Business Analyst - Construction

2 weeks ago(1/8/2018 11:31 AM)
# of Openings
Construction - Executive


Role Overview


At Cortland Partners, you map the story of your success. We don't adhere to the status quo, we love outside industry perspective, and we thrive on exploring possibilities and reimagining solutions. As an innovative leader in multifamily, our high performance continues to drive exponential growth – and we invite you to join us on our journey towards real estate excellence. With tools and guidance to sharpen your skills, you can forge your own career path, love what you do, and let it show.


As a Construction Business Analyst, you perform financial, statistical, and economic data collection and analyses, create and manage spreadsheets and databases, and manage a variety of special projects for the Construction division of Cortland Partners. This is a highly visible role that reports directly to the Chief Construction Officer, providing exposure to all facets of Cortland Partners' construction business.


Roles You'll Play




  • Create abstract representations of real-world financial environments and behaviors
  • Use financial projection models to monitor performance of investments relative to market conditions and specific business plans
  • Help forecast sales and underwrite for the development, acquisition, and disposition of various real estate investments
  • Take initiative to add to projects and self-direct outcome of projects
  • Identify potential financial, efficiency, process, or additional issues and present solutions to the Chief Construction Officer and your team
  • Maintain an independent role while working with other departments to determine results
  • Work independently while taking any and all direction given, no matter how small or large



  • Methodically arrange remarkable amounts of detailed financial information into reports
  • Prepare investment briefs, committee materials, investor reports, and more
  • Clearly communicate property and portfolio results, including internal valuations of real estate assets based on the latest debt and equity sources
  • Ensure your work is correct so team members are confident that your numbers are always accurate
  • Explain information to different levels of associates – including the CCO and other centralized and regionalized members of the Cortland Improvements team; meet with C-suite level executives, EVPs, SVPs, VPs, Directors, Managers, etc.
  • Understand and analyze what story the data tells CI and other members of Cortland Partners



  • Manipulate and organize numerical data so that astute analytical inferences can be made
  • Conduct market research that will allow you to analyze supply and demand as well as rent and sales comparables, including estimated replacement cost
  • Find motivation in results and crunching numbers
  • Review operating and capital budgets for the Operations team and execute the business plan for the Investments team
  • Take large amounts of data and draw educated conclusions around the information
  • Maintain problem-solving skills to be resourceful for members of the team

Our Vision of What Success Looks Like

  • You’re comfortable on the job site or in the board room – a brilliant self-starter who can identify opportunities while also taking direction and feedback.
  • The CCO looks forward to seeing your well-developed models, insightful reports, and in-depth analysis.
  • Construction leaders have a crystal-clear picture of how their teams are performing thanks to your continuous and clear communication.
  • Your incubator role gives you the opportunity to learn to company inside and out, allowing you to define a career path that best fits you!


Your Building Blocks of Success

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or construction management required
  • High comfort level with quantitative analysis and proficiency in qualitative writing skills
  • Excellent quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills; ability to create comprehensive financial models
  • Great interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills with the desire to ask questions and learn from coworkers and supervisors alike
  • Superb organizational and analytical skills with a keen ability to prioritize, multitask, and adhere to deadlines; stellar organizational and strategic planning skills
  • Ability to work with different levels of both technical and administrative associates
  • Demonstration of a self-starting attitude and strong work ethic
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required; experience with Access preferred
  • Ability to work late nights or weekends as needed


Company Overview


At Cortland, we create, reimagine, and manage apartment communities for over 100,000 residents nationwide. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, we have communities in ten states and regional offices in Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Houston, and Orlando. From product design and procurement to general contracting and property management, we do it all – to make sure our communities are the perfect setting for living life to its fullest.


Our success is fueled by our belief in a better life – where hospitality is always a given, each detail is worth a second thought, and every open door is a new opportunity to go beyond expectations. We come to work every day to create possibilities for people – possibilities that translate into superior living spaces and experiences designed to inspire our residents, associates, and investors to live a better life focused on what matters most to them.



Cortland Partners is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud to support and celebrate diversity in the workplace.  We are committed to equal consideration for all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  If you have a disability and need an accommodation or assistance with the application process and/or using our website, please email or call 404.965.3988.


Cortland Partners is a drug-free workplace.


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