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Job Title: Associate Research Director
Company Name: CBRE
Location: Washington, DC
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/17/2020
Expire Date: 02/27/2020
Job Categories: Arts, Entertainment, and Media, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Real Estate, Sales, Research & Development
Job Description
Associate Research Director

Provide compelling research and analysis for our industry-leading thought leadership efforts in the Washington, D.C. commercial real estate market. As a client-facing thought leader, this role will help communicate our views on commercial real estate, demographic, economic, and industry trends through presentations, whitepapers, and other content. Supports new business development initiatives.


Responsible for collecting, analyzing and creating content of actionable, commercial insights for use in presentations, whitepapers and other output that positions CBRE as the dominant voice in the industry and market. 

Act as an active participant to support new business development initiatives.
Provides analytical and collection support for global, regional and local research initiatives as needed.

Provide content and, with guidance from leadership, may serve as the public face of CBRE’s perspectives on property and market dynamics in a specific sector or geography.

Must be responsive to multiple internal and external constituencies—sales professionals, management, media, real estate associations, clients—by providing relevant insights on market conditions and trends.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Responds to ad hoc internal and external client requests for data analysis, graphs, commentary, etc.

Attend applicable industry conferences, broker meetings, client meetings, etc.

No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to co-workers. May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.


Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university, preferably in Real Estate, Economics, Finance, Urban Planning, Geography. Masters preferred.

A minimum of 6-8 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Local market/sector knowledge/experience preferred.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present prepared information at speaking engagements and to client presentations.

Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, etc.. Conducts basic financial analysis.

Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in complex situations. Requires Expert level analytical and quantitative skills. Ability to stay calm and professional under pressure. Ability to handle and manipulate large amounts of data.

Must have a commercial mindset. Able to identify trends and think about the market in innovative ways. Can translate ideas into thoughtful deliverables that differentiate CBRE, our professionals and our products.

Ability to work as a team player in a matrixed environment. Can navigate the dynamics of a large company, with a centralized Research function, while also understanding how to support/align global, national and local initiatives.

An expert understanding of Research fundamentals and methodologies. Knowledge of how to apply research and data analytics expertise to the benefit of our brand and core businesses.

Must have strong project management skill set. Can oversee multiple large & complex projects, determine priorities and develop a through-line to completion, including harnessing the right resources and collaborating along the way.

Works under minimal supervision to complete difficult or complex assignments. Acts independently to complete new assignments, determining appropriate methods for achieving desired outcomes. Confers with supervisor on unusual circumstances. Decisions made with general understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.

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