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Analyst, Feasibility & Investments

Location: 

Parsippany, NJ, US

Property Name:  Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way
Req Id:  16616

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is now seeking a Analyst, Feasibility & Investments to join our team at the Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way location in ParsippanyNew Jersey.

Job Summary

•Ability to work independently and efficiently with little or no supervision.
 As an Analyst, Feasibility & Development, you will be actively engaged in the efforts to grow the WHR system globally, as well as supporting and retaining WHR’s existing portfolio of managed hotels. You will work with members of the Strategic Development team, in coordination with partners primarily in Development and Operations, to support WHR’s hotel management and franchise contract acquisition efforts at every phase of the deal process, from initial deal identification, to feasibility, to underwriting and investment analysis, to diligence and deal structuring, to final approval by the Senior Leadership Teams of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts.


 

Responsibilities

  • Support the global head of development in setting strategic direction for hotel development efforts
  • Prepare and present, to internal executives on the Development and Operations teams, feasibility analyses and pro forma projections for existing and proposed WHR-managed hotels in North America and Latin America
  • Prepare and present financial impact models of potential WHR investments in managed and franchised hotels globally, including operating forecast models, hotel cash waterfalls, investment return analyses, and relevant sensitivity analyses
  • Assist with business development activities, including preparation of key meeting deliverables and presentations, to generate new projects and support the achievement of WHR’s room growth objectives
  • Conduct industry, market and competitor research. Build relationships with industry contacts to facilitate research capabilities
     

Scope/Financial Responsibility

The Strategic Development team manages the underwriting of the [$40 million] annual budget for development advance note incentives (“DAN”s), and coordinates with operations and accounting to accurately track the deployment of that capital. DAN capital is a tool used by the development sales team to achieve WHR’s long term net room growth target of 2 to 4% per year.

In addition to the capital budget, the team supports the hotel management organization by creating detailed feasibility studies that help potential owners understand our view and expectation of hotel performance, and help our development team “sell” our brands and management services to such owners. The study forms the basis for many of the deal terms (including incentive fee structures) that we include in our management contracts. 

 

Abilities/Key Competencies/Skills
•    Ability to interpret and analyze hotel financial statements and project and model a hotel P&L
•    Relevant experience preparing feasibility analysis and pro forma projections for hotels in North America and Latin America
•    Extensive financial modeling capabilities and proficiency in various types of valuation and investment return analyses
•    Thorough understanding of capital markets, especially the debt markets
•    Exceptional drive and personal initiative
•    Highly analytical thinker
•    Strong business writing and communication skills
•    Excellent interpersonal skills
•    Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask across multiple projects and work streams under tight deadlines
 

General Requirements

•    BA or BS Degree; MS Degree a plus; a concentration in finance or real estate is a plus
•    One to three years of financial analysis work experience at a hotel company, consulting firm, bank, brokerage, or real estate investment firm

 

Reporting Structure
The analyst reports into the Feasibility & Investments team leader. Feasibility and Investments is part of a larger Strategic Development team led by its VP, with three primary functions: Investment Underwriting, Feasibility, and Portfolio Management.

COMPANY OVERVIEW:
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchisor in the world and a leading hotel management company.  We stand 20 brands strong across 9,000 hotels in more than 80 countries, and we offer the most diverse collection of hotel experiences in the world.  Our iconic brands, united by the richest and simplest rewards program in the business, make hotel travel possible for all.

Our hotel owners are the stewards of our brands, and together, we champion everyday travelers.  We believe guests deserve great experiences, and our robust portfolio—distinguished by our leading economy and midscale brands—delivers just that.

We are AmericInn® by Wyndham, Baymont® by Wyndham, Days Inn® by Wyndham, Dazzler® by Wyndham, Dolce Hotels and Resorts® by Wyndham, Esplendor® Boutique Hotels by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson® by Wyndham, La Quinta® Inns & Suites, Microtel  by Wyndham®, Ramada Encore by Wyndham, Ramada Worldwide® by Wyndham, Super 8® by Wyndham, The Trademark Collection® by Wyndham, Travelodge® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Wyndham Garden®, Wyndham Grand® and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®.

Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the globe in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts employs approximately 15,000 team members worldwide.

Our Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Job Location: Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way22 Sylvan WayParsippanyNew Jersey  07054
Employment Status: Full-time

What we expect from you

• Bring your best every day

• Put our guests first

• Strive to exceed expectations in all you do

What you can expect from us

• Best-in-class training and career development

• Supportive and engaged team

• Fast paced fun environment

About Wyndham

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the champion of the everyday traveler. Through the largest and widest collection of hotel experiences in the world, we work to make hotel travel possible for all. Wherever and however people travel, Wyndham will be there to welcome them.


Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark