Vice President, Corporate Development at Amherst
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. www.amherst.com.
The Vice President, Corporate Development will play a central role working with leadership across both the Operations and Investment Management sides of the organization on priority strategic initiatives, balance sheet capital management for Amherst, and engagement with Amherst’s Board of Directors. The successful individual will have the ability both to move easily between thinking and operating strategically at a high level and to manage processes and projects in a hands-on way with excellent attention to detail. This role will focus on priority projects to help Amherst deliver on its ambitious growth plans across its debt and equity strategies and its operating businesses.
Work with leadership in Investment Management and Real Estate Operations to drive priority cross-functional initiatives and deals within each side of the business and across the firm to timely completion.
Projects might include:
Launching a new product or vehicle/fund and supporting Amherst balance sheet capital management to coordinate clear and accurate financial reporting
Working closely with Research and Technology teams to build out models to support projects, then drive them into production environments
Developing a system to track daily operational KPI metrics and tying them to the overall firm financials so that teams clearly understand their goals and the impact of their work
Collaborate with leadership on Board and committee communications, including owning the end-to-end process for Board meeting preparation and working with teams across the business to create comprehensive Board decks with a clear and compelling storyline
Partner with Investor Relations team to draft, coordinate, and distribute investor and Board memos
Develop understanding and build consensus across Real Estate Operations, Investment Management, and Technology of KPIs and metrics that will drive business value.
Bachelor’s degree and MBA required
5-7 years experience in management consulting and/or investment banking
Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
Balances and prioritizes multiple projects, delivering results to tight deadlines
Excellent leadership and communication skills with creativity and clarity in communicating complex concepts visually and in writing
Analytically very comfortable, with strong attention to detail
Highly self-motivated and results-oriented
Motivates and aligns teams around common objectives, managing workflows to tight timelines
Builds strong relationships across departments and at all levels of the company
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.