Investment Associate in Atlanta, GA at FirstKey Homes, LLC

Date Posted: 6/10/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The Investment Associate will help drive evaluation and analysis of key investment and strategic opportunities that are critical to the growth and performance of FirstKey Homes. This role will actively learn and stay abreast of full company operations as they impact financial performance and assist in preparing forecasts and operating models that assist leadership with on-going investment efforts and performance optimization. S/he will assist with portfolio acquisitions, underwriting and closings.


  • Develop/maintain complex business operating and financial models, including monthly, quarterly annual forecasts.
  • Help with analysis needed to support the underwriting of bulk real estate portfolios.
  • Create and ensure controls are in place for identifying proper acquisition tools and reporting.
  • Initiate engagement and on-going collaboration with operational business leaders to gain and maintain in-depth knowledge of the business to support assumptions that impact financial models and business discussions regarding investments and expenditure requests.
  • Prepare elements of strategy documents and presentations for management and board meetings.
  • Participate in presenting models and analysis to various levels of management, including operating managers and executives, board members and Cerberus team members.
  • Contribute to analysis requests by Cerberus that may be adjacent (v. core) to the business.
  • Assist with bulk acquisition deal closing, which can be highly detail oriented, transactional and time constrained.
  • Assist in transaction sourcing, pricing, closings, and capital raising.
  • Support portfolio management (e.g., monitor investment performance, macro research, competitive analysis).
  • Evaluate strategic initiatives, M&A, and potential corporate partnerships from a financial perspective.
  • Support additional analysis, reporting, presentations, and other ad hoc projects
  • This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s manager at any time based upon Company need.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business or equivalent education
  • 2 – 5 years’ experience of investment banking, business consulting, corporate development or equivalent work experience.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain complex financial operating models
  • Proven ability to interface and clearly articulate financial models with business leaders, C-Suite Executives and board members
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, PPT, Excel, Outlook)


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) a plus
  • Prior experience with significant/high-impact financial analysis (both finance and business operations) is preferred (e.g., investment banking, management consulting)
  • Working knowledge of the real estate industry, including acquisitions, portfolio analysis and valuation is preferred
  • Experience working in a fast pace, high-growth environment is preferred



  • Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.



  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.


  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

FirstKey Homes is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected classification or status.

This document is provided by the Company for the benefit of its employees. It is not a contract and does not create a contract of any kind. The Company, at its sole discretion, may modify, suspend or terminate the document at any time, with or without notice. Final interpretation of the document and its provisions is the responsibility of the Human Resources Department.