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Research & Development Manager

George Washington University School of Business


The Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis (CREUA) is currently seeking a full-time Research Manager. The selected candidate will have primary responsibility for managing and conducting CREUA's research practice.  Working directly with Professor Christopher B. Leinberger, academic/government partners and research staff, the research focuses on new methods of understanding metropolitan development trends.  This includes defining, measuring and ranking of walkable urban places, innovative financing mechanisms, ranking of metropolitan areas, etc.  The research draws from the fields of real estate development, urban planning/policy, and metropolitan economics.  The research will be applied and project-related, rather than academic in nature.  Examples of recently published research by CREUA can be found at http://business.gwu.edu/walkup/atlanta2013/ and http://business.gwu.edu/walkup/.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5-7 years experience and a Masters degree (Ph.D. preferred) in a related field, such as planning, business, economics, statistics, geography, etc.  The candidate must be experienced with GIS and real estate market research.  Having experience with statistical analysis packages, such as SPSS or SAS, and real estate financial/fiscal analysis, using either Excel or Argus, would be preferred as well.   Having experience working with secondary data sources, such as US Census, Co-Star, REIS, Zillow, Walk Score, etc. is desired. 

This is not a position where one “learns on the job”. Active research projects are underway so the successful candidate will immediately step into a leadership position. 

Professor Leinberger and CREUA are fundamentally changing the understanding of metropolitan development trends and is determining a new predictive model for real estate and infrastructure growth in the U.S. and the rest of the developed world.  The knowledge gained is being used as a launching pad for a new private sector platform, which the successful candidate can play a major role.  This position will help understand, measure and transform the future of the built environment and real estate. 

For further background about Professor Leinberger, go to www.cleinberger.com.  Regarding GW’s CREUA, go to http://business.gwu.edu/creua/

Send a letter of interest and resume to Patti Niles at pniles@gwu.edu.