Revantage Corporate Services

Head of Market Research

Job Locations US-NY-New York

 

Link Logistics Real Estate (“Link”) is an industrial real estate operating platform owned by The Blackstone Group Inc.  Link currently manages a national portfolio of high-quality, well-located industrial assets totaling over 400 million square feet throughout the U.S. 

 

The Vice President of Market Research is responsible for providing thought leadership to support the needs of Link’s senior executives, the Investments group, and other stakeholders. Responsibilities will include performing primary research and synthesizing secondary research sources on topics including forecasting of market rents, other supply/demand dynamics in the industrial sector, trends in logistics and customer space use, as well as national and local economic and demographic fundamentals.  This individual should be able to manipulate, analyze, and report on large amounts of data.  As the VP of Market Research, you will be called upon to deliver a market research perspective on Link’s markets at internal meetings as well as external forums such as industry conferences.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Devise, manage, and produce primary research, including market/submarket economic analysis, real estate supply and demand analysis, industry research and competitive intelligence
  • Prepare narratives, briefs and more formal reports that concisely communicate most relevant findings and conclusions in a timely manner, while providing transparency into the methods used. Perform critical self-reviews of work with exceptional attention to detail (content, logic and presentation/communication quality) before delivering completed research. Fully accountable for effectively managing workflow and produces intended (and agreed upon) results on time and on budget; able to proactively communicate project risks in a forward-looking manner
  • Proactively understand and respond to the specific research and data needs of Link stakeholders utilizing a variety of research tools and skills. Sources include internal data, internal research, as well as external research products. The ability to utilize GIS / location-based data, and PowerBI / data analysis and visualization platform is a significant plus.
  • Critically evaluate research questions formulating hypotheses and work plans (data sources, timing, resources, collaborators, output etc.).
  • Hire, manage, train, and lead one Analyst-level direct report, in addition to collaborating with and/or providing guidance to other internal analytical resources.
  • Maintain regular, responsive and timely communications with internal clients. Listen carefully to their needs, probe with relevant and creative questions. Be able to provide an intellectual counterparty (e.g. devil's advocate, challenge status quo, etc.) in a constructive manner. Reiterate stated needs to clients in a concise manner to ensure effective scope. Meet the internal clients' long-range research/consulting objectives and is proactive - responds to all of their needs as well as explicit requests.
  • Research new methods or processes to supplement investment decision making.
  • Present material in a structured, high candor and transparent manner with limited jargon.
  • Maintain online/intranet research library to support ongoing needs of teams.
  • Maintain relationships with appropriate third-party market research firms. Constantly evaluate quality of third-party research providers and recommend changes where appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree required; Masters degree preferred.
  • At least seven years of real estate or logistics research experience / strong analytical background is necessary
  • Must demonstrate exceptional written and verbal communication skills, possess excellent people skills, and have the ability to build positive working relationships, both one-on-one as well as in a team setting, employees at all levels within Equity.
  • Must have the ability to multitask and prioritize workload effectively.
  • Strong data skills including the ability to source, clean and manipulate large data sets in analytic and GIS software such as Excel, Essbase, SQL, MS Power BI or Esri ArcGIS
  • 1+ years prior supervisory experience is required.

 

 

EEO Statement

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email employment@liprop.com

 

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