Senior Acquisitions Analyst Comp

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A friend of mine is currently going through a few different offers he currently has for a Senior Acquisitions Analyst position. I'm trying to guide him as to what a reasonable range is for his experience level. I may end up just guiding him to the CEL associates salary report but wanted to provide some anecdotal evidence. This is in a primary market (NYC/SF/LA/Chi).

From what I've learned, a reasonable comp range (all-in) would be between $80k to $120k.

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May 9, 2017 - 11:26am

<span>GLCRE</span>:

Know of two recent positions within those markets for acquisitions with the first offering 95-105k all in, and the other was 85-95k all in. These positions were for Life Co. opportunities.

I may be mistaken, but this seems kind of low for an experienced hire in a major market.

 
May 9, 2017 - 2:47pm

That does seem low. To give a few more data points 2 years ago when I switched shops with 2 years of prior real estate experience for West Coast jobs I had several offers with starting salary ranging from $85k to $105k with additional discretionary bonus guaranteed at least 20%. These were with REPE firms. At the very least I would expect $100k+ all-in for an experienced hire. I also thought LifeCo can tend be on the lower end of the spectrum comparative to REPE?

 
Mar 11, 2019 - 5:16pm

prospie:

guys who work for john hancock are not driving fucking maseratis, people

I got a lot of props for this comment but I think I was wrong. you have to be a member to see this https://www.perenews.com/how-does-your-pay-packet-measure-up/ but I just got a look at it and apparently there are lifeco VPs making in the 300s, lifeco Directors making over 700, and that's to say nothing of the MDs.

 
Jul 7, 2017 - 11:39am

Senior Acquisitions Analyst here (2.5 years), not in a major city but within a major metro area BUT focus is major cities (my office location is a function of where my boss lives since we have significant autonomy within the company).

Current base is $95K, w/ discretionary + deal related bonuses I'll be between $125k-$135k

 
Jul 7, 2017 - 1:03pm

This is an interesting thread. I have been in my current "acquisitions associate" position for 1.5 years now. I have an interview for an analyst position next week with a major owner/operator (public company, 500MM recent fund) who's typical deal size is $50MM+ at a minimum. My concern is that since the position is being marketed as an analyst role, I'll be compensated accordingly. I don't want to backtrack and I definitely want to stay at the associate level.

What should I be shooting for on comp? My idea was to start at $85k and settle at $75k for base salary. Hoping for an all in of $100k my first year.

 
Jul 8, 2017 - 2:49pm

networkyournetworth:

This is an interesting thread. I have been in my current "acquisitions associate" position for 1.5 years now. I have an interview for an analyst position next week with a major owner/operator (public company, 500MM recent fund) who's typical deal size is $50MM+ at a minimum. My concern is that since the position is being marketed as an analyst role, I'll be compensated accordingly. I don't want to backtrack and I definitely want to stay at the associate level.

What should I be shooting for on comp? My idea was to start at $85k and settle at $75k for base salary. Hoping for an all in of $100k my first year.

Analyst with experience? 75-85k base, all in $90-$100. Depends on product type though

 
Jul 10, 2017 - 7:17pm

Current shop is about 15 people, it's a family office. Product type is strictly MF.

New position would also be MF but the firm would have over 25,000 current MF units and just finished placing their latest $500MM fund (this was a pooled investment fund, not all MF, but approx 50% of it was). They are in the works of raising another fund now, amount not disclosed.

 
Aug 10, 2017 - 7:09pm

The offer came in at $125k all in. $85k base and the rest discretionary bonus based on team/company performance. The title is Senior Analyst/Associate. Aside from the pay, it's an amazing opportunity with upward mobility and a young, sharp, active team. I also have an opportunity to be on the ground floor of their new development arm which is a big part of what I was lacking from my current position.

Negotiated it up to $90k base, $5k signing bonus, all in $130k.

 
Jul 16, 2017 - 8:58pm

What does everyone define as senior analyst? My view has been 2-3 years of experience?

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Jul 18, 2017 - 10:33pm

I've had 3 interviews now with that multifamily owner/fund operator and they have defined the position now as a Senior Analyst position. When asked about approximate comp range, I was told: "analysts make anywhere from 60-100k all in". I'm assuming the 60-80k range is for normal analysts and 80-100k is senior. I was hoping for a tad over 100k all in, but seeing how I have 1.5 years of experience, should I be satisfied with anywhere from 90k-100k all in? This is in Los Angeles.

 
Jul 19, 2017 - 6:36pm
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