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Acquisitions Analyst

Acquisitions | San Ramon, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Meridian

Meridian is a full service commercial developer of and provider of real estate services.
Meridian invests in medical and general office real estate assets between $10 - 50M throughout California. Meridian is able to develop, renovate or repurpose existing buildings to meet its clients’ needs from 7,000-SF to over 100,000-SF.  Meridian has completed numerous retail properties, clinics and medical practices, and general office buildings. We also seek to enhance the value of underperforming and underutilized medical office buildings through a strategic acquisition strategy. Meridian is an affiliate of the Marcus & Millichap Company, the parent company of a diversified group of real estate companies in the commercial investment, service and development industry.   For more information, please visit

Position Overview

Job Description: The Acquisitions Analyst will be responsible for conducting both desktop and field research and analysis on prospective real estate investment opportunities, as well as writing up the investment books. The Acquisitions Analyst will be involved in the due diligence process, as well as market and financial feasibility analysis for real estate projects.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Run financial models on investment opportunities utilizing Argus and internal Microsoft Excel models
  • Analyze prospective deals and evaluate them relative to the respective market at both a desktop level (CoStar, Loopnet, Offering Memorandums), as well as in the field (site tours, property visits)
  • Periodically visit and analyze trade areas to understand the specific submarkets for supply and vacancy trends, comparable property identification, and potential acquisitions
  • Maintain a lease and sales comp database in sufficient detail and be able to adjust for apples-to apples comparisons in targeted submarkets
  • Obtain/investigate lease and sale comps as needed for analysis, recommendation, and underwriting of prospective properties
  • Prepare Letters of Intent (LOI) and assist in negotiation of offers with brokers and owners
  • Prepare pre-investment analysis, travel packages, finance packages and investment committee packages
  • Assist with miscellaneous business development, corporate finance, and marketing tasks to increase deal flow and operational efficiency

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a quantitative focus and GPA >3.5 is required
  • Investment banking, consulting, or previous real estate investment analysis experience is required
  • Advanced knowledge of computer systems including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Proficiency with ARGUS and MS Excel is required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of commercial real estate, finance, and capital markets
  • Self-starter who is also detail orientated
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments, and simultaneously coordinate multiple tasks

Supervisory / Management Responsibilities:

  • None

Environmental Conditions:

  • Normal office environment

Other Important Data:

  • Must reside, or be willing to relocate, within a reasonable commuting distance of San Ramon, CA