Real Estate Acquisitions and Investments Analyst (Hybrid) | Choice Hotels

Job Description

   

Real Estate Acquisitions and Investments Analyst

Who are we looking for?

Choice Hotels, one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has an exciting new opportunity for a Real Estate Acquisitions and Investments Analyst on the Real Estate Investment & Asset Management team. The Real Estate Investment & Asset Management group manages the deployment of Choice capital to expedite the growth of select Choice Hotels brands.

The primary focus is on the domestic growth of the upscale Cambria Hotels brand and the midscale extended-stay Everhome Suites brand, but the portfolio includes assets ranging from upper upscale through midscale. Choice has committed up to $1B toward real estate investments. These investments vary in form but include wholly-owned assets, joint venture equity, senior and mezzanine financing, and land acquisitions. As a key member of our Real Estate Investment group, you will assist with the management a portfolio of Cambria and Everhome hotels in various stages of the investment lifecycle (pre-development, development, and open) and from various positions in the capital stack (sole owner, general partner, limited partner, lender).

Your Responsibilities

  • Support Portfolio Managers with market analysis and land site sourcing

  • Underwrite potential Cambria and Everhome investment opportunities

  • Create investment models, memos and presentations for Investment Committee approvals

  • Assist with development management, including leading review of monthly draw process for a portfolio of assets   

  • Assist with reviewing transactional and development due diligence including joint venture agreements and loan documents.

  • Assist Portfolio Managers with asset management oversight the market, operations, capital strategy and reporting for a portfolio of hotels.

Your Experience, Skills & Competencies

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field. Business, Finance or Real Estate preferred

  • 0-3 years of experience in real estate investing. Lodging industry/hospitality investment experience strongly preferred.

  • Strong quantitative skills, including Excel modeling, and demonstrated analytical ability.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain complex information succinctly and clearly.

  • Resourceful, with the ability to find or develop answers to questions starting with incomplete information and/or limited direction.

  • Detail-oriented and able to work independently while prioritizing multiple complex projects.

  • Self-starter with willingness and ability to excel in a deadline-driven, high-volume environment.

  • Ability to travel < 5%, potentially with limited notice

Your Team

This is an individual contributor role that will report to the Director, Real Estate Investments & Asset Management. You will have four peer teammates and collaborate with cross-functional departments and external parties on a regular basis.

Your Work Location

As a Real Estate Acquisitions and Investments Analyst, you will be based in our beautiful, state-of-the-art worldwide corporate headquarters in North Bethesda, Maryland.  Less than 15 miles from Washington, DC, we’re located in Pike & Rose area with plenty of free garage parking provided by Choice Hotels.

This position works 4 days per week in the office and virtually from your home office one day.  We provide flexibility and encourage ongoing communication with your leadership to establish expectations about your unique needs.  We provide flexibility and encourage ongoing communication with your leadership to establish expectations about your unique needs.

About Choice

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the largest lodging franchisors in the world. With nearly 7,500 hotels, representing nearly 630,000 rooms, in 46 countries and territories, with a range of high-quality lodging options from limited service to full-service hotels in the upper upscale, upper mid-scale, midscale, extended-stay, and economy segments. We’re the hotel company for those who choose to bet on themselves – the underdog, the dreamer, the entrepreneur – because that’s who we are, too.

At Choice, we are united by the simple belief that tomorrow will be even better than today – for associates, our company, and our franchisees. At our worldwide corporate headquarters in North Bethesda, MD and St. Louis Park, MN as well as our technology center in Scottsdale, AZ, and through our associates around the globe, every voice is heard, and every idea is listened to, no matter what area of the company they come from. We are united in supporting the entrepreneurial dreams of our more than 18,000 franchise owners, which propels us forward – giving our work at Choice a purpose larger than our business.

About Choice Hotels Financial Performance

Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) for first quarter 2024 grew to $124.3 million, a first quarter record and a 17% increase compared to the same period of 2023. Please click here to review highlights of our first quarter 2024 results.

*** This role is not eligible for sponsorship ***

   

Ability to model Choice’s Cultural Values: Welcome and Respect Everyone, Be Bold, Be Quick, Listen, Be Curious and Show Integrity.

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