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Real Estate Investment Position
Ref No.: 15-01704
Location: San Francisco, California
The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge across the breadth of the real estate development and/or investment industry, including acquisitions, asset management, financing strategies, financial modelling, cash flow analysis, risk management, etc. This position will report to the Director of Investments. Job title and compensation will be commensurate with experience.
The ideal candidate will possess the following professional qualifications:
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently;
  • Candidate must be a self-starter and can work effectively with minimum supervision ;
  • Candidate must be comfortable with new concepts and have the ability to quickly learn issues regarding international fund flows (prior knowledge is not a requirement, just the ability to learn quickly) ;
  • Candidates must be able to successfully interact with a broad range of individuals including senior professionals at joint venture partner companies, internationally based senior management and senior level international investors;
  • Candidates must be comfortable working in a small team environment with a start-up atmosphere;
  • Candidates must have advanced knowledge Microsoft Excel particularly in modeling development projects and waterfall returns;
  • Candidate must have strong PowerPoint and Word experience for preparation of investment committee presentations;
  • Prior experience or exposure to project management is a plus but not required;
  • Candidate must have Argus skills;
  • Candidate should have 4-8 years relevant experience, preferably in major markets of the West Coast;
  • Must be able to work in the U.S. legally without requiring visa sponsorship.

Selected candidates will focus primarily on acquisitions and asset management of portfolio properties. Responsibilities will include:
  • Transaction underwriting and due diligence material collection, organization, and review;
  • Financial modeling and analysis, including acquisition, investment return and waterfall models;
  • Deal sourcing and transaction screening;
  • Preparation of investment committee materials;
  • Real estate market research;
  • Assisting in strategic review of new business initiatives;
  • Coordination with and education of team members at corporate headquarters;
  • Assisting with asset management, including production of monthly reports and investment return analyses in support of strategic recommendations;
  • Working closely with joint venture partners and third party property managers to maximize performance of investments;
  • Assisting in fund formation strategies and analyses.

About Vanke and the position:
Vanke Holdings USA is a subsidiary of China Vanke Co., Ltd. Vanke Holdings USA is a real estate investment and development firm seeking attractive risk adjusted returns in the for-sale residential market while looking to expand into other commercial asset classes. Since the opening of the US office in 2013, Vanke Holdings USA has invested over $400 million of equity, representing transaction value in excess of $1.5 billion. Vanke Holdings USA invests its capital of its parent company as well as institutional third party capital.
China Vanke Co., Ltd ( )is the largest and most admired real estate developer in China, with ~USD 34 billion in revenue in 2014 and 350+ active projects across 60+ markets. Outside of its markets in mainland China, Vanke has recently partnered with leading real estate developers, such as Tishman Speyer, Hines, RFR, New World Development, and Keppel Land, to co-invest and co-develop projects in U.S., Hong Kong, and Singapore. Vanke Holdings USA is a subsidiary of China Vanke Co., Ltd. for its businesses in the U.S.
Vanke prides itself for its leadership in corporate citizenship. It is a leader in sustainable homes in China (which accounted for half of its new residencies meeting the highest Chinese green standards), carbon reduction and environmental protection, disaster relief, and education access improvement.
Its operation in the U.S. is based in New York City and also operates an office in San Francisco. While Vanke is a well-established company, the U.S. operation is expanding steadily, providing a start-up environment with ample growth potential for the right candidate, but at the same time the stability of Vanke's large corporate presence.
This position provides competitive compensation and benefits. Vanke encourages an active life style and work-life balance. It is an equal opportunity employer.