DWS, Property Specialist Analyst


About the position

Our San Francisco corporate office has an immediate opening for a Property Specialist in our recently merged Portfolio Management and Asset Management groups. The ideal candidate is an eager, self-motivated team player with a strong analytical skill set. Primary duties will include providing quantitative and qualitative support for Central Portfolio Managers and Asset Managers nationally. The opportunity offers broad exposure to 15-25 properties across the office, industrial, multi-family and retail sectors, usually in the U.S. Properties will typically have a “core” risk profile but some will be “core+”, “value-add”, “opportunistic”, or development.

Find below a curtailed list of responsibilities:

Property Specialist Duties for Portfolio / Asset Management Group

 Compile underwriting in both Argus and Excel to assist with multi-year planning, hold-sell decisions,

financings, leasing and value-add strategies

 Prepare Investment Committee presentations for financings, leasing and dispositions

 Analyze leasing opportunities and sensitivities via ARGUS, NPV analyses and market research

 Work with property management teams on everyday operations and engineering teams on

construction management

 Assist with annual property business plans and review of quarterly reporting

 Oversee and review calendar and fiscal year budgeting and re-projection processes

 Lead external appraisal process and complete internal valuations, while working across several in-

house departments, including transactions and research

 Support the transition of newly acquired properties from the Transactions group the Portfolio / Asset

management group

 Deliver or contribute to ad-hoc projects as requested by Asset Managers, Portfolio Managers or

Senior Management

Skills and Experience

 Strong work ethic and critical thinking skills

 Highly organized, be able to multi-task and communicate effectively

 Bachelor’s degree (must provide GPA in resume)

 Ability to work as part of team and independently

 Less than 3 years of work experience preferred

To apply, please send your resume to carlos.saavedra@dws.com