Think of this role as the Product Manager for the Lionstone Analytics and Research product. The Lionstone leadership team has outlined a vision to establish Lionstone as the foremost thought leader in the commercial real estate industry, leveraging data science and advanced analytics. We seek an experienced leader to take that vision and lead a team of diverse professionals to create a well-oiled analytics and research machine, creating cutting edge insights and crafting a real “product” out of it.
Example project 1:
Lionstone has developed a cutting-edge body of work, understanding the U.S. jobs engine more deeply than anyone in the industry. The insights are fresh and the work is sophisticated. We need a leader to marshal the resources of the Lionstone research and analytics team to dig in deeply and mine the work for the most compelling insights. This leader will lead a team to develop two types of product: 1) investment insights. What insights can we use to directly impact our investment decisions? 2) an article for publication. Pulling on expertise at all levels of our organization, lead the work to articulate the most compelling storyline for external publication, to elevate the public profile of the firm.
Example project 2:
Lionstone has better data and deeper insights than most people in the commercial real estate industry. We have a diverse set of colleagues, both within Lionstone as well as the broader Columbia Threadneedle community, that could benefit from these insights. We need a leader to set up a very purposeful cadence of regular collaboration with our various colleagues. The goals here would be: 1) to ensure that our work has maximum impact across the organization and 2) source new ideas for study by interacting with a broad ecosystem of colleagues in the investment management space.
About Lionstone Invtesment:
Lionstone Investments is a data-analytics driven real estate investment firm that conceptualizes, analyzes, and executes national real estate investment strategies using proprietary algorithms and advanced analytics to understand the changing ways people in America want to live and work.
•Strategic execution. Close collaboration with the Head of Analytics and Research, taking the strategic direction and priorities established by the Head and turning those into actionable plans for the team to execute.
•Team management. Day-to-day management of the Analytics and Research Department, a team of 3-5 real estate research professionals, according to direction set by the Head of Analytics and Research. Establishing processes to coordinate the team’s work. Setting direction for the team, creating workplans, staying informed of progress, and ensuring output is high quality and delivered on time.
•Team leadership. Providing leadership and coaching as needed. Establishing a culture of continual improvement and collaboration.
•Relationship building. Leading day-to-day collaboration efforts with key constituencies within Lionstone as well as the broader Columbia Threadneedle organization.
•Analysis. Working with the Analytics and Research team, surfacing new investment hypotheses and designing analyses to test those hypotheses.
•Communication. Creation of stand-alone documents to summarize new research findings. Head will provide feedback and help refine the work, but the Team Lead should be able to produce ready-for-primetime work with minimal feedback as a starting point for refinement.
•Administration. Staying on top of all the administrative details involved in running the group (setting up meetings, external communications with vendors, document management, etc).
Required Qualifications :
• Minimum 4 years prior experience in team management.
• College degree, preferably in an analytical discipline (e.g., STEM fields).
• Entrepreneurial mindset and unwavering positive attitude.
• Experience with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Excellent excel skills a plus.
• Ability to quickly learn new datasets, and basics of the commercial real estate industry.
Required Personal Attributes:
• Unquestioned integrity and the highest ethical standards.
• Strong on taking initiative with minimal direction. Comfortable iterating and asking for feedback.
• Strong process management skills. Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
• A team orientation and collaborative mindset.
• Independent thinking and ability to move progress and ideas forward.
Preferred Qualifications :
• MBA preferred
• Project management expertise a plus.
• Prior experience in real estate a plus, but not required.
• Creating, querying, editing, and analyzing data is a plus.
Interested candidates please apply via the direct application link provided.
- Investment Management
2+ to 5 years