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Real Estate Financial Analyst

Asset Management - Value Add | Palo Alto, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us

About the Company: Pacific Urban Residential (‘PUR’) is an industry leading multi-family investment firm and pension fund manager. Headquartered in Northern California’s innovative Silicon Valley, PUR is focused exclusively on the multi-family rental space. The firm has successfully deployed well-timed strategies to the benefit of its institutional partners and stakeholders throughout the Western United States. Since its inception in 1998, Pacific has completed over $5 billion in apartment transactions on behalf of its own account and those of its strategic institutional partners. Today, PUR has four offices located along the West Coast, with over forty professionals and an owned apartment portfolio in excess of $2 billion dollars. 

Pacific Urban Residential investment strategies include the acquisition and renovation of 10 - 30 year old “vintage” communities, as well as the acquisition of multi-family investments for current cash flow and long-term appreciation.

Pacific Urban Residential is an affiliate of The Marcus and Millichap Companies. More information can be found at

Business Unit Overview

Business Unit:  The Real Estate Financial Analyst will be part of the Value Add Business Unit; this unit acquires properties, renovates them, and positions them for sale to the market. The ‘value’ is added by conducting rehab work on older unit interiors, repositioning common area amenities, and changing the feel and livability of the community.  Once the operations, physical plant and strategy have been improved, then the asset is positioned for sale as a new and improved community.

Position Overview

Job Description: Pacific Urban Residential seeks a capable and skilled candidate to join our multi-family Asset Management Team as an Real Estate Financial Analyst in our Palo Alto, CA office. This is an excellent opportunity for a high energy, motivated individual to learn and participate in high level portfolio analysis and decisions. This candidate will also support Senior Asset Managers in hands-on, practical problem solving during the day-to-day operations. As such, this position offers the right individual an opportunity to gain broad exposure to the apartment industry while working at one of the most experienced and reputable real estate investment managers in the Western United States.

This position will report to the Director of Portfolio Management and will have responsibility to support individuals in the Value Add Asset Management group at Pacific Urban Residential.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:  Initially, this position will entail a wide variety of financially oriented duties associated with optimizing the financial and operating performance of a significant portfolio of apartment properties valued at over $1 billion. Secondarily, the candidate will be required to assist senior team members in evaluating products and services in the multi-family industry for efficacy, reliability and cost effectiveness, as well as engaging in a wide variety of tasks and projects directly associated with operating an actively managed portfolio.

A Successful Candidate Will:

  • Analyze rents, occupancies, budgets and financials, while working closely with Asset Managers, Portfolio Management, and third party property managers to provide support and direction of business plans and forecasts.
  • Assemble and review property budgets, income statements and variance reports, as well as leases/rent roll analyses and other applicable information for portfolio and asset management review.
  • Participate in the creation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting for clients and senior management.
  • Conduct site visits to assist with monitoring property operations and renovation/capital projects.
  • Analyze and monitor capital budgets and prepare capital budget re-forecasts/re-allocations.
  • Assist with due diligence activities for property acquisitions and coordinate property information for dispositions.
  • Conduct a wide variety of detailed qualitative and numerically oriented assessments and analyses, and provide recommendations based on findings.
  • Please note the Real Estate Financial Analyst may perform other duties as needed.

Personal and Professional Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate must have outstanding personal, educational and professional qualities with a demonstrated track record of growth and achievement. 
  • Undergraduate degree is required, preferably with a focus in Business, Real Estate, Finance, or other relevant area.  A strong academic record required.
  • MBA or relevant post-graduate degree is desirable, but not required.
  • Prior experience in real estate investment is strongly preferred, but not required if the candidate possesses the right combination of ability, drive, relevant experience and knowledge.
  • Must possess excellent financial and analytical skills, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, particularly MS Excel.
  • The candidate must be able to effectively multi-task while maintaining accuracy in the work product; attention to detail is required.
  • Must be a clear, concise writer and be comfortable speaking clearly and confidently to a wide variety of staff and executive team members in different functional areas and geographies.
  • Must want, and be able to, work in a fast paced, dynamic environment with multiple priorities and deadlines. It is essential to be self-disciplined and motivated.
  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to real estate investing as a career, ideally with a particular interest in the multi-family rental space.


  • Salary and annual bonus commensurate with skills and experience.