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Acquisitions Analyst Chicago, Illinois

Full Time
Real Estate Field
  • Acquisitions
Postal Code
United States

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Company Overview:


Hometown America ("Hometown") is a private real estate investment firm based in Chicago and is a leader in the manufactured housing sector.  Hometown owns and operates 126 properties in the U.S. and Australia.  Hometown’s geographic footprint is focused in California, Florida and the Northeast in the U.S. and the east coast of Australia.  In 2018, Hometown significantly expanded its holdings in Australia by taking private a publicly listed owner of 56 manufactured housing communities.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:


The Acquisitions Analyst will be an integral member of Hometown’s acquisitions team responsible for providing in-depth underwriting, analysis and due diligence for U.S. transactions as well as detailed analysis for the Australia portfolio.  The position will have frequent interaction with senior management at the firm.  Primary responsibilities include:

  • Underwrite and model potential acquisition opportunities
  • Perform due diligence on acquisitions including on-site visits, review of third-party reports, and detailed financial review to assess underwriting assumptions
  • Research and analyze economic, regulatory and housing environment, as well as positioning relative to local market competition
  • Create internal memos for the investment committee
  • Assist in the negotiation of purchase and sale agreements
  • Work with lenders on the financing of acquisitions and refinancing of existing communities
  • Prepare ad hoc financial analysis on an as-needed basis and perform other special projects identified by Hometown senior management

Education, Experience and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Real Estate or related field
  • Two to three years of real estate underwriting or investment banking experience
  • Extensive experience and understanding of financial modeling and building / manipulating complex spreadsheets
  • Ability to interpret general concepts and raw data into a comprehensive financial analysis
  • Highly proficient using Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to multi-task various projects and prioritize

Benefits Include:

  • Medical (including prescription drug coverage), dental, and vision insurance
  • Telemedicine benefit with no copay
  • Company provided and supplemental voluntary Life and AD&D insurance
  • Short and long term disability
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Supplemental Voluntary Insurance
  • 401(k) plan with traditional and Roth options and 20% company match
  • Wellness Program
  • Paid Time Off, including 2-weeks of vacation, 9 company-paid holidays, and 2 personal days

Hometown America is an equal-opportunity employer.  Applicants who will be driving on company business must have a valid driver's license from the state where the employee is based and must complete a driving record check.  Other pre-employment screening may include criminal and credit checks, past employment verification and references.

Job Functions

  • Acquisitions
  • Underwriting
  • Due Diligence

Job Sector

  • Residential


2+ to 5 years

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