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Transactor: Real Estate Investment Banking (Cape Town)

Top tier Investment Bank

This is a Front-Office-Roles position in Cape Town posted June 14, 2017.

Our client a top tier Investment Bank has an opportunity in their Real Estate Investment Banking team for a experienced transactor to originate, structure and execute new opportunities for Real Estate Investment Banking.

• Initiation and evaluation of transactions by having:
• deep understanding of both the domestic real estate markets with a focus on the Western Cape;
• Acute understanding of the needs of clients and potential clients;
• Strong people skills;
• Structure and close transactions by actively participating in the successful conclusion of negotiations;
• Understand, analyse and assess the value proposition in any given transaction;
• Analyse financial statements and the real estate market and construct and analyse project related cash flows;
• Add value to transactions for the benefit of the client through in depth knowledge of the real estate market, capital structure and asset class;
• Make transactions bankable by identifying and mitigating key asset and credit risk issues;
• Engaging with the credit teams, assist in preparing credit submissions and presenting transactions to the credit committee;
• Assist in the implementation of transactions by preparing or managing the preparation of term sheets and complex legal agreements;
• Build relationships for Real Estate Investment Banking by actively marketing divisional services and building and maintaining relationships with clients and potential clients.

• The successful candidate must have a commercial qualification with an exceptional academic track record. CA (SA), Business Science, CFA or other quantitative qualifications preferable.
• A min of 3 to 5 years investment banking experience preferable.
• EE preference.

• Investment banking deal origination, structuring and evaluation experience;
• Strong analytical skills and sound understanding of the capital structure;
• Excellent financial literacy, including a sound knowledge of financial instruments specifically in respect of the real estate asset class;
• Good understanding of capital structure and how it can be applied to the real estate asset class and associated risk parameters;
• An awareness of the real estate market and realities affecting the market;
• Good marketing skills;
• Excellent report writing skills; and
• A high degree of commercial acumen.

• Commercial and Financial Acumen;
• Analytical skills and attention to detail;
• Conceptual / Big Picture Thinking;
• Financial modelling;
• Strong interpersonal skills;
• Drive and results orientation;
• Resilience and stress management;
• Building strategic relationships / networking;
• teamwork;
• Influencing and impact (incl. negotiation);
• Verbal and written communication (incl. listening);

Contact –

Skills Required

  • Track record in Real Estate / Property Finance

How to Apply

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