Position Description

Hospitality Analyst
Location - Corporate Office - Chicago
State/Territory Illinois
City Chicago
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Hospitality Analyst with Waterton Hospitality Management, L.L.C (Chicago, IL)

Work as part of the Hospitality team. Build financial models to analyze investment opportunities for hotel acquisitions. Conduct market research, make recommendations for strategy, and prepare Investment Committee presentations. Prepare property and portfolio level financial scenarios. Assist in the evaluation of investment opportunities consistent with client-specific and general firm investment criteria. Create and modify cash flow projection models with respect to investments. Develop and form investment opinions. Create and analyze acquisition and disposition financial analysis. Prepare investor reporting information required for annual budgets and strategic business plans for specified funds including hold/sell, disposition and refinancing analyses. Prepare and deliver quarterly hotel valuation model for specified funds. Prepare quarterly asset management reports for specified funds, working together with hotel and investor relations teams. Conduct ongoing research of the hotel industry to detect market trends and related information for analysis in defining investment strategies. Draw conclusions and make recommendations based upon analysis.

Requirements: Requires Master’s degree in Real Estate, Hospitality, or related and 12 months experience. Position requires experience with an international hospitality organization, and hospitality business types, that includes: financial forecasting and analysis based upon the needs of an organization, real estate research and data interpretation. Position also requires education or experience with:  operational experience in multiple hotel departments; hotel revenue and expense forecasting; valuing real estate; financial modeling experience specific to hotel acquisitions and asset management; excel modeling; and investment underwriting.