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Real Estate Attorney in San Francisco, CA

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Jun 11, 2021

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Apr 15, 2021


San Francisco, CA, United States
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Real Estate >> Real Estate
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AVP, Acquisitions
Duties: Begin to independently source multifamily core, core plus and value add property acquisitions, debt investments, and joint venture equity development investments. Begin to develop industry relationships with brokers and developer partners and operator partner relationships for debt and preferred equity investments, if required, and others to expand sourcing network. Train Acquisitions Associates/Analysts, if applicable, on market and property research and underwriting of potential investments. Assist VP, Acquisitions in coordinating due diligence using other Berkshire specialized team members to ensure comprehensive and timely completion within the transactional timeframe and Berkshire’s investment process requirements. Assist in coordinating investment financing and closing with Capital Markets taking the lead. Assist in coordinating investment closing with transactions closing team. Assist in presenting new investments to Investment Committee for approval.

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Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, (preferably in business with finance or accounting major) is required. An MBA, MS in Real Estate, or JD Degree preferred. Able to effectively negotiate deals by: Knowing what’s important. Creating win/win opportunities. Knowing when to be flexible, and under what grounds one needs to be firm. Knowing when to ask for investment committee guidance. Follow-up and detailed knowledge in developing arguments. Maintaining Berkshire standards of integrity and credibility. Able to effectively communicate analysis and results both verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences. Able to see and tell “the story” of a property for which an analysis has been completed. Effective at communicating with brokers, agents and principals to complete research and validate underwriting assumptions. Able to compose written summaries and memorandums regarding potential acquisitions for review by both department and Board of Partners. Able to deliver analysis that satisfies the need, accurately and on time. Able to apply historical trends to current conditions to anticipate post-acquisition property performance. Understands the economic indicators as they relate to valuing multifamily real estate. Understands “value-added” transactions, with a demonstrated ability to see value in underperforming assets. Must understand repositioning, hard costs, re-tenanting strategies, and the risk/reward of such transactions. Able to underwrite the value of multifamily real estate with help of VP, SVP. Able to recognize value creation potential and to create analysis resulting in approval of deals by the investment committee. Able to effectively establish and maintain relationships with brokers, sellers, legal, title, co-workers, management, and other external suppliers and vendors.

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