Commercial Mortgages - Associate Analyst

  • Competitive
  • Chicago, IL, USA Chicago IL US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Allstate Insurance
  • 06 Apr 18 2018-04-06

We are seeking an Associate Analyst to assist investment professionals within the Commercial Mortgage Group in the underwriting of real estate finance transactions, portfolio management and any other duties as assigned.


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Job Description

Are you interested in being a part of the ongoing success of the largest publicly traded insurance company in the U.S.? Do you want to bring your vision, skills and drive to a Fortune 100® company with over 83 years of financial stability? Does challenging work and unlimited professional growth potential excite you? Then an opportunity in Investments at Allstate is right for you!

Allstate Investments manages approximately $90 Billion of assets. Our goal is to provide sustainable, competitive, risk-adjusted investment returns and investment related services for the benefit of The Allstate Corporation. Investment performance for our portfolios has consistently provided excess returns for our customers, and we attribute that success in large part to the quality of our people. The size of the investment group exceeds 300 individuals across a variety of investment disciplines including, fixed income, equities, private securities, commercial mortgages and derivative asset classes, as well as, finance and technology. We recognize that our employees are our ultimate advantage and we seek to attract and retain highly qualified individuals with strong academic backgrounds, a deep interest in investments and a desire to be challenged.

Responsibilities will be diverse in terms of property type, including office, warehouse/distribution, retail and multifamily and geographic dispersion nationwide. Interaction with third party organizations, organizing information, assisting in summarizing data and research support is expected.


Job Responsibilities

  • Support investment staff in the underwriting, analysis and execution of commercial mortgage transactions.
  • Assist in preparation of internal presentations and memoranda.
  • Assist in performing property valuations
  • Assist in reviewing/preparation of annual budgets and business plans
  • Stay informed of current industry and market trends.
  • Assist in the coordination of projects including interaction with internal Allstate groups
  • Assist in maintaining models, research, electronic files, reports, etc…
  • Other duties as may be assigned
  • Some travel will be required


Job Qualifications

  • Superior analytical skills, with an emphasis on the ability to translate analytical observations into supportable conclusions.
  • Detail oriented with a commitment to high quality work product.
  • Ability to think independently and assist in presenting a view point in a thoughtful and professional manner.
  • Strong organizational skills – ability to perform tasks and achieve results independently and as part of a team, consistently meet deadlines, and prioritize multiple assignments effectively in a dynamic work environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - ability to interact effectively and professionally with a wide variety of internal and external constituents.
  • Excel and Argus Enterprise experience, strong analytical and financial modeling skills.Preferred Experience 
  • 1-3 years of experience of equivalent business experience, preferably in the field of underwriting and originating commercial real estate mortgage loans
  • Or a recent college graduate with relevant real estate or finance internships


Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Real Estate or Finance


Allstate is not able to provide sponsorship to individuals for employment based visas for this position.

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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