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Portfolio Analyst

  Boston
Position Title: Portfolio Analyst
Location: Boston

Position Title: Portfolio Analyst

Location: Boston, MA (Hybrid)

 

Your role

This high-visibility role is your opportunity to advance your career in a position offering tremendous professional development and exposure to multiple departments and key stakeholders. As a Portfolio Analyst, you will oversee a variety of financial functions, including forecasting, leasing / investment analysis and budgets, completing ad-hoc portfolio reporting, presentations, analysis, and assisting in formulating recommendations to the Executive Leadership Team. Working closely with the Vice President, Directors, and Asset Managers within the Portfolio Management Group, you will track market data, construction and operating budgets, sales forecasts, and underwrite deal economics for a variety of lease transactions. At Digital Realty you can provide input that will benefit your team and the company as a whole, and your contributions and success will be highly visible.  

 

What you’ll need

The ideal candidate for this role will be a motivated and enthusiastic professional with some related experience, however prior experience with or knowledge of data centers is not required. To be a good fit for this opportunity you will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, Business, Real Estate or a similar field.
  • 1+ years of experience in real estate analysis/asset management, commercial leasing, commercial lending, or a financial analyst role is strongly preferred.
  • A strong understanding of real estate finance and fundamental concepts, including the ability to create financial reports, discounted cash flow models, and other analyses.
  • Working knowledge or understanding of Yardi, and Excel modeling. Prior experience with Argus is beneficial but not required.
  • A team player mentality, sharp communication skills, strong enthusiasm to learn, and resourcefulness in situations with limited guidance.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft products, especially Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • The ability to think strategically and ask questions, work with data sets and numbers, and provide thoughtful, detailed analyses.
  • Meticulous organizational skills with the ability to multitask and manage projects to keep teams on track with deliverables in a high-pressure setting.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, operate with a strong sense of urgency, and turn in quality work quickly, under strict time constraints.
  • Painstaking and consistent attention to detail.
  • Flexibility, including willingness and desire to go above and beyond what is required of you.
  • The ability to learn and understand software quickly.
  • Interest and openness to receiving constructive feedback.
  • Although we do not anticipate much travel initially, you should be willing and able to travel periodically for training and to visit sites as needed. 

 

What you’ll do

As a Portfolio Analyst, you will be responsible for the preparation and validation of monthly financial reports, annual budgets, quarterly forecasts, lease activations, and cash flow modeling of data center assets. You will be charged with consolidating information and relaying it back to the portfolio management team and property managers who oversee multiple properties within the region. Between quarters, you'll spend the majority of your time working with asset managers on lease analyses, developing cash flow models, tracking construction and development projects, refreshing market data, and tracking leasing activity. At the end of the quarter, you will assist with forecasting, budgeting, and reporting, which will include occupancy and variance analysis, capital planning, and redevelopment reports. More specifically, you will:

  • Prepare investment analyses for the portfolio management team on various properties.
  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of deals, and capital or other construction projects to our internal Investment Committee.
  • Track available supply, demand, and competition in various existing and targeted markets.
  • Research and compile market trends, activity, and competitor analysis data.
  • Manage the preparation and consolidation of annual budgets, quarterly forecasts, and long-term cash flow projections.
  • Generate and review monthly and quarterly reporting packages consisting of financial statements and ad hoc schedules for the region.
  • Create and update financial reports and analysis of data center and mixed-use assets.
  • Maintain, update, and review various portfolio databases within the region.
  • Track and analyze leasing statistics and trends within the portfolio.
  • Review lease abstracts and activate leases and/or amendments.

 

Keys to success

To excel in this role, you will need to have strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with individuals at all levels across the organization and in different locations. Collaboration is key here, and you'll call on your organizational agility to successfully coordinate with different stakeholders and departments across multiple time zones. You will need to be able to manage numerous assignments, identify priorities, exercise sound judgment, and proactively reach out to internal stakeholders for answers. 

We are looking for a skilled and highly motivated individual who can research, compile, analyze, report and present findings concisely. To fit in well with the team, you should be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, maintain a collaborative, upbeat attitude and a sense of humor as you undertake your responsibilities with a sense of purpose and urgency.

 

A bit about us

Digital Realty supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, our global data center platform, gives customers a reliable foundation for scaling their digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. The size and scale of our business puts us in a unique position to offer customers access to 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 26 countries and 6 continents.

 

A bit about our Portfolio Management team

Our Portfolio Management team works in one of the world’s fastest growing and most exciting business sectors. We use our financial expertise and commercial awareness to support and develop an international, publicly listed organization. From managing budgets to financial and inventory planning, we deliver a full range of finance and strategic problem solving to help our business stay on track, support our customers, and meet our goals.

 

What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers.

Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us.

This is an exciting time to join our business as Digital Realty hosts critical infrastructure for some of the most groundbreaking new technologies, including A.I., robotics, and high-performance computing. Apply now to establish your career at the forefront of this rapidly growing industry.

 

Notes:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or Company policy.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

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