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AEI Capital Corporation

Research Specialist- Acquisitions

Human Resources – Saint Paul, Minnesota
Department Human Resources
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

AEI is a successful sponsor of real estate investment funds based in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota. Founded in 1970, our positive track record in net-lease commercial real estate is unmatched in the industry. AEI is an institutional property buyer that has acquired hundreds of retail, office and healthcare properties in 39 states, debt-free. Each property transaction ranges from $1.5 million to $10 million. 

We are looking for an entry level Research Specialist to join our Acquisitions team! 

 We are looking for a person who is interested in and enjoys spending most of the day on the internet conducting research for various projects.  If you are curious by nature, enjoy solving problems and working independently  to research and organize data, this position might be a good fit for you. 

This position will be responsible for adding new people and properties each month to our company database and categorizing the records by type and ranking.  The position is responsible for researching information on clients and passing along sales leads to the Acquisitions Department.  There will be a fair amount of data entry required as we build out our CRM database.  The value this position brings to the organization is it helps the company increase our knowledge of our property acquisition clients so we can build better relationships in the industry

 Essential Job Function:

  • Build and curate a robust client database with all the key commercial real estate contacts including developers, owners, tenants and properties to be used for marketing and prospecting purposes
  • Research and Identify lists of target properties and research property owner names and contact information by contacting counties and cities by phone or by using various third party internet resources
  • Send new completed research property owner names to Acquisitions Associates to call for business opportunities
  • Research and track in house and nationwide closed property transactions and report findings as requested
  • Build out customer profiles of top 100 clients in the company CRM
  • Perform city demographic studies
  • Review research priorities on a monthly basis with the Acquisitions Team to establish special research projects
  • Monitor CRM database for information integrity
  • Research and manage competitor and market trends (macro industry data) and information using internet resources and third party resources
  • Review print and electronic publications for client activity and new contacts
  • Monitor research production reports
  • Play a supporting role to the department database manager of the company CRM (Sage) to assist in maintaining the internal property, contact and company database
  • Build internal relationships with acquisitions team and technology to assist in improving business processes and productivity

AEI offers attractive health, dental and retirement benefits, as well as reduced hours on summer Fridays. This is a non-exempt position starting at $20.00-22.00 per hour.


A high school diploma and MS Excel experience is required. Commercial real estate, experience using CRM and industry software products such as CoStar, Argus and/or Real Capital Analytics is preferred.


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  • Location
    Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Department
    Human Resources
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
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