DALTON BUCK

Real Estate Acquisitions Associate

A real estate acquisitions associate is the right hand of the acquisitions team, providing crucial support throughout the deal sourcing and evaluation process. They act as a bridge between deal origination and the more in-depth analysis conducted by analysts.

Compared to a real estate acquisitions analyst (an entry level role), an associate (typically 2-5 years of experience) involves less focus on heavy-duty financial analysis and a greater emphasis on data gathering, communication, and supporting the initial stages of the deal process.

In addition to evaluating investment opportunities, they may also be involved in sourcing deals, conducting due diligence, negotiating purchase agreements, and managing relationships with brokers and property owners. Associates are often more involved in the deal-making process from start to finish.

At this level, the employer expects the candidate to not only have mastered those skills required of the analyst, but to also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to juggle multiple tasks at once and to properly prioritize deadlines, assignments, and workload.

Here’s a breakdown of their key duties:

Deal Scouting and Research:

Deal Preparation and Analysis Support:

Due Diligence and Communication:

Decision-making Authority:

Client Interaction:

In summary, while both roles involve analysing and evaluating real estate investment opportunities, acquisitions associates typically have more experience, broader responsibilities, and greater decision-making authority compared to acquisitions analysts.