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Analyst, Real Estate Development



Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Why join us?

Are you looking to join an innovative, global real estate company who builds communities and connects people to exceptional places? If so, we would love to tell you our story.

At Oxford, our culture is truly one of a kind. Across business lines and around the world, we embrace the complex and tackle opportunities with speed and agility. We are ambitious and humble, forward looking and service-focused. We get stuff done, and have fun doing it! We take great pride in contributing to the communities where we live. We believe that what is good for the environment is good for business. Together we deliver exceptional experiences to our over 2 million daily customers.

We are looking for a highly motivated Analyst to join our Real Estate Development team in Toronto. In this role, you will support development initiatives across Canada which includes approximately $1.0 Billion in projects currently underway as well as a Development Pipeline in excess of $8.0 Billion.

You will be a key member of an engaged, high-reaching team—part of a world-class, winning culture that prioritizes people development and focuses on long-term growth. We take great pride in leading the industry by earning respect through every interaction, every day. We go above and beyond to protect and grow relationships by anticipating needs, being honest and considerate, and valuing customers as genuine partners.

As a member of this team, you will be responsible for:
• Underwriting real estate development opportunities by assisting in the creation of proforma financial models for existing and/or future projects, across multiple product types (multi-family residential, office, life sciences, and retail);
• Running lease and cost sensitivity analyses for development projects;
• Assisting in the preparation of presentations to Oxford’s Investment Committee and co-owners;

• Working with Oxford’s Investment team to underwrite potential development related acquisitions;

• Liaising with internal and external groups to gather supporting details and information for various development projects/opportunities;
• Researching and collecting information to underwrite potential pre-development projects and potential new opportunities;
• Providing analytical support to Development and Construction leads for monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting as well as accruals;
• Insightfully discussing and interpreting results, identifying key development considerations and risks; and
• Helping develop the technical skills and real estate knowledge of the Analyst team.

To succeed in this role, you have / are:

• Undergraduate degree, with preference to Real Estate, Urban Planning/Development, Commerce, Economics, or Finance programs;
• 0-1 years of work experience (including internships) in real estate development/investments/asset management, private equity, investment banking, or professional advisory;

• Possession of (or working towards) a professional designation considered an asset but not required;

• Strong understanding of fundamental real estate and financial concepts and terminology;

• Exceptional communication (verbal & written), interpersonal, problem solving, and project management skills;
• High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel (financial modeling);
• Self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic and a high level of attention to detail;
• Capacity to work well under pressure with multiple competing deadlines; and
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently as required.

IMPORTANT: Application Instructions

To ensure your application is submitted to our applicant tracking systems accurately, please follow the instructions below.

Please include all required documents (Cover Letter, Resume, Transcripts) in one combined file.

Our story:

Oxford Properties Group (“Oxford”) is a leading global real estate investor, asset manager and business builder. It builds, buys, and grows defined real estate operating business with world-class management teams. Established in 1960, Oxford and its portfolio companies manage approximately C$87 billion of assets across four continents on behalf of their investment partners. Oxford’s owned portfolio encompasses office, logistics, retail, multifamily residential, life sciences, hotels, alternatives and credit in global gateway cities and high-growth hubs. A thematic investor with a committed source of capital, Oxford invests in properties, portfolios, development sites, debt, securities, and real estate businesses across the risk-reward spectrum. Together with its portfolio companies, Oxford is one of the world’s most active developers with over 80 projects currently underway globally across all major asset classes. Oxford is owned by OMERS, the Canadian defined benefit pension plan for Ontario's municipal employees.

For more information on Oxford, visit www.oxfordproperties.com

OMERS is committed to having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we live and work. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process. At OMERS inclusion and diversity means belonging. How we create a sense of belonging is through our employees and our vast network of Employee Resource Groups. Whether you are passionate about gender, pride, or visible minorities, we have groups that are focused on making a difference in all of our lives.