Acquisitions Associate - Breakthrough Properties
Tishman Speyer
 Los Angeles, CA

About Breakthrough Properties

Breakthrough is a joint-venture between Tishman Speyer and Bellco Capital, combining Tishman Speyer's global real estate platform with Bellco Capital's deep life science investment expertise to reimagine environments where companies can create life-changing therapies for patients. Breakthrough Properties is a life science real estate investment company that leverages cross-sector collaboration to deliver environments that foster innovation and scientific breakthroughs. Breakthrough is led by an experienced management team with a proven track record investing in life science real estate. At Breakthrough, we seek to be a home for scientific discovery and innovation because we understand what scientists do, how they do it and why they do it.

Job Title

Associate, Acquisitions (Los Angeles)

Job Description

Breakthrough Properties is looking for an experienced real estate professional to join our Los Angeles office as an Acquisitions Associate. As a member of the Acquisitions team, the Associate will contribute to the evaluation, underwriting, presentation, and execution of real estate investment opportunities.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Create and manage detailed and dynamic financial underwriting models in both Excel and ARGUS in connection with the evaluation of potential acquisition and development opportunities
  • Maintain up-to-date market research for key real estate fundamentals and transactions in targeted life science markets
  • Assist in the preparation of investment presentation materials summarizing key investment criteria and considerations for review by management team
  • Review due-diligence documentation and coordinate with 3rd party vendors, brokers, and in-house departments as part of transaction due diligence process
  • General financial analyses and support for a variety of investment and operational decisions
  • Become part of a collaborative, multi-functional team


At Breakthrough, we understand that our team is our most valuable asset. We look for people who are passionate about real estate and are ready to hit the ground running. Breakthrough is seeking highly intelligent and self-motivated candidates with the following skills:

  • 2-5 years of experience in an analytically based real estate investment or finance role
  • Advanced Excel underwriting skills and experience using ARGUS Enterprise
  • Strong creative problem-solving skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Unwavering attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively with both peers and senior management in a highly entrepreneurial, team-oriented environment