Firm Overview | HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) is an industry-leading real estate, economic development, and public policy consulting firm with a growing affordable housing practice. Our affordable housing practice provides advisory services for affordable housing and mixed-income projects; develops and refines local affordable housing policies, designs and operates affordable housing programs and leads the creation of neighborhood, city and regional housing plans. HR&A’s staff include former developers, city managers, local government staff, planners, architects, and consultants that share a common passion for cities. Together we develop innovative and creative solutions to the complex challenges of economic development and real estate in urban environments.
Position Description | We are seeking an Analyst or Senior Analyst candidate to support the expansion of our affordable housing practice, and a range of other projects, from our New York, Raleigh, or Washington, DC offices.
Senior Analyst: Senior Analysts are responsible for planning work efforts; monitoring project schedules and budgets; and ensuring that the tools and methodologies utilized in the performance of our work are effective and successful. In a typical day, Senior Analysts complete complex financial analysis of local affordable housing policies (e.g. inclusionary zoning, discounted sale of public land, zoning incentives, etc.) to determine their viability and impact; conduct market analysis of the scale and nature of existing housing needs; and support the development of affordable housing programs. Senior Analysts will review and present client deliverables, including memos, reports and PowerPoint presentations; and will support the firm’s business development efforts.
Analyst: Analysts are the foundation of HR&A’s team-oriented, collaborative structure. Daily tasks may include housing market analysis; case study research; preparation of real estate pro formas for affordable housing transactions; evaluations of existing affordable housing programs; and analysis of potential affordable housing plans. Analysts also help prepare marketing materials, proposals, and client deliverables in the form of written reports, memos, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel models.
Experience Required | Successful candidates for both positions will have a minimum of 1-2 years of experience working in the affordable housing industry. This might include working for an affordable housing developer, administering housing programs for a housing department or housing authority, delivering housing services for a community development corporation, or acting as a consultant for local or federal housing programs. They will be familiar with one or more of the standard federal housing programs (LIHTC, HOME, PBV, etc.), understand the financial structure of affordable housing transactions, and possess a passion for urban development and policy, and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities. They must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel, and Word; and the ability to manage multiple assignments at once. Furthermore, candidates should be highly-motivated independent thinkers who are detail-oriented, entrepreneurial, and sufficiently poised for client interaction. The most successful candidates will show a capacity for leadership, the ability to think critically and creatively, and potential for professional growth. Specific requirements follow:
Senior Analyst: Candidates should have a Master’s Degree with a focus on economics, urban planning, business, public policy, real estate, or other closely related field and three to five years of relevant full-time experience in housing or community development. Preference will be given to candidates whose experience includes project management for a relevant field. In limited circumstances highly relevant experience can be substituted for a graduate degree.
Analyst: Candidates should have a Master’s Degree, or a Bachelor’s Degree, with a focus on economics, urban planning, business, public policy, housing, or other closely related field, and one to three years of relevant full-time experience.
COMPENSATION | HR&A offers competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience. HR&A provides a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, dental, vision, and a flexible spending account, as well as paid vacations and holidays, and a generous company-sponsored retirement plan including a unique employee stock ownership plan.
Submission | Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) on our website. We will review applications on a rolling basis. Applications without a cover lever will not be considered.
All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.
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