AF22880 - Investment Analyst - Real Estate | Investment Management

Department: AF Investment Management
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 10-Mar-2016

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.

Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.

The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.


Al-Futtaim Group Divisions include Al-Futtaim Travel, GMASCO, and shared services for IT, Finance and HR. Audit, Legal, Treasury and Investment Management are also managed at a Group level.

Al-Futtaim Investment Management

Al-Futtaim Investment Management Limited (AFIM) is a DIFC incorporated company wholly owned by Al-Futtaim Capital. AFIM has recently been authorized to manage investments by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).

About the Position:

As part of the Investment Management Team, you will be responsible for preparing financial feasibility analysis for various Al-Futtaim real estate projects using computer feasibility models to enable the management to thoroughly examine and ensure the cost effectiveness and commercial/financial viability of the project before deciding to proceed with it. 

You will develop extensive computerised feasibility models for various projects which are different in nature, in order to prepare an accurate market and financial feasibility report for the review and decision of senior management. You will collate large amounts of data from internal and external resources of various types of costs based upon project development philosophy.

When preparing the financial feasibility analysis you will present this in a accurate, complete and clear picture reflecting expenditure, place, marketability, recovery period and profitability enabling the management to assess the commercial viability of the project and to ensure the facilitation of obtaining loans from banks or investment companies. Other reports to prepare would be financial and non-financial such as budgeted cash flow statement, loan analysis, sensitivity analysis and income and expenses projections. 

You will review and monitor the performance of the existing property portfolio and ensure the best return on the investment as planned in the feasibility study and take corrective action in case of a negative variation.

About You:

To be eligible for this role candidates must have a finance degree along with experience within the real estate investment industry. A minimum of 2 to 3 years hands on experience producing financial analysis, feasibility reports and financial modelling within the real estate investment sector is essential.

Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.