Airbnb for Real Estate, Development Analyst

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What Airbnb is looking for in applicants

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

The Airbnb for Real Estate team is an entrepreneurial group within Airbnb partnering with Real Estate owners and operators to normalize hosting across multifamily while reimagining the way people live.  By leveraging Airbnb as an Amenity, our partners are able to drive incremental revenue, increase leasing velocity and renewals at their communities all while providing flexibility and affordability to thousands of renters across the country (world).  We move fast and are passionate about serving our hosts and customers.  We are looking for people that want to collaborate with us to change the way people live!

As a Real Estate Underwriter for Airbnb for Real Estate (A4RE), you will be responsible for creating financial models utilizing internal Company data, rent rolls, property financial statements to help Multifamily understand the value of the Airbnb as an Amenity.  

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who has good analytical and problem-solving abilities. We are looking for someone who has the ability to break down and understand complex business problems, define a solution and implement it using advanced quantitative methods. You have the ability to work within tight deadlines, balance short-term needs with long-term strategic initiatives, and utilize data to clearly outline business predictions or proposals.


  • Create financial models independently and incorporate complex structures or nuances
  • Propose appropriate structuring options in tandem with Sales team and multifamily partners
  • Review and analyze various third party documents and reports, including property financial statements, rent rolls, appraisals, environmental and engineering data, title, escrow, and borrowing entity structures
  • Leverage deep expertise in industry trends and market analysis to present findings and potential opportunities to Leadership with ease
  • Interpret pricing model outputs in context of business return hurdles and consider areas for increasing returns
  • Manage communications among a diverse mix of internal and external participants including borrowers, equity investors, and legal (internal and external) approvers
  • Participate in internal initiatives to ensure the business is well-managed and operates efficiently
  • Interact directly with Multifamily customers to cultivate strong relationships while balancing risk and return
  • Exercise discretion, independent judgment and problem solving abilities to complete work assignments


  • BA/BS level degree in Business, Economics, or Real Estate Finance 
  • 5 years of prior real estate loan underwriting (multifamily or hotel investments) or relevant experience.
  • Strong Excel proficiency 
  • Ability to analyze real estate projects for feasibility including developing and modeling construction budgets, operating pro formas, reviewing appraisals and other 3rd party reports, analyzing market factors
  • Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to multi-task under tight deadlines
  • High attention to detail and the desire to take ownership of a process to drive towards resolutions
  • Strong motivation with the ability to work without supervision, keen judgement and a pay for performance attitude
  • Possess the professionalism and composure to provide client focused business while also managing internal relationships

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