Senior Research Manager at Cushman & Wakefield

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Description:

Job Title

Senior Research Manager

Job Description Summary

Reporting to the Director of Research, the Sr. Research Manager will own a flagship research portfolio of industrial properties. Highly visible within the brokerage team, this role will be a strategy and thought leader while executing on key initiatives.

Job Description

Provides management functions for Research team

  • Supports overarching hiring, training, supervision and mentoring of staff

  • Oversees and directs local quarterly data compilation and statistical production including forecasting and client requests, with focus on industrial property type

  • Appropriately staffs projects based on level of effort and expertise required for projects

  • Ensures research teams are meeting needs of local fee-earners

    Leads market thought leadership

  • Provides research information for use by Managing Principal and fee earners in media interviews

  • Speaks directly to local media for interviews

  • Works with Marketing to publicize market trends and analysis to social media platforms and website

  • Makes recommendations for the design and development of new products and services

    Manages the production and distribution of analytical research materials

  • Due to increased years of experience, performs higher level, more in-depth analysis and written reports than at the Senior Analyst/Analyst level

  • Works with Market Director of Research on National data projects and data excellence initiatives. Both one-off in nature and ongoing quarterly/bi-annual or annual.

  • Works with Market Director on data collection and quality as pertains to integration into various technologies across the platform. (PowerBI, GIS, etc.)

  • Ensure compliance with all Regional and National research and company initiatives

    Support Pitches and/or Proposals

  • Participates in development of local requests for research information including market stats and analysis for prospecting, pitch and/or proposal materials

  • Attends, participates in and presents market information and quarterly updates at branch sales meetings, client pitches and presentations


  • Bachelor's degree required

  • MBA or Master's degree in research, economics, real estate or other related field preferred

  • 5-7+ years of experience in commercial real estate industry or research-related field, industrial property type experience is preferred but not required with other industry experience

  • 3-5+ years of supervisory experience

  • Experience managing remotely or across several locations.

  • Professional acumen, deep understanding of commercial real estate

  • Verbal communication/ articulate/ polished: strong oral and written communication skills

  • Connection/relationship building

  • Adaptability/change/fast pace: ability to plan, organize, prioritize and manage processes in a fast-changing environment

  • Team player/collaboration

  • Accountability/ownership

  • Resourcefulness/initiative: ability to successfully resolve problems with minimal direction

  • Work ethic/grit: proactively analyze data; tenacity to go above and beyond

  • Intellectual curiosity: desire to invest time and energy in CRE knowledge

  • Attention to detail

  • Critical thinking/problem solving: demonstration of good judgement to make appropriate decisions

  • Writing skills: ability to communicate and analyze market conditions for business development to support internal and external clients

  • Knowledge of the complexities and rules within the CRE industry with the ability to capture, analyze and communicate key market metrics and indicators

  • High level presentation skills

  • Leadership: ability to manage, train and mentor research personnel.

  • Business development: ability to communicate and analyze market conditions for business development; ability to network and foster client relationships

  • People development: successfully mentor and guide employees

Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
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