ABOUT US | HR&A provides strategic advisory services for clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to solve some of the most complex challenges facing cities today. We care about improving the quality of urban life, and we are increasingly focused on the challenges of inclusivity, infrastructure, and technological innovation in cities as we advance public-private development projects that improve economic, environmental, and social outcomes.
We are former public servants, real estate developers, urban planners, city officials, activists, and economists. We are unique in our ability to create value by integrating disparate disciplines for our clients, and we often lead teams with engineers, architects, lawyers, community organizers, and other specialists. We are a tight-knit team that works across the country and around the world from offices in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Raleigh, and Washington, DC.
THE ROLE | We are seeking Research Analyst and Analyst candidates to join our growing team in our New York office. Our analytical staff form the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure, and help to drive our data-driven approach to city building.
Research Analyst is an entry-level position for professionals with a passion for urban development and policy and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities today. Day-to-day tasks range from project to project, and often include market analysis; case study research; econometric modeling; spatial analysis; preparation of real estate pro formas for a range of uses and public-private structures; and public policy analysis. Research Analysts also help prepare written reports, presentations, and Excel models for clients, as well as firm marketing materials and proposals for new projects.
Research Analysts also help produce marketing materials, proposals, and client deliverables in the form of written reports, memos, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel models.
Analysts own the substance of our client work products. Day-to-day tasks range from project to project, and often include market analysis; case study research; econometric modeling; spatial analysis; preparation of real estate pro formas for a range of uses and public-private structures; and public policy analysis. Analysts also help prepare written reports, presentations, and Excel models for clients, as well as firm marketing materials and proposals for new projects.
The positions provide significant opportunities for growth and diversity within the role as individual project portfolios change. HR&A staff are often generalists, but have the opportunity to specialize over time. Many of HR&A’s senior staff started as Research Analysts.
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | We are looking for candidates with strong quantitative and qualitative skills, a passion for urban development and policy, and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities today. Our new team members will learn quickly, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; and be able to manage multiple assignments at once. They will think independently, act entrepreneurially, and pay attention to the details. Ideal analysts will bring a demonstrated capacity for leadership, critical thinking, and creativity.
Research Analyst: Candidates for this entry-level position should have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree with a focus on economics, urban planning, business, public policy, real estate, or other closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with additional work or internship experience in a related field.
Analyst: Candidates should have a Master’s Degree, or a Bachelor’s Degree, with a focus on economics, urban planning, business, public policy, real estate, or other closely related field, and one to three years of relevant full-time experience.
COMPENSATION | We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience. We are an employee-owned company, meaning you will have the opportunity to benefit from the firm’s growth over time through participation in our Employee Stock Options Plan. Each year, the firm will contribute funds to this long-term wealth-building account, and may make contributions to other retirement accounts. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package that goes well beyond coverage of 90-95% of healthcare premiums, dental and vision coverage.
HOW TO APPLY | HR&A is committed to attracting and retaining a talented, diverse, competitive team of professionals dedicated to solving the challenges of urban life. Women, people of color, members of the LGBT community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please visit HR&A’s website by September 30, 2019. Please limit your response to two pages (one page resume and one page cover letter). Applications without a cover lever will be discarded.
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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- Research/Market Analysis
1+ to 2 years