Senior Research Analyst

Senior Research Analyst Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Senior Research Analyst to join our team.


  • Contribute to national thought leadership and work with forecasting team on unique market and industry trends;
  • Prepare statistics and analysis for quarterly market reports;
  • Update and audit Cushman & Wakefield’s proprietary database;
  • Support local brokerage operations and contribute to local business development;
  • Provide research information for use by Managing Principal and Brokers in media interviews;
  • Develop local thought leadership and publicize market trends and analysis;
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative empirical research on issues related to regional, labor or health economics;
  • Conduct literature reviews to related to research topics as instructed by supervisors;
  • Collect, clean, and summarize pertinent economic, financial, and demographic data.


  • Ability to successfully resolve problems with minimal direction;
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage deadlines in changing, fast paced environments;
  • Articulate communicator with strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • 3+ years’ experience in real estate or professional business;
  • Professional acumen and demonstrated understanding of the complexities in commercial real estate industry;
  • MA or MSc in Economics or related fields; Ph.D. would be a plus;
  • Independence and ability to take ownership of each project from start to finish;
  • Strong quantitative skills and analytical problem solving required;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and perform under deadline pressure;
  • Ability to perform spatial analysis using ArcGIS or similar software;
  • Secret clearance required;
  • MA or MS degree in Mathematics;
  • Experience with executing a high profile event for gathering data, analyzing results in line with customer expectations and a defined schedule;
  • 2 to 3 years of experience in conducting quantitative research and analysis (survey data, microdata).