Intern Analyst - Hotel Asset Management

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, The First Group is a dynamic, integrated global property developer with a fast-growing portfolio of upscale hotels, residential properties, F&B brands and real estate asset management services. Since our launch in 2005, we have carved a highly successful niche offering unrivalled property investment opportunities in high-growth markets to clients from more than 70 countries worldwide.

We were among the first developers to identify the tremendous potential in providing private investors the opportunity to purchase hotel guestrooms, suites and serviced apartments in our collection of upscale properties located in highly popular locations across Dubai. We back up our success with a list of International Property awards along with strategic partnerships with companies such as Wyndham Hotel group, Millennium Hotels, Emirates Airlines and Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts.

To successful candidates, we offer a diverse progressive corporate working environment with clear growth potential along with award winning sales & marketing tools, a state of the art showroom featuring Dubai’s only virtual helicopter tour and endorsements from a number of international sporting celebrities.

Job Description:
The First Group offers 12 months internship in its Hospitality Asset Management Department to university students and recent graduates in Business Administration, Finance or Hospitality Management. We are looking for students or recent graduates with an outstanding academic track record and with deep interest in the hotel industry and asset management.

  • Benchmark tools: Continuous monitoring of competitor’s operating performance through existing and purposely developed tools.
  • Active approach to improve performance: superior revenue management approach to increase relative market positioning, operating cash flow optimization (payroll, outsourcing opportunities, productivity, fixed/variable cost studies, and flowthrough analysis).
  • Operating measures implementation: Break-even point analysis, cost-ratios analysis, ROI analysis and other KPIs.
  • Top line: revenue management, price yielding, contracts improvements & negotiation, channel mix optimization, comp-set performance (STR), public pricing (OTA insight), room categorization and pricing, personnel productivity.
  • Cost: personnel & payroll, expenses, outsourcing, COGS analysis, reduction of outsourced services, energy efficiency with and without CAPEX, OPEX analysis, management of property expenses such as insurance, property tax and audits, facility management.
  • Qualitative analysis: online reputation management
  • Market analysis and comp-set review.
Desired Skill & Expertise:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in hospitality administration, business management, or related field from a four-year college or university or equivalent experience required.
  • MBA candidates is preferred.

Personal Qualities:

  • Responsible, ambitious, and committed to excellence at work.
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills.
  • Results-driven, capable to perform well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Advanced level of Microsoft Office.
  • Strong financial/consulting background, especially in Asset Management.
  • Superb teamwork skills.
  • Creative and fresh, coming up with new ideas that would add real value to our business.
  • Be motivated to progress in their career.

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