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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: Oakland, California

Salary: $160K - $185K

At the University of California (UC), your contributions make a difference. A world leader producing Nobel and Pulitzer Prize recipients with over 150 years of groundbreaking research transforming the world. Choose a career where you can leverage your knowledge, skills and aspirations to inspire and support some of the greatest minds in the world, and those who will follow in their footsteps. Working at the University of California is being part of a unique institution, and a vibrant and diverse community. At the University of California, Office of the President, we propel our mission through impactful work locally, in government centers and systemwide. We are passionate people, serving the greater good.

Senior Investment Associate, Real Estate – #60895

Location:  Oakland, CA

UC OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

At the University of California (UC), your contributions make a difference. A world leader producing Nobel and Pulitzer Prize recipients with over 150 years of groundbreaking research transforming the world. Choose a career where you can leverage your knowledge, skills and aspirations to inspire and support some of the greatest minds in the world, and those who will follow in their footsteps. Working at the University of California is being part of a unique institution, and a vibrant and diverse community. At the University of California, Office of the President, we propel our mission through impactful work locally, in government centers and systemwide. We are passionate people, serving the greater good.

The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the headquarters to the 10 campuses, six academic medical centers and three national laboratories and enrolls premier students from California, the nation, and the world. Learn more about the UC Office of the President

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

The Office of the Chief Investment Officer of the Regents of the University of California (UC Investments) manages over $160 billion of endowment, retirement, and working capital assets under the policies, guidelines, and performance benchmarks established by the UC Board of Regents. Our mission and our fiduciary duty compel us to always act in the best interests of the University of California and to uphold an agile and creative culture of respect and collaboration. The 10 foundational pillars of The UC Investments Way, which are outlined on our website and in our annual reports, underpin all that we do in service of the university and its stakeholders. We are long-term investors and, as such, each of us is a risk manager are mindful of helping to ensure the continued vibrancy of our public research university system and the long-term financial health and wellbeing of our employees and retirees. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are among the core values of the University of California and its investments division. Our broad and inclusive recruitment efforts center on finding the best person for the position.

POSITION SUMMARY

The UC Investments Real Estate Team manages a $10 billion portfolio that is expected to grow significantly over the coming years. The Senior Investment Associate will be responsible for supporting the team in the execution of primary and secondary fund commitments, co-investments, and direct investments on a global basis. The role emphasizes overall analysis of fund and company investments for inclusion in the portfolio as well as ongoing monitoring and engagement with our portfolio companies.

UC Investments is a small team that believes strongly in collaboration. In addition to supporting the Real Estate team, the Senior Investment Associate will frequently collaborate with colleagues across our private and public markets teams.

The expected start date for this position is sometime in June 2024.

RESPONSIBILITIES

70%      Investment Management:

  • Oversee a portfolio of general partner relationships including both funds and co-investments, with accountability for reviewing quarterly reporting, producing bi-annual monitoring reports, attending annual meetings, visiting portfolio companies, and processing waivers/consents.
  • Analyze and conduct due diligence on primary funds and co-investments, including leading underwriting efforts, performing quantitative analysis, preparing investment memos, coordinating 3rd party transaction support, and structuring/negotiating of legal documents.
  • Build and develop a database of funds and portfolio companies to support comparable analysis and provide market intelligence.
  • Develop network with peer professionals from the GP, LP and service provider communities.

15%      Risk Management:

  • Analyze and manage risk in the overarching “Risk Rules” framework at UC Investments, which emphasizes leverage, liquidity, concentration, and worst-case downside risk.
  • Consult with the co-heads of Real Estate on the overall impact of an investment on the risk reward of the entire portfolio.
  • Monitor capital calls and distributions and contribute to liquidity risk management within the portfolio.

15%      Other Duties:

  • Support UC student and faculty engagement initiatives, such as the UC Investment Academy.
  • Lead projects and assignments, as requested. These projects may include, but are not limited to: providing performance attribution, creating presentation materials, project management and drafting memos and letters.
  • Provide additional support to other asset classes or senior leadership on an as-needed basis.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualifications

  • Strong quantitative skills that can be applied to generate independent analysis, build financial models, and integrate external quantitative data into internal systems.  Review the quantitative work of other team members.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to identify pertinent questions to seek desired information and understanding from internal and external partners, as well as the ability to clearly articulate investment decision processes and results in a timely fashion.
  • Proficient at prioritizing multiple tasks and planning/managing projects in their entirety while ensuring they are delivered on time.
  • Ability to apply business/investment judgement when some data points are not provided.
  • Ability to develop investment forecasts.
  • Ability to modify decisions based on updated forecasts and changing data points.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior professional experience in consulting, corporate development, investment banking, and/or Real Estate
  • Prior experience with the evaluation of secondary sales and purchases of Limited Partner interests
  • Strong financial modeling skills and fluency in understanding financial statements and models.
  • Working knowledge of Limited Partner legal agreements and key economic terms that impact investments.
  • Proficient at relationship management and able to build and utilize extensive personal network of industry contacts.

EDUCATION

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and a minimum of five (5) years of applicable work experience and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred

  • Graduate Degree (e.g. MBA or JD) and/or CFA or equivalent professional certification

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • The expected start date for this position is 6/2024.  Students currently obtaining their graduate degree with a projected completion by summer 2024 will be considered.
  • This position is currently eligible for a hybrid work arrangement within California.  The selected candidate will be required to report to work onsite in Oakland, as business needs dictate.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Job Title

Payroll title:  REAL ESTATE INV ANL 3

Job Code
005962

Salary Grade
Grade 43

Payscale:

$160,000 – $185,000

Full Range:
100,400 – 207,000

The University of California, Office of the President, is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range reflects a wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range shows the growth potential for this position and the pay scale is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position.

Benefits:  For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging

HOW TO APPLY

Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.

APPLICATION REVIEW DATE

The first review date for this job is 11/27/23.  The position will be open until filled.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Background Check Process: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position. Background check process at UCOP

Smoke Free Work Environment: The University of California, Office of the President, is smoke & tobacco-free as of January 1, 2014. UC Smoke & Tobacco Free Policy

August 2021 Update:  The University of California has issued a policy requiring employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID -19 before physically accessing the University location or programs. Upon hire into a UCOP position, you will be provided detailed instructions on how to comply with this policy including access to the COVID vaccination at no cost. New hires to UCOP who work onsite or will come onsite for any activities at a UCOP or other UC location must comply with this policy within 8 weeks after their start date. The policy allows for employees to request approval for an exception or deferral. UC COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

EEO STATEMENT

The University of California, Office of the President, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. EEO/AA Employer UC Nondiscrimination Policy

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