Senior Acquisitions Analyst Comp

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 8, 2017

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.

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May 8, 2017

what market?

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May 8, 2017

Both in LA

May 9, 2017
<span itemprop=name>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

Seems inline for a LifeCo.

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May 9, 2017

105 all in

May 9, 2017

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?

May 9, 2017

Life Co. roles pay significantly less than REPE

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May 9, 2017

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May 9, 2017

That's an all time quote right there. I motion for this to be the real estate board's motto, or the latin...

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Jul 11, 2017

Any idea for similar salary for debt fund. High Yield value add 9-11% debt(mostly) and equity lender?

May 9, 2017
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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-... 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.

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Jul 7, 2017

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

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Jul 7, 2017

2.5 yrs in current role or total experience?

Jul 7, 2017
dcremonkey:

2.5 yrs in current role or total experience?

current role & experience excluding internships. Landed position directly out of college

Jul 7, 2017

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.

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Jul 7, 2017

My experience has been that analysts with experience working for larger firms are compensated more along the lines of what Link_REDev mentioned above. All-in of $100k would be on the low-end I would think. What do you make now?

Jul 7, 2017

All in last year was $75k, with 45% of that being from bonus/commission. Let's just say my salary is pathetically low. I swallowed it for the opportunity to break into CRE and it was totally worth it, but now I'm ready to make a big vertical jump.

Jul 7, 2017
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 7, 2017

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.

Jul 7, 2017

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.

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Jul 13, 2017

I'm a Sr. analyst at a public REIT ($2B market cap) in a secondary market and make $90k all in.

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May 8, 2017

How many years of experience do you have and did you go into the REIT after undergrad?

Jul 13, 2017

I have an MBA and 1 year of CRE experience prior to this job, and 5 years of other professional experience (in internal auditing), so, maybe not the same.

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Jul 15, 2017

I'm at a LifeCo. and Analysts with 2+ years of experience are at roughly $90-95K base with bonus in the $30-40K range.

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Feb 15, 2019

how does comp grow at lifecos as you rise the ranks? also, are they in acquisitions roles or within the debt team?

Jul 16, 2017

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

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Jul 7, 2017

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
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Aug 7, 2017