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Posted: 2021/09/24
Member type: Any
Employment type: Permanent Full Time
Relocate: yes
Travel: yes
Closing Date: 2022/02/28
Contact Province: Alberta
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Job Description:


Altus Group is currently seeking a candidate in the position of an Analyst based out of our Calgary, Alberta office to join our Research, Valuation, and Advisory division. The selected individual will work within a dynamic team gaining experience in (but not limited to) land valuation, appraisal methods, building inspections, and data analysis.

The Analyst will be responsible for the collection, analysis and organization of industrial to commercial real estate data, which is to be used for property assessment and valuation consulting services. In addition, the role will work closely with senior staff providing research and consulting support for key assignments.

Given the current situation, you would start off working remotely and then transition to a hybrid position.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Prepare accurate analysis or portions of appraisal reports using the latest market information obtained from various internal / external partners. Extensive senior co‐worker review is anticipated
    • Develop cash flow projections to be used in the appraisal process, using industry standard software such as Excel, Argus DCF, Argus Enterprise, Argus Developer or other appropriate software. Extensive senior co‐worker review is anticipated
    • Conduct research and collect data from both internal database and third party sources with respect to market rental rates, comparable build
      ing transactions and general market knowledge
    • Ensure data collected as part of on‐going assignments is entered accurately into the company database in a timely fashion
    • Conduct market surveys and research by calling various market participants (e.g. brokers, developers, property managers, leasing agents, municipalities, City Planners, etc.)
    • In partnership with the Sr. Analyst, Consultant, Sr. Consultant, Associate Director, Director, or Sr. Director, perform building inspections
    • Continuously upgrade the level of knowledge regarding market and industry trends
    • Accurately complete time sheets on a daily basis ensuring non billable time and recoverable expenses are clearly outlined
    • Become a Candidate with the Appraisal Institute of Canada. Maintain Candidate status by completing requirements outline by the AIC, e.g. completing minimum of one (1) of the required courses towards designation per year

Position Requirements:

    • University degree, preferably in Commerce, Economics, or Finance or related experience in commercial appraisal/real estate valuation
    • Excellent communication skills – written, verbal, and oral presentation
    • Valid driver’s license with the ability to work flexible hours and travel locally for building inspections
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Outlook, Excel (vlookup, if statements, pivot tables, etc.)
    • Basic skills in creating financial models (i.e. Excel, Argus, etc.)
    • Excellent research, quantitative and analytical skills
    • Ability to work in a team and independently
    • Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple deadlines
    • Ability to take initiative and be resourceful
    • Self-motivated with a high degree of integrity, honesty, and ethics
    • Candidate for the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) designation is considered an asset
    • Real estate experience is considered an asset