Analyst or Associate, Investments - Gaw Capital

February 14, 2018

Gaw Capital

San Francisco, California 94111

Position Location: San Francisco or Los Angeles, CA

Position Title: Analyst or Associate, Investments

Company Description: Gaw Capital Advisors USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Gaw Capital Partners (a global private equity real estate firm with over $10 billion of assets under management) was formed in 2013 to provide U.S. real estate private equity fund and separate account management services to our global investor base.  GCUSA's principals have been investing in U.S. real estate since 1995 through its predecessor company Downtown Property Holdings and have overseen acquisition and management of over 4 million square feet of office, hotel, land, residential, and other mixed-use properties.  Some of our notable U.S. investments include the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (Los Angeles, CA), Bradbury Building (Los Angeles, CA), SoHo House Chicago (Chicago, IL), Columbia Center (Seattle, WA), Standard High Line (New York, NY), and the Hamm’s Building (San Francisco, CA), among others.  Our global investor base includes some of the largest sovereign wealth funds, educational endowments, public pension funds, and family offices.  



The Investment Analyst or Associate will be an integral part of GCUSA’s Investments Team.  GCUSA pursues a value-driven investment strategy with a strategic focus on repositioning projects located in major knowledge and innovation markets marked by a young, well-educated population and strong employment growth prospects.

Our Investments Team is actively focused on real estate investments across the risk/return spectrum. Investments will primarily be in the office and hospitality sectors with selected focus on residential, retail and mixed-use properties. This position will interact closely with the asset management, capital markets, finance, and property management teams within the company and across offices globally. In addition, this position will liaise, develop and maintain relationship with joint venture partners, lenders, and third party consultants.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze, research, and underwrite new acquisition opportunities
  • Develop financial models and other analytical tools, perform property-level underwriting, prepare and maintain property cash flow projections and IRR models
  • Perform and review due diligence materials
  • Prepare internal investment committee reports, market studies, hold/sell analyses, detailed business plans, leasing and disposition analyses and recommendations
  • Support and assist with asset management reports and ongoing business plan execution
  • Monitor fund/individual investment performance
  • Actively participate in internal presentations/discussions, formulate and provide insightful opinions to help develop business plans for new investment opportunities
  • Interact with brokers, tenants, buyers, sellers, third-party managers and consultants, lenders, joint venture partners, domestic and international investors and capital partners
  • Track market activities and develop in-depth knowledge on specific real estate markets, sectors, and investment strategies


  • 1-4 years of real estate experience in investment banking, private equity, direct investment, appraisal or commercial brokerage

  • Bachelor’s Degree required or Master’s Degree preferred in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, Real Estate or other related fields from a top tier university

  • Advanced knowledge of Argus and Excel financial modeling is required

  • Strong analytical, organizational, communication and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple assignments simultaneously

  • Experience in hospitality, project management, and asset management a plus


Note: Please designate in the cover letter whether you prefer San Francisco, Los Angeles or either locations.