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Senior Analyst, Development Investments


Head Office


Reporting to the Vice President, Development Investments, the Senior Analyst, Development Investments is responsible for the analysis, due diligence, and underwriting of development opportunities across Starlight’s Canadian residential and mixed-use commercial portfolio. The priority will be focused on infill development projects associated with existing Canadian residential portfolio assets, redevelopment opportunities, and greenfield development projects. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create defensible business cases for potential development opportunities by analyzing initial, high-level concepts through to detailed development, construction, and overall execution plans for review and approval by the Vice President, Development Investments
  • Accountable for the development underwriting process including due diligence, financial modeling and preparation/​review of investment memos for investment committee and investor approvals
  • Prepare any other relevant analysis, reporting or presentations necessary for Starlight’s ongoing strategic priorities
  • Manage due diligence for select development projects, working collaboratively with internal partners and third-party consultants
  • Prepare investment summaries detailing development opportunities within Starlight’s portfolio as well as external investments, analyzing the financial returns of developing a property to its highest and best use
  • Maintain internal development pipeline summary to ensure timely access to portfolio information for use by Starlight executives
  • Collaborating with the development and construction teams, manage quarterly development budgets and cash flow projections to update estimated returns
  • Maintain a detailed and thorough understanding of events and dynamics occurring within Starlight’s target markets and other potential markets of interest
  • Assist with construction financing applications by preparing lender packages, reviewing third-party valuations, construction budgets, and due diligence materials, refining financial projections, and obtaining investor/​partner approvals
  • Prepare internal approval documents for construction loan draws 


  • 3+ years of relevant professional experience in a real estate development or asset management capacity, with a focus on investing in purpose-built, multi-residential development projects
  • Undergraduate degree in commerce and/​or business with a focus on corporate finance
  • Highly proficient financial modeling (Excel) and presentation creation (Powerpoint) skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Drive to uncover potential problems and solve them creatively with minimal direction
  • Highly developed organizational skills and an ability to manage competing deadlines by prioritizing work streams
  • Proven ability to interact with clients and third parties utilizing your professional network and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to carefully make decisions in a highly demanding environment
  • Ability to develop and sustain cooperative and professional working relationships
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills
  • Strong understanding of the real estate development process throughout a project’s lifecycle from acquisition to stabilization
  • Overtime often required during active transactions and other deadlines