Global RE Research Intern - Invesco

February 08, 2018


Dallas , Texas 75201

Invesco is a leading global asset management firm with more than $917.5B* in assets under management. We provide our retail and institutional clients a diverse and comprehensive range of investment capabilities to help people get more out of life. Invesco is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (IVZ) and has about 7,000 employees in over 20 countries.
(*As of September 30, 2017)

Job Purpose (Job Summary):
With approximately US$68 billion assets under management, Invesco Real Estate (IRE) is one of the world’s leading real estate investment managers. IRE manages listed and unlisted real estate funds and separate accounts. The mission of IRE’s Global Research Group is to support the business by enhancing investment performance and company brand profile through the integration of sound empirical research on the underlying real estate markets into our firm’s processes and strategies. Working in our Global Research Group, the role of the Global Real Estate Research Intern is to contribute to the development of thought leadership through empirical research and analytics that ultimately lead to favorable investment performance for our clients.

Key Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Working with full-time IRE research analysts, develop analytical tools useful toward identifying market trends and understanding the characteristics of IRE’s investment performance
  • Articulate (verbally and in writing) the approach and methodology of analytics development to colleagues within the Research team and internal clients
  • Participate in global and US research meetings by providing insights on regional and property sector trends and outlook
  • Create, update, and modify materials for marketing and client presentations under the direction of the Head of Global Research
  • Alongside the general duties, we have two specific projects that we would like the Global Real Estate Research Intern to take ownership of:
  • 1. Prepare a white paper on the case for investment in global direct real estate
  • 2. Carry out a high level desk review of opportunities for IRE in Latin America and recommend strategic priorities
  • Develop data visualizations that communicate intuitively the materiality of the results
  • Respond promptly and effectively to members of the Research team
  • Undertake other special projects as assigned by the Head of Global Research
  • Other duties as assigned

Work Experience / Knowledge:

  • Strong computer skills in the Microsoft Office suite is required
  • Experience with statistical packages (e.g., eViews) and programming languages (e.g., SQL and R) is preferred
  • Familiarity with Macrobond, NCREIF, MSCI IPD, RCA and other routinely used data sources would be an advantage

Skills / Other Personal Attributes Required:

  • Must have outstanding analytical skills
  • The successful applicant will be highly motivated and able to demonstrate and ability to work independently and in groups
  • An understanding of demographic and economic analysis is required
  • An understanding of commercial real estate fundamentals and investment principles is preferred
  • Strong verbal and visual communication skills are required
  • Strong business writing skills is required
  • Uses knowledge to add value - Proactively and effectively contributes analysis, analytic, and investment ideas, verbally and in writing, to senior research team members and the Regional Director of Research for North America.
  • Business knowledge - Keeps up to date on investment market trends, techniques and tools that add value to the investment process
  • Shares, reviews and presents investment information internally - Openly offers recommendations and solutions to enhancing investment process
  • Excellent Service Delivery:
  • Manages self and team through periods of ambiguity
  • Maintains and exhibits a commitment to research’s role in the company to top-down analysis and effectively applies this commitment while also appreciating and understanding the role other groups and individuals serve
  • Takes responsibility for the importance of role in ensuring client’s objectives are obtained
  • Looks first to resolve areas of conflict directly with team members and understands other’s perspective and proposes solutions
  • Demonstrates strong work ethic and enthusiasm for the real estate investment business
  • Compliance awareness - Fully understands and directly adheres to INVESCO Compliance policies and procedures
  • Personal accountability and continuous improvement:
  • Accepts ownership and responsibility for outcomes
  • Anticipates obstacles and develops plans to overcome them
  • Looks for ways to improve existing processes
  • Productive collaboration:
  • Shares expertise
  • Seeks input from others
  • Listens well
  • Makes full use of others’ expertise
  • Constructively addresses obstacles to effective team work

Formal Education: (minimum requirement to perform job duties)

  • Must be an actively enrolled college student
  • Graduate degree preferred
  • Minimum requirement of pursuing an undergraduate degree in business, finance, economics, real estate or a related discipline

FLSA (US Only): Nonexempt

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The job holder may be required to perform other duties as deemed appropriate by their manager from time to time.

Invesco's culture of inclusivity and its commitment to diversity in the workplace are demonstrated through our people practices. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, or veteran status. Our equal opportunity employment efforts comply with all applicable U.S. state and federal laws governing non-discrimination in employment.