Business Analyst – Principal Asset Management

Reporting to: Transaction Manager and Asset Manager
Business Unit: Amsterdam, Transaction / Fund Management
Schedule: Full time

About Principal:
Principal Real Estate is a top 10 global real estate manager with capabilities that span the spectrum of public and private equity and debt investments. Specialised market knowledge dedicated and experienced teams around the globe, and extensive relationships support our efforts to maximise opportunities and find the best relative value on behalf of our clients.

In Europe we have eight regional offices and over 100 real estate professionals of 14 nationalities. Our Europe=wide ”boots on the ground” approach provides direct access to owners, project developers, and brokers, delivering an advantage in sourcing and analysing investments opportunities, and offers a relationship focussed approach to asset management.

Job purpose:
The Analyst works in cooperation with the Director transactions & Asset Manager of the Amsterdam office.

The Analyst is responsible for performing rigorous analysis, either at the market level, asset level, or portfolio level, to ensure a high level of quality data is available for making sound investment decisions. He/She is also responsible for developing acquisition and portfolio models and preparing high-level presentations for investors and/or for the internal boards.

The Analyst also works on the daily management of the portfolios and is thus in front line with the clients and the asset management team / transaction team.

Scope of responsibilities:
Fund and property level analysis
Investor presentations
Transaction analysis on assets located in The Netherlands for any client investing in The Netherlands

Essential Functions:

  • Collection of data (e.g. internal and external relevant property and market data, research, etc.), preparation and maintenance of lists and overviews accordingly (e.g. tenancy schedules, legal cases, rent securities, etc.).
  • Assist in preparation of reporting packs for the clients
  • Update information included in Yardi or the one required for the completion of budgets in Yardi, ABD or forecasting in Argus
  • Assist in developing acquisition and portfolio models
  • Verbal and written communication to/with tenants, property managers and third parties (e.g.) technical consultants, lawyers, brokers, etc.)
  • Classify and archive all the asset related documents
  • Assist the AM team with the other tasks like invoicing, capex control, insurance claims follow up
  • Assist in developing business plans and hold / sell analysis
  • Assist in preparing high level presentations for investors and internal boards
  • Assist in the landing of new assets under management


  • Business, financial or real estate master (HBO or University level)


  • 0-2 years relevant experience (analyst or internships)
  • Experience in commercial property is a plus


  • Competitive salary
  • Company car
  • Small team operating in a challenging working environment with great personal development opportunities

Skills / Other:

  • Strong organisational and analytical skills
  • Good modeling skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of Dutch and European real estate markets is a plus
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • Ability to prioritise work to meet conflicting deadlines

Are you interested in the position of Business Analyst at Principal Asset Management? Application letters can be sent to Tia van Beek: