Director of Investments - 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 Director of Investments to join our team. Reporting to the EVP of Investments, this position will oversee the team of investment analysts and manage the acquisitions process as dictated by the National Home Rentals overall investment strategy. This will include measuring the team’s productivity and developing metrics to ensure accuracy and efficiency in our acquisitions process. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, leadership skills, exquisite communication skills and a passion for the Real Estate industry.


Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assign responsibilities to analysts and evaluate daily performance
  • Devise and monitor performance metrics for analyst team based on daily productivity and accuracy of rental rate and sales comp estimation.
  • Verify, change or create underwriting assumptions on potential real estate investments.
  • Research real estate markets for potential opportunities.
  • Analyze and prepare recommendations for improving investment and management processes.
  • Regular evaluation of all underwriting assumptions through analysis of post-acquisition data.
  • Regular Quality Assurance review of Underwriting Application (UWA), including developing test cases to verify.
  • Participation in pricing process with operations team.
  • Timely interpretation of data for recommendations.
  • Prepare weekly presentation to management committee of Underwriting progress and objectives.
  • Complete projects assigned by CEO and EVP of Investments.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • MBA or other Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 4-5 years of investment/acquisition experience at a top tier real estate firm, private equity fund or investment bank.
  • Strong knowledge of real estate investment valuation methodologies.
  • Strong attention to detail, demonstrated integrity and professionalism.
  • Proven ability to perform under pressure and to adjust plans to meet changing priorities and needs.
  • Leadership experience in organizing, planning and executing projects from conceptualization through implementation.
  • Excellent managerial and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to summarize issues, develop recommendations and make decisions.
  • Process re-engineering experience.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills.

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.