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2023- Real Estate and Community Development Project Analyst Intern

Make your mark. Whether you intend to specialize or you’d rather gain exposure across many service lines, the sky’s the limit. From day one, we invite you to make a difference—to be remarkable.  

Plante Moran’s Housing and Community Development (HCD) team specializes in real estate incentive structuring, advisory, and compliance for clients in need of filling budget gaps in often highly complex capital stacks. The HCD team consists of highly trained multi-disciplined professionals with expertise in a wide array of real estate matters including project structuring, operational forecasting, tax incentives and program compliance.  

What does diversity, equity, and inclusion mean to Plante Moran? It means that all staff members have equitable and fair opportunities to succeed, in an inclusive environment, with their individual, unique identities.    

Your role. 
As a project analyst, you’ll be able to assist in providing project support for all aspects of the HCD team’s real estate advisory services including project modeling for transaction closing, structuring, technical reviews, and post construction model updates.   Your work will include, but not be limited to:  
  • Supporting the project team to analyze developer underwriting for potential inconsistencies, noncompliance with market conditions, etc.  
  • Preparing detailed financial models utilizing Excel to support client engagements. 
  • Assisting in the preparation of “mini-models” for clients to use in soliciting tax incentive investment. 
  • Analysis of lender and investor term-sheets  
  • Preparing materials and presentations to prospective new clients. 
  • Communicating with third party service providers on the closing team, including developers, lenders, attorneys, investors, and brokers. 
  • Assisting in the structuring of debt and equity in an attempt to optimize benefits to the developer client. 
  • Enhancing client relationships through award winning service, follow-up and successful project completion. 
  • Ensuring implementation and compliance of PM policies and procedures on projects. 
The qualifications. 
  • Detail-oriented leader with interpersonal, problem solving, communication, and analytical skills. 
  •  Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in real estate, data analytics, finance or economics, or related field. 
  • Academic success (a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0). 

What makes us different?  
On the surface, we’re one of the nation’s largest audit, tax, consulting, and wealth management firms. But dig a little deeper, and you’ll see what makes us different: we’re a relatively jerk-free firm with a world-class culture and an endless array of opportunities.    
We’re consistently recognized as one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” "Best Companies in Consulting and Professional Services,” “Best Workplaces for Women,” and “Best Workplaces for Parents” — distinctions awarded to us based on confidential feedback from our staff. And we live out our “We care” culture everyday—we care about our staff, clients, and communities—with one of the lowest staff turnovers in our industry. So, what are you waiting for? Apply now.
This is a non-exempt position and may require work hours that exceed the standard 40-hour work week. This position may require some local, national, and occasional international travel.   

Plante Moran is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.   

Interested applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of interest in our positions, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship, with the exception of qualified candidates who are bilingual in either Japanese and English or Chinese and English. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and become the property of Plante Moran.   

The specific statements above are not intended to be all-inclusive.  

The compensation ranges listed on this posting reflect differences based on geographical region.