recapitalization and financing of both single and multi-tenant office properties in the Chicago metro area (downtown and suburbs) as well as the broader Midwest.
The ideal candidate for this role is someone who can operate in a fast-paced environment and multi-task under tight deadlines while maintaining a positive and professional demeanor. The Financial Analyst will provide financial and analytical support services, which will include preparing proposals/opinions of value and marketing materials, data input, underwriting property values, analyzing sales trends and preparing financial analysis for presentation to clients as well as the wider investment market. This position requires significant computer and communication skills with a strong emphasis on ARGUS and Excel modeling. Professionalism and attention to detail are essential traits for the ideal candidate.

Job Description

Principal Responsibilities
  • Coordinate the preparation of all marketing materials and presentations such as Broker Opinion of Values, Request for Proposals, and Offering Memorandums.
  • Responds to client and investor questions and due diligence requests throughout the sales process.
  • Prepares clear, concise, and presentation-ready documentation and spreadsheets that support and explain the basis of the analyses for use in client presentations, proposals and/or reports.
  • Communicates with clients to assemble financial information, market data and property information for underwriting and marketing.
  • Regularly updates and audits sale transaction database (sale comparables).
  • Conduct market research, working with internal and external sources to gather market data and rent/sales comparables used in underwriting and offering packages.
  • Participates in client meetings to present and discuss analyses as needed.
  • Extensive financial underwriting (not limited to the following):
  • Abstract leases, analyze operating statements and other financial and/or market related documents
  • Build pro forma utilizing Argus DCF/AE
  • Run various discounted cash flow analyses, along with sensitivity analyses
  • Solid understanding of key valuation metrics (cap rate, cash-on-cash, IRR...etc.)
  • In-depth knowledge of fundamental real estate principles
  • Highly proficient in the following:
  • Argus DCF/Enterprise
  • Microsoft Excel
  • CoStar
  • Real Capital Analytics


  • Bachelor Degree; Business or Finance preferred
  • Minimum of 3+ years of real estate or comparable financial modeling/analysis experience
  • Strong math and advanced research skills
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a timely and thorough manner
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The qualified candidate will be detail oriented, able to handle multiple projects simultaneously, understanding how to prioritize
  • Professional, and customer service oriented with opportunity to become client facing over time

Note: This position requires compliance with our COVID related protocols, which may also include client-specific requirements. This might include, but is not limited to, either providing documentation of full vaccination as per CDC guidelines or agreeing to regular COVID testing.

Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative? Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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