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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

An extraordinary opportunity

Colony is one of the premier global employers in the field of real estate investment and a company that positions itself on the cutting edge of new investment opportunities around the world. Colony's offices are located in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Irvine, El Segundo, Scottsdale, Houston, Atlanta, Paris, Berlin, London, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Beirut; with satellite offices opening throughout the United States.

Colony's search for top talent is ongoing for:

Investment Professionals evaluate and execute global investment opportunities with backgrounds from a wide array of real estate and non-real estate disciplines. Successful individuals in this area will have progressively developed their comprehensive deal, business, analytical, research, presentation, and negotiation skills; and have a outstanding history of academic and professional accomplishments.

Analysts and Associates are an integral part of the investment acquisition and management teams, and are involved in functions such as preparing industry analyses, targeting and underwriting potential investment opportunities, and financial modeling. Analysts have a minimum of 1-3 years' experience; Associates have more than 5 years' experience within the Investment Banking or real estate sectors, and both positions require a degree with an emphasis in Finance, Real Estate, or other technical disciplines.

Colony also actively recruits degreed professionals with exemplary educational and experiential backgrounds in the following areas of our business:

  • Investor Relations
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Administrative Services
Colony is always interested in meeting exceptional candidates. Please send your resume or C.V., in confidence, to our Senior Director of Human Resources at hrla@colonyinc.com or fax to +310-407-7490. Please include a cover letter indicating the position and location you seek. Resumes are confidential and kept on file for six months. Colony Capital, LLC and all of its affiliates, subsidiaries and entities are proud to be Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.

 


 

Accounting Manager – Los Angeles, CA

The Accounting Manager is responsible for partnerships and investments assigned.  This includes the general day-to-day review and maintenance relating to the assigned partnerships and investments.  This individual will play an important part in designing and implementing ongoing procedural changes and automation initiatives, in a fast paced environment characterized by strict adherence to tight deadlines and dedication to quality control in all aspects of the process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Loan Accounting
    •     Review monthly close for 20+ investments including: consolidation/elimination entries, accruals, trial balances and variance to budget analysis/commentary
    •     Assist with the completion and review of accretion, impairment and fair value analysis and calculations
    •     Frequently interface with operations to identify when hold/disposition assumptions have changed and accretion adjustments are required.
    •     Assist with the completion and review of monthly and quarterly investor reporting, including any required reporting to JVPartners (e.g. financial statements)
    •     Assist with the completion and review of semi-annual budgets and reforecasts
    •     Oversee and assist with internal and external audits
  • Cash Management
    •     Review and approve distributions
    •     Review investment level projected cash flows
    •     Approve wire transfer requests
  • Investment Responsibilities
    •     Understand deal structure
    •     Read and understand all related agreements/documentation relating to the investments (e.g. partnership and loan agreements)
    •     Periodic review of investment performance and Company's intent against underwriting
  • Other Responsibilities
    •     Supervision, training and development of senior and staff accountants
    •     Approval of journal entries
    •     Research accounting guidance for new investments
    •     Developing and implementing procedural changes designed to eliminate inefficiencies
    •     Other projects as required

Qualifications:

  • 4 year degree in Accounting with 6+ progressive years of experience
  • Experience in accounting for mortgage and/or commercial loan assets preferred
  • Prior experience in accounting for REO assets helpful.
  • Experience with CODA, Business Objects and Yardi highly desirable
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP

Skills and Attributes:

  • Self starter
  • Proven success of managing staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly organized / detail oriented
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Must be effective in handling problems in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary
  • Must routinely meet deadlines
  • Strong leadership, management and people skills
  • Ability to delegate work to senior and staff accountants
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management and external vendors to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving and results
  • Strong work ethic, willing to work extra hours to get the job done

This job description represents the basic qualifications for the position.  Colony strongly prefers local candidates or those with prior plans to relocate.  Please note that Colony does not pay for relocation expenses.  All qualified candidates will be contacted directly.  No phone calls please.

Colony is a global investment firm focusing primarily on real estate-related assets and operating companies worldwide.  Colony offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, LTD, life, paid parking, and 401(k).

Please send your resume and cover letter to hrla@colonyinc.com  and reference "Accounting Manager - LA" in the subject line.





