We build cities for people, not cars.

Investment Analyst

Remote / Remote
Job Type
1+ years
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About the role

Culdesac builds cities for people, not cars. Our goal is to create the first car-free city in the US. Culdesac’s CEO Ryan Johnson was previously on the founding team of Opendoor, and our investors include Khosla Ventures, Zigg Capital, Initialized Capital, and Y Combinator.

We started by creating the first car-free neighborhood built from scratch in the US - Culdesac Tempe, a $170 million mixed-use neighborhood development for 1,000 residents opening in 2022. The neighborhood covers 17 acres and features 55% open space, shared courtyards, and abundant bookable spaces. Culdesac is the co-developer and tech-enabled property manager. More on us here.

As a Real Estate Investment Analyst at Culdesac, you will be an integral part of developing our next set of car-free mixed-use projects. With our multi-disciplinary team, you will assist in the identification and analysis of potential locations and related outreach, design, and planning. Your work will span urban planning, real estate acquisitions, and financial modeling. This role will report to the Head of Real Estate but also work closely with other members of the leadership team, including the Director of Finance and our co-founders.

How you will make an impact:

  • Create and maintain custom pro-forma underwriting models on Culdesac Tempe and Culdesac's next set of projects
  • Create pitch deck materials on Culdesac projects for partners, and local stakeholders.
  • Analyze market level information to identify and prioritize markets for expansion.
  • Draft investment memos and prepare investment materials for potential capital partners.
  • Conduct due diligence on land acquisition opportunities.
  • Prepare quarterly financial statements.

How you will be successful:

  • You have a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Real Estate, or a related field.
  • You are experienced with financial modeling, have excellent analytical skills, and are familiar with corporate finance and real estate finance concepts.
  • You have strong work ethic and attention to details and are effective with working under tight timelines.
  • You have strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • You are a driven, ambitious person with an innate sense of humility.
  • You value a caring, supportive, and honest culture.
  • You enjoy a lifestyle leveraging public transportation, micro mobility, and other alternatives to private cars.

Why you'll love being a part of the Culdesac team:

  • We work as a team:  We are inclusive, drawing on the strengths of people who bring a different perspective. We find ways to work together that overcome disciplinary and geographic separations.
  • We are driven, humble, and ambitious:  Our mission is to build cities for people, not cars. We are doing this through hard work, asking for feedback along the way, and seeing our work through to the end, including the last 10%.
  • We have a caring, supportive, and honest culture:  We get to know one another, we support our community together, we have fun together, we even have Culdesac talent shows!
  • We are revolutionizing the real estate landscape:  Are you ready to be part of this transformation?

Title and compensation commensurate with experience.

Culdesac is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


  • Are you legally authorized to work in the U.S.?
  • Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at Culdesac?


  • Are you interested in learning more about being a resident at Culdesac Tempe?


  • Please describe how you are prioritizing a lifestyle leveraging public transportation, micro mobility, and other alternatives to private cars.
  • What micromobility have you tried/have experience with? Is there something new in this space that you're particularly excited about trying?


  • Why do you think there aren’t enough walkable neighborhoods in the US?


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Why you should join Culdesac

Our cities should be celebrated. They have been the largest driver of innovation in human history. But somewhere along the way, things broke and our quality of life suffered. We built our lives around our cars as cookie-cutter housing popped up around the country. Sprawl became commonplace, and we normalized hour-long commutes, even as private vehicle ownership became the largest source of carbon emission pollution. We became more isolated and felt less connected to each other. It doesn't have to be this way.

We're building cities for people, not cars. Our team blends technology, real estate, and culture to reimagine our daily lives. We come from different backgrounds to bring a fresh perspective on what's possible. As a team, we keep a pulse on our community and what they need. We ride our e-bikes to lunch, host pop-ups on construction sites and make 16-acre cornstarch art pieces. We cultivate these relationships and bring our community closer together so they can experience the neighborhood they deserve.

Team Size:32
Location:Tempe, AZ
Jeff Berens
Jeff Berens
Ryan Johnson
Ryan Johnson