Analyst, Portfolio Management, Merchant Banking at DO NOT USE - Amherst (Austin, TX)

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Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight.

Our Portfolio Management team sits at the center of the action, serving as leaders and collaborators with every function that serves the lifecycle of our investment products. We seek a highly motivated individual to play a key role in execution of portfolio optimization for our many investment vehicles invested in single-family rental (SFR) properties. We communicate with leading institutional investors daily and must articulate our strategy and performance well. We are subject matter experts in many areas of the firm – including venture strategy, asset management, debt optimization, cash management, financial reporting and performance, valuation, and valuation attribution. This high visibility team serves as the internal fiduciary for investors –working across all departments to ensure key messages, analysis, and strategy implementation result in optimal portfolio performance.


  • Monitor nationwide housing trends (price, inventory, rental rates, and absorption)
  • Utilize statistical and mathematical tools and optimization methods to properly allocate assets across strategies
  • Oversee fulfillment of committed investment mandates
  • Work closely with leadership assigned to the Merchant Banking balance sheet to determine optimal capital allocation
  • Assist in development of scalable infrastructure to drive decision making using technology and BI tools
  • Assist with preparing materials for Investment committee meetings, and weekly allocation and market update discussions


  • College degree required; CFA/MBA preferred
  • One (1) years of experience in investment banking, private equity, financial data and analytics, or consulting. Background in real estate preferred
  • Strong analytical and excel modeling skills. Working knowledge of SQL, Python, and Tableau preferred
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills. Experience with quantitative investing and portfolio construction


Interested candidates need demonstrated abilities to:

  • ​Interpret and present analysis thoughtfully, converting into strategy
  • Apply a deep understanding of deal structuring and financing (debt, equity)
  • Keen sense of curiosity about the industry, keeping up to date with industry happenings
  • Articulate insight and thoughtfully present to investors and management
  • Develop expertise across a broad spectrum of issues
  • Deliver results thoughtfully under tight deadlines, translating strategy into execution
  • Collaborate across organizations and manage stakeholders
  • Operate independently and demonstrate ownership

Our full-time employee benefits include:

  • A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
  • Flexible PTO including 7 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, and 1 volunteer day
  • Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
  • Professional career development and reimbursement
  • Up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave; up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Backup childcare offered through Bright Horizons
  • Relaxed casual environment with virtual office events

Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.

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