Senior Associate, Impact Investments

Company: Boston Financial Investment Management

Location: Boston, MA

Job Function: Financial Services


Background

Founded in 1969, Boston Financial is the oldest low-income housing tax credit syndicator in America, with the largest portfolio in the country. We manage over $15 Billion in equity, and over half a million people live in our communities. We work with regional and national banks, GSEs, insurance companies, impact investors, and other institutional investors to provide investment opportunities in affordable housing. Our developer partners are often entrepreneurial and mission-oriented: local, regional, and national non-profits and for-profits, as well as housing authorities.

Boston Financial’ s vision is to create a future where everyone has a home, one investment at a time. By working together, we can make that belief a reality. Serving as a trusted partner, Boston Financial fosters investments in housing that create a positive impact in communities across the United States.

Summary

The Senior Associate, Impact Investments is a newly created position on Boston Financial’s Impact Investments Team supporting American Community Capital, LLC (ACC), and will assist with the expansion of Boston Financial’s multifamily investment offerings in affordable housing while continuing its legacy of “best in class” service and reputation for quality investments across the U.S. ACC, a subsidiary of Boston Financial, was recently certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Loan Fund, and has an exemplary track record of providing innovative loan products designed to support affordable housing sponsors and developments for tenants with incomes at or below 80% of the area median income. The Senior Associate will support the design and deployment of ACC offerings, with thoughtful recommendations based on data-driven analysis and experience underwriting affordable housing deals, Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) equity transactions, and/or CDFI loans and investments. They will perform complex financial / data analysis to assist the development of loan products and funds, support the growth and development of new and existing investor relationships, and work to ensure maximum profitability. In addition, they will develop, refine, and enhance reporting, fund management, and processes across the platform. ACC is led by Boston Financial’ s Chief Production Officer and draws upon Boston Financial for referrals, resources, and other support. Boston Financial plans to build on ACC’s success by beginning to leverage third-party capital and expanding ACC’s offerings.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct ad hoc financial / data analyses or support the execution of analyses
  • Perform the manipulation of property-level and fund-level data into financial models for evaluation of project/fund feasibility and profit maximization
  • Utilize more advanced statistical techniques to support analysis and solve business problems
  • Work with team to survey the competitive landscape and assist in designing products offerings that meet market needs and deliver solid risk-adjusted returns to ACC investors
  • Identify and analyze key drivers of trends within the segment; Develop and monitor performance indicators
  • Create recommendations and drive implementation through effective partnership with stakeholders
  • Assist with quarterly and annual forecasting and budgeting
  • Inform and support the implementation of Salesforce CRM software to track deal flow and data
  • Revise and update financial models to ensure consistency of underwriting practices and soundness of ACC offerings
  • Assist with the cultivation of new investor relationships by preparing financial modeling and data visualization for ACC marketing materials and reports
  • Work with Production, Fund Management, and Asset Management to prepare and update presentations for investors, as needed
  • Periodically, join senior leaders for investor meetings and portfolio reviews to provide business/technical insight and understanding

STAEKHOLDERS:

Engages and collaborates with a wide variety of company staff across multiple teams and departments at all management levels within the organization (including the Investment Valuation Team, Account Managers, Originators, and Capital Officers). In addition, you will engage routinely with a wide variety of external partners, including clients, investors, developers, and others.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field is strongly preferred (ex. Finance, Business, or Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, with strong business and finance)
  • Typically, a minimum of 5-6 years of analytics and financial modeling experience, preferably in multifamily real estate, affordable housing, or community development
  • Experience underwriting affordable housing transactions, preferably with a working understanding of Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs)
  • Experience working in Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), highly desirable
  • Understanding of complex real estate and financial transactions, conventional multifamily return terminology and methodology, and partnerships, preferred
  • Must have an understanding of general accounting principles
  • Strong analytical skills; Strong critical thinking skills; Attention to detail
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills; Ability to translate complex technical analysis to non-technical audiences to inform understanding and effective business decision-making
  • Ability to interact appropriately, and communicate effectively, with a wide range of individuals including peers, subordinates, senior management, and other stakeholders.
  • Actively engages with other team members; Serves as a subject matter expert, sharing skills and knowledge with less experienced analysts and others
  • Solid project management skills with the ability to balance projects and ad hoc requests, meeting firm deliverable deadlines
  • Demonstrated strong problem‐solving skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Salesforce experience, a plus
  • < 10% Travel required

ORIX Corporation USA and its affiliates (“ORIX Group USA”) strive to achieve as safe an office environment as possible for employees. Accordingly, ORIX Group USA would like to see our vaccination rates against COVID-19 as close to 100% as possible. As of October 4, 2021, employees of any ORIX Group USA company are required to submit proof of vaccination in order to access any of the Company’s offices, unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption. In Texas, in accordance with state law, employees will not be compelled to be vaccinated if they object for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19. Should you receive an offer of employment, more information about how to submit proof of vaccination or an exemption request will be provided. Please note that for most roles, ORIX Group USA’s expectation is that the majority of employees will need to come into the office more often than not, and that some employees need to come in full-time. In other words, as a condition of employment, you should expect that if you accept a position at ORIX Group USA you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before your start date, or request and receive an approved exemption shortly thereafter.

Boston Financial Investment Management, LP and its parent company, ORIX USA, is an equal opportunity employer, providing equal employment opportunities (EEO), and is committed to diversifying its workforce. All employees and applicants for employment will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, protected veteran status or other status protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Compensation and Benefits

Based on experience

How to Apply

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