Staff Accountant – Irvine, CA

This position will report directly to the Assistant Controller and perform a variety of regular and recurring accounting functions. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly journal entries, income and balance sheet statements, account reconciliations, and other management reporting schedules as required
  • Perform analysis to verify accuracy to accounting records
  • Use judgment and professional skills in determining appropriate procedures for preparation of accounting records, transactions and reporting
  • Research and resolve problems pertaining to accounting records, ensuring compliance with firm procedures and policies
  • Apply policies and procedures and bring inconsistencies and problems to management’s attention
  • Assist with financial audits
  • Assist in the documentation and review of accounting policies and procedures including suggested updates and improvements
  • Perform other duties as requested by management

Requirements:

  • 4-year degree in Accounting
  • 2-3 years of experience
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – preferred, but not required
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines
  • Ability to perform multiple assignments
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management and external vendors to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving and results

We are seeking qualified candidates available to start immediately.

This job description represents the basic qualifications for the position.  Colony strongly prefers local candidates or those with prior plans to relocate.  Please note that Colony does not pay for relocation expenses.  All qualified candidates will be contacted directly.  No phone calls please.

Colony is a global investment firm focusing primarily on real estate-related assets and operating companies worldwide.  Colony offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, LTD, life, paid parking, and 401(k).

Please send your resume and cover letter to hrla@colonyinc.com  and reference "Staff Accountant - Irvine" in the subject line.





Senior Analyst/Associate – Los Angeles, CA

Colony Capital is seeking diligent and hard-working candidates for its Senior Analyst / Associate program in the Acquisitions group based in our headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. The Sr. Analyst / Associate would work with the acquisitions team in underwriting a broad range of real estate related investments for its private equity funds and public capital (NYSE: CLNY) managed by Colony Capital and assist in managing the corporate operations of Colony Financial. Position is for immediate start.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform due diligence and research for potential investments/originations across a variety of real estate asset classes in all parts of the capital structure 
  • Develop complex and detailed financial models and analyses in excel and/or Argus.  Prepare memorandums for presentation to our investment committee
  • Coordinate with Colony’s asset management, investor relations and accounting departments, third party advisors, portfolio company management teams
  • Monitor and manage existing investments
  • Analyze specific financial and operational projects for Colony Financial during the year on an ad-hoc basis, including capital markets and M&A analysis
  • Maintain and update investor presentation, corporate model and quarterly schedules for Colony Financial
  • Aid in the negotiation and maintenance of credit facilities, letters of credit and other financing arrangements, including financial and compliance reporting packages

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of experience at a leading investment bank, private equity firm, or public accounting firm
  • Proficiency building and auditing models in Excel and Argus
  • Bachelor’s Degree  at a top undergraduate institution, with an emphasis in finance, accounting and/or real estate
  • Integrity and hard work ethic with a desire to thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Passion for real estate and value/opportunistic investing

We are seeking qualified candidates available to start immediately.

This job description represents the basic qualifications for the position.  Colony strongly prefers local candidates or those with prior plans to relocate.  Please note that Colony does not pay for relocation expenses.  All qualified candidates will be contacted directly.  No phone calls please.

Colony is a global investment firm focusing primarily on real estate-related assets and operating companies worldwide.  Colony offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, LTD, life, paid parking, and 401(k).

Please send your resume and cover letter to hrla@colonyinc.com  and reference "Sr. Analyst/ Associate - LA" in the subject line.





Staff Tax Accountant – Los Angeles, CA

The Staff Tax Accountant will primarily focus on meeting the company’s tax compliance and reporting needs. This individual will be expected to assist the Tax Director in developing processes and procedures for the tax department, monitoring and complying with tax and accounting deadlines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain tax information database
  • Maintain consolidated tax calendar and ensure all tax filing requirements are identified and completed on a timely and accurate basis
  • Prepare tax related journal entries, reconciliation of the tax accounts and ensure the accuracy of required supporting documentation
  • Assist in resolution of federal, state and local tax notices and audits
  • Assist with the maintenance of the fixed asset database
  • Assist with quarterly audit request and other tax related requests
  • Perform research on various direct and indirect tax issues and prepare various tax filings
  • Perform other duties as requested by management

Qualifications:

  • 4-year degree in accounting, finance or other business related field
  • 2+ years of public accounting tax experience or 3+  years of related experience (combination of public and private preferred)
  • Prepare tax related journal entries, reconciliation of the tax accounts and ensure the accuracy of required supporting documentation
  • Assist in resolution of federal, state and local tax notices and audits
  • Assist with the maintenance of the fixed asset database
  • Assist with quarterly audit request and other tax related requests
  • Perform research on various direct and indirect tax issues and prepare various tax filings
  • Perform other duties as requested by management

Working Conditions:

  • Typical Office Environment – no unusual exposures
  • Computer, keyboard, telephone, fax machine, scanner and copier, etc.
  • Occasional overtime and weekends required throughout the year

We are seeking qualified candidates available to start immediately.

