Date posted: September 2018

Strategy Analyst

Who Are We?

Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing, private and Principal-led commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its Principals.
We are looking for a Strategy Analyst to join our growing team in Chicago.

What Do We Expect of You?

You will be an integral part of our Strategic Planning and Implementation team and responsible for supporting the delivery of financial analysis on potential M&A and recruiting investments aligned with Avison Young’s global strategic plan.
You will thrive in a highly collaborative and team-oriented environment and with the aim of winning new business and will be a key team member assisting with the growth and positioning of the company.
You will work alongside the Director of Strategic Planning and Implementation on analyzing, modeling and interpreting financial and operating data and preparing investment reports on investment decisions. Excellent opportunity for a high potential candidate to gain exposure to senior management and advance their career.


 Perform financial analysis on M&A and recruiting investments, affiliate partnerships, office leases, including gathering financial and operational data, reviewing, understanding and modeling the data along with seeking answers to questions that might arise from such analysis;
 Track and report on investment activity against company KPIs (key performance indicators);

Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with senior management and Managing Directors fostering trust and open communication related to recruitment and M&A opportunities for the company;
 Ensure business decisions are grounded in solid financial data and reasoning;
 Perform competitor analysis and report on company performance against peers;
 Develop and maintain complex financial analysis including models, due diligence, competitor analysis, financial reports, databases, and reporting tools;
 Develop analysis and ad-hoc reporting on financial and operating metrics, as needed.
Desired Skills and Experience:
 BA/BS in business, Finance or other quantitative fields;
 MBA preferred;
 Minimum of 3-4 years of previous corporate finance/banking/consulting experience;
 Advanced knowledge of financial modeling and MS-Excel;
 Prior experience in real estate or professional service industry a plus;
 Analytical thinker, detail-oriented, high energy level;
 Strong communication, influencing and problem-solving skills;
 Ability to manage multiple, complex projects and meet deadlines; and
 Ability to maintain confidential and professional manner.

Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals. Founded in 1978, the company is comprised of more than 2,600 real estate professionals in 84 offices providing value- added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter stating salary expectations. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Our Equal Opportunity Commitment
Avison Young practices as an equal opportunity employer in all services locations around the world. We are committed to building and maintaining a workforce diverse in experience, skills and knowledge with uniformity in service excellence, commitment and integrity.
The firm maintains a strict policy to ensure employment opportunities are equal and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation,

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