Investment Associate
San Francisco
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Posted 2 months ago

About JLL

We’re JLL—a leading professional services and investment management firm specializing in real estate. We have operations in over 80 countries and a workforce of over 91,000 individuals around the world who help real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. As a global Fortune 500 company, we also have an inherent responsibility to drive sustainability and corporate social responsibility. That’s why we’re committed to our purpose to shape the future of real estate for a better world. We’re using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities.

Our core values of teamwork, ethics and excellence are also fundamental to everything we do and we’re honored to be recognized with awards for our success by organizations both globally and locally.

Creating a diverse and inclusive culture where we all feel welcomed, valued and empowered to achieve our full potential is important to who we are today and where we’re headed in the future. And we know that unique backgrounds, experiences and perspectives help us think bigger, spark innovation and succeed together.

If this job description resonates with you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all of the requirements below. We’re interested in getting to know you and what you bring to the table!

About JLL Spark:  

JLL Spark is a division of JLLT dedicated to transforming the real estate industry through technology-based innovation. Led by experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneurs with successful track records building and investing in tech companies, JLL Spark's strategic proptech investments offer JLL the ability to provide innovative products to real estate owners and operators. 

About JLL Technologies:  

We are a team of passionate technologists, real estate professionals, and forward-thinkers committed to making bold decisions, pushing the envelope, and transforming the future of commercial real estate. At JLLT, we build and deliver real estate technology that impacts the lives of millions of people across the globe. Our portfolio of products and services are creating better experiences that make consumers and the workforce happier and more productive—from booking a conference room to visiting a new boutique hotel and everything in between.  

The Investment Associate / Senior Associate conducts sourcing, due diligence and analysis of potential JLL Spark investments and supports the leadership team in developing investment recommendations. The Associate / Senior Associate will help support the ongoing influx of potential investment opportunities, will represent JLL Spark at various events in the commercial real estate (CRE) industry, venture and startup ecosystems, and will build a strong network to source potential investments and support portfolio companies. The Associate / Senior Associate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, and model the JLL Technology values  


Essential Responsibilities:  

  • Conduct investment research, financial analysis and modeling of potential investments  

  • Develop in-depth assessment of business plans and investment proposals to determine business model viability, industry attractiveness and strategic fit  

  • Participate in due diligence process with potential investments  

  • Develop of investment recommendations and supporting documents  

  • Develop an independent, value-added perspective on investment discussions  

  • Build strong relationships within the venture and startup ecosystems to source potential investments  

  • Build strong relationships with relevant JLL departments  

  • Communicate with senior leaders in potential investment companies  

  • Support investment committee meetings  

  • Represent JLL Spark at venture, industry and startup events  

  • Support portfolio companies  

  • Other duties as assigned  


Minimum Experience and Qualifications:  

  • Bachelors degree in finance, engineering, computer science or CRE related field from a well-established university (MBA for the Senior Associate role) 

  • Strong financial modeling skills including the ability to analyze and model company financials  

  • Excellence in communications  

  • Experience in Commercial Real Estate or Venture Capital strongly preferred  

  • Available for occasional overnight travel (up to 20%)  

  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced multi-team environment  

  • Ability to work to deadlines with quick turnaround  

  • Legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located  


What you can expect from us

We succeed together and believe the best inspire the best, so we invest in supporting each other, learning together and celebrating our success.

Our Total Rewards program reflects our commitment to helping you achieve your career ambitions, recognizing your contributions, investing in your well-being and providing competitive benefits and pay.

We can’t wait to see where your ambitions take you at JLL. Apply today!

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