Research Associate - Realty Income Corporation

October 18, 2017
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Realty Income Corporation

San Diego, California 92130

Come join one of San Diego’s four S&P 500 companies, Realty Income Corporation, the Monthly Dividend Company. Realty Income attracts smart, high performing individuals who value integrity, perseverance, and teamwork. If working in a highly professional environment that rewards employees and values the balance between work and life resonates with you, please apply today.

Our current opening is for an experienced Research Associate whose main function is to support the Research Department and can be called upon to perform any of the required job functions for Executive Officers, Portfolio Acquisitions, and Portfolio Management. 

Specifically, the Research Associate will have responsibility for:

Perform Valuations

  • Effectively utilize the Marshall Valuation Services cost guide to determine replacement costs of building and site improvements
  • Use CoStar/LoopNet or contact brokers to find comparable rent and land information for acquisition opportunities

Perform Site Reviews

  • Conduct physical site inspections of acquisition opportunities
  • Create both physical and desktop site review packets of acquisition opportunities
  • Present information to the Investment Committee or appropriate approval authority

Conduct Industry Research

  • Gather relevant industry information through Industry Reports, Trade Publications, Thomson One Equity Research, etc. to assist in updating any existing industry reports

Assist in Department Projects

  • Tenant Analysis: Input tenant financial information into Spreadsheet/Sensitivity Analysis to assist in the evaluation of the portfolio health

Maintain Files & Archives:

  • Maintain existing archival of all videotapes
  • Maintain and update the market information files for use in later transactions in the same MSA
  • Maintain and organize the electronic files for site checks

Review Property Condition Reports

  • Review and organize provided materials to assess the condition of acquisition opportunities
  • Communicate with Legal regarding repairs and relevant construction issues

Performs other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree: B.S. or B.A. with an emphasis on real estate, finance, accounting, and/or other related fields of study
  • 1 or 2 years of work experience strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Real Estate Finance Knowledge
    • Basic understanding of both real estate and finance terms
    • Research industries and market trends
  • Computer/software
    • Advanced word processing
    • Strong spreadsheet skills
    • Relational databases; data entry, creating simple queries & reports
    • Mapping software skills (MapInfo/AnySite, Google Earth Pro, BatchGeo, Regus)
    • Internet research
    • Graphic design (PowerPoint)
  • Administrative
    • Excellent time management, ability to prioritize tasks from other sources, and make adjustments in a manner to complete all tasks
    • Self-motivated; determined to make improvements, generate ideas for streamlining department's operating procedures and/or file retention systems, implement after approval by department head
    • Excellent written and oral communication, including the ability to make presentations
  • Interpersonal
    • Positive, friendly, and helpful attitude
    • Strong communication skills, clear, complete, and timely
    • Team player; willing to offer or seek help, accept, and provide constructive feedback
  • Ability and willingness to travel by automobile and air.  Must have a valid driver’s license.