Investment Analyst

About this job…

The Investment Analyst supportFirst Hospitality’s acquisition and capital markets efforts, focusing on acquiring $1B of select and full-service hotels across the United States over the next few years. The Investment Analyst must be familiar with real estate investments and possess a strong desire to learn and grow. Top performers will thrive in an organized environment, be detail oriented, have a passion for the hospitality industry, and be able to actively prioritize a dynamic workload. The key responsibility of the Investment Analyst is to support First Hospitality’s investment pipeline.

This role will be 100% in-person to accelerate learning and development. The role will be based in First Hospitality’s office in Rosemont, IL, until May 2022, and then in First Hospitality’s new office location in downtown Chicago starting June 2022.

What you’ll be doing…

  • Assisting with all phases of the investment pipeline, including due diligence and closing activities
  • Conducting underwriting analyses for hotel acquisitions, developments, and M&A activity
  • Researching market dynamics to support deal sourcing and transaction activity
  • Creating memorandums, presentations, and other materials for senior management review
  • Building/maintaining relationships with external parties and peers in the investment community
  • Completing related tasks as implied or assigned by leadership

The ideal candidate for this position will have…

  • At least two years of prior professional financial analysis experience preferred
  • Four-year degree in hospitality or related discipline such as business, finance, or real estate
  • Ability to thrive with impeccable organization in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong working knowledge of building Excel models, with waterfall analysis a plus
  • Understanding of hotel operating metrics and knowledge of the profit and loss statement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attributes including the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and discretion

About First Hospitality...

Founded in 1985 and based in Chicago, First Hospitality is a forward-thinking hotel development, investment, and management company.  First Hospitality’s strategic vision is to create value for all through excellence and an openness to doing things differently.

First Hospitality seeks to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in which employee’s differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the customers we serve.  First Hospitality fosters an inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility, and fairness.  


First Hospitality

10275 West Higgins Road
Suite 300

Rosemont, IL 60018

Telephone (847) 299-9040