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Vertically integrated in Canada, Ivanhoé Cambridge invests internationally alongside strategic partners and major real estate funds that are leaders in their markets. Through subsidiaries and partnerships, the Company holds interests in more than 1,000 buildings, primarily in the industrial and logistics, office, residential and retail sectors. Ivanhoé Cambridge held close to C$65 billion in real estate assets as at December 31, 2018 and is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (cdpq.com), one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers.
For more information: ivanhoecambridge.com.
Department : London Office
Position type : Salaried
The team is responsible for all investments related to the acquisition of properties in Europe in accordance with the Company's strategic plan. It also identifies investment opportunities with the potential to earn the Company better risk-adjusted returns.
As part of the Company's European growth strategy, the UK will form a key area of investment for future growth. The Company has recently hired two senior professionals as it implements its growth strategy. Based in London, the team currently actively manages c.£1bn of real estate investments across offices and logistics.
The incumbent assists his/her manager and the investment team in actively managing the real estate portfolio. To this end, he or she conducts analyses, issues recommendations and executes real estate investments in target markets in collaboration with strategic operational partners. The role provides an opportunity to be actively involved in both new transaction execution and oversight of existing real estate JV and platform investments across multiple real estate sectors and geographies.
Main duties include the following:
Stay abreast of calls for tenders and conduct the necessary preliminary analyses;
Carry out studies and analyses;
Monitor the validation of trading decisions.
Perform the necessary preliminary analyses, make financial arrangements and generate/audit financial models;
Work with partners and consultants to gather legal and tax data to help with assessing an investment's feasibility;
Compile all financial and market data needed to analyze files based on Ivanhoé Cambridge's investment criteria;
Communicate directly with brokers/sellers and other market participants to obtain documentation or information necessary for reviewing investment projects;
Put together decision-making documents, especially in preparation for committee and board meetings (follow established procedures and produce the required documents, such as investment prospectuses).
Put together financial data, including annual and quarterly financial forecasts;
Determine the feasibility of initiatives using financial analysis and cash flow projections in light of current trends and market outlook for assets;
Assist in the compilation and execution of annual Business Plans
Identify, in conjunction with the relevant manager, assets targeted for disposition and the corresponding conditions;
Stay abreast of market trends and data sets both historic and forecast
Plan, coordinate and participate in the due diligence process, ensuring that it goes smoothly;
Coordinate with stakeholders, both external (legal/tax/technical consultants, partners, brokers, asset managers, etc.) and internal (portfolio management, financial services, taxation, legal affairs, asset management, risk management, insurance and development), to gather information and conduct analyses relevant to investments while adhering to transaction deadlines;
Evaluate the risks and challenges raised during the due diligence process and discuss the relevant points with partners and stakeholders;
Help negotiate contracts;
Prepare legal paperwork with the help of internal departments, lawyers and external consultants and submit for signature;
Handle post-closing procedures;
Coordinate investment-related reporting and ensure proper classification and archiving of all necessary documents according to Ivanhoé Cambridge's internal standards.
Bachelor's degree ( Min 2:1 ) in finance, accounting, economics or real estate ;
One to three years of relevant experience;
Energetic, proactive, self-motivated and disciplined ;
Excellent analytical and processing skills;
Professional, loyal, transparent and accountable;
Leader and team player interested in working with a small group of people inside of a large organization;
Organized and methodical with a high level of financial and technical expertise;
Creative, adept at problem-solving and an excellent negotiator with presence and conviction;
Available to travel abroad for business;
In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
Experience of Argus Investor and Developer
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a sense of initiative, an attention to detail and the ability to prioritize;
Experience assisting with project management at all stages is an asset;
Ability to multitask, work independently and in a team, and perform under pressure in a dynamic environment;
Fluency in English is a must. French would be an important asset.
If you are interested in this challenge, please submit your resume.
You have everything to gain!
When you join the Ivanhoé Cambridge team, you are eligible for employment benefits and a pension plan that are among the best in the industry. Our many health and wellness programs encourage you to balance your work and personal lives and fulfil your desire for social involvement, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. At Ivanhoé Cambridge, you will have many opportunities to develop your skills and thrive professionally, in Canada or elsewhere in the world. Our initiatives aimed at creating an exceptional working environment that inspires our employees to give the best of themselves elevated Ivanhoé Cambridge into the ranks of 100 Top Employers in Canada
Ivanhoé Cambridge's commitment to diversity and inclusion spans the breadth of its operations. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We take pride in creating a working environment where everyone is set up for success. Please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially .