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Acquisitions Analyst

Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) is the leading operator of Manufactured Home Communities, RV Resorts, and Campgrounds in North America. ELS consists of nearly 400 resorts in 32 states and British Columbia and a team of over 4,000 employees. Our beautiful communities and parks are located in the most desirable regions of the country and we offer a variety of homes and camping options to meet a wide range of customers' needs. Our guests and residents enjoy rich vacation and lifestyle experiences in our various resorts.

We are currently hiring an Analyst to join the Acquisitions team in our Chicago corporate office.  As an Analyst, you will assist in analysis for acquisitions, dispositions and other strategic ventures. This role will also assist Corporate and Regional Property Management in monitoring property operations with the ultimate goal of maximizing the value of our properties.

Duties include:

  • Assess and create models for acquisition opportunities
  • Create and analyze market comp data for each specific acquisition opportunity
  • Property Due Diligence for acquisition opportunities
  • Maintain portfolio databases: acquisition pipeline, sales comps, competitor data
  • Organize and maintain easement and condemnation related projects
  • Prepare presentations for acquisitions and new business opportunities

Requirements include: 

  • 2 years experience in financial analysis preferably in Property Management or Real Estate
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in finance and/or accounting
  • Solid Excel and Microsoft Word skills.  Experience with Clarity, Cognos or other financial planning/analysis software helpful
  • Variance analysis
  • Proven track record and experience interacting with all levels throughout an organization. 
  • Strong communication and written skills
  • Ability to travel

In return for your excellent skills and abilities, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including: medical, dental, and vision plans; a generous 401k employer match; and paid vacations, holidays, and sick time.

We invite you to visit our web site at for additional information regarding our exceptional resort communities.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome and thank all applicants.

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