CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2019 revenues of $23.9 billion and more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included in the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #128 in 2020. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.
CBRE Global Investors, combined with CBRE Clarion Securities and CBRE Caledon, is one of the world’s leading real asset investment managers with $108 billion in assets under management.
Built up over more than 40 years, our unparalleled platform is focused on real assets, giving our institutional clients access to real estate and infrastructure in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Our clients benefit from a complete range of investment solutions including equity and debt, direct and indirect, and listed and unlisted strategies.
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Solutions Associate, Investor Services
The Solutions Associate will work alongside the Global Head of Investor Services and Solutions and the group’s lead Global Portfolio Strategist for Global Real Asset Solutions within CBRE Global Investors’ $100+ Billion AUM Real Assets investment platform. The Investor Services and Solutions team has responsibility for business development, client relationship management, and Global Real Assets Solutions portfolio design for institutional and high net worth investors globally, including pension funds, endowments/foundations, insurance companies, and sovereign wealth funds.
The Solutions Associate will work alongside the Global Head of Investor Services and Solutions, and the group’s lead Global Portfolio Strategist for Global Real Asset Solutions, within CBRE Global Investors’ $100+ Billion AUM Real Assets investment platform. The Investor Services and Solutions team has responsibility for business development, client relationship management, and Global Real Assets Solutions portfolio design for institutional and high net worth investors globally, including pension funds, endowments/foundations, insurance companies, and sovereign wealth funds.
The Associate will assist with:
The development of custom proposals for investors with recommendations for their Real Assets allocations, including investments across real estate and infrastructure through both debt and equity structures, and private and public market executions
The expansion of CBRE Global Investors’ data and analytical capabilities for Real Assets portfolio design, including working closely with the platform’s Quantitative Research team within the Global Strategy & Research group, as well as the Global Analytics group, on bespoke data projects designed to increase the history, transparency, and consistency of performance time series for various Real Asset categories
The automation of certain portfolio modeling and client proposal processes, in order to reduce development time and increase accuracy and efficiency
The execution of competitor analyses to understand the positioning of other offerings in the marketplace, including other Solutions programs for Real Assets and other Alternatives
Research on portfolio allocations of institutional investors globally, in order to better understand their investment preferences, needs and objectives
Other strategic planning and development projects related to the growth and expansion of CBRE Global Investors
In helping to expand CBRE Global Investors’ Real Assets Solutions capabilities, the Associate will be working to help answer the following types of questions from investors:
What is the “right” allocation between core and enhanced return exposures?
Between real estate, infrastructure and other real asset categories?
Between sectors and sub-sectors?
Between U.S., European, APAC and other regions?
Between private and public markets?
Between equity and debt strategies?
Between strategic, long-term exposures and tactical, near-term opportunities?
2-5 years work experience in relevant investment management discipline
Undergraduate or graduate concentration in finance, economics, or related field, with a strong preference for computer science and mathematics coursework as well
Excellent quantitative skills, including interest/experience in portfolio construction and asset allocation methodologies
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Foreign language skills and/or international study, travel, or other experience a significant plus
Experience in management consulting and/or strategic planning a plus
Expertise in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word including the ability to write macros in Excel
Computer programming skills a significant plus (VBA, SQL, Python, etc.)
CFA and/or CAIA preferred (or a commitment to attain)
Collaborative team player
Dedicated work ethic
Who we are:
As one of the world’s leading real asset investment managers, we offer our more than 500 institutional clients across the globe access to our broad and deep platform to support their investments in real estate and infrastructure in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Our expertise ranges across investment solutions including equity and debt, direct and indirect, and listed and unlisted strategies. With a footprint of 32 offices in 22 countries, we can provide in-depth local market intelligence, proprietary research and active management to execute strategies many sectors and across the risk/return spectrum.
We have a team of more than 800 professionals who are committed to delivering world-class investment results and exceptional client service. All our work is guided by a corporate culture that puts clients’ success at the core of what we do.
We are part of the CBRE Group, the world’s largest, full-service commercial real estate services firm. This enables us to give our clients a significant competitive edge as we can harness its research, market intelligence, investment sourcing, financing, leasing and property management.