Asset Management Senior Associate

Posting Date: Jan 31, 2024

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co

Location Designation: Hybrid - 3 days per week 



When you join New York Life Investments, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company, you are joining a global investment company with a long history and passion for career development, innovation, collaboration, and diversity, equity and inclusion. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. Through various resources and programs, you can grow your career while developing personally and professionally. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.

As a top 25 global asset management firm with more than $600 billion in assets under management, we have an important mission: to help build a better financial future for our clients, our employees, and our communities. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life Investments, so we can continue to help people achieve their financial aspirations. 



REI brings an unparalleled level of knowledge, strength, and accountability to the financing process and has become a trusted provider of real estate capital and investment management services, with a long and successful track record of helping clients achieve their financial goals and objectives. REI is staffed by experienced real estate professionals whose commitment to customer satisfaction is matched by their market acumen, integrity, and flexibility. The group's vertically integrated, multi-disciplinary team allows the delivery of the consistent service our borrowers and investors have come to expect.


With over $67 billion under management, and more than 170 real estate investment professionals investing in 40 states and 150 markets across the U.S., our team seeks the best opportunities wherever they may arise. 


The Position

 The Asset Management Senior Associate will be based in San Francisco and will report directly to Thomas Hwang, Senior Director and West Region Head of Asset Management. This person will primarily support the asset managers on all analytic, operational, and strategic aspects of their business.  This will include quarterly valuations, lease analysis, hold /sell recommendations, property level budgets and business plans, work with third party vendors, capital expenditures, dispositions and new acquisitions due diligence assistance, etc.



This person’s key responsibilities will be as follows:


  • This person will support the asset managers with analytic support including lease analysis, hold/sell models, JV waterfall calculations, quarterly valuations etc.  They will support the performance of due diligence, including gathering and maintaining market statistics and coordinating the work of external consultants and appraisers. 
  • Support the asset managers on the timely completion and/or review of accurate quarterly and annual property valuation analysis.
  • Participate in property level conference calls with asset manager, third party property managers and leasing agents.
  • Review monthly financial and operational reports from property managers and/or JV partners.
  •  Process monthly capital funding requests and perform quarterly capital reconciliation with accounting and portfolio management.
  • Assist in preparation and completion of Lease summary and required approval process. 
  • This person will also help prepare investment committee memorandums.
  • Prepare and review property level financial investment valuation and performance models using Argus Enterprise and Excel based on information provided from various sources including acquisition officers, asset managers, outside brokers, appraisers and other service providers.
  • Maintain current real estate market data for areas under investment consideration, in addition to existing asset markets.
  • Manage external sources of data (brokers, appraisers, etc.) in target markets.
  • Assist asset managers with various valuation projects including quarterly and annual internal property valuations, hold/sell analysis, and lease analyses. 
  • Attend networking, industry and market functions. 
  • Train others in the use of Excel and Argus valuation software as necessary.
  • Limited travel requirements to West Coast markets.


Candidate Experience and Qualifications



The candidate should have a minimum of 2-4 years of investment analysis experience, preferably with an institutional investment company, brokerage company or related real estate firm.

 Candidates for this position should have the following career qualifications:


  • A fundamental understanding of the commercial real estate market.
  • Experience working on varied transactions including interaction with principals, developers, and brokers. Prior experience with joint venture transactions, including financial waterfall analysis, is a plus.
  • Strong hands-on knowledge and abilities in Excel and Argus/Argus Enterprise.
  • Strong analytical skills, aptitude, and experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail is a must
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and multi-task effectively.
  • Must meet deadlines and work with multiple asset managers.
  • Familiarity with multiple real estate markets and experience with performance calculation a plus.

Education: An undergraduate degree in real estate, urban planning, finance or economics is preferred.



Salary range: $87,500-$132,500 

Overtime eligible: Exempt 

Discretionary bonus eligible: Yes 

Sales bonus eligible: No 


Click here to learn more about our benefits. Starting salary is dependent upon several factors including previous work experience, specific industry experience, and/or skills required.



Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by the Foundation. We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of

Job Requisition ID: 89884






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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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