Careers at Launch Development Finance Advisors

A better more enriching career starts with an environment that rewards merit and entrepreneurial thinking as well as asking better questions powered by passion, grit and curiosity.

You’ll ask and answer the most challenging development financing questions posed by an everchanging real estate environment.

Ever day and every engagement will be different. The only thing we can promise is to expect the unexpected and be ready to be pushed out of your comfort zone.

You will have the opportunity to understand and work with the best developers and builders and gain experience through working on a variety of projects in different markets involving a myriad of opportunities and challenges.

We will provide you with the tools, learning, mentoring, and experiences to further your ability to innovate, leverage analytics and to think and act nationally.

We will promise you fascinating work and endless opportunities.

The scale of your impact will match the scope of your ambition, curiosity and passion.

Current Career Opportunities

Arizona – Scottsdale Office
California – Irvine Office
Texas – Austin Office
Texas – Dallas Office
Texas – Houston Office

Associate / Sr. Consultant (Scottsdale, AZ)

If you’ve recently graduated or have being working for a couple of years with a background in accounting, finance, math or real estate we encourage you to consider the role of an associate consultant.

From day one you will be required to use your interpersonal, analytical, business management and leadership skills as we place you in the middle of a consulting engagement working with some of the best in the business.

Everyday will be different as you work with teams of 2 to 3 consultants in which you will run a distinct aspect of the consulting engagement.

You will take charge of identifying informational sources, assembling and analyzing data, executing analysis and presenting finding to team members and clients.

You will research various development projects, development costs, jurisdictional policies, competitive development projects and legal documents – work that will become the basis for the team’s strategic recommendations.

After accumulating the requisite experience your will take responsibility for supervising more junior Associate Consultants.

Timing – Position currently available. Email resume to kathyj@launch-dfa.com.

Compensation – Commensurate with experience.

Senior Managers (Scottsdale, AZ; Irvine, CA;  Austin, TX, Dallas, TX and Houston, TX)

If you’re an experience professional with  7+ years work experience in public accounting, management consulting, public finance, or real estate development/finance who wants to work with the brightest most curious minds in the industry, we would like you to consider joining our team.

Although your job description will be ever changing, but here’s a sample of what you can expect to experience:

  1. Research and evaluate data required to prepare financial feasibility analyses in support of proposed development financing programs.
  2. Assist, as required, in the implementation process for the proposed development financing programs.
  3. Actively participate in the firm’s business development efforts with both existing and prospective clients.
  4. Analyze client data utilizing industry practices, legal concepts, governmental standards and regulations to provide expert recommendations regarding the clients’ ongoing and anticipated development projects.
  5. Conduct research and analyzes best alternatives for clients.
  6. Represent clients in negotiations with governmental entity (e.g., counties and cities) staff and advisors, recommending to client appropriate course of action with respect to such negotiations.
  7. Acts as a liaison between client and various governmental authorities and other consultants during the development process.
  8. Review and provides comments to agreements to ensure legal compliance with governmental standards and regulations, as well as compliance with the specific business points of the transaction.
  9. Responsible for contacting and developing rapport with various governmental officials and explaining the clients’ financing objectives and to develop good working relationships and ensure the clients’ compliance with the law and the requirements of the proposed financing transaction.
  10. Ensure work  product and file support on jobs is consistent with  Launch’s operational policies.
  11. Ensure that engagements adhere as closely as possible to budget.
  12. Establish relationships and respect with key client contacts and financing team community/industry.
  13. Conduct self in a professional and ethical manner in all Launch business activities both on-site and off-site, as well as in dealings with clients, prospective clients, senior management, and staff, recognizing that failure to do so could materially threaten the reputation of Launch.
  14. Appropriately delegates to junior Team Members commensurate with the Team Members’ levels of  competence.
  15. Perform detailed review of work product prepared by junior Team Members.
  16. Sets clear expectations to junior Team Members regarding their preparation of work product and budget.
  17. Coaches and leads junior Team Members to increase their technical competency.
  18. Positively motivates junior Team Members.

Timing – Position currently available. Email resume to kathyj@launch-dfa.com.

Compensation – Commensurate with experience