Associate – Real Estate Investments
Updated on 11/30/2023
StepStone Group

1,001-5,000 employees

Global private markets investment firm offering customized solutions.
Company Overview
StepStone Group is a leading global private markets investment firm, renowned for its tailored investment solutions, advisory, and data services, catering to a diverse clientele including prominent pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, and private wealth clients. The firm's competitive advantage lies in its ability to develop and build private markets portfolios across various asset classes, specifically designed to meet the unique objectives of each client. Furthermore, StepStone's industry leadership is evident in its extensive global presence and its trusted partnerships with some of the world's largest financial entities.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$2.6B

Founded

2007

Headquarters

New York, New York

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

3%

1 year growth

14%

2 year growth

35%
Locations
Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Market Research
PowerPoint/Keynote/Slides
Communications
Financial analysis
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
CategoriesNew
Business & Strategy
Finance & Banking
Real Estate
Requirements
  • 3-5 years of experience in real estate private equity/credit, investment banking, or related real estate finance field
  • BA/BS in Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Real Estate, or related field
  • Demonstrated track record of academic and professional success
  • Takes pride of ownership in work, and work ethic
  • Ability to represent the Firm credibly in written and interpersonal communications
  • Demonstrable analytical capabilities, including strong quantitative/modeling skills
  • High proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Developing investment judgment and general understanding of risk/reward trade-offs
  • Flexibility to work within StepStone’s dynamic and entrepreneurial organization
  • Based in Chicago, with availability to travel, primarily domestically
Responsibilities
  • Participate in the underwriting and due diligence process for potential acquisitions, including financial analysis, market research, site visits, and document review
  • Perform financial modeling and sensitivity analysis related to investment opportunities
  • Prepare for and participate in meetings with managers and conduct on-going due diligence
  • Form an independent opinion about the attractiveness of a sector or investment opportunity
  • Construct an argument around an opinion and efficiently communicate that argument both verbally and in written materials; be able to defend position in a team environment, including Investment Committee meetings
  • Draft investment memorandums and presentations related to acquisition opportunities
  • Assist with asset management duties, including financial analysis and investor reporting for existing investments
  • Support the fundraising process, including creating fundraising presentation materials and coordinating historical fund- and asset-level performance analysis
Desired Qualifications
  • ARGUS experience optional but preferred
  • Promote and demonstrate a positive, team-oriented attitude