CAREERS

The talent and dedication of our people are critical to our success. We offer an opportunity for developing one’s professional career while working with individuals trained in a variety of disciplines in a collegial and dynamic environment. We also offer a broad range of competitive benefits on a global basis.

Please email us at career@cottonwoodmgmt.com for more information about available positions or to submit your resume for consideration.

Associate - Investments Group
Los Angeles, CA

The Associate role will be based in Los Angeles and includes responsibility for financial analysis and investor reporting functions and for working closely with senior investment professionals to execute secured and mezzanine credit transactions and other real estate investments and to monitor the performance of such investments.

Key job activities and responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Due diligence, including analysis of entitlements and environmental issues, construction budgets and schedules, financial projections and appraisals,
  • Developing cash flow models and valuation analyses,
  • Contributing to preparation of offering documents and underwriting memos,
  • Reviewing credit agreements and other transaction documents; facilitating pre- and post-closing transaction processes, coordinating with legal counsel, appraisers, auditors, consultants and other deal service providers,
  • Managing the review of loan funding requests in coordination with construction consultants, loan servicers and other service providers,
  • Monitoring the performance of existing assets and the compliance of borrowers with the terms of credit agreements,
  • Participating in the development and implementation of strategies for special situations ,
  • Maintaining financial projections for individual assets; analyzing management accounts and financial statements and reporting on variances, and
  • Preparing monthly and quarterly reports to investors.
Required Qualifications/Skills
  • Strong academic credentials from a top-tier institution,
  • 3-7 years’ experience in real estate development, acquisitions or underwriting and restructuring real estate credit,
  • Strong knowledge of financial accounting; strong analytical/modeling skills,
  • Exceptional business writing skills, and
  • Strong work ethic and highest ethical standards.

Associate - Echelon Life - Investments Group
Los Angeles, CA

The Associate role will assist in the development and oversight of marketing collateral materials, track existing marketing campaigns and develop reports highlighting results and ROI, while providing support to marketing team members, including executives, managers, and senior associates.

The Associate will work collaboratively with the marketing team and key external vendors to execute a wide variety of initiatives and help ensure cohesion between the Cottonwood/Echelon brands and the marketing/advertising deliverables of our projects. This position will play a key role in refining and improving marketing tools developed in-house as well as all policies, processes, strategies, and best practices that the Cottonwood team has developed.

This position plays an important part in ensuring that the company brand is presented consistently, campaigns are delivered to deadline, and that the company and its projects remain visible in the market.

Key job activities and responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Consult with team daily to identify marketing needs and execute tactics to deliver on those needs successfully and efficiently,
  • Provide outstanding client service to guide our consultants’ work from start to finish and provide value to make their marketing efforts more efficient, less time consuming and more effective,
  • Undertake daily administrative tasks to ensure that the department’s activities stay functional and coordinated,
  • Liaise between the design team and outside vendors to communicate and coordinate the delivery of projects and all associated materials (design, photography, copywriting and overall content development),
  • Support the marketing & creative department by relaying real estate market trends, industry forecasts and new product information, and
  • Help shape all of our internal and external marketing and branding projects, from concepts and development through implementation and tracking.
Required Qualifications/Skills
  • 4-6 years of marketing experience in advertising or PR campaigns,
  • Experience with social media/online marketing platforms,
  • Experience working in real estate marketing, and/or at a luxury brand preferred,
  • Understanding of marketing strategy and planning with the ability to identify the right tactics across a multitude of marketing channels (print, digital, social, content, direct mail, video, etc.),
  • Excellent writing and grammar skills,
  • Photoshop or graphic design skill a major advantage,
  • Ability to work independently, taking ownership over your own accounts while working collaboratively in a team environment to drive best practices,
  • Adept project manager; impeccable time management and prioritization skills,
  • Meticulous attention to detail and highly organized,
  • Skilled communicator with great interpersonal skills, ability to build and manage relationships,
  • Proficient in the suite of office tools from Apple, Google and Microsoft (e.g., Docs & Excel), and
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Analyst - Investments Group
Boston, MA

Position Overview
  • The Analyst role will be based in Boston and includes responsibility for financial analysis and investor reporting functions, supporting senior investment professionals in executing real estate credit transactions and other real estate investments, and in monitoring the performance of such investments.
Key Responsibilities
  • Supporting residential condominium sales efforts, including without limitation, preparing regular sales reports, maintaining in-house pricing models and sales records,
  • Supporting the operations planning effort for the upcoming delivery of newly constructed residential condominium towers, including without limitation, developing and maintaining operations budget, FF&E budget, etc.,
  • Performing financial analysis in relation to principal multi-family investments,
  • Performing due diligence, including analysis of entitlements and environmental issues, construction budgets and schedules, financial projections and appraisals,
  • Developing cash flow models and valuation analyses for real estate credit and principal investments,
  • Contributing to the preparation of offering documents and underwriting memos,
  • Assisting in the review of credit agreements and other transaction documents; facilitating pre- and post-closing transaction processes, coordinating with legal counsel, appraisers, auditors, consultants and other deal service providers,
  • Managing the review of loan funding requests in coordination with construction consultants, loan servicers and other service providers,
  • Assisting in the monitoring of the existing assets performance and the compliance of borrowers with the terms of credit agreements,
  • Maintaining financial projections for individual assets; analyzing management accounts and financial statements and reporting on variances, and
  • Contributing to the preparation of monthly and quarterly reports to investors.
Required Qualifications/Skills
  • Strong academic credentials from a top-tier institution,
  • 2-4 years’ experience in real estate development, acquisitions or underwriting and restructuring real estate credit,
  • Strong knowledge of financial accounting; strong analytical/modeling skills,
  • Exceptional business writing skills, experience in legal drafting a definite plus, and
  • Strong work ethic and highest ethical standards.