Position Announcement: Development Analyst

Mountain View, CA

Status: Exempt
Reports to: Senior VP of Real Estate Development

About Us

The Sobrato Organization is a mission-driven enterprise, building a more equitable and sustainable world through business and philanthropic leadership.  Founded by John A. Sobrato in 1979 and led by CEO Matt Sonsini, The Sobrato Organization remains a family-owned firm known for integrity and dedication, with no outside investors or joint venture partners.

Since 1953, the Sobrato family has played a pivotal role in the growth of Silicon Valley through its commercial and multi-family real estate development efforts.   As signatories of the Giving Pledge, the family is also focused on partnering with communities to build a world that is more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable. Guided by the business philosophy and personal values of the Sobrato family, three generations utilize grantmaking, advocacy, and impact investing to address unmet needs in the communities they serve.

Position Overview

The Development Analyst will primarily assist development team on with all aspects of real estate development projects including the creation, design, marketing and construction of development projects, asset management of existing properties and feasibility analysis of potential development projects and value-added acquisitions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide financial analysis and administrative support to ensure successful project completion.
  • Assist on project design and site development activities.
  • Serve as a member of various project development teams as required.
  • Assist in capital projects and marketing communications.
  • Update project budgets, invoice tracking, monitor entitlement and construction schedules for significant variances.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Requirements

  • Prefer (but not required) two or more years related experience in real estate or in a financial analysis role.
  • Bachelor’s degree and related experience considered in lieu of post undergraduate studies.
  • Preference for ability to analyze real estate from both a strategic and tactical point of view.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret various types of data in order to draw conclusions and solve problems.
  • Strong financial analysis skills including investment modeling, budgeting, and pro forma analysis.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including open, collaborative approach to decision-making.
  • Poise and diplomacy in working with colleagues, tenants, design and construction contractors, and city staff and elected officials.
  • Creativity and willingness to take risks.
  • Ability to manage a variety of tasks with minimal oversight and within a tight time schedule.
  • Strong oral and written skills, both public and private, and ability to articulate and defend a point of view.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software required, ARGUS or similar real estate modeling software beneficial but not required.

Additional Information

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Highly competitive benefits package.
  • Full-time, exempt position.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Sobrato Organization is an equal opportunity employer committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are dedicated to building a team that represents a diversity of backgrounds, cultures, experiences, perspectives, and skills and to creating an environment and inclusion and belonging for all employees regardless of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood. The Sobrato Organization is expanding, and we are interested in growing our staff to include diverse voices with different lived experiences.

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