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Real Estate PhD Research Intern

StepStone, London

Solutions that span Private Markets


Position Overview:

StepStone Real Estate is currently seeking a PhD level candidate with a strong quantitative background for an Intern position to help develop the team’s suite of models and market database for evaluating the prospects of real estate markets on a global basis. This role can be undertaken remotely from any location and flexibility exists for it to be undertaken alongside current studies. The candidate must have a demonstrated interest in the modelling of real estate markets and good working knowledge of both finance/valuation theories and statistical software packages. StepStone prides itself on its collegial atmosphere, encouraging team-building initiatives and a collaborative approach to accomplishing projects. The ideal candidate will adhere to the highest ethical standards, as well as demonstrate maturity and reliability.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Focus on developing econometric and market valuation models to enable assessments of global real estate market prospects and strategies with the ability to efficiently reflect multiple scenarios;
  • Develop a global real estate market database, consolidating data from multiple sources and creating a process to automate the creation presentation materials;
  • Assist in the completion of at least one real estate white paper for client dissemination;
  • Assist in the development of a portfolio risk model for global indirect real estate accounts;
  • The individual will also have access to SRE’s proprietary data on private real estate database and real estate market data which would be used to support their studies and/or new research; and
  • Creating new ways to utilize SRE’s proprietary datasets is particularly encouraged.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Pursuing or recently awarded a PhD in real estate, finance, economics or other closely related discipline
  • Strong quantitative background with data analysis, econometric modelling and research experience

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • High proficiency in Word, Power Point and Excel
  • Good working knowledge of statistical software such as R or Stata
  • Knowledge of portfolio risk management and construction theory a plus
  • Experience in coordinating research projects
  • Ability to work with a number of stakeholders and independently

About StepStone

StepStone is a global private markets firm providing customized investment and advisroy solutions to some of the most sophisticated investors in the world. With more than $230 billion of total capital allocations, including over $35 billion in assets under management, we cover the spectrum of opportunities in private markets across the globe. We prudently integrate fund investments, secondaries and co-investments across private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt to create solutions that are customized according to the objectives of any private markets investment program.

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