Real Estate Investment Analyst (Entry- level) - National Home Rentals

January 18, 2018

National Home Rentals

Chicago, Illinois 60606


National Home Rentals is a rapidly growing Chicago based real estate private equity firm with thousands of properties across multiple markets throughout North America. We seek to add long-term value to the assets we acquire through our streamlined development and rigorous leasing processes, proactive management, and a data-driven analytical approach to all aspects of our business.

We are looking to add talent to our growing team with the potential to advance quickly and the opportunity to learn all aspects of the real estate investment business. We offer a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment within an established and profitable industry leader. If you are a motivated self-starter who thrives in a high-energy culture with demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors and a strong desire to make an impact, apply to join our team.


We are currently searching for a Real Estate Investment Analyst. This role will assist in evaluating residential real estate investment opportunities in Chicagoland and analyzing overall portfolio performance and investor returns; perform financial analysis; analyze construction processes and perform construction underwriting; assist with asset management and transaction documentation, and assist with preparation and coordination of debt compliance.  The Real Estate Investment Analyst will receive tremendous exposure to every aspect of the real estate business from the diligence before a purchase of an asset, the planning of its development, construction and project management, all the way through to the management of a stabilized asset. Candidates with a true passion for real estate are encouraged to apply. Additionally, licensed real estate brokers or those currently in pursuit of a broker’s license are preferred.


Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate in screening of potential investment opportunities, with a focus on financial modeling and market research
  • Analyze construction processes to help underwrite investments
  • Play a key role in quarterly reporting, variance monitoring and arrears analysis
  • Help prepare annual property-level income and expense budgets
  • Maintain and improve internal tracking worksheets and databases
  • Organize and present data in meaningful ways
  • Underwrite assets to facilitate an internal decision regarding hold, sell or refinance
  • Provide solutions for improving asset performance and efficiency
  • Mentor and train more junior analysts
  • Perform ad hoc duties as required


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in real estate, business, finance, economics, engineering, construction, or management
  • 1-4 years of real estate investment, investment banking, or real estate brokerage experience preferred
  • Real Estate Brokerage License preferred
  • Must have strong desire to learn about real estate investment and development (actual experience is a plus)
  • Underwriting experience preferred
  • Proficient with Excel with advanced financial modeling skills
  • Must have strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Must thrive in a high-pressure environment with the ability to multi-task and prioritize competing tasks and meeting deadlines
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Team player – energetic, enthusiastic and personable with the ability to collaborate and work independently

National Home Rentals offers a competitive compensation package in addition to a comprehensive benefits package.

National Home Rentals is an Equal Opportunity Employer. National Home Rentals prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and provides equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.