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Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment Analyst, Acquisitions, Real Estate in New York, New York


Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment Real Estate, based in New York, is seeking a real estate investment professional to join our team. The ideal candidate has a bachelor’s degree in addition to 2‐3 years of experience, preferably within real estate investment banking, an institutional real estate fund or an institutionally backed sponsor, and most recently developing large scale mixed‐use projects. The firm is comprised of exceptionally talented professionals who are dedicated to a common long‐term objective of developing real estate that improves communities around sports and entertainment venues. The professional will work in the firm’s investment and development group to acquire operating properties, acquire/execute development projects, and work selectively on sports and entertainment real estate related investment opportunities.


  • Independently lead and prepare financial models, projections, and analyses on prospective property acquisitions and development opportunities including market analysis, lease analysis, budget creation, project scope, and return on investment modeling

  • Produce deal evaluations for internal review and participate with principals in meetings to consider potential acquisition and development opportunities with minimal oversight

  • Support the preparation of acquisition proposals and offer letters

  • Research market data/demographics, including interfacing with brokers to obtain comparable lease and sales information

  • Interface and produce marketing materials and presentations to prospective institutional investors and lenders

  • Support due diligence and closing activities

  • Assist in formulating deal structures, considering legal, financial and investment/capital aspects of the transaction

  • Aid and manage documentation of deal including purchase and sale, joint venture, financing and leasing agreements

  • Lead preparation of internal and external presentations

  • Work on special projects as assigned, including formulating investment strategies and prospective business lines


  • Bachelor's degree with a concentration in real estate, finance, business, or accounting

  • 2-3 years of professional experience working within an investment bank, institutional real estate fund or an institutionally backed sponsor is preferred; demonstrated deal sheet across property types, most recently in mixed‐use development

  • Demonstrated success managing the life cycle of a transaction from acquisition through development and delivery

  • Strong analytical, quantitative, communication and storytelling skills. Demonstrable understanding of financial statements, use of comparative data and financial forecasting

  • Outstanding proficiency in creating complex financial models for real estate financial analysis using Excel and Argus, including knowledge of advanced Excel functions and ability to create joint venture waterfalls

  • Ability to work in a challenging, fast paced environment and handle multiple projects at the same time including travel on an as‐need basis. Accuracy and attention to detail is critical.

  • Adaptable and able to adjust to changing project scopes and timelines

  • Ability to handle a variety of responsibilities by taking initiative; self‐starter

  • Critical Evaluation ‐ excellent problem‐solving skills, must exhibit good judgement

  • Willingness to question assumptions, demonstrated passion for continuing education, and has a strong interest in the built environment

  • Leadership and Navigation ‐ outstanding management skills

  • Ethical, has global and cultural awareness

  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills

  • Business Acumen ‐ entrepreneurial, hardworking, and highly collaborative leader

  • Work well under pressure and has sound judgement in crisis situations

  • Relationship Management – excellent interpersonal skills; able to interact with vendors, colleagues and investors

  • Must possess a friendly and professional attitude; a great teammate

  • Professional attitude with a high energy level, strong work ethic and punctuality

  • Strong mentoring skills with the capability of developing employees


  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required: As of the first day of employment, you must be able to demonstrate proof that you are fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against COVID-19, unless you are granted a medical or religious exemption in accordance with Company policy.


  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Flexible Spending Accounts (all LGBT friendly)

  • Pretax Transportation Benefit

  • Generous parental leave policies

  • 401K (100% up to 5% is matched, after 1 year of service)

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off

  • 13+ Paid Holidays

  • ½ Day Summer Fridays

  • Complimentary or Discounted Sports & Concert Tickets

  • On Site Fitness Rooms

  • Other League & Partner Discounts


The expected base salary for this position is $60,000-$170,000; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.