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Principal Financial Group Senior Asset Management Analyst - Commercial Real Estate in Des Moines, Iowa

What You'll Do

We’re looking for a Senior Asset Management Analyst to join our Principal Real Estate team. In this role, you’ll perform lease analysis, valuation modeling, discounted cash flow analysis, development feasibility analysis, and reporting!

Principal Real Estate provides private equity asset management services for client portfolios. The Asset Management Group is actively involved in all stages of the investment life cycle including ground-up development or redevelopment, the acquisition and disposition process, and oversight of property management and leasing. Asset managers participate in developing the investment strategy and tactical plan for each property and have primary responsibility for its execution.

  • Interact closely with a Senior Asset Manager(s) as well as local market contacts including property managers, leasing agents, and capital markets/transaction brokers, to develop budgets, business plans, and assist with deal underwriting.

  • Create and maintain asset valuations and assist with analysis and preparation for client presentations.

  • Contribute to the analysis and preparation related to Investment Committee recommendations and presentations.

  • Participate in the quarterly portfolio management reporting process.

  • Assist in all aspects of investment management and investment production for assigned properties including core, value add, and development activities.

  • Under the direction of an experienced Asset Manager, play a leadership role in meeting capital client needs, communicating client objectives to staff, and recommending strategies.

Principal Real Estate, a top-10 global real estate manager with over $85B in assets under management, is the dedicated real estate investment group within Principal Asset Management. With over 60 years of experience our comprehensive, specialized capabilities across all four quadrants of commercial real estate-—private equity, public equity, public debt, and private debt gives us a unique perspective on real estate space and capital markets.

Principal Asset Management offers global asset management expertise across a diverse set of traditional and alternative asset classes. Check us out at!

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s degree with evidence of a strong background in finance, mathematics, economics or business and preferably real estate.

  • 1+ year of real estate experience. (3+ years’ experience is preferred)

  • Advanced Excel

Skills that will help you stand out

  • Cumulative 3.25 GPA or higher

  • Argus Enterprise software knowledge

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including negotiation and listening skills

  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and successfully prioritize competing demands

  • Strong analytical skills, technical and detail orientation, with ability to read, interpret, and understand contracts and other legal documents

  • Travel to assigned markets (approximately 4-8 times per year) to learn markets, meet with partners, third party property managers, etc. and inspect managed properties

Salary Range Information

Salary ranges below reflect targeted base salaries. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation for all roles will be based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer.

Salary Range (Non-Exempt expressed as hourly; Exempt expressed as yearly)

$77350 - $147600 / year

Time Off Program

Flexible Time Off (FTO) is provided to salaried (exempt) employees and provides the opportunity to take time away from the office with pay for vacation, personal or short-term illness. Employees don’t accrue a bank of time off under FTO and there is no set number of days provided.

Pension Eligible


Additional Information


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

Work Environments

This role offers the ability for in-office or four days in-office and one day remote. You’ll work with your leader to figure out which option may align best based on several factors.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering applicants 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.

Nonimmigrant Workers ( and Green Card for Employment-Based Immigrants (

Investment Code of Ethics

For Principal Asset Management 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

At Principal, we value connecting on both a personal and professional level. Together, we’re imagining a more purpose-led future for financial services – and that starts with you. Our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees. And we support our employees the same way we support our customers: with comprehensive, competitive benefit offerings crafted to protect their physical, financial, and social well-being. Check out our careers site ( to learn more about our purpose, values and benefits.

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.

Posting Window

We will accept applications for 3 full days following the Original Posting Date, after which the posting may remain open or be removed based upon applications received. If we choose to post the job again, we will accept additional applications for at least 1 full day following the Most Recently Posted Date. Please submit applications in a timely manner as there is no guarantee the posting will be available beyond the applicable deadline.

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