Analyst, Research

Analyst, Research

Raleigh, NC 2016-11-04 - –


The Research Analyst will assist the Research Department in enhancing the
Raleigh-Durham area and parts of Charleston, SC

The analyst will contribute to best in class research, assist the team with day-to-day responsibilities and carry out tasks for both internal and external clients. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, highly organized, be able to work well in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines, demonstrate clear communication skills, and be motivated to learn. Additionally, occasional support for outer market employees will be required. The role will have the following responsibilities:


  • Continue to learn and enhance market knowledge of the local office/retail market, regional economy and national economy
  • Build and enhance overall research products, standards and quality control
  • Develop and promote best practice standards for the region and the Americas Research Group
  • Cultivate ongoing strategy and business development for the region
  • Interface with internal and external clients to share market conditions, economic conditions, forecasts and general market observations and analysis
  • Work with brokerage and marketing teams to contribute to and enhance RFP’s, presentations and new business pitches
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Jones Lang LaSalle markets across the Americas region to develop best practices and innovate research for the local market
  • Maintain relationships with peer analysts at competitive commercial real estate firms in order to continually enhance your knowledge and market trend intelligence


  • Learn, support and improve market statistical methodology for the local market
  • Update and maintain database of historical market statistics for the local market
  • Lead quarterly market statistics process, involving collection, verification and finalization of data for the local market reports
  • Create, write, analyze and edit quarterly reports for the local market and the various submarkets that comprise the market
  • Develop or contribute to white paper reports on key trends, issues affecting the market, economy and region
  • Gather and manage lease comparable and active requirement data for the local office/retail market
  • Track and analyze the pipeline of new office/retail developments in the local market
  • Create economic reports on the local and regional statistical areas, with respect to employment data, population growth and other metrics that affect the local economy and commercial real estate market
  • Respond to internal and external client requests for data and information on
    Raleigh-Durham area and parts of Charleston, SC.

    market in a timely and accurate manner


  • Experience in research is preferred, with commercial real estate research experience a benefit
  • Basic understanding of real estate markets and dedication to learning local markets and business
  • Strong analytical skills, problem solving skills, and ability to process and analyze data; strong writing skills are required
  • Coachability, adaptability and problem solving capability are crucial.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, organizational/prioritization skills and general business/corporate experience is required
  • Ability to effectively and professionally meet client expectations and positively represent the firm
  • Ability to multi-task, work/succeed under pressure, and able to effectively manage time and workload
  • Solid written and oral communication skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • High level of proficiency with the following software programs: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access and CoStar
  • Working knowledge of fusion tables and Google earth pro is preferred but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree, with exposure to research methodology, statistics and analytical writing is required
  • Motivated and self-starting with a desire to succeed and contribute to the success of a team
  • A desire to work within a diverse, collaborative, and driven professional environment; desire to learn, be part of the business and offer insight and value consistently

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