Position Available for Commerce / Property Student

Investa Property Group are looking for a student or recent graduate to fill a permanent part-time position in the company’s research unit. The job spec is below for your reference.


For anyone looking for relevant experience while still studying, or keen to get into a finance / investment-related career, this would be an ideal position. The job is research focussed but will also provide exposure to capital transactions, asset management and funds management in the commercial property industry. For anyone interested in the commercial property industry this role is a great way in as you’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of the Australian markets while working for the largest owner and manager of office property in the country.


The pay should be around $50-$60K pro-rata.


If you’re interested, email tmcfadyen@investa.com.au or president@kobweb.org.au


Business Unit/Function:

Investa Office – Research Division & Asset Management


JOB TITLE:Research Analyst
LOCATION:Level 6, 126 Phillip Street, Sydney  NSW  2000
WORKING HOURSMonday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm or as required
REPORTING TO (ROLE):Head of Research and COO


  • Contribute to the development of a leading edge research function for the business that facilitates identification of business opportunities and underpins business decision making.
  • Proactively contribute to business strategy through thought leadership supported by research.  Challenge assumptions and status quo to provide new ideas, fresh strategies and innovation.
  • Provide analytical support to the Asset Management team with the focus on improving the quality of asset and portfolio data, metrics and analysis.


  • Source, collate and review research data to contribute to forecasting and modelling of market trends.
  • Develop formulas and modelling tools to assist with presentation of data and results.
  • Analyse and manipulate data to identify relationships, potentials and opportunities.
  • Provide qualitative reviews and summaries of relevant research and data and generate in-house analysis as appropriate and where relevant.
  • Undertake asset forecasting and valuation modelling in existing systems and extract and develop reports.
  • Contribute to the development of modelling tools and formulas.
  • Collate and manipulate data.


  • Research Houses in the property, financial arena.


  • Marketing, Capital Markets Transactions Team, Asset Management.


  • Building reputation of team and it’s capability to deliver quality analytics which positively impact and/or influence business decisions and outcomes
  • Challenging current thinking positively in order to influence the leadership team and business decision making process
  • Delivering service level to meet internal customer demands/expectations
  • Business decisions made without sufficient analysis



  • Undertaking a degree in business, commerce, property economics, and econometrics or similar is essential.
  • Knowledge of property markets (especially office, land development and funds management) is desirable.




  • Attention to detail.
  • High level of Excel skills.
  • Self-starter.
  • Curiosity and perception.
  • Analytical thinking.


  • Knowledge of property and financial markets desirable.


Core Competencies

  • Decision Quality – Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.
  • Functional Technical Skill – Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Informing – Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organisation; provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information.
  • Innovation Management – Is good at bringing the creative ideas of others to market; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work; has a sense about managing the creative process of others; can facilitate effective brainstorming; can project how potential ideas may play out in the marketplace.
  • Organizing – Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, and support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner.
  • Peer Relationships – Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration; can be candid with peers.
  • Planning – Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.
  • Problem Solving – Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.
  • Drive for Results – Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom line orientated; steadfastly pushes self and others for results
  • Written Communications – Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.