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AECOM Senior Analyst, Real Estate Advisory in Chicago, Illinois

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Senior Analyst, Real Estate Advisory to support economic and financial analysis of real estate development projects for public, private, and institutional clients. The role will be based in Chicago, IL; Arlington, VA; or New York, NY, or Los Angeles, CA. The Economics + Advisory Practice has three core disciplines: Sustainable Economics, Economic Development & Urban Policy, and Real Estate Advisory. Our Real Estate Advisory team helps clients pursue real estate development that achieves civic goals, often for public or institutional clients. That includes making decisions about market demand, feasibility, and financial requirements as well as social impact, economic development, and public benefits. We pull ideas into focus and sharpen the boundaries of a preliminary plan or concept for regional and place-based economic development, urban revitalization, real estate, tourism, and culture.

Collaborating with other disciplines, our team develops strategies that respond to the market, attract financing, and enable implementation. We address challenges through clear communication, creative thinking, and structured, impartial analysis. Our global experience and comprehensive, integrated approach help us understand how multiple factors influence value and feasibility. It’s not just about the market, but also project design, public policies and regulations, site conditions, mitigation requirements, development and financing costs, phasing, and implementation challenges.

The Senior Analyst will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to lead discrete technical tasks, including developing and implementing quantitative analytical approaches; conducting data analysis, economic and financial modeling, literature reviews, and stakeholder interviews; developing graphics and presentations to communicate key findings; and writing sections of client deliverables and proposals. The position requires the ability to work closely with managers to balance multiple projects and deadlines, delegate appropriate tasks to more junior staff, and communicate clearly with both clients and other team members.

With an Americas practice, we are seeking candidates that can learn the nuances of new markets and develop subject matter expertise in a specific focus area. Potential focus areas include Joint Development, Urban Regeneration, Public Private Partnerships, Mixed Use Development and Brownfield Redevelopment.

The successful candidate will have some experience in a few of the following topics: market and financial feasibility analysis; economic development strategies for redevelopment; fiscal and economic impact analysis; public-private partnerships and transaction support; affordable housing finance.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Real Estate, Finance, Economics, Business, or Planning or related field +4 years of work experience in real estate development, real estate consulting, financial consulting, or in a related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7+ years' experience preferred

  • Master's Degree in a related field

  • Experience developing cashflow models from scratch in Excel reflecting capital asset investments and returns

  • Experience leading discrete technical tasks, presenting and developing content for client deliverables and proposals, interviewing project stakeholders, and presenting professional work at meetings

  • Demonstrated experience navigating and thriving in a multi-disciplinary work environment

  • Experience with ArcGIS and other spatial analysis tools

  • Experience utilizing economic and real estate data sources such as CoStar, municipal open data portals, ESRI Business Analyst, On The Map

  • International experience appreciated

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10075044

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Consulting Services

Work Location Model: Hybrid