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Operations Analyst (Real Estate) - #214360

Job Area:Investments
Business Area:Principal Global Investors
Location:IA - Des Moines
Career Category:Experienced Professional
Full/Part Time:Full Time
Date Posted:01/17/2013
Close Date:01/28/2013


Principal Global Investors is a diversified global asset management firm. Our multi-boutique strategy enables us to provide an expanded range of diverse investment capabilities including equity, fixed income and real estate investments. We also have experience in currency management, asset allocation, stable value management and other structured investment strategies through our network of specialized investment groups and affiliates. We have offices in the US, London, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

Our Investment Commercial Real Estate (Inv CRE) Equities team, is currently recruiting for a Real Estate Operations Analyst. In this role, you will be part of a regional equity team providing support on lease and construction administration, database administration, accounts payable and management (invoicing), quality assurance, and reporting. You will be reviewing and analyzing lease and construction information, looking for items that could potentially cause an issue and problem solve a resolution with the appropriate individuals.

As a member of the western regional team, you will partner with asset managers, engineers as well as external property managers to ensure accurate and complete client portfolios. Strong relationships with the internal business partners as well as external property managers will be key in continued success.


The ideal candidate will bring two years of college in a business-related field plus 4 years of experience or equivalent, strong preference for real estate lease/construction lease experience. Preference for a bachelor's degree.

Ability to interact with various departments and levels of management, as well as external partners. Proven relationship building skills.

Handle large volume of work and prioritize appropriately. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Above-average analytical and technical abilities and problem solving skills.

Flexibility with the ability to adapt quickly to change. Organizational skills with strong orientation to detail and accuracy. Self- starter with ability to work independently and with little direction.

MRI, AIA or other real estate database software knowledge helpful. Knowledge of Word, Excel and other basic programs.

Visa Sponsorship:

This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by The Principal. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.

PGI Compliance Verbiage:

You will be required to comply with a Code of Ethics which covers personal trading activities for you and members of your household.

Background Check Requirements:

Employment at Principal is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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