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Evaluate Financial Performance of Office Assets for a Commercial Real Estate Portfolio 
Nikhita Vivek
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Evaluate Financial Performance of Office Assets for a Commercial Real Estate Portfolio 

Analyze current financial performance of an investment as compared to underwriting/budget and prepare materials to update senior leadership on the asset and its market performance.  

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Wednesdays
 at
3:00
P.M.
 ET /
12:00
P.M.
PT
8 weeks, 2-3 hours per week
Beginner
No experience required
No experience required
Some experience required
Degree and experience required

Description

If you want to work in Commercial Real Estate, it’s beneficial for your portfolio to acquire some industry-specific experiences. In this Build Project, you'll wear the hat of an Asset Management Analyst and monitor the financial performance of an office asset within a commercial real estate portfolio in Los Angeles. The investment committee that approved the acquisition of said asset has requested a meeting to provide them with an update on market and asset performance a year into acquisition. Under the supervision of an experienced Build Fellow, you'll work on valuation and investment metrics, returns, variances in financial statements, and market fundamentals. You'll also become familiar with industry tools such as Excel, PowerPoint, Costar, and Cushman & Wakefield. All this will happen in an environment that simulates the operations of a real CRE (Commercial Real Estate) Asset Management team.

Session timeline

  • Applications open
    June 24, 2024
  • Application deadline
    July 21, 2024
  • Project start date
    Week of July 8, 2024
    Week of
    August 5, 2024
  • Project end date
    Week of

What you will learn

  • Gain understanding of key metrics/market fundamentals of the CRE industry
  • Learn to use EXCEL to calculate and understand financial/investment analyses
  • Improve presentation, organization, time management, and public speaking skills
Build Projects are 8-week experiences that operate on a rolling basis. Selected participants engage in weekly live workshops with a Build Fellow and 2-15 other students.

Project workshops

1
Introductions
2
Market Fundamentals
3
Market Presentation Preparation
4
Final Market Presentation
5
EXCEL Familiarization
6
Investment Metrics
7
Investment Memo Preparation
8
Final Presentations

Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and/or PowerPoint: you should be able to use these tools to make calculations (sum function etc.) and present your results. 
  • Basic knowledge of Financial Statements and Investment Metrics: you should be able to identify differences between key line items that make up revenue, expenses, capital, etc.  

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Nikhita Vivek is a Build Fellow at Open Avenues, where she works with students leading projects in the field of Finance.

Nikhita is an Associate at Brookfield Properties within their Asset Management division, where she tracks and manages the financial performance of an 8 million square feet office portfolio.

Nikhita has 3 years of experience in Asset/Investment Management. Prior to working at Brookfield Properties, she worked at First Financial Capital and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

She holds a bachelor degree in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

In her free time she enjoys hiking trails by the beach and upcycling clothing!

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