This job description represents the basic qualifications for the position.  Colony strongly prefers local candidates or those with prior plans to relocate.  Please note that Colony does not pay for relocation expenses.  All qualified candidates will be contacted directly.  No phone calls please.

Colony is a global investment firm focusing primarily on real estate-related assets and operating companies worldwide.  Colony offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, LTD, life, paid parking, and 401(k).

Please send your resume and cover letter to hrla@colonyinc.com  and reference "Staff Tax Accountant – SM/LA" in the subject line.





Financial Reporting Coordinator – Los Angeles, CA

Colony is seeking a Financial Reporting Coordinator who will be responsible for financial communications with the firm’s investors, including the preparation and delivery of quarterly and annual financial statements, issuance of partnership notices, responding to investor inquiries and audit requests, and general day-to-day maintenance relating to the firm’s investors and partnerships.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Process, edit, and proof-read quarterly and annual financial reports
  • Maintain calendar of key reporting deadlines and coordinate with accounting department to ensure requirements are met
  • Coordinate on-line and mail delivery of quarterly and annual reports to investors
  • Respond to quarterly and annual investor requests and audit confirmations, running system-generated reports and interfacing with accounting department to gather data
  • Send partnership notices to investors, such as capital calls, distributions and other official memoranda using mail merge systems
  • Maintain investor database including contacts, bank and legal records requiring high attention to detail and confidentiality
  • Perform other word processing and data gathering functions as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-6 years work experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High degree of professionalism when interacting with investors
  • Ability to work overtime to meet deadlines if necessary
  • Self-starter / highly organized / detail oriented / ability to multi-task
  • Proficient with MS Word and Excel – mail merge a plus
  • Effective team member and ability to manage administrative staff
  • Previous investment industry and partnership accounting experience highly desired

We are seeking qualified candidates available to start immediately.

This job description represents the basic qualifications for the position.  Colony strongly prefers local candidates or those with prior plans to relocate.  Please note that Colony does not pay for relocation expenses.  All qualified candidates will be contacted directly.  No phone calls please.

Colony is a global investment firm focusing primarily on real estate-related assets and operating companies worldwide.  Colony offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, LTD, life, paid parking, and 401(k).

Please send your resume and cover letter to hrla@colonyinc.com  and reference "Financial Reporting Coordinator" in the subject line.





Senior Accountant – Los Angeles, CA

The Senior Accountant is responsible for the general day-to-day maintenance of the loan accounting portfolio and other assigned investments in accordance with GAAP.  This individual will play an important part in designing and implementing ongoing procedural changes and automation initiatives, in a fast paced environment characterized by strict adherence to tight deadlines and dedication to quality control in all aspects for a publicly traded REIT.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the treasury function for the loan accounting portfolio
  • Assist in coordinating the month end close process including reviewing, approving and preparing journal entries, bank account reconciliations, and 10-K/10-Q support as required
  • Review and approve funding requests from underwriting and create supporting schedules in accordance with loan terms
  • Perform analysis to verify accuracy to accounting records
  • Use judgment and professional skills in determining appropriate procedures for preparation of accounting records, transactions and reporting
  • Research and resolve problems pertaining to accounting records, ensuring compliance with firm procedures and policies
  • Apply policies and procedures and bring inconsistencies and problems to management’s attention
  • Assist with financial audits
  • Assist in the documentation and review of accounting policies and procedures including suggested updates and improvements
  • Assist with the development, coordination and documentation of annual budgets
  • Prepare or assist with management, lender reporting and SEC reporting
  • Perform other duties as requested by management

Qualifications:

  • 4-year degree in Accounting required
  • A minimum of 4 years accounting experience with a mix of public and private preferred.  Knowledge of the real estate or mortgage banking industry preferred.  Understanding of investment management/private equity environment desirable
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – preferred, but not required
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines
  • Ability to perform multiple assignments
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Familiarity with Yardi is helpful, but not required
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management and external vendors to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving and results

Working Conditions:

  • Typical Office Environment – no unusual exposures
  • Computer, keyboard, telephone, fax machine, scanner and copier, etc.
  • Occasional overtime and weekends required throughout the year

We are seeking qualified candidates available to start immediately.

