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Construction Analyst

  • Reports To
    SVP, Construction Management
  • Location
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Date
    Target Hire Date: Late Spring 2021

Position Summary:

CREA, LLC is a national leader in affordable housing, providing equity in affordable multi-family housing developments throughout the United States, having raised over $6 billion in total equity since inception, resulting in over 625 properties managed and over 55,000 affordable homes developed. With over 120 employees spanning eight offices, CREA’s footprint extends across 47 states. The Construction Group is responsible for all pre-construction review, construction monitoring services, and assisting with ongoing construction matters while in CREA’s portfolio. CREA is proud to offer many rewarding career options and the opportunity to grow and advance within the organization. This position focuses on pre-construction review and construction monitoring services.  Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Performing pre-construction analysis of documents relating to site work, plans and specifications, construction schedules, and budgets for multi-family housing projects
  • Analyze risks associated with new construction and rehabilitation of proposed developments
  • Locate, manage, and review 3rd Party Consultants with their pre-construction analysis and construction monitoring reports
  • Prepare and present detailed Committee Memos based on analysis
  • Review monthly construction draw requests and approve equity draw requests in coordination with Asset Management
  • Travels to project sites to perform construction monitoring inspections when necessary
  • Produce well written reports based on site inspection
  • Facilitate capital needs assessments on portfolio real estate projects when required
  • Enter and track Project specific construction data into CREA’s integrated web-based software
  • Work closely with other departments within CREA


Requirements: This entry-level position requires a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or a related field. Knowledge of residential construction operations and design is a plus.  Recent college graduates with applicable academic training in construction management and candidates with up to five years of experience will be considered. Candidate must have the ability to interpret plans and technical specifications for construction projects specifically geo-technical reports, environmental reports, and site work evaluations. Must be computer literate and have working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel. Approximate 25% travel time, including overnights, throughout the continental United States is required for this position. Candidate must possess and be able to demonstrate effectiveness with each of the following Key Attributes.


Key Attributes:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills with the ability to articulate technical jargon to a non-technical audience
  • Ability to effectively manage and administer sensitive and confidential information
  • Strong initiative and effective time management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Articulate and well presented
  • Professionalism/Ethics (Trust, Attitude, Commitment, Honesty, Collaboration & Approachability)

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