Financial Analyst

The Woodlands

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Financial Analyst
Hospitality Division
 
The Howard Hughes name is synonymous with entrepreneurial vision, tenacity and a pioneering spirit—values still embodied by The Howard Hughes Corporation today. While Hughes’ passion for aviation and the silver screen are legendary, it was his investment in real estate that forms the bedrock of the company.  At the core of our DNA, we believe we can Make Life Extraordinary.  We strive to embody these same qualities for every individual that our company touches, from stakeholders to partners, from consumer to shareholder.
 
We believe in “Thinking Big” at The Howard Hughes Corporation.   We demand excellence and an unrelenting dedication to success.  Our mission is to be the pre-eminent developer and operator of master planned communities and mixed-use properties in the United States.  We create timeless places and memorable experiences that inspire people while driving sustainable, long-term growth and value. We create environments where people want to live, work, shop, dine and play from coast to coast.
 
POSITION SUMMARY:  
The Financial Analyst will be responsible for gathering and evaluating information regarding the company’s business and industry to produce analyses of historical data and to create projections of future trends within its hospitality-operating segment.  Further, the Financial Analyst will support the development and implementation of operating processes and procedures in the Houston region.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  
  • Analyze financial performance of potential and current properties and portfolios and prepare/present investment and strategic planning recommendations.
  • Actively participate with corporate and field management on the preparation and implementation of the annual budgeting and re-forecasting process for each property.
  • Run analysis and full pro forma for operating and development of commercial properties.
  • Manage monthly operating reports including preparing the initial financial review, communicating with the field and improving the report automation as feasible.
  • Analyze potential lease deals with a focus on net present value analysis, review and commentary on income statement and balance sheet, and lease terms and conditions. In addition, work with leasing on the front-end of a deal to provide analytical support.
  • Provide workflow and policy support in Company’s Lease Administration department.
  • Assist with lease abstracting and review.
  • Perform ad hoc reporting.
  • Work closely with business leaders and company executives.
  • Create financial forecasts based on market and industry data.
  • Perform in-depth industry, market and competitor research.
  • Take information from various sources, merge the data into a meaningful report and be able to explain how you reached your conclusions.
  • Work effectively with experienced company professionals to gather data and to communicate conclusions.
  • Make extensive use of spreadsheets, charts and presentations to illustrate analyses.
  • Create financial forecasts utilizing MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Review industry surveys and benchmarks, economic and demographic trends.
  • Other responsibilities and projects as assigned.
 
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
  • Minimum 2 years of financial analyst experience required.
  • Commercial real estate industry experience strongly preferred. A strong interest in pro-active management and operations of commercial real estate properties a must.
  • Strong financial analysis and statistical background.
  • Inquisitive and intellectually curious.
  • Comfortable working with large databases.
  • Build positive working relationships with employees at all levels within the organization.
  • Exercise sound judgment when making decisions.
  • Work overtime as required.
  • Able to meet deadlines.
  • Effectively work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Good problem solver/critical thinker.
  • “Can-do” attitude, pro-active and resourceful.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft office applications specifically Excel and Power Point.
  • Exposure to Argus, Kardin Systems, JDE and Salesforce a plus.
 
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • MBA or master’s degree strongly preferred.
     
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