Senior Analyst (Real Estate Finance)

Senior Analyst (Real Estate Finance) Position Announcement


Position description

James Lima Planning + Development is seeking an entrepreneurial and creative Senior Analyst (Real Estate Finance) for its growing real estate, economics, and public policy consulting practice. We work across the nation and provide economic and development advisory services for real estate developers, public development corporations, and other organizations that shape the built environment and public policy.

The Senior Analyst (Real Estate Finance) will work directly with our developer clients and serve as their trusted financial underwriting advisor, responsible for building and maintaining iterations of pro forma models for multiple development projects, conducting market analyses, and producing development feasibility studies. The Senior Analyst (Real Estate Finance) will also have day-to-day project manager responsibility to lead multiple consulting assignments, including managing project schedules and outcomes, working directly with clients to respond to changing needs as projects evolve, conducting research and analysis, and drafting and presenting deliverables. In addition to financing modeling and market analysis, responsibilities may include:

  • production of non-technical narratives and technical reports
  • policy research, development, and analysis
  • economic development research and analysis
  • presentation

A significant amount of client and team collaboration is required in this role. To contribute to the firm’s current phase of growth, the role also includes a scope of responsibility related to business development and operational support. These tasks may include:

  • production of presentations for potential clients and collaborators
  • production of written and graphic project proposal materials
  • identification of solicitations and other project opportunities that are aligned with firm capacity and growth strategy
  • management of firm website platform and social media presence
  • other administrative tasks as needed

JLP+D is seeking candidates who have work experience related to real estate development and a high degree of familiarity with how this field intersects with urban planning, economic development, public policy, and finance. Proficiency with Excel and an understanding of real estate market and demographic fundamentals are required for success in this role. Knowledge of public-private partnerships and public financing is preferred. The firm takes a creative and entrepreneurial approach to identifying solutions to complex problems and producing program ideas for its clients, and seeks candidates who can show how they’ve incorporated these values into their own work.

Candidates should have a Master’s Degree, or a Bachelor’s Degree with a focus on real estate and three to five years of relevant full-time experience in real estate development, economic development, and/or consulting.

JLP+D offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and credentials. Candidates must submit cover letter, resume, and relevant writing sample to Yuxiang Luo at