Indexes & Research Internship

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Expiration Date

31 Jan 2022

Job Description: EPRA Indexes & Research Internship

EPRA offers various Internships throughout the year depending on experience, qualifications and closeness to Brussels. The current offered internship is for a maximum period of 6 months, starting from March 2022 until September 2022.

Candidates may be Undergraduates in Finance, Economics, Real Estate, Business Management or similar with a maximum of 2 years work experience or Postgraduates with a Master’s degree.

The Indexes & Research internship offers a great opportunity to learn about listed real estate and gain knowledge and experience in financial and economic analysis, identify main drivers and challenges as well as learn about the key trends in the industry.

Additionally, you will gain the skills of using key financial databases (e.g. Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters).

EPRA will provide small bursaries in accordance with our Organisation policy.

Internship Description

  • The main activities will include assisting the research team with analysis and publication of sector-specific research papers (e.g. Office and Residential) and applied research projects (e.g. looking at listed real estate as a part of asset allocation). Example of recent research.
  • Responsible for collecting historical data for all the relevant variables using databases like Bloomberg, Eikon, Reuters Knowledge and S&P Global.
  • Help on the statistical analysis applying models and tools in Excel and VBA.
  • Test data sets and reports generated from the database against historic Excels.
  • Assist research team in updating and refining complex Excel Models and publications (NAV, LTV, MSB).
  • Assist the team in updating and tracking companies publishing annual or periodic reports as part of the FTSE EPRA Nareit Global Index Series review process.
  • Assist Project Manager in identifying corrupt or missing historic data and “backfill” with correct data.
  • Test new modules created as part of the database project, under the direction of the project manager and identify any data gaps/user interface issues.

 We are looking for:

  • Strong academic results
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Ability to solve problems and to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent collaboration skills and the ability to work within diverse organizations and teams. A degree in either Finance, Economics or Real Estate.
  • Basic programming skills, VBA desirable. Knowledge of QGIS or any other mapping software is an advantage.
  • Excellent Excel skills. Knowledge of financial databases and vendors like Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters Eikon would be advantageous.
  • A good command of English language.
  • Fluency in other European languages and knowledge of statistical/econometrical software is a plus.
  • Motivated and keen to learn about listed real estate, corporate finance and portfolio management.
  • Based within commuting distance of Brussels.

Please send your CV and cover letter by 31st of January to m.perez@epra.com and index@epra.com.

About EPRA

EPRA, the European Public Real Estate Association, is the voice of the publicly traded European real estate sector. With more than 280 members, covering the whole spectrum of the listed real estate industry (companies, investors and their suppliers), EPRA represents over EUR 690 billion of real estate assets and 94% of the market capitalisation of the FTSE EPRA Nareit Europe Index. EPRA’s mission is to promote, develop and represent the European public real estate sector. We achieve this through the provision of better information to investors and stakeholders, active involvement in the public and political debate, improvement of the general operating environment, promotion of best practices and the cohesion and strengthening of the industry. Find out more about our activities on www.epra.com

NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY: The European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) is looking for an Indexes and Research Intern based in Brussels. Apply before January 31st!

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