Investing Analyst, Millionacres at The Motley Fool

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Employer: The Motley Fool

Expires: 03/25/2020

The Motley Fool’s mission is to “make the world Smarter, Happier, and Richer.” For nearly 25 years that has meant providing impartial and informed investment recommendations with a healthy dose of personal finance guidance on the side.We are now expanding our coverage to include real estate investing through our new brand Millionacres, which aims to do for real estate investing what The Motley Fool did for equities. We provide comprehensive and unbiased guidance for real estate investors of all sophistication levels, spanning free content, available on Millionacres.com, and paid premium services that include specific recommendations on investment opportunities.As an analyst you will support our lead advisor in identifying new real estate investments to present to members, including individual commercial real estate deals, REITs, real-estate equities, and more. You will be responsible for covering these investments on an ongoing basis and updating our members (investors) on any major events or any relevant changes in your thinking. You’ll need a deep understanding of the various ways to analyze opportunities including IRR, cap rates, sponsor promotes, NOI, FFO, NAV, and more. You must be able to quote The Urban Land Institute’s annual real estate trends report (just kidding – maybe) and adopt a go-anywhere approach to help direct our members to the best opportunities at any given time. Industry experience and a personal track record as an investor are important. Furthermore, you’ll work with our operations and strategic leads to architect new investment solutions for our growing audience. These could be more focused services that include coverage of real estate debt or other income instruments, as well as courses or other programs to help investors. As a resident expert you will also be called on to interact directly with members through email, online webinars, and at in-person events. What you’ll be doing:Supporting our lead advisor in identifying, recommending, and providing ongoing coverage of REITs, equities, and individual commercial real estate investmentsThrough careful and deliberate analysis, selecting investments that outperform their respective benchmarks over 3- and 5-yr periodsInterfacing with our editors, customer success team, operations team, and strategic leads to provide the best possible member experienceWriting educational and informational content to empower our members to become more successful investors. Examples include “A guide to calculating FFO”, “How to tell a ‘good from bad’ IRR” Constantly learning through a combination of access to our lead advisor and self-directed educational materials like industry research, conferences, discussions with sponsors or other investors, and more. Interacting directly with members to answer questions about developing investing skills, or individual investments you have identified and cover regularlyQualifications:Industry experience, ideally in REITs and private CRE offeringsGood communication and writing skillsCreative, adaptable, humble, honest, and intellectually curiousNo jerks allowedSelf-directed and self-motivatedExperience with real estate accounting and modelingPersonal experience in or passion for real estate investing a must