This job description represents the basic qualifications for the position.  Colony strongly prefers local candidates or those with prior plans to relocate.  Please note that Colony does not pay for relocation expenses.  All qualified candidates will be contacted directly.  No phone calls please.

Colony is a global investment firm focusing primarily on real estate-related assets and operating companies worldwide.  Colony offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, LTD, life, paid parking, and 401(k).

Please send your resume and cover letter to hrla@colonyinc.com  and reference "Senior Accountant" in the subject line.





Open Positions – Colony AMC OPCO, LLC

Temporary Senior Commercial Loan Restructuring Specialist – Los Angeles, CA

Colony AMC OPCO, LLC is seeking a Temporary Senior Commercial Loan Restructuring Specialist who, in collaboration with Senior Management of Colony AMC, will be responsible for the management and oversight of a specific pool of performing and non-performing commercial real estate loans nationwide.  This is a temporary position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Negotiating resolutions of delinquent loans, which may include but not be limited to modifications, discounted payoff, and legal actions to protect the interest of the lender
  • Designing and implementing a workout (rescheduled / forbearance) loan payment plan
  • Presenting proposed workout strategies to investment committee
  • Enforcing loan documents
  • Oversee the analysis of properties and corresponding markets to recommend appropriate disposition strategies, in accordance with approved policy
  • Maintaining rela­tionships with and directing the efforts of commercial real estate brokers, potential purchasers, title and escrow companies, court-appointed receivers, attorneys, property management companies, and other ven­dor firms that may become involved in a loan workout situation
  • Negotiating transaction documents and managing various transactions through closing
  • Negotiating financing / restructuring terms for troubled projects, for example a loan to a company in bankruptcy reorganization, allowing the borrower to bring the project to completion
  • Analyzing finan­cial statements, business history, and creditworthiness of borrowers to determine overall collection strategy
  • Performing on-site property inspections
  • Developing appropriate strategy and budgets to manage and dis­pose of foreclosed properties that become non-earning assets
  • Coordinating on-site inspections, engineer­ing studies, or construction bids to bring an unfinished proj­ect to completion, if applicable
  • Assisting with REO leasing and sales negotiations with potential purchasers and their agents
  • Directing and coordinating the activities of staff support employees, and prepare reports and forecasts detailing the management and disposition of real estate owned
  • Knowledge and understanding of real estate law, finance and accounting procedures.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Self-motivated with strong interpersonal skills and effective collaborative working style

Qualifications:

  • BA in busi­ness administration, finance, real estate or related fields with a strong record of academic achievement
  • MBA preferred
  • 3-8 years proven asset management experience with commer­cial real estate and loan workouts
  • CPM, CCIM or RPA designation a plus
  • Yardi experience a plus, but not necessary
  • Excellent leadership and team building skills
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Very detail-oriented with the ability to successfully handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Polished professional with exceptional customer service skills
  • Strong computer skills including Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Excellent inter­personal, organizational, written and verbal communication, and project management skills, including the ability to write clear and comprehensive reports
  • Strong negotiating and analytical skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Must have thor­ough knowledge of real estate project finance and familiarity with account­ing, bankruptcy law, and commercial law dealing with real estate projects
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to travel from home office in California to all properties

We are seeking qualified local candidates available to start immediately. This job description represents the basic qualification for the position. Colony strongly prefers local candidates or those with prior plans to relocate. Please note that Colony does not pay for relocation expenses. All qualified candidates will be contacted directly. No phone calls please.

Colony is a global investment firm focusing primarily on real estate-related assets and operating companies worldwide.  Colony offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, LTD, life, paid parking, and 401(k).

Please send your resume and cover letter to hrla@colonyinc.com and reference "Senior Commercial Loan Restructuring Specialist – TEMP" in the subject line.





