Finance and Hotel Acquisitions Intern @ Driftwood Hospitality Management
Intern @ Community Investment Collaborative
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Economics, Minor in Foreign Affairs @
University of Virginia
Summer Analyst @ Southeast Corporate Banking Coverage From June 2015 to August 2015 (3 months) Miami/Fort Lauderdale AreaFinance and Hotel Acquisitions Intern @ • Conducted market research on potential investment markets, researching domestic markets on their economic and political climate, recent hotel development projects and big developments in order to decide whether to enter the market or
Summer Analyst @ Southeast Corporate Banking Coverage From June 2015 to August 2015 (3 months) Miami/Fort Lauderdale AreaFinance and Hotel Acquisitions Intern @ • Conducted market research on potential investment markets, researching domestic markets on their economic and political climate, recent hotel development projects and big developments in order to decide whether to enter the market or not.
• Updated financial models with information on occupancy, Average Daily Rate, and Revenue Per Available Room for current hotels. Synced new hotel data to fit with financial models, finding deviations and correcting them in our model.
• Completed investor reports for current assets, utilizing Driftwood’s financial models and creating charts showcasing the financials for the year, researched current market conditions for hotels and compiled the information into an investor report.
• Prepared PowerPoint presentations for potential foreign investors where they can invest in hotels and receive their citizenship; created a presentation to outline the program and the Courtyard Marriott property to present to the investors.
• Completed Offering Memorandums for potential investors and helped prepare management biographies, an overview of the current assets, as well as a detailed description on the financials and market condition for the new hotel of interest. From September 2014 to December 2014 (4 months) Miami, FLIntern @ Non-profit organization focused on poverty reduction through business education and micro-finance.
• Researched and applied for grant opportunities, writing and editing applications before submitting them.
• Coordinated speakers for financial education classes, networking reception and graduation ceremony.
• Provided articles about entrepreneurial events and networking receptions in the community, as well as entrepreneur of the month articles for the newsletter, which promoted the organization. From August 2013 to May 2014 (10 months) Charlottesville, Virginia AreaSales Intern @ PROCOMER is the Foreign Trade Corporation of Costa Rica.
• Researched Miami export industry, utilizing the web to collect data and to obtain new clients.
• Updated database of potential clients in the greater Miami area.
• Prepared presentations for potential clients showing company overview, main services (liaison between domestic and Costa Rican companies), the export industry in Costa Rica, and the benefits of entering the exporting industry. From June 2013 to August 2013 (3 months) Miami, FLCase Worker Assistant @ Non-profit organization focused on aiding incoming refugees.
• Organized all refugee case files, past and present, and created online case files.
• Prepared Social Security, address change, and Medicaid application forms for incoming refugees. From September 2012 to May 2013 (9 months) Charlottesville, VA
Master of International Business (MIB), Specialization in Finance @ University of Florida Hough Graduate School of Business From 2014 to 2015 Bachelor of Arts (BA), Economics, Minor in Foreign Affairs @ University of Virginia From 2010 to 2014 International Baccalaureate Diploma @ Gulliver Preparatory School From 2006 to 2010 Marissa Nicole Leal is skilled in: Economic Development, Social Entrepreneurship, International..., Business Development, Economics, International Relations, STATA, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Bloomberg, Social Media, Office Administration, Critical Thinking, Data Analysis, Customer Service, Policy Analysis, Teamwork, Public Speaking, Leadership, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Stata, Research
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