Portfolio Analyst at Digital Realty in Dallas, Texas

Posted in Other 23 days ago.

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Job Description:

Opportunity Snapshot

This newly added, high-visibility role is your opportunity to advance your career in a position offering tremendous professional development and exposure to multiple departments and key stakeholders. As a Portfolio Analyst, you'll oversee a variety of financial functions, including forecasting, leasing / investment analysis and budgets, and completing ad-hoc portfolio reporting and analysis. Working closely with the VP of Portfolio Management and three Asset Managers, you will track inventory, construction and sales forecasts, and much more. At Digital Realty you can make contributions that will benefit your team and the company as a whole, and your successes will be noticed. Prove yourself a star and you can continue to advance your career along any number of paths from asset management to property management to sales and acquisitions and more.

The Requirements

The ideal candidate for this role will be a motivated and enthusiastic professional with some related experience. Additionally, to be a good fit for this opportunity you will have:
  • A bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Real Estate or a similar field.
  • 2 + years of experience in a financial analyst role or similar professional experience.
  • A strong understanding of and ability to create financial reports and analysis.
  • Working knowledge/strength in Argus, Yardi and Excel modeling.
  • A team player mentality and strong learning acumen.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft products, especially Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and great presentation abilities.
  • The ability to think strategically, to work with data and numbers, and to provide thoughtful, detailed analysis.
  • Strong organizational skill with the ability to multitask and manage projects to keep teams on track with deliverables in a high-pressure setting.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a strong sense of urgency, and to turn in quality work quickly, under strict time constraints.
  • Flexibility and the desire to go above and beyond what is required of you.
  • The ability to learn and understand software quickly
  • Experience in the real estate, property management or related industry will also be an advantage

Although we do not anticipate much travel initially, you should be willing and able to travel periodically for training and to visit other site locations as needed.

The Role

As Portfolio Analyst, you will be responsible for the preparation and validation of the monthly financial reports, annual budget, quarterly forecasts, and cash flow modeling of this regions' assets. You will be charged with consolidating information and relaying it back to the asset management team and property managers who oversee multiple properties within the region. Between quarters, you'll spend the majority of your time working with asset managers on lease analysis, developing cash flow analysis, tracking construction and development projects and maintaining inventory. At the end of the quarter you will assist with forecasting, budgeting, and reporting; which will include occupancy and variance analysis, capital planning and redevelopment reports. More specifically, you will:

  • Prepare investment analysis' for asset management team on respective properties.
  • Track available supply, demand and competitors in various existing and targeted markets.
  • Research and compile market trend, activity and competitor analysis data as needed.
  • Assist to coordinate the preparation and consolidation of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts.
  • Generate and review monthly and quarterly reporting package consisting of financial statements and ad hoc schedules for the region.
  • Create and update financial reports and analysis of corporate assets.
  • Maintain and review corporate assets inventory databases within the region.

Keys to Success
  • To excel in this role, you will need to have strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with individuals at all levels across the organization and at different locations. Collaboration is key here, and you'll call on your organizational agility to successfully coordinate with different stakeholders and departments across multiple time zones. You'll need to be able to manage numerous assignments, identify priorities and exercise good judgment. We're looking for a skilled and highly motivated individual who can research, compile, analyze, report and present findings in a clear and concise way. To fit in well with the team, you should be able to thrive in a fast-moving, often stressful environment and maintain an easy going manner and sense of humor, even as you undertake your responsibilities with a sense of urgency.

Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Digital Realty: Where the cloud lives and business thrives

We built the global standard for technical real estate, developing a unique capability to acquire, manage, and scale data center campuses. Now, Digital Realty is building a unique ecosystem of open solutions that power customer growth through exceptional service on a foundation of unrivaled data center expertise. The new Digital Realty combines unparalleled data center services, carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.

Our Mission

To provide our customers with the trusted foundation for the digital world.

Our Vision

To build a network of connected campuses and internet gateways that become the heart of the internet and cloud, powering growth and prosperity for customers, employees and shareholders.

Our Values

Guide our decisions and actions every day-above all else, we value customers, excellence, talent, teamwork and success.

About Digital Realty

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 2,000 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty's clients include companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Digital Realty Trust is committed to employing a diverse workforce. We value and actively seek to recruit, develop and retain people with backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that reflect the full diversity of our society.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.