Portfolio Analyst I – Los Angeles, CA

Our company is seeking a Portfolio Analyst who will provide general analytical support to members of the asset management team in connection with existing investment opportunities and current assets under management.  The position will gain valuable exposure to a fast-paced environment and work directly with top-level management at the organization. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Play a key supporting role in analyzing  existing investment opportunities
  • Analyze and monitor the performance of existing investments
  • Conduct a range of quantitative and qualitative analyses (e.g. strategy assessments, market analyses, financial modeling, real estate valuations, etc.)
  • Assist with the preparation of investment presentations and proposals

Qualifications:

  • 1-2  years of experience in private equity, investment banking, corporate finance or real estate
  • Bachelor's degree with a strong academic record at a top undergraduate institution, with an emphasis in finance, economics and/or real estate
  • Able to work well with little direction or as part of a collaborative team; should possess superb analytical, quantitative, problem solving, writing and communication skills
  • Strong grasp of financial modeling, finance and accounting skills, with superior attention to detail
  • Outstanding quantitative skills, including strong Excel skills
  • Flexible, with a positive attitude and willingness to work additional hours and weekends to complete projects when necessary
  • Integrity and strong work ethic with a desire to thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong interest in the real estate private equity industry

We are seeking qualified local candidates available to start immediately. This job description represents the basic qualification for the position. Colony strongly prefers local candidates or those with prior plans to relocate. Please note that Colony does not pay for relocation expenses. All qualified candidates will be contacted directly. No phone calls please.

Colony is a global investment firm focusing primarily on real estate-related assets and operating companies worldwide.  Colony offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, LTD, life, paid parking, and 401(k).

Please send your resume and cover letter to hrla@colonyinc.com and reference "Portfolio Analyst - Los Angeles" in the subject line.





Senior Commercial Loan Restructuring Specialist – Los Angeles, CA

Our company is seeking a Senior Commercial Loan Restructuring Specialist who in collaboration with Senior Management of the Colony AMC will be responsible for the management and oversight of a specific pool of performing and non-performing commercial real estate loans nationwide.  Also will mentor CLRS I & II.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Negotiating resolutions of delinquent loans, which may include but not be limited to modifications, discounted payoff, and legal actions to protect the interest of the lender.
  • Designing and implementing a workout (rescheduled / forbearance) loan payment plan.
  • Presenting proposed workout strategies to investment committee.
  • Enforcing loan documents.
  • Oversee the analysis of properties and corresponding markets to recommend appropriate dispo­sition strategies, in accordance with approved policy.
  • Maintaining rela­tionships with and directing the efforts of commercial real estate brokers, potential purchasers, title and escrow companies, court-appointed receivers, attorneys, property management companies, and other ven­dor firms that may become involved in a loan workout situation.
  • Negotiating transaction documents and managing various transactions through closing.
  • Negotiating financing / restructuring terms for troubled projects, for example a loan to a company in bankruptcy reorganization, allowing the borrower to bring the project to completion.
  • Analyzing finan­cial statements, business history, and creditworthiness of borrowers to determine overall collection strategy.
  • Performing on-site property inspections.
  • Developing appropriate strategy and budgets to manage and dis­pose of foreclosed properties that become non-earning assets.
  • Coordinating on-site inspections, engineer­ing studies, or construction bids to bring an unfinished proj­ect to completion, if applicable.
  • Assisting with REO leasing and sales negotiations with potential purchasers and their agents.
  • Directing and coordinating the activities of staff support employees, and prepare reports and forecasts detailing the management and disposition of real estate owned.
  • Knowledge and understanding of real estate law, finance and accounting procedures.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Self-motivated with strong interpersonal skills and effective collaborative working style.

Qualifications:

  • BA in busi­ness administration, finance, real estate or related fields with a strong record of academic achievement
  • MBA preferred
  • 3-8 years proven asset management experience with commer­cial real estate and loan workouts
  • CPM, CCIM or RPA designation a plus
  • Yardi experience a plus, but not necessary
  • Excellent leadership and team building skills.
  • Ability to excel in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Very detail oriented with the ability to successfully handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills Polished professional with exceptional customer service skills
  • Strong computer skills including Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Excellent inter­personal, organizational, written and verbal communication, and project management skills, including the ability to write clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Strong negotiating and analytical skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Must have thor­ough knowledge of real estate project finance and familiarity with account­ing, bankruptcy law, and commercial law dealing with real estate projects
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to travel from home office in Los Angeles, CA to all properties

We are seeking qualified local candidates available to start immediately.
This job description represents the basic qualification for the position.  Colony strongly prefers local candidates or those with prior plans to relocate.  Please note that Colony does not pay for relocation expenses.  All qualified candidates will be contacted directly.  No phone calls please.

Colony is a global investment firm focusing primarily on real estate-related assets and operating companies worldwide.  Colony offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, LTD, life, paid parking, and 401(k).

Please send your resume to hrla@colonyinc.com








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