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  • Posting Location: Whippany, New Jersey

Country
United States
Working Schedule
Full-Time
Work Arrangement
Hybrid
Travel Required
10%
Relocation Assistance Available
Yes
Posted Date
11-Apr-2024
Job ID
2041

Description and Requirements

Role Value Proposition:  

Based in Whippany, New Jersey, MetLife Investment Management (MIM) is one of the largest institutional investors and asset managers in the world, with nearly $600.8 billion in combined managed assets, and has consistently generated superior returns for both policyholders and shareholders. The enterprise has more than 850 dedicated professionals with extensive experience and expertise in all asset classes, with a strength in public and private fixed income and private assets, including real estate. Visit us at www.metlife.com/investments to learn more.  

 

Global Real Estate and Agricultural Investments maintain a portfolio invested in commercial real estate and agricultural mortgages, as well as real estate equities. Real Estate Investments sources and manages commercial real estate investments through seven regional field offices in the U.S. and International field offices in London, Tokyo, Mexico City and Santiago.  

 

The Associate Director serves as an indispensable member of MetLife Investment Management’s (MIM’s) Real Estate Research & Strategy team.  In this role, the Associate Director is tasked with helping to develop investment strategies and coordinating communication of those strategies to MetLife Real Estate employees, stakeholders, and clients. This includes authoring strategy reports for external distribution, writing opinions on prospective and existing investments, and supporting or leading working groups and meetings related to future investment strategies. 

 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess real estate market trends and develop investment strategies across markets and property types. 
  • Review the underwriting and relative value of potential investments, and occasionally represent research in client presentations or real estate Investment Committee. A representative from research votes on all equity real estate investments and select higher risk real estate debt investments. 
  • Assist the research platform in gaining greater visibility in the real estate industry by authoring thought-provoking real estate strategy reports, and through involvement in industry organizations
  • Monitor, analyze, and support forecasting of economic and real estate market conditions, including oversight of property underwriting assumptions
  • Partner with MetLife Investment Management’s regional office network to formulate tactical real estate investment strategies.

 

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills: 
Required

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with writing samples available upon request
  • 7+ years of real estate experience
  • Experience developing real estate investment strategies including rent growth forecasts, target markets, and target property types
  • Analytical skills including familiarity with most headline economic statistics
  • Travel is required and may amount to 5% of work time annually.

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required; MBA preferred


 

At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.


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Benefits We Offer

Our U.S. benefits address holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer a comprehensive health plan that includes medical/prescription drug and vision, dental insurance, and no-cost short- and long-term disability. We also provide company-paid life insurance and legal services, a retirement pension funded entirely by MetLife and 401(k) with employer matching, group discounts on voluntary insurance products including auto and home, pet, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident insurance, as well as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and digital mental health programs, parental leave, volunteer time off, tuition assistance and much more!
About MetLife

Recognized on Fortune magazine's list of the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies" as well as the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For ®, MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies; providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to individual and institutional customers. With operations in more than 40 markets, we hold leading positions in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Our purpose is simple - to help our colleagues, customers, communities, and the world at large create a more confident future. United by purpose and guided by empathy, we’re inspired to transform the next century in financial services. At MetLife, it’s #AllTogetherPossible. Join us!
Equal Employment Opportunity/Disability/Veterans

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