Analyst/Associate, Affordable Housing Acquisition & Development - Fairstead

October 30, 2017

Fairstead

New York, New York 10019
http://www.fairsteadcapital.com/

Position: Analyst/Associate, Affordable Housing Acquisition & Development, Fairstead

  • Fairstead Affordable, a subsidiary of Fairstead, specializes in the acquisition, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable and mixed-income housing across the US.
  • Fairstead is a real estate investor and operator specializing in multifamily housing. Fairstead owns over 6,000 market rate, workforce and affordable rental units across the U.S. Through its disciplined investment approach, Fairstead has acquired nearly $2.5 billion in real estate since 2013.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the head of the group in all aspects of affordable housing acquisition, rehabilitation, and development (Section 8, LIHTC, etc.) in core markets across the US
  • Expected to make substantial contributions to analysis that will inform the firm’s investment decisions
  • Compilation of due diligence information including financial, market, site, and regulatory data
  • Analyzing and comparing complex partnership agreements and cash flow waterfalls
  • Manage project pro formas including budgets, schedule, timing, and underwriting assumptions
  • Completion of applications and documentation necessary for debt and equity financing, property purchase and sale, and government subsidy renewal
  • Involvement in contract negotiation and review of legal documentation for each project
  • Validation and defense of budgets, assumptions, and pro-forma analysis
  • Build, coordinate and lead internal team members and external consultants through conceptual design and entitlements leading to construction documents
  • Perform, coordinate and / or lead pre-development work such as preliminary architectural and engineering issues, zoning issues, local government and community support

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience
    • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience underwriting and managing multifamily investments
    • Real estate private equity, REIT, and/or real estate finance background preferred
    • LIHTC and Section 8 experience preferred
  • Education
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Graduate degree in Business, Finance or Real Estate preferred
  • Values entrepreneurialism and works well with limited direction
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to multi-task in a constantly changing environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Curious and highly driven
  • Strong quantitative, financial analysis and modeling (excel) skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail