Associate, Real Estate, Investments - Japan


Tokyo, JP

Job Function:  Real Estate
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  15701


GIC is one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds. With over 2,000 employees across 11 locations around the world, we invest in more than 40 countries globally across asset classes and businesses. Working at GIC gives you exposure to an extraordinary network of the world’s industry leaders. As a leading global long-term investor, we Work at the Point of Impact for Singapore’s financial future, and the communities we invest in worldwide.


Real Estate

We were an early entrant among institutional investors in real estate including traditional private real estate (brick-and-mortar assets), public equities, real estate investment trusts, and real estate-related debt instruments.


Real Estate – Japan

The key role of the Japan team is to implement GIC RE's strategy to build its global real estate portfolio, with the primary objective of achieving superior long-term risk-adjusted returns. We are looking for a suitable candidate to join our Japan team as an Associate/AVP. The team has a substantial direct real estate portfolio spanning across many sectors. This role will be based in Tokyo.


What impact can you make in this role?

You will be part of a team that ranks among the top global real estate investment firms and handles a multi-billion-dollar Real Estate portfolio globally. You will invest with scale across sectors, regions, and capital stack to generate alpha through our in-house investment, and asset management capabilities.


What will you do as an Associate/AVP?

  • The Associate/AVP will be involved in both investment and asset management functions:
  • Screen and evaluate deals, by performing market research, financial analysis and cash-flow modeling, investment feasibility, and making recommendations to senior members of the team
  • You are encouraged to form independent thinking and proactively share their views
  • Assist in managing the deal through the whole process, from preparing internal approval papers, to due diligence, negotiation, structuring, documentation and closing. Ability to multi-task and manage processes are critical
  • Play a key role in asset managing the existing portfolio, by working with joint venture partners or service providers like property managers and leasing agents. Key tasks include the development of annual strategic asset plans and budgets and overseeing their effective implementation. As GIC is an investment manager, the involvement will be more at the strategic level than operational, therefore effective engagement and oversight at the strategic level is key
  • Actively monitor the ongoing performance of the assets, through regular review of asset performance against budgets and benchmarks. One key requirement is to look forward, anticipate issues and recommend solutions ahead of time.
  • Assist senior members of the team in business development and relationship building


What qualifications or skills should you possess in this role? 

  • Preferably Degree in Real Estate, Finance, Economics, Business or a similar discipline
  • At least 1 - 5 years' relevant working experience in investment and/or asset management. Exposure to the Japan real estate investing market will be advantageous
  • Strong teamwork and collaborative mindsets
  • Strong critical thinking and business acumen, intellectual curiosity balanced with practical mindset, action-oriented and a good sense of urgency
  • Attention to detail and an ability to deal with operational processes
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and savvy
  • Bilingual in Japanese and English


Work at the Point of Impact

We need to be forward-looking to attract the right people to help us become the Leading Global Long-term Investor. Join our ambitious, agile, and diverse teams - be empowered to push boundaries and pursue innovative ideas, share your views, and be heard. Be anchored on our PRIME Values: Prudence, Respect, Integrity, Merit and Excellence, which guides us in how we make our day-to-day decisions. We strive to inspire. To make an impact.


Flexibility at GIC

At GIC, our offices are vibrant hubs for ideation, professional growth, and interpersonal connection.  At the same time, we believe that flexibility allows us to do our best work and be our best selves.  Thus, our teams come into the office four days per week to harness the benefits of in-person collaboration, but have the flexibility to choose which days they work from home and adjust this arrangement as situational needs arise.


GIC is an equal opportunity employer

GIC is an equal opportunity employer GIC is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.


Please email at any point of the application or interview process if adjustments need to be made due to a disability.


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Our PRIME Values

Our PRIME Values

GIC is a values driven organization. GIC’s PRIME Values act as our compass, enabling us to fulfil our fundamental purpose and objectives. It is the foundational bedrock which governs our behaviors, our decision making, and our focus. It informs both our long-term strategy as a firm, and the way we relate to our Client, business partners and employees. PRIME stands for Prudence, Respect, Integrity, Merit and Excellence.