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Organization: RKF
Title: Market Research Specialist
Location: 521 5th Avenue, New York, NY10175
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2017-02-13

Position Description:

As North America’s leading independent real estate firm specializing in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services, RKF provides a broad spectrum of domestic and global clients with services ranging from national tenant and owner representation to advisory, consulting and acquisitions/dispositions. With approximately $30 billion in aggregate real estate transactions to its credit, RKF has helped identify scores of real estate opportunities for leading retailers, developers and institutional clients. RKF is headquartered in New York City with offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Northern New Jersey, San Francisco and Toronto.

RKF’s Market Research Department leads the industry in sophisticated analysis of demographics, lifestyle information, consumer expenditures and trends. Our market research team supports our brokers and consultants in the development of retail real estate strategies and decision making tools for retailers and retail property owners. Currently we are seeking a Market Research Specialist to join our team.

As the Market Research Specialist, your primary responsibilities will include the creation of market research reports, targeted data collection and maintenance, and broker support. You will be tasked with cultivating market data, economic research and development pipeline information; providing market analysis; and the production of local and regional market reports. Additionally, you will be expected to stay informed on demographic shifts at the block, neighborhood and city levels.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to)
 Create and maintain market research reports
 Compile research from multiple data sets into narratives, graphics, charts, tables, and statistical/analytical reports
 Conduct suitability analyses using census and other datasets
 Work closely with local brokers and research team peers to populate and maintain multiple proprietary market information databases
 Stay informed of market changes, tracking industry publications to gain market intelligence and new data sources
 Conduct phone and internet research
 Provide and verify data integrity of market statistics, write narrative summaries, and manage information submission and approval processes
 Identify ways to improve the products and efficiency of market research

Required Skills
 Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university
 At least two years’ experience writing market reports
 Strong analytical writing skills.
 Independent thinker
 Ability to write functions in Excel
 Ability to multitask and meet client deadlines
 Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively present information
 Experience with ArcGIS, Portal for ArcGIS

Preferred Skills
 Master’s Degree in Real Estate, Urban Planning or Related Field
 Three years commercial real estate experience
 Strong understanding of spatial analysis.
 Familiar with statistics
 Experience with SQL Server
 Python or other scripting language a plus (C#, JAVA...)

Please forward resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary requirements/history to hr@rkf.com.

Only resumes containing all these items will be reviewed.

No phone calls please.