Research Analyst

cw (Alberta, Canada) 12 days ago

Job Title

Research Analyst

Job Description Summary

Based in our Calgary, Alberta office, the Research Analyst is responsible for supporting the development of local research output and thought leadership by gathering, tracking, and analyzing local market data to derive insights for colleagues and clients. Specifically, this position is tasked with updating and maintaining the accuracy of our proprietary Commercial Real Estate (CRE) database by inputting, updating, and validating key property, availability, and transactional information in real time. This would embrace validating key information via discussions with brokers and contacting external third-party property managers to ensure best-in-class data accuracy.

Working in a fast-paced environment with a variety of stakeholders, the ideal candidate is able to plan, organize, prioritize, adapt, and manage processes and successfully solve problems with minimal direction. Ultimately, the successful candidate will cover local market dynamics, working closely with brokerage professionals in a variety of CRE product types, with an emphasis on industrial and retail properties.

This position is not specific to a service line but may specialize by property type.

Job Description

Manage & Update Research Databases
• Proactively and routinely seek information from internal fee-earners, Managing Principal, and external
sources to facilitate the collection of key intelligence data related to changing market conditions surrounding
both inventory, availability, and occupancy
• Liaise regularly with other CRE professionals, including developers, landlords, appraisers, and external
brokers and research analysts to seek out market information
• Collect and ensure the integrity of comparable data, new development information, and applicable
information on city planning changes/issues
• Accurately maintain & update information within the research databases within a defined frequency
• Apply technical and analytical skills to disseminate market data and ensure data integrity
• Perform regular and ongoing audits of existing data within the system on a regular and ongoing basis, via the
examination of reports and information provided by other brokerages and real estate companies
• Contributes to the quarterly statistical process
• Generate statistical analysis and reports within a defined frequency, including quarterly stats
• Analyse data, compiles and writes (or assists in writing) quarterly reports (MarketBeats)
• Assist in forecasting and economic outlook information for clients
• Provide designated support for thought leadership initiatives, pitch materials, publications, and deliverables
• Assist Manager of Research and/or brokers in the production of customized reports for business
development, utilizing both internal and external databases and analytical tools
• Respond to requests for data and/or analysis from Manager of Research, fee-earners, and/or marketing team

• Analyse third-party government data source (quantitatively and qualitative) to effectively identify and illustrate

key market trends that may impact local CRE activity
• Create effective reporting and visualizations to help internal and external stakeholders easily grasp local CREf
• Support local and national research initiatives
• Work on specialized projects that improve systems and enhance information flow and further automate
existing processes
• Maintain and develop documented processes to support regular updates and maintenance to ensure the
accuracy of the underlying database
• Assist in training of other staff, including future team members, junior brokers, and administrative assistants
• Provide support on an as-needed basis for ad hoc requests

• Verbal communication/articulate/polished: strong oral and written communication skills
• Connection/relationship building: maintains a positive and profession attitude and demonstrates professionalism
at all times
• Adaptability/change/fast pace: ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and manage processes in a fast-changing,
high-energy environment
• Team player/collaboration: seeks to make individual contributions that benefit the broader team
• Resourcefulness/initiative: ability to successfully resolve problems with minimal oversight & direction
• Work ethic/grit: proactively gather data and confirm accuracy; tenacity to go above and beyond
• Intellectual curiosity: desire to invest time and energy in CRE knowledge
• Database operation: ability to efficiently and accurately audit/update data and seeks value in repetitive tasks
• Attention to detail: excellent organization skills and keen eye
• Strong Excel skills: ability to effectively utilize Excel to quickly distil and analyse large datasets

Background & Experience:
• Post-secondary education required; degree in Commerce, Economics, Business Administration, Urban
Economics, Urban Planning, or Urban Geography is an asset
• 1-3 years’ experience in real estate industry or business
• Professional acumen, demonstrated interest in CRE industry
• Experience in data entry/data management and time series analysis/forecasting; economically versed
• Demonstrated proficiency with all applicable software packages, including but not limited to: Microsoft Office
Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Cushman & Wakefield is committed to equity in employment and our goal is to have a diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free workplace. If you are a person with a disability and need the job posting in an alternative format or any other accessible accommodations during the hiring process, please email your request to or call 416-359-2596.  Please refer to the job title and job location when you contact us.

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