Real Estate Development Analyst


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Real Estate Development Analyst
The Howard Hughes name is synonymous with entrepreneurial vision, tenacity and a pioneering spirit, values that today are embodied by The Howard Hughes Corporation.  While Hughes’ passion for aviation and the silver screen are legendary, it was his visionary investment in real estate that forms the bedrock of the company today.  At the core of our DNA we believe we can Make Life Extraordinary.  For our people, for our stakeholders, for our shareholders and for the people that live, breathe, consume and experience our brand.
We believe in “Thinking Big” at The Howard Hughes Corporation.   We are driven by entrepreneurialism, a passion for excellence, and an unrelenting dedication to success.  Our mission is to be the pre-eminent developer and operator of master planned communities and mixed-use properties.  We create timeless places and memorable experiences that inspire people while driving sustainable, long-term growth and value for our shareholders. We create environments where people want to live, work, shop, dine and play from coast to coast to coast.
We are seeking an Analyst to join the Development group in our Columbia, MD. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter with excellent quantitative skills, a strong academic record, and a passion for real estate development.
  • Play a key role in the analysis of existing development opportunities.
  • Developing detailed and accurate financial models.
  • Create and update valuation models in excel for retail, residential (rental & for sale), and mixed-use projects.
  • Perform ad-hoc financial modeling to analyze impact of various scenarios on project returns.
  • Review and abstract leases, development agreements, contracts, and LOI’s.
  • Assist project developers in preparation of investment memo’s and presentations.
  • Perform deep dive analysis on specific projects.
  • Ensure strong internal control exists and is communicated and implemented within the team.
  • Concentration in business, finance, or real estate preferred.
  • 2-5 years experience in real estate or related field.
  • Candidates with less than 2 years of related experience and an MBA or MSRED will be considered.
  • Superior quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, including ability to create and update complex financial models.
  • Demonstrated commitment to meeting deadlines and performing well under pressure.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively communicate results of analysis to senior team members and structure persuasive arguments to support findings.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.