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Real Estate Research Analyst

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Description:  The Real Estate Research Analyst is responsible for conducting macroeconomic, capital market and property market research and analysis. This position provides research to the Investments, Marketing/Client Service, Portfolio Management and Asset Management departments.


  • Assist in the development of an industry leading, data driven information system.

  • Monitor, update, maintain and report on the variables underlying the information system.

  • Create standardized slide decks that generate high-impact graphs based on the variables underlying the information system.

  • Conduct research on special topics in support of the firmís capital raising activities

  • Assist with the development and presentation of the firmís macroeconomic, capital market and property market information including maintaining all supporting databases.

  • Assist with the preparation of forward thinking commentaries that set the standard for our industry

  • Assist with the formulation of recommended changes to the Model Portfolios and other guidelines regarding portfolio rebalancing, including input to potential property dispositions and near-term investment plans.

  • Develop proprietary research tools to assist the Investments Team in prioritizing target markets and submarkets for potential real estate investments.

  • Train employees on the use of third-party economic and real estate market data tools.


  • Ability to work independently

  • Develop and maintain detailed working files including the creation of databases to track macroeconomic, capital market and real estate time series.

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel including the ability to create dashboards

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Access is a plus

  • Strong research and analytical skills including the ability to gather, interpret and effectively communicate macroeconomic, capital market and property market data.

  • Critical thinking skills that can convert data into meaningful relationships and information to drive quality decision making.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner.

  • Able to handle multiple tasks and maintain control and order over same.

  • Undergraduate business degree in real estate, economics or a related field; advanced degree strongly preferred.  Without an advanced degree, a minimum of 5 years of experience in commercial real estate research analysis is required. With an advanced degree from a top school, 1-3 years of previous commercial real estate research experience is required.

  • Professional designation desired (e.g., CFA).

  • Prior commercial real estate research experience including proficiency in the use of Real Capital Analytics, NCREIF, CBRE Econometric Advisors, Costar, PPR and Axiometrics

  • Team player

  • Intellectually curious

  • Results oriented

  • Able to organize and summarize complex macroeconomic, capital market and property market data and concepts in writing.

  • Task and goal oriented and capable of functioning in an entrepreneurial and corporate setting.

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  1. How does your experience and training qualify you for this job?
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  2. Tell us about your education?

  3. How did you find out about this position?

  4. You moved from a different career to real estate data analysis. What prompted the change?

  5. Tell me about the data analysis you currently perform.

  6. Do you prefer Access or Excel? Why?

  7. How do you approach extracted data from 3rd parties?

  8. Tell me about your financial experience.

  9. What experience do your have with CoStar?  RCA?  Moody?  CBRE?

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