Senior Associate - Military veterans preferred

Cushman & Wakefield (


  full-time   employee

New York
New York
United States

Job Title
Senior Associate
Job Description Summary
Job Description Summary

The Senior Associate supports senior members of the Strategic Advisory Group with business development and the financial underwriting of purchase, sale, financing, and lease transactions.
Job Description
Job Description
Based in New York City, Cushman & Wakefield’s Strategic Advisory Group provides comprehensive real estate consulting and analytical services on a local, national and international basis. The Group is responsible for advising occupiers and underwriting, structuring, and supporting the execution of real estate transactions. This entails, but is not limited to:
Advising real estate occupier clients in critical transaction structuring (buy vs. lease, consolidation, relocation, etc.) and other scenario planning
Orchestrating property, landlord, tenant, and lease due diligence
Developing transaction play-books
Directing targeted market research, evaluation and projections
Financial modeling (cash flow and GAAP P&L) and “What-If” sensitivity studies
Broad-based corporate real estate advisory work
Teaming with other C&W service lines (brokerage, investment sales, etc.) in business development efforts for new potential clients
Principal Responsibilities
With minimal oversight create, analyze and audit financial models of financing structures
With minimal oversight prepare financing/leasing proposals
With minimal oversight prepare detailed term sheets
Gather market information through research, interviews and property tours
Read, abstract and analyze complex legal real estate related documentation to include leases, financing/loan agreements, mortgage documents, partnership agreements, and corporate financial statements for relevant financial information that will impact the real estate transaction
Assist in the quality control effort to insure that all client presentation materials are professional, accurate, high impact and reflect the standards of quality normally associated with C&W work product
Mentor and develop junior personnel and lead sub-teams
Provides scenario development and evaluation for team and clients
Provides lease interpretation
Assists in recruiting
Other job duties as needed based on transaction assignment and team structure
Participate in the execution of capital markets transactions
Knowledge and Experience
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
6+ years of finance experience
Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as strong analytical and quantitative skills
Advanced knowledge in Excel, Word and PowerPoint is preferred
Excellent planning, organization and interpersonal skills
Ability to function in a team-oriented setting while working independently with limited day-to-day supervision
Ability to handle multiple projects at one time and work in a fast paced, transaction-oriented environment
Ability and willingness to travel and occasionally to work long hours, including some weekends
Ability to maintain attention to detail while working under tight time frames
With minimal guidance and supervision, Senior Associate will design and execute insightful research & analysis, conduct her/himself appropriately with the team and client (defined broadly)
Demonstrates full knowledge and understanding of team research and project fact base
Demonstrates consistent ability to draw impactful conclusions from research/data with limited direction
Applies analytical and project experience to help define and shape direction of assigned components of the project
Demonstrates ability to consistently break complex problems into manageable and solvable components
Demonstrates consistent and creative ability to uncover deeper client/business implications of analysis, and can clearly communicate findings to team/client
Demonstrates insight, understanding and judgment in developing impactful final conclusions and recommendations
Ability to construct, apply, and analyze complex financial models and lease accounting principles
Demonstrates ability in developing, leading and completing complex analytic assignments
Demonstrates mastery of typical analytical techniques and plays an active role in teaching techniques to others
Demonstrates ability to structure sub-team assignments that lead to superior quality analyses and deliverables
Demonstrates solid ability to anticipate client reaction to analysis
Demonstrates ability to independently develop well-crafted, error free, and compelling presentation loops for a variety of client and internal situations with limited supervision
Participates effectively in client discussions with limited supervision; contributions are timely and to the point
Demonstrates confidence and maturity in presenting to mid-level clients and leading group discussions to help achieve desired results. Anticipates and responds effectively to client questions
Shows ability to present findings or smaller presentations with maturity and impact
Proactively identifies upcoming project events and independently determines appropriate implications for individual and sub-team activities
Has developed a broad base of relevant experiences to hone business judgment
Demonstrates strong knowledge of firm’s products and capabilities
Able to take on responsibility for managing mid-level client relationships with support of senior team members
Is able to earn trust and respect of client middle management and develop productive working relationships
Demonstrates ability to recognize and respond to individual client issues
Actively seeks out opportunities to strengthen the capabilities of the broader staff
Demonstrates ability to leverage experience to act as a resource across project teams
Proactively transfers skills to and mentors junior team members
Actively trains and develops skill sets of junior staff outside of the project team context
Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.