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Career Story: Financial Analyst For A Commercial Rest Estate Broker

Financial Analyst For A Commercial Rest Estate Broker

Job Title: Financial Analyst

Type of Company: I work for a commercial real estate firm in Chicago.

Education: BA, Accounting, Notre Dame

Previous Experience: I worked for two years at a public accounting firm.

Job Tasks: I now work for a group of commercial real estate agents who broker office space in downtown Chicago. My job is to take different leasing proposals and make a cash-flow analysis of them so that our customers can compare spaces and see how much it would cost them to take offices in different buildings. I do most of my work in Microsoft Excel, but I'm occasionally asked to translate my results into PowerPoint presentations that can then be used to describe the situation, and its options, to our clients. I'm also asked to read through complicated lease agreements and summarize and, in effect, translate them so our brokers and clients are familiar with their salient features.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The thing about my job I like most is the opportunity it provides me with to learn about commercial real estate. But I also like its flexibility and the fact that I work for a number of people and don't have one boss.

The part of my job I like least is working alone. I don't have any peers who I can talk to or hang out with, and there isn't much room for advancement doing what I do. To get ahead, I'd have to switch to another career track.

Job Tips:
1.) Become as familiar as you can with spreadsheets and Excel. It's an extremely powerful program and the more you know about it the more valuable you will be to your company. 2.) Be sure to glean as much as possible from your finance classes; cash flows and net present value analysis are especially important to know. 3.) Be sure you don't mind working on computers all day.

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