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Associate, Corporate and Business Development

New York, United States

At®, we have among the most comprehensive and accurate coverage of real estate listings and the most engaged users across all the online real estate portals. Our mission is to make buying, selling, renting, and living in homes easier and more rewarding for everyone.

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Are you a M&A professional? Are you eager to support all aspects of mergers and acquisitions while growing your skillset? If you want to pursue your professional goals as you help grow an innovative real estate tech company, this work is for you. Join us as our newest Corporate and Business Development Associate, and help change the world of real estate, one home at a time.

The Corporate and Business Development function at is central to the firm’s growth strategy and works closely with the executive leadership team and senior operating executives across the organization to identify, evaluate, and execute mergers and acquisitions, and other inorganic growth strategies. 

As an Associate on the Corporate and Business Development team, you will be actively involved with identification and evaluation of acquisition targets, development of investment theses, due diligence, financial modeling and valuation analysis, participation in management meetings with target companies, creation of investment recommendations and related presentations for senior leadership, reporting of relevant industry trends, and collaboration with external and internal teams to conceptualize and implement strategic partnerships. 

This is a full-time position reporting to the VP of Corporate and Business Development. We are currently considering candidates out of Santa Clara, CA; Austin, TX; and New York, NY for this role. 


What you’ll do:

  • Support all aspects of mergers and acquisitions processes, including sourcing, qualification, financial modeling, due diligence, investment recommendation presentations, deal negotiations and closing & integration activities

  • Build detailed, bottom-up financial models and valuation analysis for potential transactions 

  • Develop a deep understanding of materials provided during due diligence processes

  • Interface with a large, cross-functional deal team within® | Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent to ensure seamless deal execution

  • Create in-depth investment memorandums to present to executive leaders and the Board of Directors

  • Monitor industry activities and perform industry research of the real estate technology market, including the landscape of real estate technology vendors, startups and venture investors

  • Engage with internal business leaders to evaluate and develop theses and lists of potential targets

  • Support strategic analysis by performing ad-hoc analyses, including new business development proposals, and evaluation of buy/build/partner opportunities

  • Work with product teams to evaluate and implement strategic partnerships


What you’ll bring: 

  • 2-5 years' experience in M&A experience gained in Corporate Development, Private Equity or Investment Banking. Prior experience with consumer internet/marketplace sector is a plus.

  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance or related field

  • Experience handling projects across teams and third-party advisors (including investment banks, law firms, accounting firms, and other consultants)

  • Rigorous quantitative skills including experience with modeling, analysis, and valuation

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal qualities including a positive attitude; desire to learn new things; judgment and discretion in matters of significance


Do the best work of your life at

Here, you’ll partner with a diverse team of experts as you use leading-edge tech to empower everyone to meet a crucial goal: finding their way home. And you’ll find your way home too. People are our foundation—the core that drives us passionately forward. At, you’ll bring your full self to work as you innovate with speed, serve our consumers, and champion your teammates. In return we’ll provide you with a warm, welcoming, and inclusive culture; intellectual challenges; and the development opportunities you need to grow.


Diversity is important to us, therefore, is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of age, color, national origin, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, status as a disabled veteran and/or veteran of the Vietnam Era or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified disabled individuals.

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