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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: Los Angeles, California

Salary: $101K - $142K

Panda Restaurant Group includes the original Panda Inn fine dining restaurants, Panda Express, our Gourmet Chinese food concept served in a fast casual environment, and Hibachi San, our Japanese grill concept. The family owned and operated company is still run by founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng. Panda currently operates in over 2,000 locations and we continue to grow more than 100 new units annually.

Summary of Job Scope and Expectations:

The Senior Real Estate Investment Analyst supports the executive team by providing recommendations on changes to strategic business plans based on detailed analysis of existing and potential investments for a multibillion-dollar portfolio across the country. This position builds, produces, and maintains a suite of investment reports, including internal and external financial reporting, and periodic investor reporting as the basis for recommendations. The Senior Analyst analyzes the data in these reports to draw conclusions about investment performance and communicates recommendations related to enhancing performance to the Asset Management teams. The Senior Analyst facilitates the annual budget/business planning process and recommends modifications to the annual budget and business plans based on analysis results.

Essential Functions:

The essential functions in this job description are not all-inclusive of this job’s duties and responsibilities. Reliable and dependable attendance is required.


  • Produces and maintains portfolio management, asset management, and financial reports for senior management and third parties. Tracks key performance indicators, variance reporting, cash forecasting, capital management, and customized reports. Provides recommendations on changes to the portfolio and other assets based on analyses performed,
  • Monitors performance metrics and all elements of financial performance (i.e., leasing and income generation, management of operating expenses, and capital projects); analyzes financial statements and makes necessary operating adjustments for successful business plan execution. Provides recommendations related to enhancing performance based on analyses performed.
  • Facilitates the annual budget/business planning process and updates property cash flows, valuation models, and portfolio rollups, making recommendations on modifying the annual budget and business plans based on analysis results.
  • Responsible for the analysis, underwriting, due diligence, and investment committee process for new acquisitions and investments.
  • Stays abreast of macro-economic conditions and analysis of property sectors and real estate and economic trends and makes recommendations on investments and any related risks.
  • Establishes and grows a network of external real estate professionals, and develops positive working relationships, both internally and externally.
  • Manages internal tools and completes special projects as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate, Finance, Economics, Business, or related field required
  • Minimum five years of relevant work experience, preferably in the real estate or finance.
  • Successful completion of annual store training
  • If hired, must provide proof of full vaccination on your start date, unless prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Full vaccination means two weeks or more have passed after receiving the second dose in a two-dose series, or more than two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine. Examples of proof of full vaccination include an original, photocopied, or digital completed vaccination card which includes your name, type of vaccine provided, and date of last dose administered.