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Investment Analyst / Associate

Full Time
Real Estate Field
  • Acquisitions
Postal Code
United States

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Job Description  

Pearlmark is seeking highly-motivated, self-starter(s) to join its private equity investments group in its Chicago headquarters office as an Investment Analyst or Associate, depending on experience.  For more information on Pearlmark’s history and investment initiatives, please visit our website at  

Primary Responsibilities  
  • Screening, underwriting and detailed cash flow modeling of new equity and debt investments
  • Conducting market research; developing and supporting investment assumptions
  • Preparing and presenting investment memoranda to investment committee and investors
  • Assisting in deal negotiations, due diligence and investment closings
  • Ongoing asset and portfolio management, including investment monitoring, valuations, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a top-tier school; superior academic performance; concentration in real estate or finance preferred
  • 1-3 years of real estate or finance experience
  • Analytical and cash flow modeling skills, including distribution waterfalls
  • Highly proficient in Excel; proficiency in Argus preferred
  • Strong team player able to work and problem solve independently and proactively
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to travel
Benefits of Position  

Pearlmark’s investment style and process provides exposure to a wide variety of real estate disciplines including acquisitions and dispositions, finance, asset and portfolio management, development, due diligence, accounting, and legal and rewards achievement.  The firm’s boutique organizational structure promotes independence and direct interaction with senior management, equity partners, lenders, leasing and sale brokers, property managers, and consultants.  For that reason, we are seeking mature candidates who are highly motivated, adaptable self-starters. The ideal candidate should be interested in working in a hands-on, entrepreneurial environment as a generalist willing to learn all aspects of real estate investment, finance and ownership.  

About Pearlmark 

Pearlmark is a principal-oriented, private equity real estate investment firm that pursues domestic, value-added investment strategies through a series of institutional equity vehicles.  Since its inception in 1996, the firm has made over 544 office, industrial, retail, multifamily and mezzanine loan investments nationwide, representing a gross investment of over $13.5 billion.  To date, Pearlmark and its partners, including insurance companies, public and private pension funds, foundations and endowments, banks, corporations, and high net worth individuals and families, have committed over $5.0 billion of equity capital to the firm’s investment activities. The company currently employs 20+ professionals and is based in Chicago.

Job Functions

  • Acquisitions
  • Financial Analysis
  • Underwriting

Job Sectors

  • Alternative Investments
  • Residential
  • Hospitality / Entertainment
  • Industrial
  • Office
  • Retail


1+ to 2 years

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