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Business Analyst, Real Estate
Title:Business Analyst, Real Estate
Graycor Company:Graycor Services
Location:Chicago, IL (Downtown)
Job Function:General


The Analyst will play a key role within Gray Capital, an investment fund with interests in real estate, private equity, and venture. You will report to the Managing Partner of Gray Capital to support the organization on a variety of projects key to the success of the business. In this role, you will be responsible for screening, due diligence, financial modeling, and valuation.


The Analyst’s time will be divided between working with the Managing Partner of Gray Capital to identify, vet, lead and manage the investments of the fund outside of Graycor and helping Graycor management develop and formalize investment opportunities within Graycor.


Assignments can be short in duration and well defined, or they can be longer in duration and require significant investigation and planning prior to implementation. Similarly, Analysts may work as part of a cross functional team on certain projects, and they may also work independently or one-on-one with senior managers.


Typical Projects and Assignments


Examples of project assignments include:

  • Working directly with the co-chairman in vetting/tracking potential real estate investments.
  • Formulate monthly and annual reviews of area real estate portfolio.
  • Assemble corporate real estate portfolio analysis and reporting.
  • Performing research to generating various case studies/white papers on a variety of real estate investment topics.
  • Analyzing our current and future real estate (lease management, property disposition, corporate space planning, etc.) and interacting with brokers as needed.
  • Research various business initiatives based on strategic business planning sessions and develop case studies/white papers for senior leadership review and consideration.
  • Frequent travel between the downtown office and the local Oakbrook or Portage offices as well as regular short trips to our remote offices/projects across the country as needed.
  • Performing research and analysis to support business planning initiatives and key business decisions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


To Be Successful in this Position, You Will Need:


  • An undergraduate degree with a high GPA from a selective four-year university with a transcript offering evidence of strong performance in both quantitative and verbal areas of study.
  • Three to six years of post-undergraduate work experience relevant to the activities listed above; previous work experience in real estate investment required.
  • Strong skills in writing reports, proposals, and white papers demonstrated ability to write precisely, effectively, and persuasively. Ability to speak and write clearly.
  • To be poised, pleasant, polished, and professional, and unintimidated if asked to visit a steel mill or reach out for a meeting with a senior level executive.
  • A can do/proactive attitude.
  • Ability to travel as needed and able to work between downtown and Oakbrook offices and potentially other offices/projects across the country.
  • Maturity and integrity – this person will see and hear many things that are confidential. Must be mature enough to be trusted with that information.
  • Ability to work with someone who is “always on.” This person needs to be excited enough about the exposure and opportunities this role affords.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, CRM Software, etc.)
  • A strong sense of urgency and a positive, proactive desire to support a broad range of initiatives and tasks.
  • Strong attention to detail, organization skills and the ability manage multiple, competing priorities.
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills with an analytical, metrics-driven approach to solutions.
  • The ability to interact professionally and effectively with managers, internal and external customers, suppliers, and executives.



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