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Principal Investment Analyst - Capital Markets in Des Moines, Iowa

As an Investment Analyst for the Capital Markets team for the Commercial Real Estate Private Equity Real Estate group, you’ll provide analytical support in the area of commercial real estate financing transaction analysis and execution. Success in this position requires the ability to make effective decisions to achieve results without close supervision in a team environment.

How you’ll spend your time:

  • Work with a team to provide analytical support for evaluating and sourcing financing investment opportunities with internal and external lending partcipants. Assist senior team members with the preparation of necessary supporting documentation.

  • Work with standardized investment reporting tools including discounted cash flow models.

  • Develop an understanding of products, programs and clients’ needs through available training programs and involvement in on-going financing and servicing activities.

  • Prepare financing packages, respond to client and lender questions, and develop written investment committee memos for new investment opportunities presented to senior real estate leaders and managing directors.

  • Effectively manage and coordinate time and responsibilities.

  • Work with internal acquisitions, asset management and portfolio management teams to assist the team in sourcing the financing opportunities, negotiating documents and closing financing transactions.

  • Utilize research databases to gather competitive intelligence, compare and position commercial real estate debt investments.

  • Build relationships with clients or end users to support marketing efforts.

  • Work with investment team and client portfolio managers to respond to client requests, including monthly reporting and investment commentary.

  • Develop an understanding of products, programs, and clients needs through available training programs and involvement in on-going investment activities.

  • Perform other job-related duties or special projects as required.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent (preference for degrees in finance, engineering, real estate or another related field).

  • Real Estate experience preferred (including full-time or internship experience), but not required.

  • Working knowledge of valuation modeling techniques and valuation software products.

  • Strong quantitative financial background and statistics including an understanding of basic finance concepts such as time value of money

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently in a fast-moving environment while managing multiple requests to strict deadlines.

  • Organize and maintain client relationship management records

  • May include minimal travel to meet clients and/or inspect properties.

Preferred Experience:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or above and progress towards MBA.

  • Previous experience with Argus is helpful.

Success in this position requires the ability to make effective decisions, achieve results without close supervision and in a team environment, and the ability to read, interpret, and analyze loan documents. Ability to work effectively in a deadline driven environment while managing multiple priorities is essential.

Work Environment

This role offers the ability for in-office and hybrid (blending both office and remote work in a typical workweek), You’ll work with your leader to determine which option may align best based on several factors.


This role will be based out of our Corporate Headquarters is located in Des Moines, IA.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship (additional work authorization or permanent work authorization) now or in the future to work in the United States? This includes, but IS NOT LIMITED TO: F1-OPT, F1-CPT, H-1B, TN, L-1, J-1, etc. For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links. and

Investment Code of Ethics

For Principal Global Investors positions, you’ll need to follow an Investment Code of Ethics related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

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Principal is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Requisition ID: 2021-31709

Enterprise Segment: PGI

Business Area: PGI Real Estate

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: No

FLSA Status: Exempt