CBRE is the global leader in commercial real estate services, has been ranked the industry's top brand by the Lipsey Company for 15 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune's "Most Admired Companies" for four years in a row. Through our values of respect, integrity, service and excellence, we relentlessly focus on creating measurably superior outcomes for clients, employees and shareholders.
DESCRIPTION / OPPORTUNITY
Today, technology is ubiquitous and as a leader in the commercial real estate industry, CBRE is committed to using technology to enable our professionals to create world-class outcomes for our clients and add to our competitive differentiation as the #1 CRE services provider in the world. As part of those efforts, CBRE's Digital and Technology team is looking to hire an Investment Analyst to join our team. The position will be responsible for researching trends, analyzing opportunities, validating companies and product offerings, and presenting build, buy, partner recommendations. The role will engage with a thriving commercial real estate (CRE) technology ecosystem and prospect all relevant participants from large technology companies to start-ups and renowned VCs. Additionally, the role will work internally within Digital & Technology and business stakeholders to execute against a well-defined digital strategy. This Dallas-based position will report to the Global Director, Digital & Technology, with significant exposure to senior technology and business leaders, including the C-suite.
You will be playing a hands-on role across a range of activities and executing on best practices helping position CBRE as a world-class company. This will include exposure in three major areas:
Collaborate with various key stakeholders (Digital & Technology, Corporate Strategy & Development, and line of business leadership) and external (VCs, start-ups, incubators, etc.) to confirm key risks and opportunities for future analysis purposes
Maintain continuous alignment with key stakeholders ensuring that the value is quantified and clearly outlined in the analysis
Lead structured deal review process as well as documentation creation in order to present build, buy, partner recommendations
2. Opportunity engagement
Leverage decision frameworks and perform data-driven analyses to evaluate emerging technology partnership opportunities
Create best practice pilot and integration methodologies to improve effectiveness of go-to-market strategies for investment opportunities
Complete commercial and operational due diligence for investment opportunities
3. Ecosystem Analysis
Perform in-depth industry examination and producing written research/analysis utilized by our executives and key stakeholders to support and promote investment decisions, including: memos, white papers, blog posts, executive summaries, and marketing presentations
Conduct market research on the real estate and technology sectors and mapping out target investment categories
Provide a deep analysis of selected start-up companies and form recommended next steps
Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university
MBA and/or Masters' / PhD in Computer Science or related field, preferred
1-3 years of relevant experience, preferably with experience managing teams (consulting, entrepreneurship/start-ups, VC/PE, corporate venture capital, real estate, investment banking)
Demonstrated ability to solve a wide range of conceptual and analytical problems
Experience with startups, VCs, and incubators to develop partnerships and making investments
Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills with an emphasis on being detail-oriented, proactive, and self-motivated
Understanding of technology and its ability to address business challenges or create new business models
Ability to balance long-term strategic value with short-term business needs and contribute to end-to-end build, buy, partner processes
Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to perform a deep analysis and articulate information concisely and precisely to various types of audiences
Ability to work in ambiguous situations to translate ideas into actionable recommendations under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrated command of written and oral communication and strong business writing skills
Ability to act like an investor - bringing an entrepreneurial mindset and boundless energy and optimism
High degree of self-confidence, honesty and personal integrity
Internal Number: 19018400
With broader and deeper capabilities than any other company, CBRE is the leading full-service real estate services and investment organization in the world.
CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2017 revenues of $14.2 billion and more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included in the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #214 in 2017. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 17 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” in the real estate sector for six years in a row. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CBRE.”
CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.