Investment Analyst

Contract Type
Property, Property Agent
Expiry Date
The investment Analyst will be responsible for maintaining and managing bespoke Excel based development appraisals for Landsec's development pipeline of Urban Regeneration projects.

Job Description

We’re Landsec

Sustainable places. Connecting communities. Realising potential. We live by these principles to create great experiences for people, now and in the future. ?We create places that make a lasting positive contribution to our communities and our planet. We bring people together, forming connections with each other and the spaces we create. And we provide our customers, partners and people with a platform to realise their full potential.


Purpose of job

As one of the largest real estate companies in Europe, our £11.8 billion portfolio spans 24 million sq ft (as at 30 September 2020) of well-connected retail, leisure, workspace and residential hubs. From the iconic Piccadilly Lights in the West End and the regeneration of London’s Victoria, to the creation of retail destinations at Westgate Oxford and Trinity Leeds, we own and manage some of the most successful and memorable real estate in the UK.

Landsec has a mixed-use development pipeline with the potential to deliver over 8 million sq/ft of space in the UK including over 7,000 new homes. This development pipeline is primarily large-scale urban residential led regeneration masterplans with multiple uses and phases, which will be delivered over a 10+ year timeframe. In most instances they are large scale, fully operational shopping centre assets within greater London such as Lewisham Shopping Centre, 02 Centre on Finchley Road, W12 shopping Centre in Shepherds Bush and Southside Shopping centre in Wandsworth.

As we prepare to embark on the next stages of development, we require a highly skilled and experienced Investment Analyst to join the Landsec Investment Analysis Team.

This role will be responsible for maintaining and managing bespoke Excel based development appraisals for the development pipeline of Urban Regeneration projects. The role will require a high degree of engagement with internal and external project teams.


Principle accountabilities

  • Day to day management and maintenance of development appraisal Excel models for Urban Regeneration development projects;
  • Work closely with internal and external project teams to ensure development appraisals and assumptions are current and robust including review and challenge as appropriate;
  • Undertake Excel modelling as required;
  • Preparation of monthly or quarterly reporting packs and attend or lead monthly financial update project meetings;
  • Undertake and present clear and concise financial analysis to support internal project approvals and strategic / portfolio decision-making using PowerPoint and other reporting formats;
  • Working with Investment and Finance teams supporting the preparation of budgets, 5-year strategic business plans and forecasts;
  • Produce financial analysis to support affordable housing viability negotiations with planning authorities; and
  • Provide financial analysis to support transactions including acquisitions, forward funding, and joint venture arrangements.


Key competencies

Business Acumen - tenacity/drive for results constantly and consistently pushing self and others for results – can be counted on to deliver results

Accountability and ownership – personally spotting issues or opportunities within the business and taking accountability to ensure they are resolved and/or capitalised upon

Relationship building - builds constructive and effective relationships, relating well to all kinds of stakeholders, inside and outside the organisation

Decision quality - makes good and accurate decisions that are valued by others when judged over the shorter and longer timeframes

Individual – imaginative, engaging, self-motivated, ambitious, confident

Perspective - has a broad ranging awareness, interest in and understanding of a wide range of economic, social and technological issues and challenges - can pose future scenarios, think broadly and discuss multiple aspects and impact of issues on the organisation


Knowledge, experience and qualifications


  • Proven Excel financial modelling skills gained from project delivery, transactions, business planning or other;
  • Practical first-hand experience of operating and maintaining Excel financial models;
  • In-depth knowledge of development appraisals and real estate valuation;
  • Project and/or transaction experience of large complex, multi-faceted projects, ideally in the real estate sector (corporate, investment or property development);
  • Real Estate, Banking, Private Equity, Business Analyst, Financial Modelling, Finance or Corporate Finance background with a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience;
  • Methodical, highly organised with meticulous attention to detail;
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to efficiently analyse financial information and articulate key messages to support decision making;
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced and team-oriented environment;
  • Able to work with multiple stakeholders across the business including Investment, Finance, Corporate Finance, Portfolio and Operations; and
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – both written and verbal.


  • CFA (or similar) qualified;
  • In depth knowledge of real estate development and investment and the Greater London property development market;
  • First-hand experience with modelling the delivery of complex large scale urban mixed-use real estate regeneration projects;
  • Knowledge of Argus Developer and Enterprise;
  • Understanding of modelling financing arrangements including structured financing, project finance, forward funding and joint venture arrangements; and
  • Relevant bachelors and / or masters degree.