Strategy Associate I Real Estate I Asset Development

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Job Description

Overview of the role:

The position will play an important role in supporting the development and execution of strategic initiatives aimed at driving growth, enhancing competitiveness, and optimizing performance. This role offers an excellent opportunity for professional development and learning within a dynamic and collaborative environment.

What you will do:

Responsible for:

Market Research and Analysis:

  • Assist in conducting research and analysis of real estate market trends, including supply and demand dynamics, pricing trends, and competitor activities.
  • Support the development of market reports, presentations, and other materials to communicate key findings and insights to senior management.

Strategic Planning Support:

  • Provide support in the development and refinement of the company’s strategic plan, including assisting with goal setting, performance metrics, and action plans.
  • Assist in coordinating strategic planning sessions and workshops with cross-functional teams to gather input and facilitate alignment.

Data Analysis and Performance Tracking:

  • Assist in collecting, organizing, and analyzing operational and financial data to track performance against strategic objectives.
  • Help maintain performance dashboards and KPIs to monitor progress and identify areas for improvement.
  • Support the preparation of regular updates and reports on strategic initiatives for senior management.

Business Development Assistance:

  • Support the evaluation of potential investment opportunities, partnerships, and acquisitions through financial modeling, research, and due diligence.
  • Assist in preparing business cases, investment memos, and presentations to support decision-making by senior management.
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders and external partners to facilitate the execution of business development activities.

Competitive Intelligence Gathering:

  • Assist in monitoring competitor activities and industry developments to identify trends, opportunities, and threats.
  • Contribute to the development of competitive intelligence reports and analyses to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Help identify strategies to enhance the company’s competitive positioning and differentiation in the market.

Required skills to be successful:

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly PowerPoint
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work autonomously, as well as part of a team
  • Strong analytical skills, with proficiency in financial modeling, data analysis, and market research.

What equips you for the role:

Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or related field. Master’s degree or MBA preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and data visualization tools.
  • Knowledge of real estate markets, industry trends, and investment analysis techniques is a plus.

Minimum Experience:

  • 1-2 years of relevant experience in consulting, corporate strategy, investment banking, or real estate development.

About Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate
The real estate development and operations arm of Al-Futtaim, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate is responsible for a multi-billion-dollar portfolio across MENA. With high-quality residential, business, retail, tourism, educational and healthcare developments, the master developer caters to the diverse needs of cities and communities in the region. From origination, conception, development, sales, procurement and construction of mega-projects and the leasing, operation and management of these projects after completion, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate (AFGRE) has been developing and managing owned landbanks, unlocking the economic potential of the region and contributing to future development for more than 40 years. 
Our focus is to enable and invest in meaningful relationships to make our properties the best places to live and work, build additional products and services and enable partnerships to create true value to our customers throughout their entire experience with us.
AFGRE is responsible for master planning of all projects in its portfolio, including two large scale mixed use destinations: Dubai Festival City and Cairo Festival City.