Hyatt Development Finance Analyst in CHICAGO, Illinois


The Development Finance analyst will provide analytical support to the Global Development Group, Corporate Transactions Group, Asset Management, Financial Planning &Analysis and Special Projects. This position will report to the Manager, Development Finance.

Position Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Global Development:

  • Support the Development Group in evaluating potential new hotel development projects and multi-asset acquisitions, focusing on valuation and analysis of proposed transactions.
  • Conduct due diligence and coordinate with internal and external specialists in tax, law, accounting, treasury, operations, and construction disciplines.

Corporate Transactions Group / Asset Management:

  • Support and partner with the Corporate Transaction Group in evaluating the financial impact of various workout resolutions including financial valuation and contract summarization.
  • Review and summarize, in a situational analysis, financial performance, contract specifics, property positioning, and capital needs.

Financial Planning & Analysis and Special Projects:

  • Prepare financial analysis of single units or portfolios in support of new brand development or repositioning, evaluation of new programs, and support of owner requirements.
  • Provide support in the evaluation of strategic initiatives for the Company ranging from regional development strategies to overall company financial strategy.

Day to day responsibilities:

  • Support Manager through completion of required valuations.
  • Communicate effectively among team members and with internal and external clients.
  • Present analytical results in manner appropriate for senior management decision-making.
  • Support annual update of valuation and pro forma assumptions.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of our valuation methodology.
  • Support the enhancement of the development finance team’s processes and procedures.
  • Actively pursue learning and self-development to enhance personal and professional growth.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Hyatt core values.

The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


  • 1 to 3 years underwriting and financial analysis experience in hospitality desired.
  • Knowledge of the hotel industry and valuation disciplines, a plus – brands and market positioning, market drivers, operations and performance metrics.
  • BA/BS in finance, accounting, mathematics, hospitality, or a technical field.
  • Strong analytical skills, Excel spreadsheet skills (macro development, complex formulas, etc.)
  • Ability to support multiple projects, deliver results in a timely and professional manner, and communicate effectively with team members.

Primary Location: US-IL-Chicago
Organization: Hyatt Corporate Office
Pay Basis: Yearly
Job Level: Full-time
Job: Accounting/Finance/Tax
Req ID: CHI008932