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Keller Augusta

Acquisitions Associate

Full Time
Work Place
Real Estate Field
San Francisco, CA
Postal Code
United States

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Company Overview:

Our New York / San Francisco based client is a leading investment manager specializing in private equity real estate investing throughout the U.S. The team has systematically developed and refined their unique and disciplined approach to investing across multiple asset classes, and geographies. Through their current platform and its predecessor entities, the team has invested in over 200 assets totaling $7.7 billion of gross cost since inception. Our client is growing and constantly evolving to ensure they remain well positioned to deliver high-quality solutions and exceptional performance to their partners.


Position Overview:

The Acquisitions Associate / Senior Associate will sit in the San Francisco office responsible for underwriting real estate acquisitions across all funds, presenting internally to the group, while developing relationships with brokers and operating partners. Our client’s Funds 1 & 2 are top quartile performing funds among their respective peer set (based on vintage / investment focus). Fund 3 held its final close last year and is currently actively investing. They target U.S. investments across all property types and all regions. They are continuously evaluating other complementary real estate investment opportunities, but current lines of business include:


1) Opportunistic real estate via our closed-end commingled funds and co-investment vehicles

2) Opportunity Zone investments via single-asset qualified opportunity funds

3) Select CRE debt opportunities via a separately managed account

4)  Yield-focused real estate investments via our open-ended equity plus fund


Key Responsibilities:


  • Screening potential real estate investment opportunities across the capital stack
  • Assist investment team in the evaluation of investment opportunities consistent with the fund’s investment criteria
  • Underwriting / preparing detailed financial models on potential asset, portfolio, and corporate level transactions
  • Drafting Screening and Investment Committee Memorandums detailing deal merits, financial metrics, risks and mitigants and market data
  • Performing asset management / portfolio monitoring tasks, including putting together internal updates (memorandums, model updates, etc.), executing business plans, including working directly with Sponsors, and other third parties
  • Conducting in-depth market research, preparing sale / lease comparables analyses
  • Interfacing with brokers, legal counsel, market participants and third-party vendors
  • Perform financial analysis of properties, tenants, and markets (including rent and sales comps)
  • Manage financial models utilizing both ARGUS and Excel to project cash flows, investment returns, asset valuations and analyze risk
  • Review and evaluate investment offerings from investment sale brokers, developers, and owners
  • Assist in the development of investment recommendations based on underwriting assumptions and appropriate risk/return parameters to Investment Committee for approval
  • Coordinate research in the assembly of market information, data gathering and relevant forecasts



  • Bachelor’s degree with major in Finance, Economics, or Business Administration
  • Candidates MUST have excellent analytical skills, be highly proficient in Excel modeling and Argus
  • 2-5 years of experience in finance roles with investment banks, real estate and/or private equity exposure
  • Must have excellent analytical, organizational, and writing skills
  • Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, critical thinker, enthusiastic and inquisitive
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Fluency in excel, power point

Job Sector

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2+ to 5 years

This job is no longer active.