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Principal Sr. Director, Real Estate in Des Moines, Iowa

Principal Real Estate Investors offers a large selection of quality investments to meet our client’s needs. We’re able to provide these opportunities because we have both depth and breadth of expertise and access across the entire real estate market.

As a Sr. Director, Commercial Real Estate, you will drive new business efforts and provide real estate-focused clients, prospects, and consultants with ongoing updates about the firm’s investment capabilities, offerings, and thought leadership across all four quadrants – private equity, private debt, REITs, and CMBS. You’ll also play a key role in assisting and helping to drive the marketing efforts of Principal Global Investors’ distribution teams, globally. Within Principal Real Estate, you’ll participate in investment strategy meetings with portfolio managers, assist in product development efforts, and provide an important link to market intel regarding industry trends.

Day to day responsibilities:

  • Identify and foster strong relationships with clients, consultants and prospects to explain the firm's investment strategy and performance results.

  • Alongside your peers and the Senior Managing Director, strategize with Principal Global Investor sales and marketing to assure that marketing initiatives (including materials, presentations, follow through, etc.) are coordinated with the appropriate resources and ensure expertise in various marketing meetings.

  • Travel with the sales team as necessary to represent our equity products to consultants, clients and prospective clients as well as our affiliated clients.

  • Support the real estate management teams in review and development of the asset class business strategy, operational policy and product development initiatives.

  • Interact with senior management across the organization to enhance and leverage opportunities to achieve the organization's business and financial results.

  • MBA with finance emphasis or Chartered Financial Analyst designation required

  • Minimum of 7 years of investment experience

  • Knowledge of asset allocation and sophisticated investment vehicles, comprehensive understanding of investment strategy and philosophy, business acumen, analytical, sound judgment, and total rate of return mentality required and ability to progress and develop existing asset class knowledge

  • Must be a broad strategic thinker and demonstrate superior understanding of economies and investment theories

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to build strong relationships required

  • Must have the ability to travel domestically, approximating 50% of the time

  • Series 7 & 63 required within 90 days of employment

  • This position may be subject to SEC restrictions on personal political contributions

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes, but is not limited to students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.)

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.

Experience Principal

While our expertise spans the globe, we're bound by one common purpose: to foster a world where financial security is accessible to all. And our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees – individually and all of us together. Explore our core values, benefits and why we’re an exceptional place to grow your career.

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: 2021-30047

Enterprise Segment: PGI

Business Area: PGI Real Estate

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt