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Microsoft UK • London, United Kingdom

Real Estate Analyst

Employment type:  Full time

3 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description


Microsoft Cloud Operations + Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers Microsoft's cloud services and our team is focused on delivering high quality infrastructure to support cloud operations.

As Microsoft’s Cloud business continues to mature, the acquisition and development of our owned, designed and constructed Data Center facilities will scale to meet the demands of our customers. Cloud Operations and Innovation (CO+I) will be developing and executing strategies to deliver owned and developed sites alongside our leasing team, to scale our business into the future.

The Infrastructure Planning & Acquisition (IPA) team is responsible for the acquisition and planning of Data Center Infrastructure needed to build out Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure. As part of IPA, the Land Acquisition Team is responsible for the delivery and pre-positioning of Data Center real estate needed to build out Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure.

As a Real Estate Analyst, you'll dive into the real estate market, providing crucial insights and analysis to expedite our land acquisition process. Reporting to the EMEA Regional Director, you will be responsible for the research and analysis of real estate market information, supporting the team to expedite the land acquisition process in the EMEA regions.

The position will focus on providing information to the Land Acquisition Managers to enable the team to accelerate the process and mitigate risk. You’ll engage external consultants and brokers and works with internal teams to provide information on parcels and participate with internal teams on driving the acquisition process forward.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day. Our Team culture is one of inclusion and excellence, where every voice is heard, and every idea matters. Let's accelerate together towards a brighter future in the cloud computing landscape.


  • Research and analysis of real estate market information such as market reports, industry publications, and government data across EMEA regions.
  • Expedite the evaluation, selection, and recommendation of acquisitions for approval.
  • Streamline the management of the acquisition process for land including tasks which can range from site selection to municipal collaboration for pre-construction work.
  • Drive tracking and reporting of EMEA land acquisition transactions and strategic initiatives.
  • Foster seamless collaboration with Microsoft CO+I stakeholders, including Finance, Legal, EPCM, etc., to expedite processes as necessary.
  • Efficiently handle multiple assignments across various EMEA regions to ensure rapid progress.
  • Periodic travel to assigned geographies may be required to meet accelerated delivery goals.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate, Business, Finance, Engineering, or relevant experience.
  • Experience in real estate valuation or financial services/accounting experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrate strong analytical reasoning skills, combined with a deep understanding of business fundamentals and extensive knowledge of real estate terminology to expedite decision-making processes.

  • Utilize expertise in the real estate transaction process to accelerate delivery timelines.
  • Proactively cultivate and manage stakeholder relationships to facilitate swift progress.
  • Exhibit sensitivity to diversity and inclusion considerations to ensure an inclusive and efficient work environment.
  • Track record of successfully coordinating high-quality projects within fast-paced environments, where speed, flexibility, agility, and heavy workloads are the standard.
  • Embrace a growth mindset and exhibit a proactive, self-starting attitude to drive continuous improvement and accelerate project delivery.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, enabling effective interaction with real estate brokers and team members to expedite workflows and achieve accelerated outcomes.
  • Ability to conduct the research, analyse the data and present findings effectively to others with confidence & conviction.

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Company benefits

Wellbeing allowance
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Gym membership
Mental health platform access
Buy or sell annual leave
Shared parental leave
Matched pension contribution
Charity donation scheme
Employee assistance programme
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Fertility treatment leave
Open to compressed hours
Open to job sharing
Fertility benefits
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced sick days
Compassionate leave
Travel insurance
20 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Childcare credits
Carer’s leave
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Annual bonus
Annual pay rises
Company car
Open to part-time employees
Pregnancy loss leave
Life insurance
Equity packages
Financial coaching
Relocation packages
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

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Globally: 220,000

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Office locations

London, Reading, Cambridge, Romsey, Manchester, Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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