Senior Analyst, Real Estate Research - American Realty Advisors

December 04, 2017
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American Realty Advisors

Los Angeles, California 90071

Position Summary:

The Senior Analyst, Real Estate Research is responsible for conducting property markets, capital markets, and macroeconomic data research and analysis. This position provides research needed to execute ARA's Investments, Investor Relations, Portfolio Management, and Asset Management functions. This role requires an individual with a strong interest in commercial real estate research and analysis.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage and update research and data sources used in the development and presentation of the firm’s House View, including macroeconomic, capital market, geographic market, and property market variables.

  • Assist with development and maintenance of proprietary market and industry research that contributes to the firm’s investment strategies and capital raising activities.

  • Conduct research on special topics in support of the firm’s investment, portfolio management, capital raising and asset management activities.

  • Manage and update quarterly economic, property fundamentals and capital market dashboards.

  • Update and analyze the impact of changes in the variables used in formulating the firm’s proprietary property market ratings.

  • Update and analyze the impact of changes in the variables used in formulating the firm’s proprietary market rent growth forecasts.

  • Assist with preparation of client deliverables and presentations, including quarterly economic commentaries.

  • Conduct specialized research focused on innovative thought leadership topics.


  • Undergraduate business degree in real estate, economics or a related field.

  • Advanced degree strongly preferred. 


  • With an advanced degree, at least two years of substantive commercial real estate research experience is required, including proficiency in the use of Costar, Real Capital Analytics, Axiometrics, NCREIF and similar external data sources.

  • Without an advanced degree, a minimum of four years of substantive commercial real estate research experience is required as well as proficiency in the tools mentioned above.


  • Demonstrated ability to aggregate and stratify large quantities of data and the capability to distill information into a concise presentation format.

  • Exceptionally well organized, detail-oriented, flexible, self-starter, who is confident, analytical, technical and resourceful.

  • Strong writing and oral communication skills.

  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to interact with diverse personality types.

  • Ability to work well under pressure with compressed project time frames.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties responsibilities and activities may change at any time with, or without, notice.

American Realty Advisors is committed to equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate based on an individual's race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment at American Realty Advisors, including hiring, assignments, training, promotion, compensation, employee benefits, employee discipline and discharge, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

ARA considers for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance No. 184652.