Associate, Real Estate Investments
The Role We are seeking a team oriented professional to join our Real Estate Investment and Asset Management team in Rockville, Maryland. The role encompasses applying your knowledge of real estate market analytics, preferably in the hotel sector, to guide investment decisions. This is the next step for a motivated real estate analyst. This position will present the incumbent with exposure to equity and debt investments in both new construction and existing assets (hotel, office, residential, self-storage, etc.) for development of Cambria hotel & suites. This individual will have direct interaction with Choice's investment partners, lenders, brokers, construction companies, and the Choice management team on a regular basis. Additionally, increased opportunities may include modeling of portfolio economics and risk assessments, and responsibility for areas of portfolio management as our hotel portfolio continues to expand. You will join a group that is at the forefront of Choice Hotel's drive to position Cambria hotel and suites as a leading brand in the upscale hotel segment. Choice has committed a significant amount of capital to be deployed towards the growth of the Cambria brand. This position is a match for someone who is able to work collaboratively across many business functions and is comfortable communicating effectively through a commanding display of verbal, written and presentation skills with multiple internal disciplines and external clients. The position will be defined by the skills the applicant displays and the propensity to increase their knowledge in the hotel sector. This is an opportunity for someone who is seeking the next level of growth in the hospitality real estate sector, who desires to become part of a key business unit within one of the largest hotel companies in the world. This role reports to the Director, Real Estate Investments and Asset Management. The Team The Real Estate Investment and Asset Management ( REIAM ) team is responsible for all segments of the real estate life cycle; capital structuring, underwriting, negotiations, internal approvals, documentation, deployment, asset management, capital recycling and workouts. We manage global capital deployment to fuel the growth of select Choice brands, with a primary focus presently on our domestic Cambria brand. We also oversee a team of highly focused associates who locate and secure land, adaptive reuse buildings and conversion opportunities throughout the US Our team is fully integrated into the business; we are a driver of growth at the company and we are a true partner to the business. We're looking for smart, creative, motivated and thoughtful leaders to join us. Who you will be 3+ years of progressive experience in real estate market analytics including pro forma modeling, market economic analysis, preferably in the hotel sector - Argus experience preferred Demonstrated collaborative successful experiences in a team environment Strong financial background and experience in creating economic models and measurement tools to utilize and influence key decision making opportunities MBA, MS, JD, CFA preferred, but not required Superior organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously Working knowledge of portfolio management skills Targeted travel = 10% Must be able to uphold Choice's Values & Performance Principles of accountability, collaboration, performance excellence, sense of urgency, innovation, inclusion & diversity, integrity & trust, customer focus, and respect.